Bonfire Brown - Saugatuck Brewing Company
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
3.59/5 rDev -1.9%
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
4.25/5 rDev +16.1%
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
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a bottle (marked 130218 749) into a pint glass.
Appearance: Poured with a lively one-finger head of medium coarse bubbles that settled into a layer of foam. The color was a slightly cloudy brown.
Aroma: Bready, malty with some hops -- slightly more than might be expected for this style.
Taste: Black coffee predominates the taste, with some chocolate and hops. As the beer warms-up, the malt comes to the forefront as it should. Grapefruit hops lingers.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation was a little coarse but becomes more pleasant as the beer lingers on the tongue. The body of the beer is medium light.
Overall: A fairly good flavor profile -- not overly complex or terribly interesting, but good. I'll have this one again as it is a very drinkable beer. The taste definitely improves on warming-up: At too cold a temperature, the coffee taste component is rather bitter. (The importance of serving temperature is something I'm learning to appreciate.)
07-30-2013 12:58:18 | More by breakingbland
Bonfire Brown from Saugatuck Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.