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

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80
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139 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
17.15%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pegasus
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear deep amber-brown in color, with a large, dense, tan head, with quite good retention. Scattered, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls,

Aroma: Sweet caramel dominates the aroma, there is also roasted malt, and a note of freshly-ground coffee.

Taste: Begins with caramel and roasted malt notes. As the taste progresses, there is a bit of coffee and bitter cocoa, though both are understated. Finishes with a faint hint of grassy hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Quite drinkable, lacks the subtlety of a Doppelbock like Ayinger Celebrator, but, nonetheless, good. Fireman's Brew Brunette Beer could be made great with the addition of toasted malts to the bill.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle, served in a Pilsener glass.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
2.63/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cdwil
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of utopiajane
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
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 Zylod
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sas1971
4.91/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of taters21
4.4/5  rDev +27.9%
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 dmorgan310
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sendbeer
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lavapajamas
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jera1350
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peachy-tay
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevenw7474
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nystrodomus
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of renznolo
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGoodStout
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fireman's Brew Brunette Beer from Fireman's Brew, Inc.
3.44 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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