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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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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | 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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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of mattcrill
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Aroma: Nice caramel notes waft out of the glass. Earthy hop bitterness provides a subtle counterpoint. Fermentation character is clean.

Appearance: Dense brick red pour with a medium white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Pleasant caramel sweetness up front with bready undertones. An earthy hop bitterness provides good balance. Balance is nearly even with enough malty character and earthy bitterness to keep the palate intrigued. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. No alcohol heat or astringency.

Overall impression: An easy drinking balanced Irish Red. Not sure why this hasn't gotten more love. Well crafted, approachable, and tasty. Glad I tried it.

Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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 +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.