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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) Charbonnière Dieu Du Ciel Brasserie Other Smoked Beer 5.4%
(2) Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Lexington Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 8.19%
(0) Not The Stoic Deschutes Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 12.1%
(0) Paradox Arran BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 15%
(0) People's Porter (Bourbon Barrel Aged) Foothills Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 6%
(0) Barrel Aged Heritage Ale Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 7.6%
(1) Fifteen Weyerbacher Other Smoked Beer 10.8%
(2) Paradox Macallan BrewDog Wood-Aged Beer 10%
(0) Hospital Porter Meantime Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 8%
(0) Old Ruffian (Barrel Aged) Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 11.8%
(0) Stochasticity Project - Varna Necropolis Stone Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 8.6%
(0) Wood Aged Double IPA Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 10%
(1) Pigmeat Markham Smoked Rye Ale Bull City Burger and Brewery Other Smoked Beer ---
(0) Yeti Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged) Great Divide Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 10.7%
(0) Hardywood Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Wood-Aged Beer 10.5%
(0) Aphotic Barrel Aged Baltic Porter High Water Brewing Wood-Aged Beer 9.3%
(0) Barrel Aged Grizz Bear Republic Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 9.7%
(0) Old & In The Way Barley Wine High Water Brewing Wood-Aged Beer 10.5%
(1) Big Butt Oak Aged Barley Wine Black Isle Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 8.5%
(0) Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Fremont Brewing Co. Wood-Aged Beer 11%
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