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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by HoustonTX on 08-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
576
Reviews:
238
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
23.23%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
25
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0
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4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a clear copper gold with a dirty white head of half a finger at most. Not much resilience but good stick with the lace.

Aroma - starts off with a moderate but appealing smokiness. As it sets up, it takes on some olive-Orval aroma. I prefer just the smoke.

Taste - good maltiness, a hint of roast. The smoke comes on right after, but not in a rush. Tasty rauchbier, a wise move to not go as intense as Schlenkerla. This level is excellent and allow the beer flavor to co-exist. Finishes with a trace of balancing hops and the smoke of course.

Mouthfeel - average body, maybe a little bigger. Crisp and refreshing. Good levels.

Drinkability - the style could wear me out after a bottle. I could drink a few of these, though, nice balance given the sometimes overbearing nature of the smoke for this style. A fine way to end the night as the smoke clears on the men's college hoops. Congrats to both Kentucky and Kansas for an excellent game.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.6%

Photo of DaveD56
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of KenRapoza
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Mumps
2.06/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle

Sadly, one of the few from Samuel Adams that I was not a fan of.

Color was a decent copper, good for the fall.

Unfortunately, the smell immediately put me off. Like smelling artificial smoke.

Again, unfortunately the taste was just as bad. Like drinking artificial smoke. Almost as if they were trying to give the beer too much smoke flavor.

The mouth feel wasn't too bad. Thick and smooth enough to make its presence known and to be pleasant to drink.

Unfortunately this brew was a sad let down. I have friends to loved it, but for myself I do not intend to have a repeat.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.53 out of 5 based on 576 ratings.
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