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

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560 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 19
Gots: 24 | 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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5/5  rDev +48.8%

jheezee, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

nsschwab, Dec 09, 2011
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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

yuenglingfan101, Oct 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

Brubaker, Aug 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

BigOtaku, Nov 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

TaylorK, Oct 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

poogas, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of JamesS
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.

JamesS, Sep 16, 2011
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4.52/5  rDev +34.5%

BigMarty1980, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

pastramionrye7, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

MatthewBuchholz, Aug 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

bigeyedfish89, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

notdriving, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

retreminy, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

lnanthony, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Josiah2729
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.

Josiah2729, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
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!

OhYesILoveBeer, Aug 26, 2011
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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.

hopsgirl35, Oct 19, 2011
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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.

buffettfan, Aug 31, 2011
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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!

beeragent, Aug 10, 2011
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Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.