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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Twelve ounce bottle from Samuel Adams sampler pack purchased at Western Hills Kroger. Medium to dark amber hue, sweet aroma with slight smokiness, medium tan head that slowly dissapated with good lacing, sweet malty flavor with ample but not overdone smokiness. Nice change of pace beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear copper-amber body with a small fizzy white head that retained as a wispy thin film. The nose is pretty nice, maybe a bit light on the smoke fo my tastes, but there’s a nice campfire quality to it. Some sweet caramel and slightly husky malt below the smoke. There’s a bit of a nutty quality in there too that I don’t dig too much for a Smoked. The flavor is pretty similar in quality to the nose, pretty good ’beginner’ Smoke beer, but not anywhere close to the classics from Schlenkerla. This is like a Smoked beer with training wheels. The sweetness from the malt competes a little too much with the mild smokiness. Fairly short on the finish. Lighter bodied with fizzy carbonation. Not quite enough for this Smokehead, but it might be a gateway beer to the style for some.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (590) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A dark amber color with an off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. The flavor has some malt but the smoke is definitely the main part of the flavor, leaving a smoky, bitter aftertaste with a medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Aroma, Smokey, malty, I really like the balance here, very much like their Scotch Ale, color, nice full bodied dark amber, taste The peak smoke flaovr came through nicely not overpowering balanced by the stong malt profile, esters of Vanillia and tannis, no hop at all, overall, good beer, very close to their Scotch Ale, just not as Malty, I would love to see this in a 6 pack!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steve1966 (105) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Something different good for the fall. Smoky hazy tasty beer. A nice change will look for it again next fall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Poured clear light brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate smoke sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex sweet smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My first beer in this style looking foward to my next.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wcengebretsen (7) - - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
Alright, maybe I show my ignorance and inexperience, but I can’t imagine how to get that much smoky Flavor in a bottle. I would love to try something like it to compare. No one I know and have talked to likes the smoky flavor, but I would have to say it grows on you. It reminds me of after a hayride or camping. Maybe those places would be good places to drink it. Try it, but be ready to try several at several different times before counting it out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty smoky caramel aroma. Sweetish malty smoky flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity weak roasted malty smoky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (956) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Very interesting. Ive had other smoked beers, and this is a good example. Very smokey finish with a sweet kick to start, comes together very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2325) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared at a monthly tasting. Poured to a sampler with a hazed, copper/brown color, modest, off white, bubbles & froth head foam, and dots & dashes of light lacing. The aroma was light smoke, earthiness, soft, toasted malt, and a hint of caramel. The flavor was similar, adding light hop bitterness and soft carbonation in a light to medium body. An okay, basic smoked brew.


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