Steel & Oak Brewing Co. – Smoked Lager

Steel & Oak Brewing Smoked Lager Review


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3.9 out of 5


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

    A big smoke flavour that lets some of the more subtle lager traits shine through

  • Cons:

    Smoke is intense and may be too much for some

  • Conclusion:

    A smokey and intense flavour with subtle lager flavour that comes forward

Steel & Oak Brewing Smoked Lager Review Steel & Oak Brewing Co. – Smoked Lager Review

As a limited release brew, New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing has created a Smoked Lager. This beer is 5.5% alcohol and 22 IBUs for a moderate approach to an intense style. From the bomber bottle the Smoke Lager is a bright golden colour with two thick fingers of lacing head. The smell is quite smokey but not so intense as to mask the other notes. A subtle citrus and pilsner malt character comes through on the nose along side a fairly intense smoke. Tasting the beer is similar to the nose. The smoke starts early on along side the mellow citrus character and crisp pilsner like flavour. This builds into a heavily smoked finish that leaves a lingering campfire flavour long after. The smoke in this beer is intense and enjoyment of that flavour is a pre-requisite. For the seasoned smoke-fan though, there is room on the palate to let some of the other, more traditional lager flavours shine.


Alcohol – 5.5%
IBU – 22
Size – 650ml

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