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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bonfire Ale steals from the winter fires its gift of dark barley and gentle hops to provide you, beer drinker, with this delightful winter treat. Fremont set the sky rockets to flight and wrote the book on afternoon delight before waking the night on the wings of a great blue heron to soar below the radar and above the clouds, raining down beer to blow your mind and caress your soul. Light a Bonfire today.

Down & Dirty: Pale, White Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Rye, Smoked, & Chocolate malts. Cascade & US Goldings hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3032) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Botled 11/21/14. Pours a medium thick, well retained, tiny bubbled, light beige head, over a clear brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is moderate chocolate, heavier coffee from the roasted malts, hints of smoke from the smoked malts, cereal notes, rye spice, herbal notes, light pine from the hops, no esters, balance to the malts.......taste is dry, with coffee, chocolate from the roasted malts, light rye spice, smoke, finishing with a moderate, lightly floral, resin, lingering bitterness, no esters, balance to the malts.......mouth feel, medium body, no astringency, no alcohol, high carbonation. This is an interesting beer, that can be made better. The addition of some caramel/crystal malts would add slight sweetness, and increase the depth of flavor (toffee/caramel) in the malts which are roasted and smoked dominated. The roasted malts are almost burnt, so backing off on the high roast would also improve the beer. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingerring tan head. Aromas of caramel and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel and light earthiness with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4854) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Quick dissipating white head atop a light brown body. Nose of Brown sugar. Decent mouthfeel with a slight thin palate of mildly watery malt. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Roonai (305) - - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep Amber brown w foamy white head. Overall a bit thin and light on the expected Malty roast notes. pretty enjoyable and warming though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to Lizzie and Daren. Pours a clear amber brown with a a fluffy tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has notes of bread and nuts with a bit of earthy grain underlying. Flavor is a bit thin but has a slight nuttiness and some earthy bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4414) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Eugene. Pours a clear reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, grain, and spice. Taste is malt, grain, citrus, spice, and a touch of chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8664) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/2/15] Draught at Fremont Brewing in Seattle. Deep amber to brown color. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of fruitiness and vegetal notes. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, a bit toasty, with a fruity touch and a mildly bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3748) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
12 oz single can from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Brown and hazy appearance with a light tan head. Mild aroma of dark malts, bread, chocolate, light toffee, light roast and earthy hops. Similar flavor, bittersweet, mild and pretty easy to drink, with a touch peppery rye spice. Sort of an amber-brown ale hybrid imo. Decent brown.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
A choc aroma with a bit of malt and a touch of hop aroma come from this clear redy-brown brew with an offwhite head. This beer is chocolatey at first with with a malty flavor filled by a smoked aftertaste. It reminds me of s'mores. This brew is medium bodied with good carb. The choc is not overpowering and blends well covering up hop flavor and bitterness. Not a bad brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4988) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Medium brown pour, with an off white biege head. Rye, a bit spicy, chocolate, nutty burnt grain, sweetness, earthy, and some citrusy bitterness. Ok.

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