Upright Smoked Alt

Brewed by Upright Brewing
Portland, Oregon USA
4.5% Smoked | 7 Ratings |
Smoked Alt is our annual rauchbier. We flavor the malt using our own smoker, using a new wood and recipe each year while maintaining a German theme. This batch is based on a classic copper colored alt beer that included 220 pounds of malt smoked with oak barrel staves that previously held the Fantasia and Saison du Blodget, two different sour beers. The alt has a gentle nose of oak and apple with light perfume and floral notes, followed by a smooth palate where the smoke takes center stage without being overwhelming. The finish is very soft thanks to the water profile and an authentic yeast strain, and at only 4.5% this is the most drinkable rauchbier we’ve made yet.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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