Specialty Smoked Beer

BJCP 2021:


The Specialty Smoked Beer style, while it shares the fundamental characteristics of smoke infusion with the Classic Style Smoked Beer, it diverges significantly in its creative use of additional ingredients and processes. This style is not just about the smoke; it's about how the smoke interacts and harmonizes with a variety of base beer styles and additional components like fruits, vegetables, or spices.

Specialty Smoked Beer is similar to traditional smoked beer but often presents a slightly darker hue, influenced by the base beer style and any added ingredients. The aroma and flavor profiles of this style are more complex and varied compared to standard smoked beers. While both styles feature the presence of smoked malt, Specialty Smoked Beer elevates this with a balance between the base beer's characteristics, the smoke, and the unique twist provided by specialty ingredients. This results in a broader spectrum of aroma and flavor nuances, where the smoke may range from subtle to assertive and is often complemented by the varietal wood smoke character.



In Database
3.4 < 6.0 < 10.0 %


In Database
9 < 27 < 76 IBU


In Database
6 < 29 < 106 EBC
3 < 15 < 54 SRM

Original Extract

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8.1 < 14.4 < 21.8 °P
1.032 < 1.059 < 1.092 OG

Final Gravity

In Database
1.3 < 3.3 < 6.3 °P
1.005 < 1.013 < 1.025 FG

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