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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

543 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 543
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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jheezee

Texas

5/5  rDev +48.8%

12-10-2011 06:32:42 | More by jheezee
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PENISBEER


5/5  rDev +48.8%

07-13-2012 23:31:51 | More by PENISBEER
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Goldfoot

Michigan

5/5  rDev +48.8%

12-16-2011 16:01:58 | More by Goldfoot
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nsschwab

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +48.8%

12-09-2011 17:15:05 | More by nsschwab
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured in to a pint beer glass. Small head and copperish color. Smells of malts and smokey flavor to it. It taste just as the lable says malts and smokiness. mouthful is exceptional, the smokiness says it all!!! Overall an excellent beer to drink for all occasions

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 02:55:20 | More by yuenglingfan101
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Brubaker

Virginia

5/5  rDev +48.8%

08-03-2012 18:29:09 | More by Brubaker
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PunkFloyd

California

5/5  rDev +48.8%

11-24-2011 08:07:38 | More by PunkFloyd
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BigOtaku

Florida

5/5  rDev +48.8%

11-13-2012 02:48:14 | More by BigOtaku
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

10-14-2012 20:00:46 | More by TaylorK
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poogas

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

12-12-2011 00:42:48 | More by poogas
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JamesS

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice coppery-brown color with good head and decent lacing. Wonderful thick and hearty scent with some nice sweetness and a wonderful smokiness in the nose. Great flavor, a nice malty thickness with some nutty attributes and a wonderful hearty smoky flavor that goes great on a cool and rainy night on the back porch. Went down quite well, given the smokiness.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 18:53:15 | More by JamesS
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

07-16-2013 02:05:50 | More by pastramionrye7
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MatthewBuchholz

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

08-13-2012 18:28:37 | More by MatthewBuchholz
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

12-19-2011 19:17:18 | More by bigeyedfish89
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TR0219

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

10-11-2013 03:37:18 | More by TR0219
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notdriving

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

01-03-2012 23:49:38 | More by notdriving
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BTFU

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

02-11-2012 04:05:49 | More by BTFU
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retreminy

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

07-20-2012 03:44:04 | More by retreminy
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lnanthony


4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

04-10-2012 23:49:05 | More by lnanthony
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass

Copper color, 1 finger head, some lacing

Nice smoke taste, taste like hickory smoke

Smokey bacon taste without being overpowering

Light texture, finishes great.

My first rauchbier, I wish it came in 12 packs!

Available as part of Samuel Adams Seasonal 12 pack.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 05:59:04 | More by Josiah2729
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OhYesILoveBeer

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

SA's Rauchbier, finally in bottles included in the Harvest Collection. I have to say that SA's Fall pack is ALWAYS my favorite, even over the Winter pack and god knows I love my Holiday and Old Fezzi. On the the review!

Pours a dark ruby with a 1/2" light tan head that simmers down into a fizzy light cap. Smell of the Caramel and Pale 2 row dominate the nose, along with a mild hop presence and a soft touch from the smoked peat malt.

Taste is phenominal. I think this is one of the better SA offerings, and should be put into 6... wait, no 12.... errrmmm, I mean 30pk cases! Sweet Caramel and pale malts up front with the bit of smoke riding on top, finished with a slight bitterness from a noble I would imagine. The mouthfeel is alot thicker than most Rauch's, but makes me feel warm and toasty even in this god damn 90*+ temp here in Georgia. A spot on hit for SA in the Rauchbier Cat.

Overall, I want MORE MORE MORE!!!! I really want a Imp version of this, cranked up to 7% and loaded with smoke! Do yourself a favor, if your reading this and you haven't tried it, go get it immediately! If you like smoked beers and foods, you'll be glad you did! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 22:15:23 | More by OhYesILoveBeer
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hopsgirl35

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

picked up the harvest collection first time I ever tryed a smoked beer an enjoying it with a nice flounder dinner...
Apperance is a light copper color with a small head.

Aroma is like smelling beef jerky after it comes out of the smoker. With a bit of a sweetness.

Taste the smokeness hits you right away the sweetness is the next in line but not to strong
caramel and toffee leave hints of being in the beer.

Mouthfeel medium bodied little carbonation.

Overall one of best smoked beers I ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 21:44:37 | More by hopsgirl35
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buffettfan

Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a globe style glass.

Looked a nice brown, slytly reddish color. Little head, that left quicly.

Smelled very smokey, with a sweet maltiness, and a little spice, the smoke was by far the most prevalant.

Tasted the smoke right away. There was a nice balance of a carmelly sweetness however. The more into the glass I got, the beer warmed, and the smoke really took control of the flavor.

Overall it was a very enjoyable beer. Not one I would have more then one of at a time, but I enjoyed this beer a great deal.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 19:53:57 | More by buffettfan
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beeragent

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - pours a medium copper, forming a 1inch off-white head. Light spots of lace on the glass.

S - rich smokiness from the smoked malts dominates the nose.

T - the smoked malts dominate the palate, not giving any presence to the hops. Not very complex, but delicious.

M - medium bodied, very smooth and clean, with average carbonation.

D - as a huge fan of rauchbiers, my review is a bit biased. This is definitely one of the better Sam Adams brews in my opinion. They really nailed the traditional rauchbier profile! Considering that we don't get very many smoked beers in my area, I easily welcome this brew!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 06:31:55 | More by beeragent
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a 12-pack Sampler Pack of Sam Adams Harvest Collections in Fall 2011 from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $12.99 as this is the only way to get the Rauchbier.

Pours a dark, cloudy brown color with a thin head that disolves quickly. Smokey malts are the most noticable scent. You don't have to search for the tastes as the smoked malts hit the taste buds right away. Has a great body and texture to go along with its unique taste. For whatever reason it's pretty hard to find a smoked beer as I've only ever had 2 out of trying over 200+ beers. This one is delicous and probably one of my favorite Sam Adams products.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 04:16:44 | More by Lemke10
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Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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