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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
The combination of malts complement the generous amount of late-addition American hops, creating a perfect balance between the earthiness of the rye and the resinous hoppy aroma. A Bonfire makes any night better. We’ve done the research. Trust us, we’re from Maine.

2-Row Barley
English Crystal and Pale
Weyermann German Rye
Franco-Belge Coffe Kiln Malt
Thomas Fawcett
Dark Malt & Medium Crystal


13°P. 19.7 SRM.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2075) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Floral and citrus hop aroma. Cloudy red color with a large off white head. Sweet and bitter beginning with a stronger bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Dark red pour from draft at sebago in Portland Maine. White head. Floral citrus and malty aroma. So good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1082) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 25, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours slightly reddish with a thin, white head, that dissipates quickly. Nose is malt, rye, and piney hop notes. Bitter taste with a distinct grapefruit finish. Medium body. Vigorous carbonation. Quite nice. I’m a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #92. Keg at Rock Harbor Brewpub. Clear copper, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of rye and caramel. The taste is strong rye, caramel, citrus. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
Pours a pretty clear copper with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of pine and fruits. Taste is moderately bitter and not really sweet with some dry earthy notes and fruits. Body is medium, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel slightly sticky/syrupy. Overall a fair amber ale, I would get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
can from craft beer cellar west hartford. Pours brown with a khaki head. leaves some lacing in the glass. lots of rye notes on the nose and tongue. Has some some solid floral hoppiness for balanced. solid example of style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2584) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Can from Julios. Clear amber with ring and lace. Woody herbal hop aroma with tiny hint of citrus. Lightly toasted lightly fruity nutty malt sweetness with assertive but not astringent woody herbal bitterness. Nice and dry with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and fine carbo that accentuates hops. Tastes very well made. I had low expectations but this is damn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Draft at Parker Pie Co. Clear gold with little white creamy head. Aroma is clove, misc. citrus, pine needles. Taste is the same with a good rye "kick". Spicy and interesting on the palate. Not much else to say. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1767) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours cloudy bright copper color with white head. Big citrus, tropical fruit and resiny pine aroma. Fruity citrus start with watery grapefruit. Finish is earthy rye spiciness and pine bitterness. From the name I expected a smokey roasted brew but this absolutely was not. One of the better offerings I have had from Sebago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTheRick (929) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
De couleur caramel, le liquide assez trouble n’a clairement pas envie d’avoir une mousse au-dessus de lui, celle-ci se sauvant assez rapidement. Les houblons terreux et une impression de caramel brûlé forment le bouquet plutôt invitant de la Bonfire Rye. En bouche, les houblons attaquent tout d’abord le palais d’une salve d’amertume assez intense. Ensuite, le seigle fait son apparition pour atténuer cette amertume avec des notes céréalières épicées qui s’étalent assez longuement en finale. Bien produite, cette bière manque toutefois de complexité.

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