Average rating 8.58490566037736 out of 10 ( based on 53 reviews )


Review by tapthis on 12/12/2005

Pros: Full body and nice head.

Cons: A bit smokey for my tastes.

Hearty and sweet

Review by MurphysIrish on 10/14/2005

Pros: Wasn't sure about this one when I transferred to secondary because it had a real burnt caramel taste at the end, but after bottling the sharpness mellowed out VERY nicely. More malty than hoppy if you like it that way. I do. Pours into a strong head. Heavily bodied mouthfeel.

Cons: Carbonation light, but that's likely due to brewer error more than anything else.

Fireside - The best brew

Review by EdandYvonneMoore on 9/16/2005

Pros: I've made Fireside so often, it's about 50% of my total brewing. This beer is the perfect brew for entertaining at home, or for spending the special evening with your wife.

Cons: The cost is a bit higher than other kits, but well worth the money. Why pay a bit less, only to get an inferior product?