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Bonfire Rye - Sebago Brewing Company

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Bonfire Rye
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86
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 08-12-2013)
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Reviews by BobZ:
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle poured into a Ayinger pint glass.

Appearance: Dark golden yellow, almost light brown with a nice 2" head that hangs around.

Smell: Toasted malt and pine forward floral hops.

Taste: Like the nose, really nice toasted malt balanced against solid hoppy pine notes. Really well executed beer and extremely flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean on the palate, quite refreshing.

Overall: A really nice brew, greta on a warm day, worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 15:05:05 | More by BobZ
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Maine

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Connecticut

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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized rye malts, floral hops, some citrus and some smokiness.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of piney hops bitterness. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in. The rye malt character is a bit on the thin side for the style and the smokiness in the smell doesn’t seem to come through to the taste. There’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 02:02:08 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-24-2014 19:45:17 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Cruick

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2013 18:13:05 | More by Cruick
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - clear amber color one finger of white soapy head, medium lacing.
S - Best part of this beer is definitely the aroma, nice light and fresh tropical hints, a sweet lemon scent, definitely some toasted grains, and lots of rye.
T - At first it goes down good, those lightly sweet fruit notes then after that you get assaulted with rye.
M - Dry and very bitter.
O - Rye is definitely the highlight here, so if you like it, this would be the one for you.

Serving type: bottle

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tpauer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-19-2013 01:24:01 | More by tpauer
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-13-2013 16:22:15 | More by rorjets
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-12-2013 16:11:37 | More by billybob
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-04-2013 18:27:17 | More by Stum-pub
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-03-2013 13:47:59 | More by maxk
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a single bottle into a pint glass. 10/9

Pours medium copper brown with no foam. Light to dark. Sweet malt, bready. Strong rye flavor. Bursting hop with pine background. Well balanced malt and hop. Firm bitter. Surprisingly good. Enjoyed more than I expected to.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 14:37:33 | More by KTCamm
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no noticeable date. Sampled on October 19, 2013.

This pours a medium to dark amber and quite cloudy with a small off-white head.

They say this is a rye ale "stoked with hops" and they are not lying. Instead of grains and rye I get an overpowering floral hop aroma. So much so that it reminds me more of an IPA.

The body is medium.

The taste is just as hopped as the aroma although I do pick up a bit more grain and malty characters on my palate than on my nose. A little different than other ryes I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 21:12:28 | More by puboflyons
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-19-2013 01:24:43 | More by agreenman19
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-18-2013 00:27:36 | More by kaelingirl
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Spaboy77

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-10-2013 19:40:01 | More by Spaboy77
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted and caramel malts, spicy rye, fruitiness, and citrus hops.

Taste: Spicy rye, caramel and toasted malts, tangerine, and citrus, and a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and a little tingly bitterness.

Overall: An above average rye beer that is worth going back to.

Serving type: bottle

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