Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by xare:
1.02/5 rDev -65.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Poured as an amber-brown-caramel color. If you could colorize a perfect beer to embody "fireside-nut-brown" as a crayon, take a picture of this beer's color. It's probably got color added. But there was no carbonation. The thin white head dissipated into nothingness. It's as if there was never any head there to begin with. Not even a thin film stayed behind after about 10 seconds. When I got this beer, I had my Spidey-bad-beer-sense begin tingling. But somehow... it looked like a beer for about 10 seconds. So it can't be a "1". Just a very fleeting image though.
Aroma just proved that my sense was correct. If you want to know how this beer smells, go to a Starbucks and ask for a shot of chestnut syrup, or a mixture of walnut and almond syrup. That's what you'll smell. A sickeningly sweet syrupy aroma.
Taste is of concentrated "nut" flavor and little else. No other flavors whatsoever. There's "nut"... and somehow, "brown". Possibly the first time in recorded history that we're able to taste a color.
Mouthfeel is thin, watery, no body whatsoever. Tastes literally like 70% water and 30% nut syrup.
Drinkability is obviously reserved for the porcelain king. You may end up worshiping him for longer than you anticipate, especially after consuming this beer. Also - once the beer warms above 32 degrees Fahrenheit or its volume exceeds 2 ounces, it is literally undrinkable. You could probably pay me to drink these beers by stuffing them with $100 bills - oh who am I kidding, if I got $100 to drink something that doesn't make me immediately hurl, I'd drink it.
Recommendation: Change the marketing on this from 12-oz "beer" to 2 oz "shots". Call it the Holiday Stimulus Shot. You get 6 shots in every bottle! What a value for your money!
Serving type: on-tap
12-20-2008 19:52:16 | More by xare
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1.35/5 rDev -54.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
I mistakenly bought a 12-pack of this beer before it was rightfully retired. The taste was horrendous, with an upfront unnatural nuttiness to it. The mouthfeel was of a metallic nature, and it was overly carbonated. Everything about this beer screams artificial.
I could not sell the remaining 10 beers for $5, after letting my four roommates try this. This is one of the only drain-pour worthy beers I've encountered, and will retire in the hall of fame of terrible beers.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 07:04:09 | More by MHJeff06
Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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