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Bonfire Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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Bonfire AleBonfire Ale

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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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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.

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Winter Warmer ...a really vague catch all style so I'll play the game a be lenient as well. This is a damn good beer. If you think of a "Winter Warmer" as strong, sweet, spiced or anything along those lines you will be disappointed. It is none of those things. But it is a damn good beer! Very close to a Dunkle..but it's an ale. It uses smoked malt but...(maybe my time in Bamberg is showing but..) it isn't smokey at all. Wish I had a keg of this right now. Malty, full flavored without being full bodied, medium ABV, really what I want to drink gallons of during the..Winter.

Well done once again Fremont!

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S: Caramel, dark berry, sweet breadiness.

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

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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.

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Bonfire Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
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