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Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
77
okay

545 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 17
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HoustonTX on 08-06-2011)
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bluemoonswoon

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3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a 6 oz taster glass.

A: Lighter than I would have anticipated. The beer is bright copper, topped with a thinnish bleached bone white head.

S: Aroma is like an oktoberfest or other malt heavy beer with a dash of liquid smoke tossed in. Yes it smells like smoke, but has the effect of making it seem like a beer pretending to be a rauchbier.

T/MF: Taste is an improvement as the smoke flavor is much more apparent here than in the aroma but does not overpower the subtler and sweeter malt flavors. Feel is quite smooth with a biting, but pleasant acridity that buts a nice edge on the mouthfeel.

D: Needs more smoke! I can understand why Sam Adams might pull back a bit on this style as they probably want to avoid scaring Gomers from trying any more of their mixed seasonal pack. But they are probably going to hate it anyways so why not just go whole hog on this?

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 00:36:51 | More by bluemoonswoon
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Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.