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Bonfire Brown - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Bonfire BrownBonfire Brown

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83
good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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

Pennsylvania

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
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Ohio

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
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-13-2014 18:21:13 | More by Drk93TT
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-27-2014 03:21:06 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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Rons35

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

03-18-2014 23:36:33 | More by Rons35
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trebud

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-12-2014 21:32:36 | More by trebud
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skinnycox

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-09-2014 16:14:08 | More by skinnycox
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-30-2014 02:22:52 | More by DCdevyl78
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-22-2014 01:42:53 | More by BreakfastStout
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swtchuck

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-18-2014 13:05:32 | More by swtchuck
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Hail_to_the_Beers

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-10-2013 22:40:36 | More by Hail_to_the_Beers
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-25-2013 01:00:36 | More by brandoman63
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-20-2013 02:48:48 | More by oldvines
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-22-2013 00:15:56 | More by bigaddy
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-17-2013 23:22:40 | More by BlissJunkie
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-30-2013 13:29:46 | More by tommy5
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-06-2013 21:32:21 | More by beerhawk41
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-06-2013 16:33:23 | More by danthehopslamman
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breakingbland

Michigan

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
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Bettyloug

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-28-2013 22:50:27 | More by Bettyloug
Bonfire Brown from Saugatuck Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.