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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

uturn, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

kylehay2004, Mar 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

JT99125, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dmorgan310, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Kataco16
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Kataco16, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

cjgator3, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cyrushire, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -11%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

brotherloco, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 -14.7%

DustinSWB, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 -8.1%

Wanderer4beer, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

NHbeerfishing, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml
Caged/Corked
Bottled On: 01/08/14

Pours a nice slightly cloudy darker yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick creamy one-finger plus white head, lots of sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slightly smoky, slightly nutty. The taste is sweet, malty, nice smoke note. Medium body, with a slightly dry/bitter finish. Overall a pretty tasty brew.

Wasatch, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

djrn2, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

smb71481, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Zorro
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mildly chill hazed copper colored beer with a massive off-white colored head.

Strong smoke and herbal noble hops. Clean pilsner malt aroma. Scents of medicine and soap. Mostly though this is smoke scented.

Starts out mildly sweet and smoky but not and overpowering smoke flavor. Mild bitterness and slightly medicinal tasting. Pleasantly smoky and complex, this just screams for a good Ham and Cheese Sandwich to go with it. There are smokier Rauchbiers out there but being the strongest isn't the point.

Mouthfeel is good and about perfect for a lager.

Overall this is outstanding. Pair this with BBQ or a heavy on the bacon breakfast.

Zorro, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

ChrisL24481, Mar 06, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Mar 05, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

fourstringer, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

doremite, Mar 02, 2014
Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.