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Bonfire Brown - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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82
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2012)
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Markus98

Michigan

3.64/5  rDev +1.1%

08-12-2014 00:28:08 | More by Markus98
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-09-2014 21:36:45 | More by CDubbs75
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bdelonj13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2014 01:16:14 | More by bdelonj13
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-06-2014 21:45:01 | More by Latarnik
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Kerry1

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

08-06-2014 20:35:36 | More by Kerry1
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bulldogops

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2014 01:03:11 | More by bulldogops
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2014 14:09:47 | More by Zaphog
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2014 11:02:39 | More by beergorrilla
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bwood06

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +1.1%

A - Reddish brown in color with a 1 finger dark khaki colored head. Head is fairly creamy but dissipates quickly.

S - Chocolate and a roasted malt predominate. Roasted malt has a bit of a roasted marshmallow aroma reflecting a somewhat sweet malt. Somewhat of a wheat bread undertone as well.

T - Very carbonated and acidic. Very earthy and toasty. A hint of soy. Not quite as sweet as I expected based on the aroma. Toasted bread flavor upon swallowing that is somewhat brief but is a nice final flavor. Slight bitterness on the finish that lingers. Bitterness is almost a cocoa powder bitterness.

M - More viscous than it is dry. Nice body without being overly thick or crisp.

O - I feel like this beer leaves something on the table. The aroma and appearance are very good but the taste does not quite live up to what the aroma promises for me. Overall a good beer that I would buy again.

07-26-2014 22:25:32 | More by bwood06
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Ricklikesmibeer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-23-2014 13:45:04 | More by Ricklikesmibeer
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afinepilsner

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-19-2014 21:36:20 | More by afinepilsner
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-16-2014 21:03:54 | More by samEBC
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-12-2014 18:24:18 | More by thinwhiteduke
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psmith161

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2014 13:13:51 | More by psmith161
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SchusterD

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.4%

07-06-2014 22:15:26 | More by SchusterD
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-03-2014 14:46:05 | More by duceswild
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tpeters

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-01-2014 06:47:55 | More by tpeters
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WadeBridgman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2014 06:02:03 | More by WadeBridgman
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

06-24-2014 23:42:56 | More by kristenrae8
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-24-2014 02:34:09 | More by Schmuckles
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Anze

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-23-2014 17:42:49 | More by Anze
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mcrawford

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2014 21:44:37 | More by mcrawford
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%

A - Looks very good a deep shade of brown. Little head just a 1/4 inch that settles to a mild ring.
S - Caramel, toasted malt, brown malt, and mild smokiness.
T - Well I wouldn't say it's a "bonfire" but it is a decent brown. Semi sweet, toasted malt flavor, and somewhat herbal brown malt profile. Really no smoke though. Disappointing.
M - Light to medium. Somewhat chewy. On par with the style.

Overall I only paid $1.99 for it so I didn't expect much. It's a decent brown but nothing special.

06-09-2014 03:42:58 | More by DrDemento456
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-06-2014 01:33:58 | More by CorgiDad
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

My first impression of this beer was, "Wow," but that has subsided more quickly than I expected to a lesser superlative. Its still great.

It initially opens and puts a nice dark brown with loads of nice foamy head. The aroma carries just a tad of some smoke.

The taste is that of a full bodied brown with a little smoke. It's sweet and has almost no hops taste. Just right for the style. The aftertaste liners nicely. It would be nice to see variations on this with more malt and other flavors. I look forward to trying others from this brewer.

05-24-2014 20:16:17 | More by schoolboy
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Bonfire Brown from Saugatuck Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.