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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bold, smoky character with a smooth malty finish.

The first thing one notices about a Samuel Adams® Bonfire Rauchbier is the deep smoky flavor which is balanced by a blend of malts that provide hints of caramel & toffee sweetness.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a large off-white head. Moderately sweet aroma with notes of smoke, bread and caramel. Moderately sweet flavor of roasted malts, light smoke, caramel and a faint, strange fruitiness. Light throughout with a weak finish. Not bad but could have down without the strange fruity notes.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1272) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
From memory, but remember this being smokey and pleasant. Not fantastic, but on of the more memorable from SA back in the day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle->SA glass. Reddish brown with light tan head. Aroma is smoke and caramel. Flavor is stronger smoke with malt. Hard to explain, but the smoke character feels contrived in this one. Just OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
The beer is burnt orange with a small, off white head. The aroma is of smoke, malt, light peat, sweetness. Decent flavor. Smoke is there, but sweet malt overtakes it. This is a decent brew, but not on the same level as Aecht Schlenkerla’s masterpieces. Worth a try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-23-2011

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at SBWF11 Clear copper colour. Smoke and leather in both aroma and flavour. Slightly stale mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours medium amber with a small off-white head. Aroma was smoky & earthy with notes of caramel. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel, smoke, earth and had a hint of toffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
(12oz bottle) clear medium amber, ring and sparse white bubbles. Nose of campfire, yams, caramel, cinnamon. Taste of sweet potato, smoke, caramel, spices. Nice beer in the smoke category.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Clear amber beer with a minimal head. Malty, smokey, woody aroma with some caramell notes. Simliar flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a soft orange with a thick tan head. Very nice aroma strong smoked notes, biscuit malts and residual sweetness. Flavor is a little lacking for me. Personally I like a LOT of smoke in my rauch’s and the flavor doesn’t match the aroma in my opinion. That being said it is still a flavorful light bodied beer that is perfect for a night around the campfire. Over the years I am finding less Sam adam’s beer that I enjoy but this is one that I still appreciate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bconch (268) - - JUL 31, 2012
Taken from old notes. Smokey, malty nose. Taste is the same. Thin mouthfeel with a smokey finish.


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