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RATINGS: 227   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 Adamsģ Bonfire Rauchbier is the deep smoky flavor which is balanced by a blend of malts that provide hints of caramel & toffee sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bconch (290) - - JUL 31, 2012
Taken from old notes. Smokey, malty nose. Taste is the same. Thin mouthfeel with a smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeckaBenge (2) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
Great fall tailgating beer. Loved the smokey/woodsey scent and taste. it would be nice to purchase a six of that instead of 3 in a sampler

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (543) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours an opaque orange, with light tan head. Aroma of malt. Taste of smoke and malt. Fairly complex, drinkable, and smooth. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (729) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
From notes: Poured clear amber with a small, white head. Aroma was smoky with mild earthy undertones. Medium-bodied with a moderately long finish. Flavor of wood smoke with a mild malt sweetness beneath. The smoke was notably milder than the German offerings (Aecht Schlenkerla), but that allowed more of the malt to show through. Didnít like it as much as the more traditional versions of the style, but still a good showing and a decent intro for those who may not be familliar with the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 7, 2012
A style that I am still trying to wrap my head around after trying a few traditional bamburg offerings. Had this one with some smoked sausages for authenticity and they went together like peanut butter and grape jelly. I found this to be a little easier on the palate than the other rauchbiers Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2012
A style Iím trying to familiarize myself with and really canít drink a whole bottle quite yet. I do enjoy the first half and then after that it is too overwhelming for me. Dark orange almost brown pour, nice head. Aroma of smoke is dominant. Flavor is smokey with a bit of sweetness to round it out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2012
Brief write up; from Fall 2011 notes. Wasnít at all impressed with this one; although Iím no fan of smoked beers (or smoked anything), the problem with this one is that itís too one note with the smokiness; I wanted more of the maltiness to help soften the smoky, woody flavors. Almost like licking a charred log in terms of taste. Thumbs down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle BevMo: Aroma is faint with a minimal smell of smokiness while there is no trace of malts or hops. Appeared as a medium brown hue and created a little topping. The flavor was bland with only a taste of malts and smoke carrying this beer through. Boring and bland and nothing worth buying again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bronze color with almost no head. Aromas mainly of caramel malt with faint smoke,sweet on the palate with caramel flavors and a tinge of fruit,the smoke is subdued and relegated to a minor role.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naka (707) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours dark brown with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of molasses and smoky beef jerky. Flavor has a lot of porter character, but is just smoky and delicious. Medium body with a very smoky finish. I love rauchbeer.

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