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Bonfire Brown - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Bonfire BrownBonfire Brown

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26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 167
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 28.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2012

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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bruery snifter.

These guys are a relatively new brewery to this area, and I was told there were some smoked malts included here, so why not give it a try? It pours a clear deep ruby-brown topped by finger or so of light tan foam. The nose comprises cocoa, soft coffee, darkly-toasted caramel, and a touch of earthy wood in the background. The taste holds notes of bitter coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate powder, straight charcoal, and that same woody earthiness (or earthy woodiness...it's hard to tell, really) in the background. The taste comes off as kinda muddled, with a bunch of competing toasts and chocolates and coffees that almost meld but can't quite get things completely together (think a long-lasting dysfunctional family or something). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a mildly creamy feel, and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a mostly solid brew, one that can easily be enjoyed, but one that gets to be a bit too much for its own good. With a little polish, this could have been close to great. As it stands, I'd drink another, but not excitedly in the slightest.

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Bonfire Brown from Saugatuck Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.