Fireman's Brew Redhead Ale
Fireman's Brew, Inc.

Fireman's Brew Redhead AleFireman's Brew Redhead Ale
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From:
Fireman's Brew, Inc.
 
California, United States
Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
74
Avg:
3.18 | pDev: 17.61%
Ratings:
103
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 14, 2018
Added:
Aug 23, 2009
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  23
SCORE
74
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Fireman's Brew Redhead AleFireman's Brew Redhead Ale
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3.64/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Offa from California

This is a good, solid malty ale. Reddish brown, it has a nice, medium pale tan head slowly shrinking, hint of lace.

Aroma is malty earthy fruit.

Taste is malty, lightly caramelly-toasty fruit faintly wine-like, with light earthy-woody bitterness. It is fairly well balanced, slightly light on the hop-bitterness. Feel is slightly full but a touch flat. It's a nice, enjoyable beer, not exciting or complex but well-made and reasonably characterful.

My batch says it was brewed in Ukiah, CA.

Apr 14, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by pat61 from Minnesota

It pours brilliant amber to medium brown. Streams of bubbles scurry to the join a 1" tan cap with good retention.

It smells malty with some light toast and caramel with some light fruit aromas in the background.

T: The flavors start with rich malt, light toast, caramel, fruit and raisin. Hop bitterness is medium low. Fireman's Redhead Ale dries on the finish. The bitterness is not aggressive but provides balance to the hops and helps pull the beer together.

F: It is very creamy with a medium body and carbonation.

O: While nothing stands out, the beer is flavorful and easy to drink.

Jun 27, 2017
 
3.75 by ilikebeer03 from Texas on Mar 08, 2017
 
2.86 by Nolster from Minnesota on Jan 24, 2017
 
3.45 by Darhawk from Utah on Jan 21, 2017
 
2.9 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Jan 14, 2017
 
3.5 by mrcraft from California on Jan 08, 2017
 
3.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Nov 25, 2016
Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Beerucee from Texas

Election night blues

Nov 09, 2016
 
3.27 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Oct 13, 2016
 
3 by archero from Texas on Sep 08, 2016
 
3.25 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Jul 31, 2016
 
3.29 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jul 28, 2016
 
3 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Jul 14, 2016
 
3.5 by Zylod from West Virginia on Jul 12, 2016
 
3.08 by avisong from Virginia on Mar 01, 2016
 
2.9 by sendbeer from Georgia on Feb 19, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of toasted malts, bread. Taste is bready malts, light hops, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a little light on the hops, but this is a pretty good beer.

Nov 15, 2015
 
3.14 by kiki3drt292 from California on Sep 30, 2015
 
4.35 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Sep 22, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mikey55 from California

I thought this was a very well balanced beer and easy drinking. Taste was crisp with caramel notes and a bit of citrus.

Aug 17, 2015
 
3.25 by ralerwen from Illinois on Jul 04, 2015
 
3.4 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Jun 20, 2015
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3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light citrus, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good brown ale(labeled as an amber ale on this site though). All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Jun 06, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Fireman’s Brew Redhead Ale has a thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, rust-red appearance, and minimal lacing left on the glass. The aroma is muted, but one can, with deep inhalation, pick up sweet, roasted malt. Taste is of the same, with mild hop bitterness and brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is mostly on the light and watery side, and Fireman’s Brew Redhead finishes fairly crisp and highly drinkable.

RJT

Jun 04, 2015
 
3.51 by tbryan5 from Louisiana on Jun 01, 2015
 
3 by LADYBEAST from California on May 25, 2015
 
3.25 by SuperMario from California on Apr 16, 2015
 
3 by williamjbauer from Colorado on Apr 09, 2015
 
3.5 by glinnebur from Arizona on Feb 17, 2015
 
3.25 by Drknight from Virginia on Dec 13, 2014
 
2.84 by Dag95 from New York on Nov 26, 2014
 
4 by KaileyPoole from Indiana on Nov 25, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of hop, hint of yeast, and slight caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of hop, hint of yeast, and caramel malt. Overall, decent appearance, but unimpressive aroma, body, and blend.

Nov 21, 2014
 
3.42 by JackieKu from Taiwan on Nov 13, 2014
 
3.2 by samtrillo from California on Nov 08, 2014
 
3.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Oct 26, 2014
 
2.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Oct 20, 2014
 
3.4 by DuffDadddy from Ohio on Oct 08, 2014
 
Fireman's Brew Redhead Ale from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 103 ratings