Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.68/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The Fall weather is here, and so is the Samuel Adams seasonal sampler. This is one of SA's I haven't tried yet. Poured from a bottle to an imperial pint. Best by Jan. 2012 notched on label.
A: Amber with a foamy, tan head that is sticking around quite nicely and leaving good lacing. A bit lighter in color than I expected from this style. Very actively carbonated.
S: Malt, toffee, and a sweet and salty smoky aroma, like turkey summer sausage.
T: Nice malt profile, smoked barley, caramel and toffee notes. A bit of a metallic aftertaste. The smokiness lingers a bit, but is not as dominant as I'd like. This seems like a rauchbier dumbed down just a bit for more mass appeal.
M: Standard SA lager mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy, just a touch of hops bitterness at the finish.
O: I have to ding this one a bit because I wanted more smoke flavor out of this. It's essentially a Boston Lager with lightly smoked barley. A welcome addition to their fall sampler, however, and hopefully this gives rise to more examples of this style in the U.S.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2011 04:16:35 | More by tito42
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