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Not to be confused with a traditional Rauchbier, a Smoked Beer can be quiet a robust, even an overpowering beer, more so with versions that use peat smoked malt which carries a cloying smoked flavor that can ruin a beer in excess. Peat smoked malts are used in many other styles, like Scotch Ales in a liberal way though many American brewers use more typically in Porters. The flavor of peat smoke tends to be much stronger and more assertive so brewers use very modest amounts in the mash.
Types of Smoked and Wood-Aged Beer
 
Märzen/Oktoberfest-style beer with a sweet, smoky aroma and flavor and a somewhat darker color.
This is any beer that is exhibiting smoke as a principle flavor and aroma characteristic other than the Bamberg-style Rauchbier (i.e., beechwood-smoked Märzen). Balance in the use of smoke, hops and malt character is exhibited by the better examples.
A harmonious blend of the base beer style with characteristics from aging in contact with wood (including any alcoholic products previously in contact with the wood). The best examples will be smooth, flavorful, wellbalanced and well-aged. Beers made using either limited wood aging or products that only provide a subtle background character may be entered in the base beer style categories as long as the wood character isn't prominently featured.
Examples of Smoked and Wood-Aged Beer  |  See All
 
Beer Name Brewery Style ABV
(0) Wood-Aged Porter Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer ---
(0) Paradox Glen Grant BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 10%
(0) The Event Horizon Olde Hickory Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 8.5%
(0) Hardywood Bourbon Cru Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 12%
(0) Smoked Scottish Ale Wild Wolf Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 5.6%
(0) Toyon Brut Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 5.5%
(0) Seven Devils Olde Hickory Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 8%
(0) Paradox SmokeHead BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 10%
(1) Vanilla Cream Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged) Chama River Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 5%
(1) Big Butt Oak Aged Barley Wine Black Isle Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 8.5%
(0) Daniel Boone Olde Hickory Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 8.5%
(0) Samuel Adams Cinder Bock Boston Beer Co. / Samuel Adams Classic Rauchbier 9.45%
(0) Brandy Barrel-Aged Belgian Trippel Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7.9%
(0) Hardywood Trickery Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 13.5%
(0) Série Signature Rauchbier Les Trois Mousquetaires Classic Rauchbier 5.9%
(1) Black Hole Barrel Aged (Red Wine) Mikkeller Wood-Aged Beer 13.1%
(0) Bestway IPA Olde Hickory Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 5.5%
(0) Curieux Allagash Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 11%
(0) Abbington's Pub Ale Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 3.9%
(1) Tokyo BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 18.2%
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