Well, it came in the Harvest pack, which is the usual way of trying odd/rare SA beers. The name "bonfire" sounds smokey to me, and I like smokey beers (Shiner Black is an outstanding example of an under-appreciated smokey beer).
I seldom drink beers super cold, so I enjoyed mine with a spicy meal. That was a mistake, since the Mexican chilies overwhelmed the beer until all I tasted was bitter seltzer water.
I went back to the beer after dinner when it had warmed a bit, and at first taste I sensed a hint of smoke at the back of my tongue, as if catching a hint of distance campfire on an evening breeze - unmistakable, but gone with the next gust of wind.
|By Adirondack contemporary artist Michael Ringler|
Not bad for a new, simple beer. Not my favorite, but I'd have another pint, only this time, I'll pair it with mild cheeses and a summer sausage.
Cost: I have no idea because I'm fairly certain it isn't sold by the 6-pack. Buy the Harvest Collection, and receive two bottles.