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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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77
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Country Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BuckSpin on 04-09-2005)
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Photo of ChuckVee
1.63/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had the cask version of this beer at Pipers Pub in Pittsburgh. I'm used to having a nice creamy head from a beer drawn from a hand pump, but this one had none at all. Very low carbonation. The nose was literally non-existant - similar to smelling a glass of water. Very strange. The flavor followed suit with not much of anything going on. Very thin in body - not much in the way of a discernable malt pallete, and only a hint of hops in the tail end of the finish. To sum this beer up in one word - Bland. I was excited to try this beer being that it is local, but ended up completely dissapointed, and $5 poorer. Not a great introduction to North Country Brewing.

ChuckVee, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of clfrost
2/5  rDev -40.1%

clfrost, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of DWolf
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

DWolf, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of london1o1
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

london1o1, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of TequilaTom
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Got this as part of a BOTM club shipment. Wanted to like it, but I got a very overpowering metallic taste that just ruined it for me. Too bad, it had really nice color and decent aroma. Maybe I got a bad or old can (3/12/14). Maybe it was just me. Either way, this one cleaned the kitchen sink drain.

TequilaTom, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of chrishensley
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

chrishensley, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Hojaminbag
2.58/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Station 33 Firehouse red is a dark, reddish-brown color with a light brown head that is creamy and leaves a few scraps of lacing behind.

The aroma has toasted malt, and a slightly sharp fruit character to. A good bit of malt sweetness also.

This beer is too warm. It's not cellar temperature. It's not room temperature. It's about what I expect Tea temperature to be, and that is unpleasant. A good bit of toasted malt and a lot of fruit flavors and fruity hops mixed together. Just a touch of sourness creeps in. Caramel malt fills in the background.

Even for a cask, this beer needs more carbonation.

Too warm, too flat. Fairly enjoyable. This one is better on-tap.

Hojaminbag, May 27, 2011
Photo of kimbo33
2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Has a bit of a minerally taste to it. Also was a bit hazy for the style. Probably not filtered, which is odd cause it doesnt have much taste for an unfiltered beer. I do like the idea of helping the fire department, but I wish the beer tasted bettter. It was way too mild for me.

kimbo33, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of Dmaradei
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Dmaradei, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of whatname
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

whatname, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of robgage
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

robgage, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Rhettroactive, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Eh. This beer is merely "okay" at best. It's well too malty and sweet from it for my liking. There's too much good beer out there to be spending time on bland stuff like this. Better beer out there and better beer from North Country to be trying.

RblWthACoz, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of gebbie
2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

not very impressed with this one. the taste left alot to be desired. appearance was good and even the smell was okay but something with the taste and mouthfeel screamed cheap beer hope you guys get it right.. im local to the brewery and would love to see you guys take off. try to improve this style please

gebbie, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -10.2%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of MCDub
3/5  rDev -10.2%

MCDub, May 10, 2013
Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Mikus
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Mikus, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -10.2%

billbeers, May 27, 2013
Photo of hozersr
3/5  rDev -10.2%

hozersr, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of ariceclemson
3/5  rDev -10.2%

ariceclemson, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of skaboom420
3/5  rDev -10.2%

skaboom420, May 04, 2014
Photo of cichief
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased a growler at the brewpub.

A- Very nice deep amber color, with a nice off-white head.

S- Smells of sweet malt and subtle hops.

T- Very nice maltiness, but reasonably well balanced, lots of flavor.

M- Well carbonated, smooth, medium body, lots of yeast in the growler however.

D- A decent session beer, sweeter than I prefer, but in accordance with the style.

cichief, Dec 01, 2007
Photo of Rudgers73
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured fresh from the growler.

A- Incredibly clear for a craft beer. Rich, copper-red color. Really nice to look at. Small thin head that turns into nothing.

S- Hoppy and smooth. Very natural and earthy smelling.

T- Slightly bitter to begin but it soon turns in to a medium bodied solid beer. Leaves you thirsty for more.

M- Light and crisp. Just a little bit dry, not enough to really say so.

D- My friend loves this beer. I'm not too keen on irish reds, but this is well made. Much better than killian's IMO.

Rudgers73, Sep 25, 2006
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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.