Tinder Rauchbier | Uinta Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tinder is a German-style Rauchbier (Smoked Beer) that kindles moderate malty sweetness and robust smokiness. Brewed with Bamberg beechwood-smoked malt, this medium-bodied lager ignites distinct campfire smoke flavors and aroma.

Aromatic, bright and balanced, Tinder is bottle conditioned and has an ABV of 6.5%. Scheduled to hit select shelves in late January, Tinder is a limited release beer, only 180bbls were brewed.

Added by BradC on 01-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of KnightofPluto
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of travisatlarge
5/5  rDev +27.6%

This my second entry into the world of rauchbiers. Its smokiness is subtle and pleasing and highlights the lager beneath the unique flavoring.

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Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smells like wood chips, tastes like sitting around a camp fire. Very unique Smoked Lager, completely different from anything I've had that has classified itself as smoked anything. This beer had a special smell/flavor/mouthfeel all it's own. It's extremely rare to find a beer that is this different from anything else AND still be a good, tasty beer. LOVED it!

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Photo of Paul68
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of spedprof
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of jneiswender
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a 750 mL bottle into a Pilsner glass
Orange Brown body somewhat cloudy with an off white thickhead
Smoke bacon wood some floral and vegetable
Good smoke flavor throughout with a bit of a minty finish
Medium Mouth feel
Very nice representation of the style I would drink this beer again

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Photo of Antg8989
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VTCombi
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of abex44
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look:
Medium carbonation and pours a nice dark straw / golden color. This beer is quite clear and has nice lacing after the head disappears.

Smell:
A smokey smell wafts up first, followed by slight sour fruit. There seems to be a slight hop aroma, but is hard to tell as the smoke smell continuously bats the other smells to the side.

Taste:
There is momentary bitterness at first, but you quickly get a big shove from smoked malt and sour fruit. When the sour fruit starts to fade, there is a brief malty sweetness before the campfire stokes back up. The beer finishes quite dry, and then you are left with a smokey aftertaste (almost like you've eaten a few pieces of hickory smoked bacon).

Feel:
This is a medium bodied beer that has a nice champagne-like effervescence on the tongue. There is quite a bit of dryness as well.

Overall:
I really enjoyed this beer. I have not had many Rauchbiers, but really like the style (and have made one myself that I really liked). I believe this one to be adequately in style. I would buy another one of these again in the future. The only negative thing that I can mention is that it is a tad on the sour side -more than I really expected. But great overall.

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Photo of kevinm2342
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Bung
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml. Dark golden pour, half finger of frothy white head. Sticks just barely to the glass.

Aroma, meaty campfire, some grainy hay like malt, caramel, grass.

Taste, Gentle caramel ramps up with the beachwood smoke. A real nice gentle malt backbone. A slight herbal grassiness and bitterness. BBQ smoke lingers nicely.

Real smooth real easy drinking. Mouthcoating creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol presence.
May be the best example I've had since visiting Bamberg.

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Photo of Jsteez
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great smoky beer to have with smoked gouda, bacon, and eggs. An interesting breakfast/brunch brew!. Easy to drink.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells and tastes like a pork sandwich! Wonderful!!

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Photo of Boomer4ES
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfcaa193
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarthVorador
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am drinking a bomber bottled 1-29-15.
L: Pours brilliant copper tinted gold under a 3” finely bubbled dense cream colored clingy foam collar.
S: The smoke is midway between Brauerei Spezial and Aecht Schlenkerla with smoke, bacon and light malt aromas.
T: Smoke, bacon, rich malts, traces of caramel, a residual background sweetness comprise the palate. The malty caramel flavors and the smoke play well together.
F: Very creamy with a medium body to just a shade above. It sits very softly in the mouth with medium levels of carbonation.
O: The big malt flavors and the smokiness work well together.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Irish57
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kataco16
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

I like the whole demeanor of this beer.
It doesn't create any new paths of the Rauchbiers I've enjoyed-- all German and come to think of it, from one or two German Brauereis nevertheless given the brewing genre it is very satisfying. There's a nice smoke flavor on top of hops bitterness with an underpinning of malt. None of the flavors are cloying and I think the beer has a well balanced flavor. The smoke flavor not tends to dissipate leaving the hops bitterness to linger on the palate. I'd love to sample the lager without the smoke. It's almost like an ale rather than a lager or maybe it's the interaction of what's causing the smoked flavor. The alcohol content is not overwhelming, and after emptying a bomber bottle I'm not welded to my seat. The beer has a satisfying presentation in the glass. I like this beer and made not to score a few more bottles of this libation.

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Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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