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Beer Styles : Smoked and Wood-Aged Beer
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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) Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen Schlenkerla / Heller-Trum Brauerei Classic Rauchbier 5.2%
(0) Silent Night Mother Earth Brewing Wood-Aged Beer 9%
(0) Volksbier Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 4.1%
(1) Paradox Port Dundas BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 10%
(1) Alaskan Smoked Porter Alaskan Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 6.5%
(0) Odyssey Allagash Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 10.3%
(0) Tactical Nuclear Penguin BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 32%
(0) Temptation Russian River Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7.25%
(0) Charbonnière Dieu Du Ciel Brasserie Other Smoked Beer 5.4%
(1) Tokyo BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 18.2%
(0) Yeti Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged) Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 10.7%
(1) Charkoota Rye New Holland Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 7.75%
(0) Whangdoodle Ale Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 8.4%
(0) Hospital Porter Meantime Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 8%
(0) Supplication Russian River Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7%
(2) Paradox Macallan BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 10%
(0) Barrel Aged Heritage Ale Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7.6%
(2) Fireside Ale Weyerbacher Other Smoked Beer 7.5%
(0) Wood-Aged Porter Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer ---
(0) RoggenRauchBier Terrapin Beer Classic Rauchbier 5.7%
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