This beer is a traditional lager that was brewed in Germany and there are very few breweries left that still make this style. Rauchbier literally means “smoked beer” when translated from German. This lager was brewed with six different specialty malts, the most important one being a beech wood smoked malt. This malt is dried over an open flame giving the malt its smoky characteristic which is imparted into this beer during the mash phase. With 13% of the grist being smoked malt, this beer has a subtle smoke aroma and flavor that is balanced by the Czech Styrian Golding hops and other specialty malts. With an ABV of 4.8% and 22 IBU’s, this beer is very drinkable.

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