Bonfire Rye | Sebago Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company
United States
sebagobrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERMILER12 on 08-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a transparent dry dark amber color with a thin cap of a white little head. Mild messy lacing. The aroma takes in mildly sweet to spicy rye initially and then some citrus and piney playing with a sly sweet caramel malty sweetness. The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned aromas to blend and then give give that kick of the spice in the aftertaste bumps and then bites into the finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels fairly low. Overall, another nice beer by Sebago, always a solid brewery.

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Photo of Dakin
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Clear amber with thin head and sticky lacing.

Smell: Smoked floral hops, honey.

Taste: Honey on the front, finishes with floral hoppiness and sort of a nice clean green tea taste.

Feel: Thin mouth feel.

Overall: Interesting flavors here. A bit too hoppy for my liking, but for the style, not a bad brew. 6/10.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a deep red to light brown body from the can to a snifter. Atop the brew a light tan cap forms with a thick creamy consistency and rises to about one finger high. Good retention as a massive ring at the edges drops thick sheets of lacing.

S- Fairly mild and timid overall without a whole lot going on. What is there is balanced with citrus and earthy hops melding in with slightly sweet, toasted grains. Nothing overly distinct.

T- Opens up with a bit more strength than what the aroma was able to deliver and things become a bit more distinct. bready and toasted, semi sweet malts lay down a base for hops which give notes of orange zest, earthiness and floral tones. A bit of that rye spice and sweet feel but mostly a breadiness.

MF- Silky and smooth medium body. A bit slick with a moderate level of carbonation. Ends with an herbal bitterness.

Not a brew that will blow the taste buds away with bold flavors but a well brewed beer with a balance of toasted, slightly sweet malts, rye and hops.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skrabbenhoft
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmann
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper, light brown color with a small airy head.

The aroma is hoppy with a spicy rye malt. A piney lemony twang from the hops and a peppery bready note from the malt.

The taste is of a bready malt. Notes of brown bread and rye. A little nutty Noticeable rye flavor. The hops are piney and savory, some dankness.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. Sweet to start but finishes bitter and slightly dry.

A nice flavorful IPA. The rye provides some good depth.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jofroi
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of David19457
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nra818
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dwinslow15
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SnakeSanchez
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rtm05002
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hit728
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGust82
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: reddish, orange and brown, cloudy, with quick fadin head
Smell: tropical hoppy smell
Taste: starts sweet end bitter, citrus, pine, malty
Feel: thin, high carbonation,
Overall: a nice beer

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Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bonfire Rye from Sebago Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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