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Bonfire Brown - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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bulldogops, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Zaphog, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

beergorrilla, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of bwood06
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

bwood06, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Ricklikesmibeer, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

afinepilsner, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

samEBC, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

thinwhiteduke, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

psmith161, Jul 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

SchusterD, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

duceswild, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tpeters, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

WadeBridgman, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

kristenrae8, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Schmuckles, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Anze, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mcrawford, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

DrDemento456, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

CorgiDad, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

schoolboy, May 24, 2014
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skinnycox, Mar 09, 2014
Bonfire Brown from Saugatuck Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.