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Tinder Rauchbier - Uinta Brewing Company

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tinder is a German-style Rauchbier (Smoked Beer) that kindles moderate malty sweetness and robust smokiness. Brewed with Bamberg beechwood-smoked malt, this medium-bodied lager ignites distinct campfire smoke flavors and aroma.

Aromatic, bright and balanced, Tinder is bottle conditioned and has an ABV of 6.5%. Scheduled to hit select shelves in late January, Tinder is a limited release beer, only 180bbls were brewed.

(Beer added by: BradC on 01-20-2014)
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Photo of jneiswender
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%

Poured out of a 750 mL bottle into a Pilsner glass
Orange Brown body somewhat cloudy with an off white thickhead
Smoke bacon wood some floral and vegetable
Good smoke flavor throughout with a bit of a minty finish
Medium Mouth feel
Very nice representation of the style I would drink this beer again

jneiswender, May 27, 2014
Photo of Bung
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%

750ml. Dark golden pour, half finger of frothy white head. Sticks just barely to the glass.

Aroma, meaty campfire, some grainy hay like malt, caramel, grass.

Taste, Gentle caramel ramps up with the beachwood smoke. A real nice gentle malt backbone. A slight herbal grassiness and bitterness. BBQ smoke lingers nicely.

Real smooth real easy drinking. Mouthcoating creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol presence.
May be the best example I've had since visiting Bamberg.

Bung, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.8/5  rDev +24.7%

Smells like wood chips, tastes like sitting around a camp fire. Very unique Smoked Lager, completely different from anything I've had that has classified itself as smoked anything. This beer had a special smell/flavor/mouthfeel all it's own. It's extremely rare to find a beer that is this different from anything else AND still be a good, tasty beer. LOVED it!

Petey_the_Quiet, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

XicanoBeerRun, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

KnightofPluto, Sep 04, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Deggar, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Paul68, Aug 15, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

paresis, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

kevinm2342, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dangelop, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ThaHealer, Aug 03, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

With the thoughts of Bamburg close at hand, their famed smoked beers make their way to far-reaching Utah where the flavors of mesquite and smoke are paramount- this is a smoked beer brewed in smokey heaven.

Darker than lager, but paler than "pale" its light amber-gold hue is hazy with smoky bits as the aromas of honey baked hams, campfire and a hickory smoke charms the nose. Its caramel and toasted-sweet taste is mildly citrusy even though those smoky tones are paramount on the early palate.

What ensues is a deepening smoky sweetness that gains intensity as as those smoke phenols penetrate deep into the taste buds. But as the sweetness loosens its grip, the smoke drifts to hover above the palate to allow a lager-like drinkability to oddly refresh the palate despite its savory periphery.

Its finish is smoky-dry but not ashy or acrid. Supported well with malt structure and background sweetness, a piney hop bitterness smolders beneath and seems to peak through as if it were a pale ale. Mild spiciness adds a pep to the arid smoke flavors that return in waves after wave in aftertaste.

BEERchitect, Jul 31, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Bottle label info: Bottled 01/22/14

The body gleams an amber color and features a very thick, dense, creamy white head; gently rising myriad of carbonation bubbles. The aroma exudes a smokey scent; burnt hardwood. The flavor combines a smokey taste over a lightly sweet and fruity malt and yeast base; smoke flavors lingering throughout the finish. Medium bodied; semi-sweet/dry finish.

This is a righteous rauchbier. It's not quite as bold as many of the Aecht Schlenkerla smoked beers yet comes very close to matching the balance and character of those German classics. There is a gentle smoked sweetness to things, nicely balanced with a subtle dryness that nicely balances the multitude of favors. A smoked beer done right and well worth exploring...

beergoot, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Auror, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

lsummers, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Irish12, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ZCW, Jun 29, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

First off, I am generally not a smoked beer fan. Second, this beer was dated January of this year. So, I was shocked I enjoyed this offering. I still wouldn't make it a regular drink in my lineup, but it's a nice change of pace beer.

A: this thing is actually sort of ugly for a lager, but I am assuming the smoke has some effect. Cloudy and brownish yellow, it looks a bit like a muddied beer (though granted, I've made beers that look like this).
S: a nice sweet smokiness (I get a little sweet cherry as well, from who knows where)
T: very much like the nose in the malty lager sweetness combined with a campfire smokiness that are blended quite well together. The end actually has a nice light bitterness that cuts the malty beginning as he smokiness dies
M: quite smooth and medium bodied, which to me is nice for a lager. Decent carbonation as well.
O: mentioned above, but a nice surprise to a non-afficianado of the style

cjgiant, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jmbbabson, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sarmartay, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

Slightly cloud pale gold beer with a frothy, airy head. The nose offers some medium-light smokiness. The flavor is likewise full of smokey phenols, though not much else--perhaps a little acidic. If you're looking for smoke, his beer has it, but it's rather one-dimensional, compared to malty examples from Schlenkerla. Highly smokey beers are rare enough that some people might find this interesting, but I don't.

allengarvin, Jun 26, 2014
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Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.