Bonfire Rye is described as a “rye ale stoked with hops” and that pretty much sums up this beer. It pours a nice caramel color with a thin white head. Aroma has a fair amount of hops for a rye beer and some spice from the rye. Taste is solid with the clean spicy rye and plenty of hop character including some pine. Finish is pretty clean and not terribly bitter.
Sebago did a great job with this seasonal beer and I hope it comes back year after year.
Pros: Different combination of flavors that works well
Alcohol Content: 5.7% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 53
Brewers Website: Sebago Brewing
Brewers Description: Bonfire Rye is a unique seasonal offering that transcends any traditional beer style. 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.
Bonfire Rye was designed to be enjoyed on a hot summer day or cool autumn night.