Formerly brewed at Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
5% Smoked |
3 Ratings |
Spring Seasonal |
This is a new addition to our lineup of seasonal lager beers. Stylistically, it is a Bamberg-type Marzen Rauchbier but with an extremely subtle and delicate smoke character. This "kiss of smoke" serves admirably both as a counterpoint to the rich malty flavor and as a compliment. The malt bill is entirely German and includes a small 10 percent addition of Weyermann smoked malt. 25 BUs of hops in the form of Magnum, Horizon and Sterling play a barely noticeable but important supporting role. Brewed in August 2007 and packaged the following month, this unfiltered and naturally carbonated lager has been shaping into form for nearly a year.