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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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Station 33 Firehouse RedStation 33 Firehouse Red

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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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1.63/5  rDev -51.2%

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.

12-28-2009 23:42:50 | More by ChuckVee
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

08-04-2014 20:38:32 | More by clfrost
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

02-08-2014 18:00:32 | More by DWolf
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

01-06-2013 03:41:02 | More by london1o1
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

08-08-2014 22:36:23 | More by chrishensley
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2.58/5  rDev -22.8%

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.

05-27-2011 21:53:27 | More by Hojaminbag
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2.65/5  rDev -20.7%

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.

01-01-2011 23:40:37 | More by kimbo33
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

08-09-2014 20:10:56 | More by Dmaradei
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

08-03-2014 22:17:57 | More by whatname
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

02-21-2014 03:18:08 | More by robgage
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District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

02-17-2014 00:15:17 | More by Rhettroactive
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2.8/5  rDev -16.2%

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.

01-14-2014 03:26:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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2.86/5  rDev -14.4%

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

03-01-2014 14:16:15 | More by gebbie
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-09-2012 04:53:41 | More by heddar33
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-10-2013 14:29:25 | More by MCDub
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-16-2012 17:04:31 | More by Tyrawlings
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-23-2014 20:18:41 | More by Mikus
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-04-2013 18:22:34 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-27-2013 08:15:35 | More by billbeers
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-04-2014 18:42:38 | More by skaboom420
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3.03/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

12-01-2007 16:19:09 | More by cichief
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New York

3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

09-25-2006 13:39:18 | More by Rudgers73
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3.13/5  rDev -6.3%

Six-pack dropped off by son, no date, can into imperial pint at 50 degrees
Faint malt aroma
Head average (4 cm), off-white, frothy, mostly (rapidly) diminishing to a 2 mm layer
Lacing scant
Body clear, medium reddish amber
Flavor begins lightly malty, no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl; just blandly sweet
Ends with a slight sour note
Palate light to medium, watery, carbonation soft.

A nice looking beer which I’ve also had on tap. Not much flavor, so probably a good beer for non-beer drinkers. The best thing about this beer is that a portion of the proceeds go to the local fire department, so worth picking up a sixer occasionally.

02-16-2014 16:21:05 | More by Ozzylizard
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-12-2013 21:50:25 | More by still_thedragon
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-19-2014 23:15:14 | More by KeyWestGator
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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.