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22B Other Smoked Beer

Average Score / 50
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Judge: Brian Robbins (b-robbins@comcast.net)
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 60252646
Style: 22B Other Smoked Beer
Beer Info:
Descriptors: Phenolic
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments:

Aroma:
Medium wood smoked meat, melanoidins. Underlying malt is bready and lightly sweet. No hop aroma. No discernible fermentation esters.
10 / 12

Appearance:
Yellow gold, fairly clear. Low head of medium bubbled white foam that fades quickly to a small ring.
2 / 3

Flavor:
Wood smoke gives moderate melanoidin and light smoked meat flavors. Underlying beer is malt focused with low hop bitterness and no hop flavor. Malty finish without lingering smoke aftertaste. Clean fermentation, no esters.
15 / 20

Mouthfeel:
Medium body, but the high melanoidin content gives the impression of being thicker. Medium carbonation that keeps the beer from feeling heavy. No astringency, no alcohol heat.
4 / 5

Overall:
An excellent beer, with the light smoke creating a nice harmonious balance with the helles lager.
A slightly lighter body could be achieved with a more attenuative yeast strain, more simple sugar fermentables, or in the case of all grain brewing, a lower mash temperature.
8 / 10

Total Score: 39 / 50

Style Accuracy: 4 / 5
Technical Merit: 4 / 5
Intangibles: 4 / 5


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