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AHA Guideline

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Bamberg-Style Märzen Rauchbier

Bamberg-Style Märzen Rauchbiers are pale to light brown. Chill haze should not be perceived. Aroma should strike a balance between malt, hop and smoke. Sweet toasted malt aroma is present. Beech wood smoky malt character ranging from very low to medium should be present in the aroma. Smoke aroma characters are neither harshly phenolic nor acrid, but rather very smooth. Fruity-ester and diacetyl aromas should not be perceived. Hop aroma is very low to low, deriving from noble-type hops. Medium-low to medium toasted malt sweetness is present. Very low to medium beech wood smoky malt flavors are very smooth, not harshly phenolic or acrid. Hop flavor is very low to low, deriving from noble-type hops. Hop bitterness is low to medium. Fruity-ester and diacetyl flavors should not be perceived. Body is full.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.050 - 1.060 (12.4 - 14.7)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.012 - 1.020 (3.1 - 5.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 4.00% - 4.70% (5.10% - 6.00%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (18 - 25)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 4 - 15 (8 - 30)