- Type: Barrel Aged, Hefeweizen, Smoked
- Brand: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
A favourite Steel & Oak beer that has been aged in barrels for a year to add a punch.
The whiskey tones are quite strong off the bat
A strong barrel aged wheat beer that will mellow as you drink for a great complexity of flavour.
The first beer to be released in Steel & Oak Brewing’s new Oak Aged Series of beers is the infamous Smoked Hefeweizen. The beer made great waves when released in its standard form and now, the beer has been aged for 12 months in Jack Daniel’s barrels. From the bottle the beer pours an amber colour with a thick finger of head that leaves a light ring of lacing on the glass as it settles. The aroma from this beer is massive with strong whiskey-oak notes that take charge. A light clove, banana and smoke tone comes through as well but the bourbon (actually Tenessee Whiskey) smells don’t leave much room for anything else. The body is rather large for a hefeweizen with a strong carbonation factor. The bubbles give a lightness and a touch of sour to the start before the hefeweizen and bourbon aspects build up. The light, smoked tones and clove flavours build as a woody and slightly boozy, whisky tone comes in for a punch. As the beer comes to a finish the whiskey, oak and smoke linger behind in a strong and intense flavour package. After a few sips of the beer the bourbon flavours seem to mellow slightly. Once you are half way through your glass the Hefeweizen flavours actually become more apparent. The clove, banana and wheat flavours are more pronounced and the light smoke also emerges with a bit more strength. The Barrel Aged version of Steel & Oak’s Smoked Hefeweizen may seem a bit sharp to start but it will mellow as it goes and show its true colours
Alcohol – 7.5%
Size – 650ml