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Bonfire Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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Bonfire AleBonfire Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 11-02-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sharpski, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of woemad
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes. Consumed in January.
12oz can purchased at Total Wine in December. According to the can, it was canned on "11/04/13 at 1349." According to the boilerplate, it was brewed with "Pale, White Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Rye, Smoked and Chocolate malts" and "Cascade and U.S. Goldings hops." It was also stated that it packed 40IBUs and was 6% abv.

Poured a dark mahogany color with a rubyish tinge when held up to light. There was a big, creamy beige head that was long lasting and left lots of lace on the sides of my glass.

The aroma was earthy and malty. There was also a whiff of what smelled like gingerbread. No hop aroma to speak of.

Like in the nose, the flavor was mostly of earthy malts, along with some spicy hop notes as well. Also like the nose, there was a lingering gingerbread-like aftertaste.

Medium bodied, with a slightly prickly mouthfeel.

Not a bad tasting beer at all. Kudos to Fremont for brewing a winter warmer that isn't some variation on Celebration (i.e., an IPA with some holiday spices thrown in).

woemad, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of BeerNW
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BeerNW, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Gobzilla, May 02, 2014
Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of sukwonee
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sukwonee, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of stript
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

stript, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of 510a
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

510a, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of fsck
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

fsck, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of RJLarse
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I bought a bomber of Bonfire Ale at a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a mahogany brown color, translucent, with a small off-white head.

The smell is an earthy aroma, some charcoal, smoke and peat notes.

Taste is a lot like the aroma, earthy flavors like smokey peat and grain. There is a hint of caramel and then a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a bit light for the style, but good. A very clean character.

Overall a very good brew. I would have it again and not necessarily in the winter.

RJLarse, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Jordyn
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Jordyn, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of trytoketchup
3/5  rDev -21.1%

trytoketchup, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of woodenbones
4/5  rDev +5.3%

woodenbones, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
4/5  rDev +5.3%

bernat1971, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a toasted dark woodsy brown.

The aroma has toasty malt, whole wheat bread, sweet caramel. A nuttiness, some brown ale notes.

The flavor has sweet toffee, a peanut or generic nuttiness. Tons of toasted bread. A bit of rye spice.

This is a beer has this wonderful brown ale flavor with some winter ale notes. Delicious stuff.

dar482, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Hendrick24, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Mole_Playing_Rough
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Mole_Playing_Rough, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MidloRapid, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 11.14.13

A - Pours a clear medium-dirty brown with a light tan head that fades fairly fast.

S - Smokey, malty, and bready.

T - Sweeter smoke, toasted malty bread.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Smokey winter ale, but lighter and sessionable.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of ImperialStout
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ImperialStout, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Braz, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

powdersoldier, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

seyton, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of hreb
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is brown; head is massive. Pleasing spicy and malty aroma. Flavor is pretty good too. Texture is pretty creamy, especially at this cool but not cold temperature. Really well balanced and with a solid load of interesting malt flavors, this beer is highly sessionable.

hreb, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of BVukelich
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap with lunch. Didn't pick up much on the aroma. Real malty punch at first, roastiness flavor with mild bitterness. You definitely pick up the harsher acrid or bitter notes on the lingering aftertaste. Beautiful color, decent head and average carbonation. Definitely lacked the WOW factor but warranted a 2nd pint.

BVukelich, Dec 06, 2013
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Bonfire Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.