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Pearl Street Brewery

Pearl Street Brewery
Smokin’ Hemp Porter

Category: Smoked Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Pearl Street Brewery
Smokin’ Hemp Porter

Category: Smoked Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Walnut color. Aromas of lapsang suchong, char-roasted cashews, and petit jambon de paris with a slightly chewy, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a medium-length cream, water crackers with smoked brie, minerals, and earth finish. A never-heavy smoked beer that opens up a lot of interesting pairing possibilities.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lapsang suchong, char-roasted cashews, and petit jambon de Paris
Taste Flavor: cream, water crackers with smoked brie, minerals, and earth
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food, on its own and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, BBQ Chicken, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A never-heavy smoked beer that opens up a lot of interesting pairing possibilities.

The Producer

Pearl Street Brewery

The Producer
1401 Saint Andrew St
La Crosse, WI 54603
USA
1 608-784-4832

Smoked Beer

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
The category of smoked beer represents a diverse range of ale styles. Smoked beers range from 5-9.5% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by assertive smoky flavors and aromas resulting from a portion of the malted barley kilned over open fire. Smoke flavors and aromas may be heavily influenced by the total portion of malt kilned using this method in addition to the specific type of wood utilized. Woods such as Beechwood, Cedar and Cherry are commonly used and impart very specific flavors to the final beer. Great examples of beers in this category strike a harmonious balance between both the base beer style and the departed flavors and aromas of the smoked malt. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Smoke Ale, Caldera Rauch Ür Bock, and Stone Smoked Porter.