Tinder Rauchbier | Uinta Brewing Company

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179 Ratings
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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:
179
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 55
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2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of weirdohappy
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Smoky. Very smoky. Do not like.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.58/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

At Bukowski's Inman Squrare

Murky dark cantaloupe color with a thin skim head. Smells like campfire and fruit. Tastes about the same. Doesn't tastes or smell nearly smokey enough. I want to choke on smoke. This is more like a sweatshirt that I wore around the campfire 3 days ago. And that amount of fruit is just sloppy.

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Photo of NJB145
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of baybum
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of DustinSWB
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of casapy
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrand2621
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSSG
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a soapy, white head that collapses into a finger's height puff, with nice lacing. Nose is dominated by smoke with a touch of sweet malt behind it. A straw/burnt sienna hue. Starts with an acidic and somewhat hoppy bitterness, floral hops and acidic smoke is a strange combination. Acidic smokiness moves in to dominate, with sweet malt somewhere in the background. The smoke diminishes slightly into the finish, with the malt coming out a little more.

This isn't too bad, but the present hoppiness is a little weird for the style; I LOVE the level of smokiness, but would have preferred more maltiness. To be fair, I rarely expect much out of lagers from out West...so this isn't too surprising.

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Photo of tikk
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazed dark amber in the wine glass with a decent head. Pleasantly spritzy in the mouth. Huge smokehouse, smoked meat aroma. Medium body with an oily texture.

This really does taste exactly like bacon. Sweet and apple, malty, and relentlessly smoky. I tried it with food and without, and didn't like it much either way. It's a nice smoke flavor, it's just so non-beery and over the top. A slight bitterness emerges in the aftertaste.

I guess this is drinkable, after splitting the bottle, but it's more of a fascination with how weird this stuff is. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the state liquor store in Salt Lake City.

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3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Wanderer4beer
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Irish12
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of patrick802
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Tinder Rauchbier from Uinta Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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