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

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3.55/5
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139 Ratings
Fireman's Brew Brunette BeerFireman's Brew Brunette Beer
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,800
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
139
pDev:
16.34%
Bros Score:
3.22
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 29
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of BARFLYB
1.64/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12oz bottle split with oglmcdgl by way of an extra in a recent trade.

Muddy dark red with brown creek water and 3/4th's of a semi loose large bubbled foam, no stick

Deep dark malt, a hint of smoke/peat and alot of sour apples in the sun. Also getting some caramel, vanilla and irish cream. The sour tartness is telling me this may be infected.

And it is infected, there is no doubt about it. Tart apple and just a off taste. If you try to forget about the problem there is some light plum and lighter raisin and some roast. The sweet maltiness may be there but it aint winning this game. Putrid.

The feel is medium in stature, not quite as thick as Id expect a huge alcohol dopple. Also it's reTARTed, soured, flawed and it sticks around with no apologies. Carb is quite up there to for something this big, or perhaps it's something else that's stinging my tounge.

The drinkability on this went down the drain. Sorry ain't gonna happen this time. It may bit a bit taboo for me to review an infected beer as this 'May' not be what the brewer intended, But if that's the case than this should not be in my hands right now. Infected beer should not be sold, or should be recalled in a way. If I don't review it than how will people know what's up with it.

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Photo of Whit2017
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of djchrismac
2.24/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not what I expected. Had on tap. Looks good. Hardly no smell at all.

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Photo of dertyd
2.36/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of FosterJM
2.45/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

470th review on BA
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App- Almost a darker red with some brown highlights. A little bit of head on it as well.

Smell- Just almost where it needs to be a little bit more with the malt and the dark fruits.

Taste- Just feel apart, watery, thin and just not appealing.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbed. No real aftertaste

Drink- I had such high hopes to find another great US dopplebock but wasnt meant to be.

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Photo of ktanner99
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of PsychicBubblegum
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of B_B
2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bnes09
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown, almost black and ruby when held to light. Bubbly soda-like head initially but actually has descent retention.

Sour dark fruit aroma. Just odd.

Sour flavor dominates. Tart cherries and prunes. I wonder if they used Brettanomyces yeast. I can't really taste anything else. Hardly tastes like a Doppelbock at all.

Medium bodied and little sticky. Acids cause a slick feel.

Not good. Flavor is way off. Tastes more like a wild ale to me. Not a fan.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of irongator
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.87/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into me conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery - with which I'm not horribly impressed.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight tan colour - quite thin, no cream, and bad retention. Colour is a solid black. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Dark malts - some of them toasted. A mild strength aroma. A bit unexpected, but not unique or special.

T: Dark malts form the foundation, with a slight vague hint of roast and a hint of chocolate. Very simple yet to style. Not layered, complex, or subtle. Not unique or special. It's pleasant for what it is, but it's boring and uninspired. Why brew this?

Mf: Smooth and wet. A touch too thick. Adequately carbonated.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. Boring. Very mundane. I wouldn't have it again. Fans of the style might enjoy it. It's not bad, but it's far from good.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Garrett092112
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Gerred
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Alpha309
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich black, dark and glassy. Not much in the nose except roasted grains, burnt coffee. Very malty and rich, molassesy with a light gentle hop bitterness near the end. Oily and rich mouthfeel. not especially complex
or nuanced. Not too impressed with this one.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of utopiajane
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with ruby cheer. No bubbles or head at all. very poor for the appearance. Thin adn watery looking. A short lived bubble stream dies out. Nose is a malty richness, I had a whiff of cocoa that waned, soft fluid caramel. Nothing burnt. Mild but very good. A grapey or dark fruit fruitiness. raisiny, figgy. Soft earth from hops and a bit floral. Taste is good. Mild but completely flat. No body at all. Watery finish with lots of sweetness. Thin no hop bitterness.

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Photo of lavapajamas
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured dark brown into a fluted glass. Little bit of a tan head. Quickly recedes/ Lazy lacing throughout the session.

Lots of alcohol, and some biscuit on the nose.

Taste is more of the same. Just a failed balance of malt and alcohol. And boy is the alcohol not afraid to poke its head out.

Thin enough mouth feel for a fairly high ABV beer. But you sure can taste the booze.

I drank one bottle, won't be drinking another. Not impressed.

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Photo of Jason
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle.

Fizzy head, thin ring of lacing and as dark as brown can get. Hint of chicory and over-toasted bread in the nose with a fume of alcohol. Smooth and creamy with a slick full body. Malt character is pretty big, roasted flavors are held to a minimum though there is a mocha thing going on here. Hops? not much here ... sweetness and some alcohol play it out. Soon the malt leaves and the alcohol warms for a semi-dry finish.

A bit roasty for the style, an OK flavor over all just not the best example.

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Photo of mdlb44
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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