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Schell's FireBrick | August Schell Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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486 Ratings
Schell's FireBrickSchell's FireBrick
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
FireBrick was introduced in 1999, and is named after the bricks that line Schell's old boilers. It is the culmination of an effort to bridge the gap between the "popular-tasting" beers and the heartier, hand-crafted ones.
FireBrick is a refreshing all-malt lager with an amber-red hue that reflects the feeling of the brewery itself.

It has been described by Ted Marti as having a "subtle maltiness combined with a hint of hoppy taste that creates a mild, pleasantly drinkable beer." It is made with four specialty malts, along with Vanguard, Chinook and Hallertau hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,216
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
486
pDev:
13.55%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Photo of FBarber
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber hued brown color. Mostly clear with lots of effervescence initially that gradually dies off. Two finger off-white head dissipates slowly and never completely. Thin complete layer of off-white foam remains on the beer along with lots of sticky white lacing. Very very nice looking beer.

Aroma has some roasted malt notes, bread, caramel, and a touch of biscuit.

Taste is very malt forward as you'd expect. Notes of caramel malt, dark fresh bread, with some slight sweetness in noted throughout through. Floral hops throughout are certainly present in the palate with a hint of bitterness on the finish.

Feel is medium to full bodied coating the mouth and lingering on the tongue. Moderate vibrant carbonation. Smooth finish.

Overall this is an outstanding Vienna lager - particularly for an American made one.

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Photo of Krusader
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yat282
2.48/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Monsterbaitor
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper amber hue. Slight malty caramel smell. The Vienna Malt steals the show with a bit floral and bready biscuity flavor. The hops are subtle and overall this is well balanced. All schells beers seem to be very drinkable and this is no exception. Good example of an underrated style.

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4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WaveDragon
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpt_splding
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.4/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidwestBA
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.82/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jodio
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigP83
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark copper good head retention. Smell is sweet malt, slightly floral and bright. Taste is slightly metallic, good summer beer if you wanted something with a bit more body. Would also be great in the fall around a fire

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Photo of AleMan66
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12 oz. bottle into a clear wide-mouth beer glass. It pours an attractive amber red. The taste is an awesome mix of malt and subtle hops. Love it!

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Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chip26
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M082207
4.52/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a very refreshing, classic take on a Vienna Lager. Watch out Beer Advocates, its drinkability will creep up on you!

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2.28/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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Schell's FireBrick from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 486 ratings
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