Fireman's Brew Blonde | Fireman's Brew, Inc.

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74
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88 Ratings
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Fireman's Brew BlondeFireman's Brew Blonde
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by scottoale on 09-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
19
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
19.06%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dertyd
1/5  rDev -66.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
1.5/5  rDev -49.8%

Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
2.19/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance- slightly hazy yellow - not sparkling. lots of fizz and 2 fingers of white foam. some lacing

Aroma- wet cardboard, corn some skunk

Taste- thin on the palette metallic watery corn. watered down herbal hops at the end.

Mouthfeel- dry thin fizzy

Overall- not that impressed, not even for a lawnmower beer. It is very watered down almost to the point of an american light lager.

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Photo of Sandlin73
2.2/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of NationalEERS
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of RoyalT
2.29/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - This poured a hazy orangish-yellow in color with a nice, full, white head that showed good retention and left a film on the inside of my glass.

Smell - This is a soft aroma of light malt with some orange-like grain.

Taste - The orange sweetness that I picked up at the smell gagged me at the taste. The malt is absent and this doesn't even seem like a beer.

Mouthfeel - This is light to medium-bodied with some healthy carbonation.

Sinkability - This was putrid. It was overly sweet, lacked any real malt flavor, and tasted rotten.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Bottle acquired as part of the variety box at a local Ralph's market. Reviewed live. Expectations are a bit below average.

Served slightly warmer than refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger head of no real cream, light thickness, and terrible (~<10 second) retention. Colour is a transparent blonde. Standard fare for the style. Neither unique nor special. Business as usual. No floating yeast particles are visible. Quite yeastless indeed.

Sm: Straw, creamed barley, dog saliva, and stale malted barley. A mild strength aroma. Not appealing or inviting.

T: Clean creamed barley with clean malts. Evocative of straw. A bit stale; certainly not fresh. Very bland, boring, and dull. Balanced, but built without inspiration.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit crisp. Perhaps a bit flat. Dull. Doesn't really complement the flavours of the body. Could be so much better. Needs more crispness and vibrance.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and stale. I wouldn't have it again, nor would I recommend it to friends. Dull and bland. Leave this one on the shelf, lads.

D+

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.53/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Moving from my buxom redhead to the foxy blonde. This stuff pours a clear golden-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat malt, very light grass, incredibly light lemon peel, and a smidgen of sweet flowers. The taste holds notes of funky wheat, really hard water, old grass, and aging flowers. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty insipid "pilsner", one that resembles a badly knocked-off Becks clone or something.

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Photo of enelson
2.68/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DoctorQ9
2.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

There is nothing bad about this beer except that it is completely unremarkable. I reminds me of a pseudo-craft beer produced by MillerCoors, InBEV, or those Australian blokes. Light body, light smell, average taste -- definitely one notch above factory beers but way below the bar set by craft brewers featured within BeerAdvocate.

One thing that really bothers me -- the Fireman's Brew company does not disclose on its website that it does NOT make its own beer. Their beers are contract brewed for them by Ukiah Brewing. Yet, their website touts their fireman "heritage" and even has a solicitation to buy common stock!

I wonder if this company is more about a marketing scheme than about craft brewing. In fact, I am still waiting on an email response from them about that very question!

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Photo of sendbeer
2.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Lilmikey1989
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought from Tamuras $3.99 22oz. Light golden color, medium carbonation, not much taste. I was expecting a flavorful microbrew, but got what taste like a macrobrew. I think a 6 pack was selling for $11 so I was expecting much better. Would not buy again.

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Photo of jera1350
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RhodyNative
2.75/5  rDev -8%

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Fireman's Brew Blonde from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
2.99 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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