Classic Style Smoked Beer

BJCP 2021:


Classic Style Smoked Beers present a harmonious blend of smoke and traditional beer characteristics, creating a unique and enjoyable drinking experience. The appearance of these beers is variable, often reflecting the base beer style but typically appearing slightly darker. The aroma strikes a balance between the expected scent of the base beer and the smokiness imparted by smoked malts. This smokiness can range from subtle to assertive, with the quality and secondary characteristics of the smoke depending on the source, such as alder, oak, or beechwood. However, sharp, phenolic, or burnt smoke-derived aromatics are considered inappropriate.

The flavor profile of Classic Style Smoked Beers mirrors the aroma, offering a balance between smokiness and the base beer's expected flavor characteristics. The smoky flavors can range from woody to bacon-like, depending on the type of malts used. While the balance between the underlying beer characteristics and smoke can vary, the resulting blend should be balanced and enjoyable. Smoke can also add a dryness to the finish. It's important to note that harsh, bitter, burnt, or rubbery smoke-derived flavors are generally inappropriate.



In Database
3.7 < 5.6 < 8.5 %


In Database
11 < 27 < 81 IBU


In Database
7 < 26 < 98 EBC
3 < 13 < 50 SRM

Original Extract

In Database
7.8 < 13.6 < 19.6 °P
1.031 < 1.056 < 1.082 OG

Final Gravity

In Database
1.3 < 3.1 < 5.3 °P
1.005 < 1.012 < 1.021 FG

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