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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | 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 gebbie
2.86/5  rDev -14.6%
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

Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of robgage
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of DWolf
2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of squirreljr
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Xandrose
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of still_thedragon
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Bonebeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +19.4%

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.

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MCDub
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of rellisonii
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Hermthegerm
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of london1o1
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.