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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

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 11-02-2013

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msds
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 12/15, poured 12/28

Perhaps too thin, but otherwise pleasantly creamy feel. Long lasting head, and good carbonation. Earthy caramel toasty flavors dominant, but nicely hoppy.

Photo of jzeilinger
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not much flavor and aroma.

Photo of Knapp85
2.89/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too thin, not spiced that well too smokey.

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RenzoD
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was my beer of choice for ringing in the winter solstice and I am not dissapointed with my selection.
This is more of a traditional take on the winter ale style beer than Fremonts Abominable Ale. It has almost a dopplebock kind of meaty taste. Super creamy mouthfeel and surprisingly pretty hoppy. Dark malty color like most winter warmers and a nice creamy head. I think I enjoyed Abominable a little more than this but I'd take both.

Photo of flagmantho
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +5.3%

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of stratusjeans
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of FederalOC
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of LouZ
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of rand
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
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 +9%

Photo of mr-jj
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -0.3%

Photo of Beardo
3.12/5  rDev -17%

Photo of Juliereyn11
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Laklimell
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Bonfire Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.