Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut BrownLeinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown
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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut BrownLeinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Natural Flavor" is added to this beer.

Added by mothman on 08-12-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 806 |  Reviews: 368
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of stealth
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Rapidly dispersing head with no lacing covers a light brown clear pour. The smell is off, dirty, and 'artificial'. The smell is similar to the taste. Subtle smokiness over hazelnut, but it all tastes fake. Like artificial flavoring. Finishes tasting a bit off. Coats my mouth like high fructose corn syrup does, giving that 'I have not brushed my teeth in three days' feeling; not very pleasing.

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2.79/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from session notes.

Translucent light brown in color with the same sad little fizzy disappearing head that leaves no lacing behind as all other Leinenkugel products I have ever had. Has a very distinctive hazelnut aroma on top of toffee malts with a hint of smoke in the background, taste is much more smoke-forward than all the nuttiness in the nose would have you expect. Where this brew falls short of my expectations is in the appearance and texture category. The body is somewhat too thick and has a disgusting sort of greasy oil slick quality to it that rapidly formed a nasty coating all over the interior of my mouth.

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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1/5  rDev -66.1%

Photo of Hojaminbag
2.62/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown somehow found its way into my fridge, so here I sit with during the NFL playoffs. The body is yellow-brown and very clear. There is only a little bit of head, and it disappears quickly without leaving a head.

The aroma has loads of caramel sweetness, some dry chocolate and some nutty aromas. There might be a little bit of smoke as well.

The flavor is a little short and watery, but what is there is actually pretty good. Something I mostly missed in the aroma is a pretty good smokey flavor, which makes sense based on the name of this beer. Smoke is the main flavor, with a campfire flavor too it, and not so much roasted meat. The malt base is pretty bland and even has a touch of corn to it, but it also comes with caramel, powdered dark chocolate and some nuttiness. The finish is short with a lot of sweetness.

Very light body with fairly light carbonation.

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Rantingfury
2.73/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I pour from bottle to a glass. The head was thin tan colored at it's strongest point and faded fast with light hints of lacing. The color of the beer is dark red-brown, a bit darker than tea. The aroma was faint, with malt being it's strong point and no sigh of hops. The flavor comes off with malt and some pecan flavor. The mouthfeel is light and watery. Overall it's not a bad beer. As it stands it's a decent winter beer, but Leinie's can stand to accent the flavor and aroma with more malt and nuttiness. While I suffer from being a hop addict, adding to the hops would offset the potential strengths.

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3.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a red brown body with a lot of carbonation to the body. It has average head and lace.

Smell: I hate compare it to another beer but it smells a lot like Abita Pecan Ale. There is a little bit of adjunct smell at the tail end.

Taste: Malty but also a bit adjunct. Maybe corn sugar. It has an almond, pecan like flavor.

Mouthfeel: It is a little too off in the taste for me. I can’t put my finger on what it is though.

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1.9/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to brown color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a dry nuttiness and a small caramel sweetness. In the taste, sweet to dry caramel backed by a dry nuttiness. A small spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry caramel like aftertaste. Caramel and nutty, a bit sticky sweet to dry, eh!, pedestrian.

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1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +52.5%

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3.65/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle, best before Mar.12, 2012.

Appearance: Full of tiny bubbles racing up a dark amber body (semi-clear). Head is thick and lasts a decent amount of time. Some coating on the sides.

Smell: Lots of caramel malt as well as nuts and their shells with a bit of toasted nuts also.

Taste: Some caramel but what i really like is the flavor of chestnuts toasting on a wooden stove. The flavor is not necessarily intense but feels authentic. Some grilled sesame seeds in there as well.

Mouthfeel: Starts well with a big accent on the malt and good carbonation but suffers as it warms which makes it average.

Overall: Pleasantly surprised by this one. A decent offering worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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1/5  rDev -66.1%

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1/5  rDev -66.1%

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2/5  rDev -32.2%

Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.95 out of 5 with 806 ratings