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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
poor

768 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful

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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 26.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Natural Flavor" is added to this beer.

(Beer added by: mothman on 08-12-2008)
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

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1/5  rDev -66.1%

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Texas

1/5  rDev -66.1%

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Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -66.1%

11-27-2011 12:58:35 | More by WhitmansNiece
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ZPB

Michigan

1/5  rDev -66.1%

12-23-2011 01:34:53 | More by ZPB
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Jimboe


1/5  rDev -66.1%

10-03-2012 16:04:22 | More by Jimboe
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Drk93TT

Michigan

1/5  rDev -66.1%

05-18-2012 02:50:12 | More by Drk93TT
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -66.1%

01-24-2012 07:57:40 | More by bmcduff2
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astrobomb

New York

1/5  rDev -66.1%

01-08-2012 01:44:40 | More by astrobomb
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -66.1%

12-16-2011 23:06:26 | More by fizzyted
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Maine

1/5  rDev -66.1%

12-21-2011 03:01:41 | More by Goubears
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Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -66.1%

06-15-2012 20:34:02 | More by soccerfancooch
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New York

1/5  rDev -66.1%

11-16-2011 23:54:04 | More by sobeleg
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Bubbalito

Virginia

1/5  rDev -66.1%

03-01-2012 23:22:23 | More by Bubbalito
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Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -66.1%

01-15-2012 23:49:33 | More by MaxOfMetal
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antichuckmoore

Iowa

1/5  rDev -66.1%

07-07-2014 07:24:28 | More by antichuckmoore
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California

1/5  rDev -66.1%

04-15-2012 23:24:12 | More by antoines15
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -66.1%

11-28-2011 18:14:07 | More by fuzzcherry
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south33

Illinois

1/5  rDev -66.1%

01-07-2012 20:29:21 | More by south33
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tankg

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -66.1%

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xare

Ohio

1.02/5  rDev -65.4%
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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JamesS

Indiana

1.18/5  rDev -60%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This has to be one of the worst beers I've ever had. I could't even finish it; had to drain pour. Would've considered having another, but the friends I was with confirmed its horribleness for me.

Pours a decent brown color, although a bit light, with no head or lacing. The taste and aroma is pretty much just vanilla extract (from the 'natural nut flavor'). Nothing else. Goes down rough and thick, too. I'll never have another one.

NOTE: This is a brown ale style, not a winter warmer, just because it came out in the winter.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 19:21:38 | More by JamesS
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BellsBum

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Without breaking the rules, it is hard not to slam this beer, especially after reading the description on their Website.

At least on the bottle it claims that it is "beer with natural flavors." I did not read that before I bought it.

My first sniff told me that this was unreal. The beer contained more flavor than could possibly be contained in its thin fizzy body. It is is way too chocolaty to simply come from chocolate malt, and, in my opinion, too sweet not to be sugared; it tastes of brown sugar. That's when I looked closer and saw the "natural flavor" claim. Went to the Website and there was no mention of this in the description.

I just think this is a dishonest beer. Fireside Nut Brown should be categorized as a "malt beverage."

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 02:15:52 | More by BellsBum
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GMan

Tennessee

1.25/5  rDev -57.6%

05-21-2012 22:01:59 | More by GMan
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FatheadBrew

Wisconsin

1.27/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is one of the most awful beers I have ever tried. It sounds nice on the packaging and looks pretty nice in the glass. The smell is almost indescribable. The taste was a combination of old cream soda and gas station cappuccino. We used it as a 'punishment' beer in a drinking game we were playing.

Avoid this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 04:38:48 | More by FatheadBrew
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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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