Smoked Beer

BJCP 2021:


The Smoked Beer category encompasses specialty-type beers characterized by a distinct smoke flavor. This category is divided into two subcategories: Classic Style Smoked Beer and Specialty Smoked Beer. The Classic Style Smoked Beer is intended for smoked versions of traditional beer styles, excluding those where smoke is an inherent part of the style, such as Rauchbier. The Specialty Smoked Beer, on the other hand, includes Smoked Beers based on non-classic styles or those with additional specialty ingredients like fruits, vegetables, or spices.

The overall impression of these beers is a well-balanced fusion of malt and hops from the base beer style with a pleasant and agreeable smoke character. Different woods used for smoking the malt, such as beechwood, oak, maple, or fruitwoods, impart unique flavors and aromas.

Distinct beer styles within this category:



In Database
3.4 < 5.8 < 9.4 %


In Database
9 < 27 < 77 IBU


In Database
6 < 28 < 103 EBC
3 < 14 < 52 SRM

Original Extract

In Database
7.8 < 14.0 < 21.3 °P
1.031 < 1.057 < 1.090 OG

Final Gravity

In Database
1.3 < 3.3 < 5.9 °P
1.005 < 1.013 < 1.023 FG

Popularity Over Time

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Most Used Hops

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