Steel & Oak Brewing Co. – Beechwood Smoked Doppelbock

Steel & Oak Smoked Doppelbock Review


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  • Brewery: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Doppelbock, Smoked
  • Pros:

    A delicious smokiness that does not mask the more traditional Doppelbock flavours

  • Cons:

    Quite strong and a touch boozy

  • Conclusion:

    A big and strong beer with a very well balanced smokiness.

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Steel & Oak Brewery has made a name for themselves with smoked beers since first launching their Smoked Hefeweizen. As a limited release brew they have brewed up a Beechwood Smoked Honey Dopelbock. This beer is strong at 7.9% and comes in at 20 IBUs. Pouring from the bomber bottle this seasonal release German Strong-Lager pours as a light amber colour with two fingers of densely packed head. A lightly smoked aroma comes through along with a lightly sweet, German style malt and hop tone. Steel & Oak has yet again done a fantastic job balancing the overpowering aroma of smoke with traditional notes that you would expect from a Doppelbock. The body is big with a smooth, and thick texture. The high alcohol content is apparent but not in a boozy way. The smooth texture leads into a nice, mellow smoke tone that slightly masks the German malt and hop tones. This is clearly a Doppelbock but has quite a bit more to it than that. The strength of alcohol along with the smoke tones elevate this beer into a category of its own in style and unique deliciousness.


Alcohol – 7.9%
Size – 650ml
IBU – 20

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