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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
okay

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Chucker17, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

NoProblem, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

PaulD, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Headgoober, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

PastorMeat, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of vwbus7
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

tdm168, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

tallfellapgh, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

DrFunkenstein, May 29, 2014
Photo of KevBot89
3.44/5  rDev +3%
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.

KevBot89, May 28, 2014
Photo of skaboom420
3/5  rDev -10.2%

skaboom420, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

zdogix, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Mikus
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Mikus, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

77markahrens77, Mar 09, 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 Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Mark5252, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is light, a bit of malts. Taste is malts, some caramel, a bit of sweetness, easy drinking and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

tone77, Feb 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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

Rhettroactive, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Ozzylizard, Feb 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

DWolf, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

squirreljr, Jan 28, 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
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Morey, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Almost two fingers of head. The foam is fizzing loudly and quickly deflating. Big, coarse foam sitting atop a dark brick-mahogany colored beer.

Sweet red malts, stable grain, buttery caramel, toffee, and a chuckle of hops.

Toasty malts with that red ale sweetness. Almost a red candy vibe, with richness from the malt and a sweet herbal note. Too sweet, in fact, with obvious caramelized sugar and implied beet juice. Atypical for an Irish Red.

Drinks plain, but approved. Moderate carb, wet body. Has some sticky thickness.

Just okay. That's how I'd write it in my book.

thecheapies, Dec 26, 2013
Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.