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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
(1) Paradox Port Dundas BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 10%
(0) People's Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged) Foothills Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 6%
(0) Hardywood Trickery Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 13.5%
(0) Silent Night Mother Earth Brewing Wood-Aged Beer 9%
(1) Alaskan Smoked Porter Alaskan Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 6.5%
(0) Old Ruffian (Barrel Aged) Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 11.8%
(0) Old Knucklehead BridgePort Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 9.2%
(1) Vanilla Cream Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged) Chama River Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 5%
(0) Irish Cask Innis & Gunn Wood-Aged Beer 7.4%
(1) Black Hole Barrel Aged (Red Wine) Mikkeller Wood-Aged Beer 13.1%
(0) Smoke Jumper Left Hand Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 9.5%
(0) Paradox Jura BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 15%
(0) Supplication Russian River Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7%
(0) Salara Smoked Stout Salara Brewery Other Smoked Beer 5.3%
(0) Barrel Aged Grizz Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 9.7%
(0) Smoked Scottish Ale Wild Wolf Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 5.6%
(0) Bestway IPA Olde Hickory Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 5.5%
(0) Black Butte XXV Deschutes Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 11.3%
(0) Clobberskull Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 10.5%
(1) Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche (Oak Smoke) Schlenkerla / Heller-Trum Brauerei Other Smoked Beer 8%
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