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Tinder Rauchbier - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

brandon911, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

EgadBananas, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

abex44, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Daniellobo, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

alienlifeforcecube, May 05, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

corby112, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

pa_tex, May 04, 2014
Photo of donkeyrunner
2.58/5  rDev -32.3%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Spider889, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 28, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Irish57, Apr 25, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

clayrock81, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Texasfan549, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

On-tap 4/13/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains mostly smoked malts along with touches of fruit and hops.

T: The taste likewise starts out with a strong smokiness. Then some caramel and fruit sweetness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The smokiness fades a bit as you continue to drink the beer. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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

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

MarkyMOD, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Slatetank, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

kjkinsey, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 +11.5%

Crumpetsnbeer, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

vmdominguez, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bkeller04, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.