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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Errl (1462) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden with thin fading head..Nose is caramel, cola, musty..Taste is some soft smoke, caramel, grass, earth

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. The aroma has a ton of grain and biscuit malt with some smoke added. The flavor is similarly bland. I get some grain notes as well as some liquid smoke character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours dark ruddy brown with a transient beige head. Aroma is smoky cola. Med body or nearly. Flavor is smoky treacle. Add sugar and pour on bacon/waffles. Its rather towards dry, tho malty, and it has enough smoke to generate a mouth coating. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
pours a clear burgundy with a small dirty white head, and good lacing. smell is faint and of some malt. taste is creamy, chocolate, rye, some caramel in there, and roasted malt. ends smooth and malty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy at 5am during the Canada vs. Sweden gold medal hockey game. Hazy copper colour with an average white head that leaves lace early on. Sweet caramel, some nutty traits, with a modest meaty smokey character that does not dominate. Nicely balanced, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (349) - Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bomber bottle share. Aroma is chocolate and a bit of smoke. Appearance is dark with a bit of head. Taste is dark then turns a bit smoked. Finishes of dark malt. Palate is pretty even. Overall, a good smoked beer. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to Santa for this very interesting smoked beer. It is not exactly a prototypical rauchbier but neither is it a glass full of cigarette ash. It is one of those beers I am glad to try to help me figure out the good from the bad but overall it is nothing special itself.

Aroma / Appearance - A deep caramel base supports a pillar of ivory head that lingers for a while. Smoky bacon in the pan, slices of deli ham, and the inside of a smokehouse hang in the air. For the style it feels a bit dry.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel feels thin and a bit weak. Fortunately the flavor profile saves it with a mixture of smoky ham, coffee dregs, and malts. It is not very robust or long lasting. However it does not have any major flaws either. Fremont may not have impressed me here but Id give them a shot if I were sitting at a bar in Seattle just to double check.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
On tap at Lake Forest Bar and Grill. Pours a brownish copper color with a small khaki head that leaves light lacing. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and smoke. Tastes of the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with great carbonation. Great smoked beer. Paired well with the steak I ordered. Lots of flavor very balanced and the smoke flavor wasnt overpowering like some smoked beer if had. Ill definitely drink this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
22oz bomber. Trade. No date on bottle. Translucent, light cola color and creamy thin head. Caramel and mild coffee aromas, with a whisp of smoke and spice. Mouthfeel is soft, full, and creamy, with lower carbonation. Flavors of smoke, roasted malt, and subtle caramel. Overall, another balanced beer from Fremont, with decent aromas and flavors reminiscent of a mildly smoked Belgian Dubbel. Decent stuff... Subtle and nuanced, with balanced mouthfeel. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper color with light tan head. Ganja smoke, caramel, toast aromas. Medium bodied. Smoked caramel, toast, nutty flavors with a smooth easy finish.


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