Bonfire Brown | Saugatuck Brewing Company

Bonfire BrownBonfire Brown
BA SCORE
3.68/5
223 Ratings
Bonfire BrownBonfire Brown
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,231
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
223
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
51
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of SchusterD
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.12/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Was quite disappointed by this.

Pours a dark cola-colour with not much of a foam head to speak.

Smelled lightly of roasted malts, not very strong in aroma.

Tastes of a watered down brown ale with a lightly roasted malts flavor.

Felt thin, watery, not much of a body to it.

Overall, disappointing. I like Brown Ales, Scotch and English ales but this was a downer.

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Photo of mcrago
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of skinnycox
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Rihup
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of classixIII
2.57/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a decent, clear dark brown little to no head. A very faint malt aroma, not much else. No matter how hard I tried, I got little no flavor. Feel is very thin and watery. Maybe I had a bad bottle. Very disappointing.

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Photo of Ukrfan
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of bwilson1730
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Rons35
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Glen0matiC
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cola brown with decent clarity. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel, a hint of bready grain. The taste was malt, faint roast, hop and spent grains. Just a touch of what might be smoke rising to the surface. Thin body but carbonated alright. Overall this is a decent brown nothing special.

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Photo of gulli
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

just a little watery and thin for me as a brown. But it is a ale....so not bad. wouldn't turn one down, well hell never turn a a beer!!

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Photo of cserrato02
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Great color. Flavor is ashy, smoky, and hoppy.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acostuhhh
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bwarren82
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of Raime
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Part 2 of 4 on my 4th of July party stragglers.

Here's hoping somebody at least had some decent taste..

A - Pours a clear brown with a finger and a quarters worth of slightly tan head. As the beer goes down the gullet only a bit of lacing remains around the brim of the glass.

S - Smells nutty as is typical of the style. Some toasty malts and a bit of burnt meat

T - Nuts come through moderately and the taste lingers on the tongue with a bit of a nipping sweetness that comes out of a Brown Ale. Bit smoky and ashy in the finish. The sweetness may bother some.

F - Medium-thick bodied with a moderate amount of lightly prickling carbonation.

O - Not too shabby. Will probably be the best of the straggler conquest. Brown Ales have never really big all that big too me, but this is better than the average.

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Photo of bigleague
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of beerhawk41
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

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Bonfire Brown from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 223 ratings
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