beer style Classic Style Smoked Beer

Classic Style Smoked BeerFire

Kilning malt over an open flame produces beer with a smoke flavor that can range from a hint of smoke to a thick campfire. The best examples of this style achieve a balance between the smoke and the hops and malt resulting in a pleasant beer to drink.

The classic style smoked beer is based on a classic beer style with the addition of smoked malt as the major difference. The beer alcohol, color, clarity, foam texture and retention, and carbonation will vary depending on the base style. Recommended glass and food pairings also depend on the base style but parmesan cheese, grilled vegetables and gingerbread cookies go with most smoked beer.

Beer Reviews

AleSmith Decadence 2011 Maple Smoked Barleywine

Brauerei Heller-Trum/Schlenkerla Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock*

Hammerheart Brewing Company Leif’s Smoked American Lager

Hammerheart Brewing Sutr’s Flame Smoked India Pale Ale

Oliphant Brewing Hans Macgruber

Under Pressure Brewing Company Smoked Ale

Venn Brewing Company #53 Cherry Smoked Black Ale

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