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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

542 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 542
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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Jack53

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-14-2012 20:53:34 | More by Jack53
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Redrover

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ox brown bottle poured into a SA perfect pint. The beer is mahogany with amber highlights. There is just a skim of a beige head.

There is wood smoke, malts and a hint of band aids on the nose.

The taste leads with smoke, kind of reminds me of a smoked landsjager or other hard sausage. There is a trace of sweetness and some bready malts. The bandaid thing is way in the back ground thank goodness. The smoke is the thing here but the base beer is not lost in the mix.

The mouth is decent and maybe slightly over carbonated.

I think this one is pretty tasty and may be a great beer to introduce folks to the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:46:10 | More by Redrover
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-14-2012 00:35:02 | More by mbs11
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BelgianBeerHog26

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-10-2012 03:47:06 | More by BelgianBeerHog26
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rob99er

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

01-08-2012 04:46:28 | More by rob99er
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chimaylvr

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-07-2012 20:59:23 | More by chimaylvr
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-07-2012 13:54:44 | More by Blueribbon666
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GBPackers

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-06-2012 21:29:02 | More by GBPackers
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-04-2012 17:34:40 | More by AWS2111
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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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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-03-2012 05:52:14 | More by Gregwa
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aliving1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%

01-03-2012 05:34:55 | More by aliving1
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dananabanana

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Chestnut brown. Translucent, but just barely. A small bit of white foam when I first pour it, but it doesn't last.

S: Malt and a very little bit of sweetness-- perhaps chocolate? The smoke is definitely there, but it's not the heavy bacon-y scent I've picked up from other rauchbiers.

T: Smoke is the first flavor, passing over my tastebuds like a tidal wave and then receding. Not as in-your-face on subsequent sips. A little bit watery.

M: Bubbly, but not overwhelmingly effervescent. Very smooth finish.

O: Not as strong as other rauchbier's I've enjoyed. A solid intro to the style for those who might be put off by a more typical rauchbier.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 02:09:22 | More by dananabanana
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-02-2012 16:46:33 | More by mhaugo
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Kyrgyzbrewer

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

01-01-2012 15:16:24 | More by Kyrgyzbrewer
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-01-2012 15:11:05 | More by Stoffel
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Etan

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19%

12-31-2011 19:50:10 | More by Etan
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kcopelan002

Texas

2/5  rDev -40.5%

12-31-2011 04:15:26 | More by kcopelan002
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dmmcgove

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

12-30-2011 22:54:47 | More by dmmcgove
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tsmiller7

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

12-29-2011 21:26:55 | More by tsmiller7
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MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.5%

12-27-2011 19:50:18 | More by MouldyCrow
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freshness date of January notched on the label:

Pours slightly hazed orange amber with a thin head that becomes a thin cover. Strands of dotted lacing stick.

The smell is of bacon-like smokiness with a Boston Lager base. Smokiness is prominent but not overbearing.

The taste is of a meat-smoked Boston Lager that lasts through a long finish.

The body is medium to full. It is pretty creamy and smooth. This is a rauchbier for Sam Adams lovers. Smokiness stands out without overwhelming the palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 18:23:58 | More by jwc215
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andrewjraab

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

12-26-2011 02:31:37 | More by andrewjraab
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BeerTaster727

Florida

1/5  rDev -70.2%

12-25-2011 04:28:46 | More by BeerTaster727
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.2%

12-24-2011 22:36:57 | More by Bdel34
Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.