25-B. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer

Wood-Aged Darks are brown to black. For purposes of competition these wood-aged beers have color greater than 18 SRM or 36 EBC, and contain alcohol less than 5.2% abw or 6.5% abv. Paler wood-aged beers (<18 SRM or <36 EBC) or higher alcohol wood-aged beers (>5% abw or >6.25% abv) of any color would be more appropriately considered as other beer styles. Any lager, ale or hybrid beer in the appropriate color range, either a traditional style or a unique experimental beer, can be aged for a period of time in a wooden barrel or in contact with wood. Primary character of the original beer style may or may not be apparent. These beers are aged with the intention of imparting the particularly unique character of the wood and/or what has previously been in the barrel; but, wood aged is not necessarily synonymous with imparting wood-flavors. New wood character can be characterized as a complex blend of vanillin and/or other unique wood character. Used sherry, rum, bourbon, scotch, port, wine and other barrels are often used, imparting complexity and uniqueness to beer. Ultimately a balance of flavor, aroma and mouthfeel are sought with the marriage of new beer with wood and/or barrel flavors. Wood-Aged Dark Beers may or may not have Brettanomyces character. Body is variable with style. For purposes of competition fruited or spiced dark beer that is wood and barrel aged would also be appropriately entered in this style. Sour wood-aged beers of any color or strength would more appropriately be considered Wood-Aged Sour Beer.
To allow for accurate judging the brewer must provide additional information about the entry including the classic ale, lager or experimental beer style being aged in wood, type of wood used (new or old, oak or other wood type), previous liquids in the barrel if any (port/ whiskey/ wine/ sherry/other), fruit(s) or spice(s) used if any, etc. Beer entries not accompanied by this information will be at a disadvantage during judging.

Original Gravity (°Plato) : Varies with style
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) : Varies with style
Alcohol by Weight (Volume) : 3.0%-5.2% (3.75%-6.5%)
Bitterness (IBU) : Varies with style
Color SRM (EBC) : >18 (>36 EBC)

25-B. 木片および木樽熟成ダークビール

 このスタイルに出品するビールは、ベースにしたビールのスタイル名、ホップ、麦芽以外の原料、エイジングに用いた木樽または木片の種類 (新オークまたは古オーク、檜、杉など)、および酒樽再利用の場合はその酒類(シェリー樽、ウィスキー樽、ワイン樽など)、フルーツまたはスパイスを使用している場合はその名称を明示することが求められる。これらについての情報が添付されていないビールは、審査の際に不利となる場合がある。

初期比重 (プラート度) : ベースにしたビアスタイルに基づく
最終比重 (プラート度) : ベースにしたビアスタイルに基づく
アルコール度数 : 3.75%-6.5%
ビタネス・ユニット : ベースにしたビアスタイルに基づく
色度数 : >18 (>36 EBC)
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