Category 110: Smoke Beer

Color:
Any beer of any style incorporating smoke, and therefore may range from very light to black
Clarity:
Varies with underlying beer style
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Varies with underlying beer style
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Varies with underlying beer style
Fermentation Characteristics:
For Smoke Beers based on lager styles, any phenolic notes (if present) should be derived from smoke; in such lagers yeast-derived phenolics should not be present.
Body:
Varies with underlying beer style
Additional Notes:
Any style of beer can be smoked. The goal is to reach a balance between the style’s character and the smoky properties. Any smoke beer that does not fit other smoke beer categories are appropriately categorized here. *When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, brewers may be asked to provide supplemental information about entries in this category to allow for accurate evaluation of diverse entries. Such information might include the underlying beer style(s), or other information unique to the entry such as type of wood smoke or processing which influence perceived sensory outcomes.*
Alcohol by Volume:
Varies with style
IBU:
Varies with style
SRM Color:
Varies with style