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Tinder Rauchbier - Uinta Brewing Company

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86
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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 allengarvin
3.63/5  rDev -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.

Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of NJB145
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Filabee
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.63/5  rDev -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.

Photo of bruindre
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jneiswender
4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Malted Barley. Pours a translucent dark amber color with an inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is campfire, mesquite, smoked malts, and meat. The taste is smokey malts, peat, mesquite, charcoal, and that meaty flavor. Smokey, burnt cherry wood finish. Mouthfeel is a bit light for the style. It's hard to find Rauchbiers, which I love, so I jumped all over this one. Overall, its a decent smoked beer that I would have again.

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork and cage into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, golden coloring with a lot of carbonation action throughout the body and a tall, fluffy, big bubbled, off-white head that starts well over an inch, but slowly settles in to a low profile while you drink. Aromas of toasted grains, campfire smoke, charred wood, hints of carbon and sulfur, and a subtle toffee sweetness. Smells great. Flavors are light and smooth, with a forward note of charred wood and campfire coals, a biscuit backbone, subtle hops bitterness, and a solid toffee sweetness. Pretty damn balanced, and the increased carbonation keeps the brew crisp on your tongue. The smoky and woody characteristics make for a long lingering aftertaste, even past the slightly effervesced, clean finish. This is a great beer. It's like a camping trip in liquid form.

Photo of spedprof
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of abex44
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of patrick802
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of corby112
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of pa_tex
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.58/5  rDev -32.5%
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.

Photo of Spider889
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled 1/8/14.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of smoked malt, campfire, and Band-Aid aromas. Taste is much the same with campfire and Band-Aid flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid smoke characteristics, but the Band-Aid I am getting is a bit too much in my opinion.

Photo of pjwilson
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of Irish57
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of clayrock81
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours in my mug a orange-gold body with two finger that dies quick but a lovely lace ring all over glass with a meaty smokiness (more a spice rub or something than bacon or beef jerky) and I'm not getting much else. While the taste is mostly meaty, gamey, the beer is actually smooth despite the dry meat patches which are a little rough here and there, and there is juiciness/creaminess to the beer that helps it go down easy. Bit of a spicy sweet edge (since I'm talking meat flavor my first thought is chipotle bbq sauce) as well that I can't put my finger on along with a bread/cracker like crispness in the finish.

Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.