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

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Fireman's Brew Redhead AleFireman's Brew Redhead Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fireman's Brew, Inc.
California, United States
firemansbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scottoale on 08-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,283
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
102
pDev:
17.61%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of scruffwhor
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium amber and ruby color. Quick head with a ring of residual foam.

Toasty malt aroma and maybe a little earthen hop aroma.

Flavor is simple toasted malts with some bread crust and biscuit malt flavors. Maybe a hint of grassy hops for balance. Palate is sweet and a little crisp.

This is a simple, straight forward red ale. Not a bad session beer.

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Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williamjbauer
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a half finger of head on a clear, but dark red colored body.
The aroma is a nice wet grain smell.
The taste is big on the malt side, though not too sweet. There's some caramel and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
It's a easy drinking brew.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.73/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):

A contract-brewed brand where a portion of the proceeds go to a charity. Brewed with pure Indian Wells Spring Water. OK, go figure.

Hazy reddish amber view; decent lacing does not stay around for long. Nose is a little husky and citric with a faint bubble gum or medicinal note. Slick, snappy body made us almost grimace as the snap ended with a near astringent collision with the taste buds. Hops come across a bit coarse with the backside of American hop flavor of watery citric and grassy flavors. Grainy with a dirty toasted husk flavor in the puckering finish.

A bit pedestrian, lackluster and somewhat out of whack. Not horrible, but hardly a something to quaff back. Perhaps someone needs to make a call to the contract brewer on this one.

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3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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

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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

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3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.14/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.71/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured an amber color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is pretty light only slight caramel malt with a touch of hops come through

T - Like the nose light caramel malt very mild hopping comes through

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Sure this beer is a little lacking but its still better than drinking an American Lager theres plenty of other beers out there that are with picking up before this one

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3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on 11/22/13 from a 12 ounce bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and pored into a pilsner glass.

Pours a nice dark red amber in color with a very small off white head. Lots of bubbles from the high carbonation. Some spotty lacing was seen but not a lot. The aroma was of some malts with citrus and floral. The taste was close to the aroma but had a bitter aftertaste that lingered around for a bit. A tad on the 'watery' side. It's really not one of the better red ales I have had.

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2.9/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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

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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

Fireman's Brew Redhead Ale from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 102 ratings