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Tinder Rauchbier - Uinta Brewing Company

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86
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
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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Reviews by corby112:
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%

Bottled on 01/08/14

Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a two finger, yellowish-beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with a pillowy cap that takes a while to settle, leaving streaks of soapy lacing in it's path.

Sweet, slightly smokey aroma with a nice charcoal/campfire character countered by sweet malt backbone. Decent smoke character but not too intense with hints of butane, ash and smoked meat countered by sweet caramel malt, toffee and biscuit. I would have preferred a little more smoke but it's not tame by any stretch if the imagination. Inviting nose on this beer that's reminiscent of a lighter version of an authentic German rauch bier.

Medium body with crisp carbonation and a strong smoked malt flavor that's heavier than the aroma suggests. The beechwood smoke really stands out with hints of ash, charcoal, burnt malt, and barbecued bacon. This is countered by a sweet malt backbone and light bready yeast character. Caramel sweetness along with toffee, hazelnut, bread and subtle dark fruit esters. Very good imitation of a rauch bier flavor profile but slightly less intense. Similar to something from Schlenkerla but the smoke flavor isn't quite as rich or complex. Still, this beer is well balanced and easy to drink while packing a decent amount of smokey flavor.

05-04-2014 04:40:03 | More by corby112
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Bung

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

02-22-2014 02:27:24 | More by Bung
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +22.4%

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

05-27-2014 18:25:41 | More by jneiswender
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +25%

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!

02-20-2014 04:43:17 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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oberon

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%

Bottled on 1/08/14.Pours into a half liter stein a brilliant clear copper with a large blooming white rockycrown that takes forever to settle into a frothy mass.Meaty smokiness in the nose with mild caramel and brown sugar sweetness underneath all the smoke.A smooth creamy mouthfeel makes for easy drinking.Smoke obviously is the main flavor compoent but it isn't in your face,mild sweet dough,pepper, and iron are also thrown into the mix,a bit of toast is more prevalent as I drink more.Pretty easy going down for the size and the feel is great,a solid smoked lager here.

03-05-2014 21:31:28 | More by oberon
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Wanderer4beer

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-18-2014 06:48:33 | More by Wanderer4beer
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

750 ml bottle, bottled on 1/22/14. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a huge fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is smokey campfire with a little sweet malt.

The flavor is sweet malt with a lot of heavy smoke. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, it's a nice smoke beer, but a little much on the sweet side.

06-17-2014 05:56:24 | More by Beaver13
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-04-2014 23:42:40 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-02-2014 14:40:42 | More by doremite
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from the 750 mL bottle into a stein.

A big head results from the pour and a good-looking, copper-colored liquid flows with a bubbly carbonation. The pale, fluggy white head is persistent, probably spurred on by the constant effervescent sensation taking place beneath.

Having recently had Schlenkerla's Marzen, I notice they two have the smoked ham aroma in common. This beer, however, seems a much fainter, tame version. It's still smokey and reminiscent of a campfire, but one that was doused last night. There is a heavy woodiness, maybe cedar, and a hint of a spice I can't put my finger on. I don't detect much as far as malts, although there's a hint of sweetness. I shouldn't sound so demeaning, because this beer actually smells tasty.

Speaking of tasty, I get a bit of a chocolate flavor here. There's still smoked ham, still a lot of smokiness, but I get something sweeter, maybe even some vanilla too.

Tinder's pretty easy to drink, but the body still has some thickness to it. I'm actually quite impressed. I think this is a close to impeccable effort at the rauchbier style. Ultimately, I'd have to decide which is the cheaper of the two between this and Schlenkerla.

03-19-2014 03:43:09 | More by ONovoMexicano
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2014 05:29:52 | More by cjgator3
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-11-2014 19:23:11 | More by tabascosigned
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JT99125

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

03-26-2014 14:20:43 | More by JT99125
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-06-2014 18:03:32 | More by ChrisL24481
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bkeller04

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-30-2014 05:02:08 | More by bkeller04
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-23-2014 22:55:00 | More by cyrushire
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle stamped 12/17/17 I think. Part of it is rubbed off. Sampled on June 1, 2014.

