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

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Samuel Adams Bonfire RauchbierSamuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier

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

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best Sam Adams I have had the pleasure of trying recently. The aroma has a very nice smoky scent with hints of caramel and the flavor is much the same.

A nice amount of malts that don't overpower with a big smoky taste that is slightly sweet with caramel, toffee and a hint of coffee. Very easy to drink too.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From memory. This was was rather smokey and pleasant, very much resembling the Bonfire name. Flavor was heavy heavy smoke, relatively light and easy to drink, and an interestingly smoky crisp finish. Not fantastic, but on of the more memorable from SA I had back in college. I imagine this is an awesome camping beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pint glass.

A: Rustic bronze color with a finger of tan head.

S: Smoky malts, toffee, caramel, and some oak.

T: Smoked spam, some sweet fruitiness, toffee, and butterscotch.

M: Rather light body with pretty low carbonation.

O: Sam Adams has continued to impress with their seasonals this year.

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Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 578 ratings
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