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Station 33 Firehouse Red | North Country Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Country Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
northcountrybrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BuckSpin on 04-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,356
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
135
pDev:
14.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

North Country Brewing "Station 33 Firehouse Red"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED 05/24/17" and sampled 08/17/17
$2 @ Wegmans, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice can. Great design with good colors, it really stands out on the shelf. Very deep reddish-mahogany body beneath a finger-thick head of creamy khaki colored foam. Surprisingly dark. It doesn't look like the head will last long but we'll see. The aroma is malty with that Irish red ale mix of caramel with a touch of roasted malt. It's toasty and grainy and sweetish with an edge of roastiness that can sometimes seem like bittersweet chocolate. Let's see if the taste is the same, oh wait, the head has already dropped to just a very thin surface covering. OK, it's definitely got that roasted edge working, and there seems to be some chocolate malt in there as well. The richer graininess that I found in the aroma isn't really there though, but more underneath. It's a hint fruity, mainly apple, and there are some spicy and grassy hops in play. Somewhat nutty as well. Hmmm, I feel like the aroma was better than the flavor. Still, it's pretty full flavored, it's just not as balanced as I'd have hoped. There seems to be a touch of acidity to it that kind of deflates the malt. On the other hand, it's a little sticky in the finish, with sweet malt lingering so I'm not sure if that wouldn't be even worse without the acidity. I'm still getting grassiness in the finish, and there's also a kind of raspy edge of something going on, I initially thought it was roastiness but I'm not finding that now. Lots of apple as it warms though. Meh, it's OK but I wouldn't buy it again. Just a basic red ale. Medium bodied with a dextrinous side. Median carbonation.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip

L: Semi-opaque copper brown pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast... spotty lacing.

S: Malts and caramel. Toffee... and bread.

T/F: Fairly straightforward caramel malt flavor. Rich and bready... semi-sweet with hop bittering at the finish (not a lot of hop character.. just bitterness to round it out). Earthy... a little nutty. Medium in body... well carbonated. Finish is malty.

O: A fairly average red ale. Drinkable... kind of forgettable, but if you like the style it's certainly not a bad beer. Just not one I'd reach for.

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3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

CAN
Creamy tan over glowing ruby. 4
Candy corn! 4
Toast and caramel, cherry skin, carob, candy apple and no real hops. 3.75
Medium, creamy, chewy. 4

Big and satisfying. Reminds me of the 90s: no particular style (Scotch Ale, maybe?) Gets pretty cloying as it warms. Different but easy. 3.75

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Station 33 Firehouse Red Ale had a medium, ivory-colored head, a hazy, rust-red appearance, bubble streams, and a bit of lacing left behind, on the glass. The aroma is of rich, bready, syrupy, brown bread crust, with caramel and sweet, nutty notes. Taste is of all those elements, with just a touch of balancing bitterness and nut shell. Mouthfeel is medium, and Station 33 Fireshouse Red Ale finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of puck1225
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a Pittsburgh Penguins Pilsner glass I got for Christmas. Nice thick head on a reddish gold body, ok lacing. Subdued malty sweet smell. Taste is malty and slightly sweet. Not bad.

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Photo of nater919
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDW4195
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fishguyac
4.62/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best reds I have ever had anywhere.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of knextel
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LogicalDave
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Look: Dark amber in color, very hazy, good head retention.
Smell: Slightly malty smell, with some sweetness.
Taste: Slightly sweet, but overall a very toasty malt taste. A bit bitter at the end, but not overpowering.
Feel: Very lightly carbonated, but still tingly on the tongue.
Overall: A delicious beer that is easy on the palate. I would definitely have this again.

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2.97/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewlinson
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nstygles
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lccrunchy
3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Huttonrj
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ryften
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschmuhl
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 135 ratings
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