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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BuckSpin on 04-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
38
For Trade:
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by kimbo33:
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2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Has a bit of a minerally taste to it. Also was a bit hazy for the style. Probably not filtered, which is odd cause it doesnt have much taste for an unfiltered beer. I do like the idea of helping the fire department, but I wish the beer tasted bettter. It was way too mild for me.

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Photo of mattcrill
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Aroma: Nice caramel notes waft out of the glass. Earthy hop bitterness provides a subtle counterpoint. Fermentation character is clean.

Appearance: Dense brick red pour with a medium white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Pleasant caramel sweetness up front with bready undertones. An earthy hop bitterness provides good balance. Balance is nearly even with enough malty character and earthy bitterness to keep the palate intrigued. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. No alcohol heat or astringency.

Overall impression: An easy drinking balanced Irish Red. Not sure why this hasn't gotten more love. Well crafted, approachable, and tasty. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Almost two fingers of head. The foam is fizzing loudly and quickly deflating. Big, coarse foam sitting atop a dark brick-mahogany colored beer.

Sweet red malts, stable grain, buttery caramel, toffee, and a chuckle of hops.

Toasty malts with that red ale sweetness. Almost a red candy vibe, with richness from the malt and a sweet herbal note. Too sweet, in fact, with obvious caramelized sugar and implied beet juice. Atypical for an Irish Red.

Drinks plain, but approved. Moderate carb, wet body. Has some sticky thickness.

Just okay. That's how I'd write it in my book.

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Photo of aae667
4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very solid red ale. One of my favorite beers.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tkelley
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from my fourth beer of the every other month club shipment. Poured into a shaker pint.

A - dark amber/ruby color with a thin creamy head. Good lacing. Body is clear when held to the light.

N - very sweet smelling with good caramel notes. Maybe a little bit of dried fruit too.

T - tasty for the style. Caramel sweetness and biscuity taste. Dry.

M - decent carbonation ans good mouthfeel. Easy drinker.

O - probably not the best summer beer (its ninety plus degrees as I drink it) but a very tasty drinkable Irish red ale.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of ChuckVee
1.62/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had the cask version of this beer at Pipers Pub in Pittsburgh. I'm used to having a nice creamy head from a beer drawn from a hand pump, but this one had none at all. Very low carbonation. The nose was literally non-existant - similar to smelling a glass of water. Very strange. The flavor followed suit with not much of anything going on. Very thin in body - not much in the way of a discernable malt pallete, and only a hint of hops in the tail end of the finish. To sum this beer up in one word - Bland. I was excited to try this beer being that it is local, but ended up completely dissapointed, and $5 poorer. Not a great introduction to North Country Brewing.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is light, a bit of malts. Taste is malts, some caramel, a bit of sweetness, easy drinking and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Ryften
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
3.38 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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