STF x Thornbridge
Smoky dark lager with sweet, fruity notes.
Celebrate variety. Reflect a sense of place. Brew modern takes on traditional styles. Brew contemporary styles with a twist. Avoid overused hop varieties. Full flavour spectrum brewing.
This is the Big Ideas Series, the first set of releases from the brewery. The beers are all unfined, vegan friendly and conditioned in package: bottle, keg and cask. We love our beers and hope you do too... let us know!
Description and Tasting Notes
Brewed in collaboration with Thornbridge Brewery, our Rauchbier is a smoky lager with huge character derived from a harmonious blend of quality German malt and subtle yeast esters.
Dark mahogany with a creamy off-white head and an immediate full-on smoky aroma that quickly starts to reveal layers of vanilla, raspberry, coffee, toffee, maple syrup and chocolate. There’s a lot going on and different characteristics come to the fore with every sip, but it’s a refreshingly light and easy drinking beer; the smokiness gently subsiding as the layers are peeled away, leading to a smooth, sweet finish. At its core this is a dark, malty lager with just enough smoke… like a liquid version of a pack of Revels, eaten by the fire.
Can/keg conditioned, vegan friendly
Malts: Beech Smoked, Wheat, Melanoidin, Munich, Carafa III
Hops: Magnum, Tettnanger
Other: Maltodextrin, Sugar