Fire Chief's Red Ale | Pump House Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pump House Brewery
New Brunswick, Canada
pumphousebrewery.ca

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep tawny reddish hued Irish-inspired ale with a lingering nut-like maltiness. Very lightly hopped with a pleasant estery fruitiness expiring to wonderfully smooth finish. Slainte!

Added by PiratePete on 11-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of ewpass
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber with small head. Light malt nose, medium-light malty body with some crispness. Finish is off-dry per style. OK but not outstanding.

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Photo of Lewnanny
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice Beer from the pump house.

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Photo of gallan1
4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PorterPro125
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Asianadian
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sathanas
2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of Exeter
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of souvenirs
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Here's hoping this one's better than the Cadian Cream Ale from the same combo pack.

A: It looks good. Chestnut and clear, with a couple fingers of light tan head that lingers and lingers.
S: Malty sweetness, a hint of milk chocolate. Not really what I expected for a red ale, but I'm not complaining either!
T: Very malty, balanced with some grassy hops. A good brew.
F: Smooth and very drinkable.

This isn't my new favourite beer, but I'd certainly be willing to buy it again when I'm back east in the Maritimes. I did expect something hoppier, but that's because my main experience of amber/red ales has been Parallel 49 Gypsy Tears.

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3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Mountainmanbrewing
2.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a copper colour with impressive clarity and a great creamy head that settles to a thin foamy layer.

The aroma is that of nutty, toasted and sweet caramel with some grassy hops in the background. The mouthfeel is creamy and medium-bodied but carried with a full malt flavour that starts off as a sweet caramel and then moves towards a toasted character in the middle.

This is quite a nice drinkable red ale that is more malt forward and slightly nutty than I'd prefer.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of djcreepshow
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Olek4374
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of StomachUlcers
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Foudebiere
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Fire Chief's Red Ale from Pump House Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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