Bonfire Brown | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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3.68/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 10-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,826
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
236
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of MacStinson
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark copper color with lots of activity. Bubbly brown 1 finger head in a goblet, lasting around 2 minutes, no legs but good lacing. Flavors of walnuts, toffee, dark grains, berries, molasses, light chocolate and coffee, with herbal hops. Slick and smooth full body with moderate carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, rich nutty feel, roasted and leafy, with a soft barrel aged sensation. Decent freshness yet a bit thin. Overall good quality craft.

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Photo of BCooke1234
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KennethBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of polloenfuego
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a chestnut brown with a thin layer of bubbles. There is little retention and only a hint of lacing. Smell is roasted malts, bready, a touch sweet and the mildest of hops. The taste follows the nose, with the sweet malts coming a but more forward than I would expect in an American brown. Feel is nice, medium and smooth with the carbonation nice and steady.

If it were up to me, I don't think I'd call this an American Brown Ale, I found it less hoppy and more malty, which I think is more reminiscent of the British style. What I would call it is tasty and enjoyable. My first from this brewer and gives me confidence to try others.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this beer at the Sheraton Metro in Detroit near the airport. The beer poured a clear brownish amber with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had some bread and coffee tones. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink....some sweetness with roast. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nstygles
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calraven
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a solid milky brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Light stringy lace. The aroma centered around some soft sweet and roasty malts. Nuts - somewhat like cashews, then the caramel to toffee crispness. Light grassy hops with a dry bitterness. The flavor leaned towards the sweetness trying to bring in the roast but that stays in the background for the most part. Light malty aftertaste and finish. The feel was almost medium bodied with a really nice smoothness to it. ABV felt good and the carbonation felt good. Overall, nicely done brown ale well worth my time and money.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on draft, Nitro version, pour is a rich brown color, tan head with a gajillion bubbles. Aromas are a bit muted, mostly chocolate and caramel.

Taste and feel are not muted, with rich chocolate and caramel flavors dominating the taste, and a creamy feel adding to the flavors.

This is very appropriately named, because, if I was sitting around a bonfire on a chilly fall evening, I'd drink this until it came out of my ears. Well done by Saugatuck.

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Photo of TonyTwins
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown, damn near black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is nutty, dark breads. Taste is dark breads, cocoa, light hints of coffee. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a little different for the style, but a decent beer.

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Bonfire Brown from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 236 ratings