Fire Chief's Red Ale - Pump House Brewery
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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
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.
09-01-2013 11:25:41 | More by Mountainmanbrewing
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
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
Fire Chief's Red Ale from Pump House Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.