Bonfire Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LiquidAmber on 11-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OlyBob
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light taste for a dark winter warmer, but quite pleasant to drink.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from Kyle C, poured into pint glass.
A: pours a Coca Cola brown red body, 1 finger off white foam head, carbonation, some stringy lacing
S: smoke malt, dark brown sugar, sweet caramel, light earthy hops
M: medium body
T: roasted malt, molasses, caramel, fresh earthy hops, slight burnt malt taste in the finish, however it mellos out.
O: nice sipping brew, mello flavors

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Photo of grnmtnman
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle:

Pours brown with a lasting tan head. Plenty of spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel/toffee, with earthy notes and a pleasant wood smoke character.

The taste is of caramel, brown sugar (and a kiss of honey) An earthy hop touch and a woody smokiness (that is noticeable but not overwhelming) balance the sweetness.

It could be fuller I suppose, but it does hit medium bodied and it is very creamy, smooth.

A unique brew - it is a brown ale with a bonfire character. An easy-drinking, pleasant brew! I like it!

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Photo of Cheesyd64
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from Boise Co-op. Was expecting more of s winter warmer, but this a straight up brown ale, nothing too exciting. Dark, clear brown, adequate foamy head. Pretty solid lacing. Mild roast grain aroma, mildly sweet. Taste features the roast graind, with some sugary sweetness towards the back. Long lingering bitterness finishes it.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark, reddish brown with a thin, tan head. Minimal lacing. Toasted malt, fruit and spice in the aroma. Flavor is orange and malt with some nutty and herbal notes. There is a sweetness to this beer, but well balanced with the hops. Dry finish with a light hops bitterness in the aftertaste. A very nice winter brew.

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Photo of Asics
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is an almost opaque reddish brown, with a two finger tan head. Aromas consist of dark roasted bitter coffee, dark unsweetened chocolate, molasses, some charcoal smokiness, some spiciness, and a hint of dark fruits. Flavors are the same, and completely dry. There's actually a bit of bitterness on the finish, but it lessens as the beer warms up. The flavors remind me of a porter, but with a focus on roast over chocolate. Medium (leaning towards the lighter end) bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of BlakeAM
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Bonfire Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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