Tinder RauchbierApril 18, 2014
Salt Lake City
Tinder is a German-style rauchbier brewed with beechwood-smoked malt. Uinta brewed 180 barrels of this limited-release beer.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 16.4
AVAILABLE: AZ,CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY
Drawing on the label indicates that this is a beer for lovers—which one isn’t? Complex depth of color for a golden ale. Rocky head leaves lovely lace on the glass. Islay malt nose, like Laphroaig Scotch, has a pleasant and distinct iodine edge. Smoked character is slightly overpowering to the lightness of the malt on the palate. Scant hop character. Clean, smoky aftertaste lingers. Enjoyed with smoked wild boar, spätzel, winter root vegetables au gratin with smoked cheese and toasted dense black bread.
- Charles Finkel
Brewed with the German style of a fascinating dense, rich and everlasting head. Wow! Just looking at it lets you know this is gonna be good. Pale golden with slight chill haze. Aroma is gently smoky and malty. Slight sweet floral hop aroma sneaks out. But it’s what’s happening in the flavor that makes you want to shout! Tremendously perfect for a smoke-malt lager. A true comfort beer. Great with all kinds of food. Another well-brewed classic. Lovin’ every drop.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and National Beer Examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.