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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Lager
Sub-Style Name:Bamberg-Style (Smoke) Rauchbier Lager
Origin:European-Germanic
Description:

Rauchbier should have smoky characters that range from detectable to prevalent in the aroma and flavor. Smoke character is not harshly phenolic, but rather very smooth, almost rendering a perception of mild sweetness to this style of beer.

The beer is generally toasted malty sweet and full-bodied with low to medium-low hop bitterness. Noble-type hop flavor is low but may be perceptible. The aroma should strike a balance between malt, hop, and smoke. Fruity esters, diacetyl, and chill haze should not be perceived.

Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):3.6-5% (4.6-6.3%)
Bitterness:20-30
Colour:10-20 (20-40 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.048-1.060 (12-14.5 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.012-1.016 (3-4 šPlato)

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