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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZodiacM (713) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
Uit grote fles (0,5l) geschonken. Bruinrood bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur van mout en gist. De smaak is een stuk complexer: mout, gist, licht rokerig, hop, zoet-bitter met een grassige nasmaak. Het bier heeft een wat dunne body, maar is voor een brown ale heel smaakvol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
On tap at Fremont, pours a reddish deep dark brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, some dry cocoa, and leather. Flavour is quite rich for a brown ale, with notes of cocoa, leather and toasted malt. Medium residual sweetness with a rather thick body for the style. Very nicely constructed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (2079) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Opaque brown, with an inch of dense, tan head. Aroma is mild chocolate, raisins, and a sprucy hop note. Taste is the same, and very "brown", which I mean in the best way possible. $3/22oz

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6218) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a ruddy brown with a thin head, sticky sides. The beer is an easy-going drink, with an intricately interwoven layer of caramel inside a good basic ale. (#6082, 12/19/2015)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Deep brown with ruby highlights and topped with a pillowy tan head. Slightly roasted malt, some chocolate, a smidgen of smoke, and light melted caramel in the aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor follows on the mostly muted notes that the aroma introduced us to. Some chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, with a stronger, hoppier finish than expected with light bitterness. Sweet malt regains its rightful place as the bitterness fades. Easy going and straightforward. Not a mind bender just an easy going brown.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3301) - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12810) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5096) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9811) - 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.


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