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Fireman's Brew Brunette Beer | Fireman's Brew, Inc.

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3.55/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,829
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
139
pDev:
16.34%
Bros Score:
3.22
 
 
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3
Gots:
41
Trade:
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Lou101
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fireman's Brew Brewnette Ale is my favorite beer, period.

I was first introduce about a year prior of writing this review.

I enjoy the first hints of dark chocolate and hintings molasses after-taste with slight caramel undertones.

The body of Fireman's Brew Brewnette is rather dark, almost black and can fool most people believing it is a different type of ale when it is poured.

Fireman's Brew Brewnette has a thin texture for having such a dark body.

It is definitely very smooth to drink and is not filling like most full bodied ambers and dark ambers.

If I ever see Fireman's Brew Brewnette on tap I also order up a pint.

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Photo of ReverendNathan
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must concede across the board that this beer is without flaw. A friend turned me onto this beer for it's high alcohol volume (10.8%!), but it turns out to be much more incredible than I could have hoped. As a previous reviewer mentioned, there's no detection of alcohol in this drink at all! More than that, the taste is absolutely exceptional: a creamy smooth caramel flavor that tastes more like a soda than a beer. But then that high-ABV sweeps you off your feet!

It has a very slight burnt aftertaste which lingers for a long time. It leaves you wanting more. Then when you come back to it, the flavor explodes in your mouth again and... it's just an incredible flavor for a very low price ($8/6 pack). Granted, it's a microbrewery that I believe has not expanded out of Los Angeles, but if you get a chance I urge you to take it! This is the kind of beer people settle down on because again, it comes without flaw.

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Photo of sas1971
4.91/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ajderby
4.88/5  rDev +37.5%

Photo of bohdanmaks
4.78/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A wonderfully refreshing doppelbock. Great hang-out beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of taters21
4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a highly carbonated cola black with a fast fading minimal head.
Smells of chocolate syrup, coca cola, and molasses.
Taste follows closely with chocolate and malt notes intensifying towards the finish, nice herbal/grassy hop finish to balance it out.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a doppelbock, but I kinda dig it, it's between an amber ale and a stout, but still creamy.
Overall, impressively smooth, and I like the hop finish to tame down all the chocolaty malt notes, will buy again.

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Photo of chainsawhutch
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - is a rich dark brown. Like a dark roasted coffee. The head is tan which dissipates quickly. Yet leaving some lacing from both the head and beer around the glass.

S - well balanced scent of roasted malt and grain.

T - malts and nuts at first taste. Followed by a hit of coffee before a clean finish. While drinking this beer, I almost spit it out of my mouth, out of astonishment. When the owner of the brewery told me it was 10.80%!!! Where they put the extra 5 - 6% of ABV in the beer, that I could not taste. I have no idea!

M - smooth as an egg white :-P

D - drinkability is stupendous, yet dangerous. Since the taste of alcohol is almost invisible. A drinker of this would not know what hit them after a few of these bad boys.

All and all, this a great well rounded beer from brewers with a good cause. Your Budweiser friends would probably enjoy this with you. A good gateway beer for the masses.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fireman’s Brew Brunette has a thin, cream-colored head, a dark, reddish-brown appearance, some visible bubbles, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, roasted malt, and the flavor is of dark baker’s chocolate, sweet brown or black bread crust, and low-level hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Fireman’s Brew Brunette finishes crisp, refreshing, and NOT boozy.

RJT

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4.17/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobaguilar
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a "go to" beer for me when I want a dark beer, but something lighter than the Imperial Stouts that I usually drink. Good flavor, and not bitter for the style. A consistently enjoyable beer that is enjoyable with food.

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4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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