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Tinder Rauchbier - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
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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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Filabee, Jun 06, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

At Bukowski's Inman Squrare

Murky dark cantaloupe color with a thin skim head. Smells like campfire and fruit. Tastes about the same. Doesn't tastes or smell nearly smokey enough. I want to choke on smoke. This is more like a sweatshirt that I wore around the campfire 3 days ago. And that amount of fruit is just sloppy.

donkeyrunner, May 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

NJB145, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

NHbeerfishing, Mar 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

JT99125, Mar 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Comparison_Ford, Tuesday at 10:22 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

DustinSWB, Mar 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Spider889, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

cherche, Sunday at 08:01 PM
Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazed dark amber in the wine glass with a decent head. Pleasantly spritzy in the mouth. Huge smokehouse, smoked meat aroma. Medium body with an oily texture.

This really does taste exactly like bacon. Sweet and apple, malty, and relentlessly smoky. I tried it with food and without, and didn't like it much either way. It's a nice smoke flavor, it's just so non-beery and over the top. A slight bitterness emerges in the aftertaste.

I guess this is drinkable, after splitting the bottle, but it's more of a fascination with how weird this stuff is. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the state liquor store in Salt Lake City.

mactrail, Mar 21, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

paresis, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Wanderer4beer, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Irish12, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Texasfan549, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Beaver13, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

puboflyons, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of allengarvin
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of pjwilson
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cork popped and poured in Sam Adam's special glass.

appearance: deep golden straw color. Huge lace and foam. Vigorous carbonation.

smell: not a lot of smoke in the smell, more like that good lagery straw smell. Nothing really to see here.

Taste: hmmm. A bit more subtle than I was expecting for some reason. Aecht Schlenkerla this is not. Nice smoky taste is in the background but then there's not much else. This is basically Helles territory, bitterness and hops are nowhere to be found. Nothing wrong with that.

mouthfeel: drinkable is the name. Smooth and clean lager goodness.

overall: Can't complain. This actually would be a great beer in 6 packs at a standard price, great for summer bbqs, but it's sort underwhelming as a special release in corked bottle. Good, solid lager though.

pjwilson, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bkeller04, Mar 30, 2014
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Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.