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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Foco a month or so back. Pours a burnt, Amber orange appearance with a light brown head. Nutty, herbal, earthy nose with some caramel and a hint of burnt chocolate. A bit sweet. A little doughy. Cracker, toasted malt. Some grass and grain. Ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (235) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Dark cloudy color. Brownish grey. Dark malts. Nuttiness. Semi sweet, chocolate malt? Good not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Hazy deep rich dark Amber with a thin foamy light beige head. Rich nutty and deep malty nose with just a hint of smoke. Nice sweet earthy nutty flavor with dark malts and just barely balancing bitterness. Semisweet and earthy nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1002) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap. pours a dark muddy red brown with a bit head and tons of lacing. Nose is malt, chocolate, yeast. Attack is rich malts with hints of dark chocolate, some bread yeast, a dry bitter finish ends it well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (241) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Can (12oz $1.50): Dark reddish brown with nice head. Smell and taste the chocolate malt. Balanced pretty well with not too much sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1338) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours clear dark ruby amber with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is slightly roasted chocolate malts.

The flavor is slightly acidic roast chocolate malts with sweet caramel and cola and a little smoke. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly prickly carbonation.

Overall, a nice brown ale. More roast than smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Toasty, caramelized, seedy malt with aroma hop pine needle and juniper impression. Cola, fig, vegemite and caramel, slightly nutty / woody. More cola-like in the mouth than in the nose. Medium body, clean, malty, bitter, carbonation is a little brash but the sweetness-bitterness balance relative to the body is nice. Seems like a robust brown ale, the smoked malt doesnít even show up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Ruddy amber, with a decent head. Sweet and bitter candi malt nose with a touch of cotton candy. Body is smooth with mild treacly sweetness and perhaps a touch of molasses. Bitter finish that is a mix of hops and tannins. Feint band-aid flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1084) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
A nice interesting beer, but maybe a bit confused about its style. Pours a very nice muddy red with a thick white head. Smells of a holiday beer, herby with a bit of buttered croissant. Taste is smooth and creamy, with a hit of hoppy bitterness right away, quickly tempered by lots of vanilla and caramel, with more vanilla in the finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (647) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22 oz bottle split. Pours a deep dark amber color with a lasting head. Campfire smoke aroma. Flavor is initially smoke with some sweet malts added towards the finish. Honestly, this beer is exactly what I expected it to be. Not saying thatís a bad thing. Iíve always enjoyed smoked beers and this is no exception. Good beer.

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