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Bamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier

Bamberg-Style Helles Rauchbiers are light pale to golden. Chill haze should not be perceived. This is a malt-emphasized beer, with malt aromas reminiscent of freshly and very lightly toasted sweet malted barley present. Beech wood smoky malt character ranging from very low to medium should be present in the aroma. Smoke aroma characters are not harshly phenolic, but rather very smooth. Malt aromas are often balanced with low level character of yeast produced sulfur compounds. Caramel aroma should not be present. Fruity-ester and diacetyl aromas should not be perceived. Hop aroma is very low to low, deriving from noble-type hops. Malt flavors reminiscent of freshly and very lightly toasted sweet malted barley is present. Beech wood smoky malt flavors ranging from very low to medium should be present. Smoke character is not harshly phenolic, but rather very smooth, almost rendering a perception of mild sweetness to this style of beer. Malt flavors are often balanced with low level character of yeast produced sulfur compounds. Caramel flavor should not be present. Hop flavor is very low to low, deriving from noble-type hops, with hop flavor not implying hop bitterness. Hop bitterness is low to medium. Fruity-ester and diacetyl flavors should not be perceived. Body is medium.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.044 - 1.050 (11 - 12.4)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.008 - 1.012 (2.1 - 3.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.80% - 4.40% (4.80% - 5.60%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (18 - 25)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 4 - 5.5 (8 - 11)
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