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Tinder Rauchbier - Uinta Brewing Company

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TheManiacalOne, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tabascosigned, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MarkyMOD, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Slatetank, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

kjkinsey, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%

Bottled On: 01/06/14

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with 2+ fingers of head that sticks around for a very long time while leaving some nice lacing

S: Nice and smokey right up front along with some light sweetness from the malts. Smoke definitely takes center stage

T: The smoke is a little more subdued than in the nose, but it's still right up front. The smokiness is followed by a nice mellow sweetness and some breadiness. Also get some fruitiness in there which melds well with the sweet and smokey combo. Finishes with a lingering light smokiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft and smooth

O: Definitely up there on the list of top rauchbiers, especially American made ones. It's very balanced while keeping the smoke at the forefront. Nice and easy to drink as well. Certainly worth looking for if you're into the style

BEERMILER12, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Crumpetsnbeer, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

vmdominguez, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bkeller04, Mar 30, 2014
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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.

bluejacket74, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

uturn, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

kylehay2004, Mar 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

JT99125, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

dmorgan310, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Kataco16, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cjgator3, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cyrushire, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 22, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -11.7%

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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

brotherloco, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Thankin_Hank
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.

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

DustinSWB, Mar 20, 2014
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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.

ONovoMexicano, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Wanderer4beer, Mar 18, 2014
Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.