Review: August Schell Brewing Company FireBrick | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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August Schell Brewing Company FireBrick
91 out of 100
August Schell Brewing Company FireBrick

Style: Amber Lager

ABV: 5.0

91/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 5

August Schell Brewing Company FireBrick

What the brewers say

Reddish-Amber hue. Carries a mild, pleasant maltiness with subtle sweetness and a light hoppy finish. It has 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.

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Hops aroma is assertive for the style—earthy, woody and spicy. Big malt aroma is bready with crackers, some toast, and light caramel. Slight sulfur notes and a little ethanol keep it interesting.”

Flavor: “Soft sweet malt is quickly lightened by a crisp, balanced hops bitterness. Aftertaste of malt and lingering hops. Crisp lager finish leaves just a touch of bitterness.”

Overall: “Clean and refreshing without cloying malt sweetness. Hops in the middle of the palate are somewhat resinous, which should keep craft-beer drinkers happy. There’s a flash of excitement at the first swallow; then you’re left to figure out what happened. Clean and subtle. Flavors are spot on. I love this beer!”

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