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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20247) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Bottled@SBWF2011. Amber colour, small off-whitre head. Aroma is smoked wood, some malts, grains and earth. Flavour is much the same. Rather watery palate compared to Schlenkerla Rauchbier and S:t Eriks Rauköl, which I had in the glasses next to this one.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Nut brown, small head. Light beechwood smoke aroma. Mid sweet with light-medium body, some syrup and clean mouthfeel. The beechwood smoke is pleasant, but the character shallow. A simplistic rauchbier.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16456) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, smoke, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of smoke, grain, toffee, some dark fruit, caramel, and bread.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Large beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, smoked cheese, caramel, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, light smoke, roast, faint plum. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. 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 expectation where met.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10112) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Amber beer, small head. SMoked fish aroma. Smoked flavor, quite sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of smoke, carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of smoke, carmel and light fruittiness with a crisp lingering smokey finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber/brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, smoke and wood, light fruity esters (dates). Flavor is caramel malt and sweet smoke, light oak, and dates with a sweet finish. Medium-light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Bottle @ home. I’ve always really enjoyed Samuel Adams seasonals, so I am very excited to try this one. Dark brown appearance with a medium sized tan head. Toasty, burnt, smoky wood, dark caramel, toffee aroma. Toasty, caramel, bacon, mildly smoky, burnt woody flavor. The smokiness is very tame but the beer is an overall good beer.


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