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Bonfire Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of flagmantho
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a tasting glass at the Fremont taproom.

Appearance: dark brown hue with just a little bit of haze and a thin layer of ivory foam. I think it looks quite good.

Smell: light and toasty, with some light caramel notes and a hint of herbal hops. Not bad.

Taste: toasty and lightly sweet, with a mild hop character and a moderate bitterness. There’s an odd soapiness to this one; not a dealbreaker, just a bit out of place.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a very nice creaminess for a brown ale. I dig it.

Overall: this is quite a decent brown ale; it drinks easy and is inoffensive.

Photo of Andrew777
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of stratusjeans
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of FederalOC
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of LouZ
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of rand
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 12 oz can to pint glass

Tasty little winter brew with a interesting, malty profile. Oaky, caramelly, toasty, with notes of nutmeg, allspice. Gets a little too sweet toward the back of the palate, reducing its drinkability as it warms. But appropriate for the season, and the malt-profile is quite unique.

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mr-jj
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Collective.

Color is reddish brown with a thin tan head that fades quickly. Smell is caramel malt, rye, spices and nutty aroma with hints of smokiness. Flavor is very similar to the nose, with a bitter finish. Body is full with low carbonation.

Overall, a really good beer. I'd call it a winter brown ale if I was choosing a specific style. Lots of brown ale nuttiness but so much more complexity and taste.

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Beardo
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Juliereyn11
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Laklimell
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of beertunes
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Gobblegon
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

a fun beer with tons of rye and darker wheat malts. lots of body and rye character to this beer, peppery and stiff. the color is curious too, darker than amber but lighter than brown, clear, and looking quite still in the glass. the nose is all rye, which is great, so many of these beers sprinkle in a bit of rye and call it, not this beer, its rye heavy. the dark wheat adds a roasty character and a deeper, more autumnal base. the smoked malt is mild, barely there in the nose, and extending the finish of the beer, but never being rauch style in robustness. i like a malt forward beer that has more gong on than a 60 crystal. this is that, and its a great grain bill. hopped up enough, but mostly bittering with a slight pine element. definitely cold weather beer. cool to have these available this week for GABF.

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Bottled on 02.17.13.
Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 01.30.14.

A: See through black with some red. No head.

S: Caramel, dark berry, sweet breadiness.

T: Brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, some roastiness.

M: Smooth.

O: Malty sweetness comes first, then comes roastiness. It was good, but I'm not sure now how well it held up for being such an old beer without a high ABV. The place that I was buying bottles from likes to inadvertently age their beer. I'm going to re-review this when the sun goes down at 3:30pm up here in the PNW.

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Bonfire Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.