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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
poor

767 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful

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Ratings: 767
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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pathman

Ohio

3/5  rDev +1.7%

07-08-2013 01:33:59 | More by pathman
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -40.7%

06-28-2013 21:07:35 | More by mrfrancis
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petermethot

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

06-25-2013 21:37:14 | More by petermethot
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Walletsworth

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

06-15-2013 16:53:54 | More by Walletsworth
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +1.7%

06-09-2013 00:50:51 | More by DLS168
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hochief

Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -40.7%

06-02-2013 22:13:15 | More by hochief
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

05-26-2013 05:19:12 | More by Waveoff
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MadWolf

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

05-24-2013 20:11:13 | More by MadWolf
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +1.7%

05-22-2013 20:05:41 | More by Rdc67
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cadizkyguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An above average beer from.Leinenkugels.. Sorry to see it discontinued. Would buy again. Really enjoyed its nuttiness. Dark robust taste. Rarely do I have anything good to say about a BMC offering. But this one hits the spot, true to style. I found this beer just chillin in the back of my fridge and despite its age I found it quite refreshing

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 07:13:37 | More by cadizkyguy
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

05-12-2013 21:07:51 | More by twenty5
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blknikon

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -32.2%

05-08-2013 00:01:54 | More by blknikon
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

05-04-2013 23:47:01 | More by Kelp
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John_B

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

05-04-2013 23:13:33 | More by John_B
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tankg

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -66.1%

04-21-2013 03:16:45 | More by tankg
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Jamison85

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

04-20-2013 16:47:18 | More by Jamison85
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lucasj82

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

04-13-2013 01:34:20 | More by lucasj82
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.69/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dark copper color, decent clarity, 1/2" of mild tan head on it, doesn't do much in terms of retention or lacing.

Aroma is nondescript sweet aroma and a mild nuttiness.

More mildness on the way in the palate. Sweet and nuts are minimal. Really thin body doesn't help the flavors settle, just makes it better in terms of 'drinkability' I'm guessing. Plastic flavors going on in the mouthfeel. Its digressing. Coming off as some weak campfire roasted nuts in a watery envelope. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of malt, not much in the way of roasting of that hint of malt.

Its just a thin, sweet beer with some nice color. Not quite oktoberfest, not quite brown ale. Not quite an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 18:35:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Bill235

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

02-28-2013 19:58:14 | More by Bill235
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zimm421

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

02-28-2013 19:30:35 | More by zimm421
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Punisher

Missouri

2/5  rDev -32.2%

02-23-2013 22:42:45 | More by Punisher
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I really like this beer when I tried it in February or 2012. The smell of the beer had a really strong hint of nutiness. The taste was very good as well if you are a fan of a beer that is flavored as. The appearance was a dark brown or hazel.My friends also liked this beer. I thought it was a very good beer and was sad to see it go.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 18:35:44 | More by RyanLaCount03
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BamfBacon

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

02-17-2013 16:29:45 | More by BamfBacon
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Tjvan2

Iowa

3/5  rDev +1.7%

02-11-2013 03:55:56 | More by Tjvan2
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fireside Nut Brown opens to a lightly smoky, chocolaty, grain-based aroma that is instantly appealing. There are scads of breads and nuts in here, to the extent that the beer smells like a combination bakery and nut roasting factory: yeasty baguettes, floury bread doughs, and thick brown breads mingle with roasting chestnuts and pecans. There’s even a hint of oaky vanilla. Touches of chocolate (both milk and dark) add nice sugars to the mix, and there are hints of smoke, peat, and ash at the edges. But there’s also a nice coffee cream and caramel layer to offset the darker notes, as well as bits of fruit, including apricot and orange. Very light hints of citrus grapefruit from the hops add balance. As a whole, the nose is very nice, and surprisingly nuanced for a 4.9% ABV beer. It does lack in potency, however, the aromas light and fast-fading in the glass, marking one of its few weaknesses.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a blast of breads and nuts that translates almost directly from the nose, with yeasty, floury rising wheat dough and toast crust mixing with roasting pecans and chestnuts. The coffee cream and caramel are still here, as are the light hints of chocolate, ash, and smoke. Touches of apricot and cherry rim the edges, joined by pink grapefruit and grapefruit rind from the hops. Some of these more nuanced notes disappear in subsequent sips, the beer simply not strong enough to maintain flavor over the long run, and the flavors are mainly reduced to cereal grains, roasted nuts, and brown sugar. The aftertaste is a relatively quickly-fading remainder of bread and nut, with touches of ash and smoke, and just a hint of sugar. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is decent fare, especially for a beer with such a low ABV. The initial flavors and aromas are excellent, being balanced, nuanced, and flavorful, but the beer ends up simply not having enough potency to maintain those notes over the course of several sips.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 19:02:14 | More by jondeelee
Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.