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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

561 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 23.58%
Wants: 18
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: HoustonTX on 08-06-2011

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Mumps
2.06/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle

Sadly, one of the few from Samuel Adams that I was not a fan of.

Color was a decent copper, good for the fall.

Unfortunately, the smell immediately put me off. Like smelling artificial smoke.

Again, unfortunately the taste was just as bad. Like drinking artificial smoke. Almost as if they were trying to give the beer too much smoke flavor.

The mouth feel wasn't too bad. Thick and smooth enough to make its presence known and to be pleasant to drink.

Unfortunately this brew was a sad let down. I have friends to loved it, but for myself I do not intend to have a repeat.

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.97/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best Sam Adams I have had the pleasure of trying recently. The aroma has a very nice smoky scent with hints of caramel and the flavor is much the same.

A nice amount of malts that don't overpower with a big smoky taste that is slightly sweet with caramel, toffee and a hint of coffee. Very easy to drink too.

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3.04/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From memory. This was was rather smokey and pleasant, very much resembling the Bonfire name. Flavor was heavy heavy smoke, relatively light and easy to drink, and an interestingly smoky crisp finish. Not fantastic, but on of the more memorable from SA I had back in college. I imagine this is an awesome camping beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.