Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Bonfire RauchbierSamuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier
BA SCORE
38.9%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 576 ratings
Samuel Adams Bonfire RauchbierSamuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HoustonTX on 08-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
238
Ratings:
576
Liked:
224
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
23.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 576 |  Reviews: 238
Photo of Raime
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Was working up in Troy and elected to grab some gas on the way home. They had a small singles section where I found three of these. The owner said they had been sitting awhile and he'd give me all three bottles for $2. Rauchs are a tough style to find so I figured why the hell not.

Pours a darker shade of golden with a nice clarity. Finger and foamy head which disappears rather quickly.

Smell is that classic Rauch beer smoke you'd come to expect though I has noticeably faded quite a bit. Touch of adjunct oddly enough.

Taste follows suit but the smoke is more prominent. Some more hop comes forward though it's over shadowed and hard to pinpoint.

Feel is rather creamy though the carbonation is pretty flat. Flavors retain and it swallow with a nice smokiness in the throat.

Overall I now notice that this beer is retired so it was last brewed at least a year ago. Three bottles for $2 was still a pretty solid deal and I'll have no problem topping them off. This will be the third Rauch I've had and probably my least favorite but that isn't saying a lot considering the other two were pretty great. This is quite nice as well.

EDIT : Having a pretty hearty laugh at the past few reviews complaining of the smoke. Apparently they don't know kindergarten level German.

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Photo of MattXT
2.1/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of David_Shrortish
1.23/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Oh Lord... Slinky to smooth, hoppy or saison, I drink 'em all. But this may have been a beer too far. When I cracked the cap, I thought "wait, is this some novelty 'Bacon Beer?' No. It was a beer that someone left work proud of calling their own... "Honey, I did it! A real gosh dignity Sam Adams beer!" "What does it taste like?" "Oh, it's your classic Stella Artois meets Beggin' Strips"

This beer was... Bad. Bad, bad.

That said, my dog loved it, but only after I cut it with a cup of tap water. Loki knows best...

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Photo of animal69
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foxzhu
2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Just tastes like they put a drop of liquid smoke in a normal sam adams. Kinda tastes like I'm drinking a literal bonfire or a grill cleaning brush. I expected a toasted taste instead.

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

Photo of duckhunter
4.16/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brown, thin mild head, off white. Restrained smoke character.

Smooth, easy drinking rauch. Doesn't come off super smokey or meaty. I guess its not meant for people way down the rabbit hole into this kind of thing, but I think for someone like me, the nice touch and minimalism works out nicely.

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Photo of Zylod
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of DrMindbender
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of stevehagy
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DHarv
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Taste's very smoky, kinda like you put brown ale and hickory beef jerky in a blender. Its not bad, fun beer to try

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Photo of athomasPSU
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of goast8127
1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of ovaltine
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RBCBrams17
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BigMarty1980
4.52/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 38.9% out of 100 with 576 ratings
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