August Schell's FireBrick

August Schell Brewing Co

USA

A Vienna-style amber lager, this was actually one of the better Schell beers I've had to date, simply because it wasn't underwhelming. And as you can see, it's just getting an average rating. Americans are very capable of bringing classic European lager styles to the US, and I think this is a good start, but I've had too many superior examples one state over in Wisconsin to be convinced that this is the best Schell could do. It did have a nice malty touch, with a color darker than what the typical American expects to see from a lager. That's the all-malt Vienna style. Something a little more flavorful would be nicer.

Reviewed: November 08, 2009

Rating: 5/10

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