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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Amber Malty European Lager Rauchbier

BJCP 6B

BJCP 2015 6B Rauchbier example
6B - Rauchbier

 

Overall Impression

An elegant, malty German amber lager with a balanced, complementary beechwood smoke character. Toasty-rich malt in aroma and flavor, restrained bitterness, low to high smoke flavor, clean fermentation profile, and an attenuated finish are characteristic.

Comments

Literally "smoke beer" in German. The intensity of smoke character can vary widely; not all examples are highly smoked. Allow for variation in the style when judging. Other examples of smoked beers are available in Germany based on styles such as Dunkles Bock, Weissbier, Dunkel, Schwarzbier, and Helles, including examples such as Spezial Lager; these should be entered in the Classic Style Smoked Beer category. This description specifically refers to the smoked Märzen version.

Commercial Examples

Eisenbahn Rauchbier, Kaiserdom Rauchbier, Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen, Spezial Rauchbier Märzen Victory Scarlet Fire Rauchbier

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VITAL

  • OG:  1050 - 1057
  • FG:  1012 - 1016
  • ABV: 4.8 - 6
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • SRM: 12 - 22
BJCP 2015 6B - Rauchbier Commercial Example
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