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Fire Chief's Red Ale - Pump House Brewery

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pump House Brewery visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A deep tawny reddish hued Irish-inspired ale with a lingering nut-like maltiness. Very lightly hopped with a pleasant estery fruitiness expiring to wonderfully smooth finish. Slainte!

(Beer added by: PiratePete on 11-17-2003)
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Alberta (Canada)

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Alberta (Canada)

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Texas

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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +7.4%

Here's hoping this one's better than the Cadian Cream Ale from the same combo pack.

A: It looks good. Chestnut and clear, with a couple fingers of light tan head that lingers and lingers.
S: Malty sweetness, a hint of milk chocolate. Not really what I expected for a red ale, but I'm not complaining either!
T: Very malty, balanced with some grassy hops. A good brew.
F: Smooth and very drinkable.

This isn't my new favourite beer, but I'd certainly be willing to buy it again when I'm back east in the Maritimes. I did expect something hoppier, but that's because my main experience of amber/red ales has been Parallel 49 Gypsy Tears.

12-14-2013 23:13:59 | More by souvenirs
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

09-07-2013 13:50:40 | More by TT--Cashout
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Mountainmanbrewing

Ireland

2.96/5  rDev -16.1%

This beer pours a copper colour with impressive clarity and a great creamy head that settles to a thin foamy layer.

The aroma is that of nutty, toasted and sweet caramel with some grassy hops in the background. The mouthfeel is creamy and medium-bodied but carried with a full malt flavour that starts off as a sweet caramel and then moves towards a toasted character in the middle.

This is quite a nice drinkable red ale that is more malt forward and slightly nutty than I'd prefer.

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

11-06-2012 19:52:36 | More by cfalovo97
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Foudebiere

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-24-2012 02:49:50 | More by Foudebiere
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-18-2012 00:46:47 | More by CurtisD
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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Skizem

New Brunswick (Canada)

5/5  rDev +41.6%

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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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1p5v

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

12-18-2011 06:35:53 | More by 1p5v
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tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

From a bottle at The District into a pint glass

Visual (3.5): deep amber hue with slight clarity. Good darkness that hints at complexity. Single finger rolling head that simmers into a thin off white film leaving a light lacing.

Aroma (2.5): not what I expected. A fruity smell, crisp and sharp, almost like apple juice but a little sour. Made me worry the beer was a little off. As it warmed notes of almond seemed to poke through the sharp fruity sweetness.

Taste (3.5): malts dominate the whole way through with a nutty flavor that coats the tounge. A toasted, almost burnt, flavour adds an interesting kick at the end.

Mouthfeel (3): a light and watery feel that easily goes down. A very drinkable beer. Good for the style, but lacking an outstanding quality.

Overall (3.5): a good red, in it's own terms, and something I'd be proud to say I brew. Good appearance and interesting taste with a high degree of drinkability. The aromas seemed a little off, something I'll have to check when I have this again. A fairly average offering from last year's Canadian brewery of the year.

11-06-2011 07:47:53 | More by tonyf55
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 18/10/11

A clear amber with some very tiny suspended particles being moved around by just a few slow moving bubbles, thin film of foam leaves a couple patches of lace

S slight chocolate with a little nutty fruit bar

T what I smell but with a leafy herbal aspect that works well for it, some hard toffee as it warms

M just enough carbonation to give it some life and a aftertaste that may be stronger then the liquid in your mouth

O decent brew but nothing to go searching for

tastes good so that should count for a fair bit, I prefer the hoppy stuff from these guys in my experience but this ones nothing to be ashamed of

10-19-2011 02:50:57 | More by wordemupg
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Fire Chief's Red Ale from Pump House Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.