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Bonfire Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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Bonfire AleBonfire Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 95
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 20.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 95
Reviews by sukwonee:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Beaver13
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Great looking beer with a robust, frothy head as persistent as they come. A pleasure to look at.

Smell is muted, doesn't showcase anything smoky (I really wanted a bonfire) and has that sourmash smell from bourbon or vodka puke. 3

Taste doesn't remind me of smoke really, at least initially. In reality, I get something more akin to earthy tobacco and leather. It eventually grows on me but not enough to love it. Chocolatey notes develop and eventually it takes on some smoky flavor, but it still feels to be an afterthought. 3

Way light in body for my liking, especially for a winter warmer, and viciously bitter and earthy on the finish. 2.75

Two plus months old, so that may contribute to my experience, but for a smoked beer lover, this wasn't a standout.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of hreb
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of RenzoD
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of sergeantstogie
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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3.12/5  rDev -18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont Brewing pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a fine, two finger light tan head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of sweet toasty and biscuit malt, brown sugar, faint cinnamon and smoke. Flavor of mild bready malt with hints of toasted malt, light smoke, nuts, light chocolate. Very nice medium creamy body, great mouth feel. A nice mellow brown ale style winter ale with distinct, but not intrusive smokiness. Slightly sweet and somewhat underwhelming at first, but nice balanced malty, nutty flavors develop, finishing malty and nicely smoky. I can easily picture sitting around a bonfire with a mellow brown ale while drinking this. I will add this to my seasonal rotation.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ninaturner
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bonfire Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.