Classic Style Smoked Beer
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.