Schell's FireBrick | August Schell Brewing Company

Schell's FireBrickSchell's FireBrick
BA SCORE
55.1%
Liked This Beer
3.69 w/ 483 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:
#28,904
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
483
Liked:
266
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
13.55%
Alströms:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 483 |  Reviews: 232
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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Photo of TonyTwins
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

Photo of Demi
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

Photo of DOCRW
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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Photo of PMarcy78
2.28/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of RichardARoss
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear, dark amber color with a tan 2-finger head. I was really surprised at how smooth and refreshing this one tasted. Perfect combination of maltiness and hops. Can't wait to have another.

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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Schell's FireBrick from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 55.1% out of 100 with 483 ratings
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