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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) Supplication Russian River Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7%
(0) Choc Oak Aged Belgian-Style Quad Choc Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 11%
(0) Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 10.3%
(0) Curieux Allagash Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 11%
(0) Série Signature Rauchbier Les Trois Mousquetaires Classic Rauchbier 5.9%
(0) Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier Boston Beer Co. / Samuel Adams Classic Rauchbier 5.7%
(0) Whangdoodle Ale Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 8.4%
(0) Backyard Ale Flying Dog Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 7.5%
(0) Barrel Aged No. 1 Great Northern Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 5.2%
(0) Paradox Arran BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 15%
(1) Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche (Oak Smoke) Schlenkerla / Heller-Trum Brauerei Other Smoked Beer 8%
(0) Sotoyome Amber Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7%
(0) Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S. Imperial Stout Hoppin' Frog Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 9.4%
(0) The Event Horizon Olde Hickory Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 8.5%
(1) Tokyo BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 18.2%
(0) Paradox Glen Grant BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 10%
(0) Sour Crazy Ivan Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7.1%
(0) Hibernation Ale (Barrel Aged) Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 12.4%
(0) Toyon Brut Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 5.5%
(0) He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. - Barrel-Aged Shmaltz Brewing Co. / He'Brew Wood-Aged Beer 10%
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