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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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 RblWthACoz
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
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 Morey
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Morey, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.45/5  rDev +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
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

WVbeergeek, Dec 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Xandrose, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

ItsBeer4Me, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

still_thedragon, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Bonebeer, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

ejimhof, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap at the brewery

A - A nice red amber color, one finger of head, but no lacing to be found.
S - Real sweet malt, smells syrupy almost, no hops, some maple, old coffee cake.
T - Sweet malt trumps all other flavors here, a mild bitterness, and some weird wheat like flavor.
M - Cloyingly sweet, and palate coating.
O - When people visit the brewery, this the most liked beer, but for what reason? There's so much malt going on here, its not a clean and light feeling beer.

Omnium, Jun 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

billbeers, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

MCDub, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

rellisonii, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Hermthegerm, Jan 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

london1o1, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

rcjennings, Dec 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

davidIPA, Jul 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

sunavamitch, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Jonesy24, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Hojaminbag
2.58/5  rDev -23%
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 GreenJetta912
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There's some caramel in the nose along with a tiny bit of smokiness and a mild hop character. Sweet nose that leans on the malty side.

Taste isn't bad. The growler tends to lose some carbonation (since I cracked it last night) but in the pub, it's crisper. Definite caramel here but not as much as I expected from the nose. A bit on the dry side but it's balance pretty well. Faint to mild hoppyness but in prefect ratios for the style. Not a bad sip of beer. Nothing really comes out to get you here but it's a great balance and a good session beer. Slight amounts of sulfur from the Slippery Rock water are present but when made into beer it's barely there.

The finish is dry with a caramel subtlety. Good brew!

GreenJetta912, May 07, 2011
Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.