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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: 99
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Country Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BuckSpin on 04-09-2005

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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

The wait is over! I have purged the bulk of my bottle backlog and this allows me restart The CANQuest (TM) in earnest! I am so happy.

From the CAN: "Reminding you to drink responsibly"; "A rich malty ruby ale with a smooth finish"; "A Five Bugle Ale. S[CAN] Your C[AN]!; "Enjoy responsibly & please recycle".

Just hearing a Crack! was enough to give me a chubby! I began the inverted Glug and sat back as the pseudo-cascade began. It settled into two-plus fingers of fizzy, tawny head that immediately began to fizzle and pop its way out of existence. Color was a Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a rich, biscuit-malt sweetness, almost but not quite, CANdy-like. Mouthfeel was medium, approaching fullness. Taste had an interesting sweetness, not cloying, but more like maple syrup on buckwheat pancakes. Sweet, but with an underlying bitterness. Finish was ... semi-dry? Semi-sweet? Man, this one really straddled the fence in a big way! I absolutely stand by my pancakes and syrup analogy, though. That was all I could think of as I drank this one. I would be interested to hear other people's feedback if you get a chance to try this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of tkelley
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from my fourth beer of the every other month club shipment. Poured into a shaker pint.

A - dark amber/ruby color with a thin creamy head. Good lacing. Body is clear when held to the light.

N - very sweet smelling with good caramel notes. Maybe a little bit of dried fruit too.

T - tasty for the style. Caramel sweetness and biscuity taste. Dry.

M - decent carbonation ans good mouthfeel. Easy drinker.

O - probably not the best summer beer (its ninety plus degrees as I drink it) but a very tasty drinkable Irish red ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KevBot89
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark copper, almost brown with about a finger-width cream head. Lighting was a bit rough, but it appeared a touch hazy.
Aroma: Sweet malts, definite caramel presence, maybe a tinge of booze at the end.
Taste: Mild caramel flavors are the most present part of the taste, though there is also some sweet malt flavor. It finishes with a bitter dryness that leaves the palate begging for another sip. This beer is extremely drinkable.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied with a long dry, bitter finish
Overall: This is a solid flagship beer for North Country. This is not one of my favorite styles, as it is not overly-complex in flavor or aromas, but this is a sturdy version of the Irish Red Ale. I'd prefer this over the commercially available imports (ie Murphys, Smithwicks) any day. The dry finish is a desirable effect.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.