The color of the pour is medium amber with a foamy cream colored head and a slight haze to it.

The aroma has a nice smoky malt character with a roasted bready feel to it too. Low hop note.

The body is low to medium with a smooth texture.

The taste brings out those roasted bready malts and a smoky chaser but not the point that you feel you are standing next to a bonfire. I tend to like my rauchbiers smoked to the max but this one is still very delightful.

06-01-2014 22:03:25 | More by puboflyons
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on date of 01/20/14. Served in a mug, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with an inch and a half off-white head that stays around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and smoky, the brew smells like smoked malt/meats, caramel malt, band-aids and some light grassiness. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also a malty sweetness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating, smooth and goes down easy enough. It's also well carbonated. I liked this brew, I wouldn't mind buying this again. $7.99 a bottle.

03-29-2014 22:38:21 | More by bluejacket74
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a Becker pilsner glass. Moderate hand. Bottled on 2/17/13.

A: Caramel-colored body with nice clarity. 3+ fingers of off-white head with good retention. Nice lacing.

S: Campfire smoke and peat. Toasted malt with bread, cracker notes. Toffee. Faint, indistinct hop character in the periphery.

T: Malty sweetness & moderate smoke initially. A light to moderate hop bitterness develops to a semi-dry finish. Essence of wood, campfire and smoked meat linger in the aftertaste. Light alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with a thick, luxurious body for a lager. Suits the smoky/malt-forward flavor profile well.

O: I found this to be fairly reminiscent of Schlenkerla's Marzen with a slightly less complex smoke and a more American-style hopping. Well balanced with a tactful, tasty smoke. Good stuff!

Prost!

03-04-2014 01:49:32 | More by fourstringer
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dangelop

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-08-2014 03:35:36 | More by dangelop
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-12-2014 17:04:29 | More by EgadBananas
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine one finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Mild aroma of sweet malt and smokehouse smokiness. The smoke isn't intense, but covers and subtle flavors here. Flavor is caramel malt, meaty smokehouse, campfire, finishing with nicely integrated malt and grassy hops leaving a long, lingering pleasant smokiness. Medium bodied with a good creaminess. A very nicely made rauchbier. My initial impression was "not as intense as Schlenkerla" (my standard for fine rauchbiers), but immediately was pleased by the complete balance and integration of the flavors. The malt and hops are definiately masked by the smokiness, but the impression is that they would be quite good by themselves. The smoke is somewhat more subdued than European rauchbiers, but is plenty assertive. Quite nice and another excellent effort in the Crooked series. A pleasure.

03-03-2014 03:44:51 | More by LiquidAmber
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Thankin_Hank

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

My first thought after a good smell test was bacon. The wife agreed and upon tasting she said she didn't like it. I liked it and it got better after a while. This one fits in with the breakfast beers, naturally. Try it with your bacon and eggs next time you're out camping or deer hunting.

03-20-2014 19:47:31 | More by Thankin_Hank
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-05-2014 01:37:42 | More by Irish12
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%

So this is a weird one...
purchased this bottle at the Brewery and enjoyed in my hotel room in my travel tulip.
Corked and caged bottle. Bottled 1/22/14 - enjoyed 2/13/14
Pours a surprising golden amber color. Huge thick white head...very carbonated as well. Seems like they bottled with a champagne yeast.
Initial aroma as the cork pops is smoke, but that is gone quick. what remains is aromas of hoppy crisp lager...the smoke is still there but its not so intense.
Taste is big smoke.."rauch". Bacon like...but its very well balanced with the noble hop and perfect malty grain bill. The crispness of the lager really works well with the rauch qualities.
It almost has a bit of funk to it??? perhaps an infection? well...I hope so ( I bet Uinta doesn't) but it all works well.

Really nice brew and a very drinkable. If you like a bit of rauchbier you will like this for sure.

02-14-2014 03:24:37 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.