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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) Backyard Ale Flying Dog Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 7.5%
(0) Choc Smoked Porter Choc Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 7%
(0) Paradox Arran BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 15%
(1) Dark Intrigue Victory Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 9.1%
(1) Tokyo BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 18.2%
(1) Charkoota Rye New Holland Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 7.75%
(0) Clobberskull Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 10.5%
(0) Yeti Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged) Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 10.7%
(0) Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen Schlenkerla / Heller-Trum Brauerei Classic Rauchbier 5.1%
(0) Yeti Imperial Stout (Espresso Oak Aged) Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 9.5%
(0) Tactical Nuclear Penguin BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 32%
(2) Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock Schlenkerla / Heller-Trum Brauerei Classic Rauchbier 6.5%
(0) Hibernation Ale (Barrel Aged) Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 12.4%
(0) Thornfield's End Mystery Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 7.6%
(0) Ashtray Heart Evil Twin Brewing Other Smoked Beer 8.9%
(0) Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier Boston Beer Co. / Samuel Adams Classic Rauchbier 5.7%
(0) Smoke Jumper Left Hand Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 9.5%
(1) Black Hole Barrel Aged (Red Wine) Mikkeller Wood-Aged Beer 13.1%
(1) Alaskan Smoked Porter Alaskan Brewing Co. Other Smoked Beer 6.5%
(0) Wood-Aged Porter Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer ---
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