Firehole Steam | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States
snakeriverbrewing.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The California common lager style was originally developed in the late 19th century by German immigrants during the Gold Rush. Wanting to make a homestyle lager, but not having the refrigeration needed to ferment at cold temperatures, they developed a special strain of lager yeast that would ferment at 60* to 64* Fahrenheit. Our Firehole Steam uses this same strain of yeast. Firehole Steam is a signature beer of Rudy Borrego and is named after the Firehole River and the steam-producing thermal features of the greater Yellowstone basin.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2006

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Photo of MFMB
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewery. Pours a golden Amber. Smells of Caramel, malt and some apple/pear. Taste is of caramel, light biscuit and slight Apple to finish. Low on bitterness, just enough to try and tame the sweetness of the caramel and malts. Velvety mouthfeel. It was okay.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at the brewpub in Jackson

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appearance: served in a shaker pint, rich amber body, light off-white foam

smell: caramel malts, fresh apple

taste: the california common style is intriguing in theory but typically doesnt do a whole lot for me as a beer - firehole steam has a nice dry malt base and offers up flavors of caramel apple, toasted grain, and wood. A decent example of the style, but nothing overly special.

mouthfeel: medium body

overall: ok

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Firehole Steam from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
3.53 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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