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German-Style Bock

Traditional bocks are all-malt brews and are high in malt sweetness. Malt character should be a balance of sweetness and toasted or nut-like malt. “Bock” translates as “goat”!

Category: Bocks

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Rib-Eye
  • Aged Swiss
  • Chocolate

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
45-50 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Dark Brown to Very Dark

Clarity

Clear

Carbonation (Visual)

Slow to Medium Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Mild to Noticeable

Hop

Hop flavor is low. Hop bitterness is perceived as medium, increasing proportionately with starting gravity

Malt

High malt character with aromas of toasted or nut-like malt, but not caramel

Esters

Fruity-ester aromas should be minimal, if present

Phenols

Not common to style.

Sensations

Body

Soft

Carbonation

Low to Medium

Finish Length

Short to Medium

Attenuation

Medium

Ingredients

Hops

German Noble

Malt

Pilsner, Munich, CaraMunich, Meussdoerffer Rost, Melanoidin

Water

Moderate carbonate water

Yeast

Lager

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