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German-Style Doppelbock

“Doppel” meaning “double,” this style is a bigger and stronger version of the lower-gravity German-style bock beers. Originally made by monks in Munich, this style is very food-friendly and rich in mellanoidins reminiscent of toasted bread. Color is copper to dark brown. Malty sweetness is dominant but should not be cloying. Malt character is more reminiscent of fresh and lightly toasted Munich-style malt, more so than caramel or toffee malt. Doppelbocks are full-bodied, and alcoholic strength is on the higher end.

Category: Bocks

Food Pairings

  • Pork or Ham
  • Strong Cheeses
  • German Chocolate Cake

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
45-50 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Copper to Dark Brown

Clarity

Clear

Carbonation (Visual)

Slow to Medium Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Mild to Noticeable

Hop

Hop aroma should be absent. Hop flavor and bitterness are low

Malt

Dominant aromas are reminiscent of fresh and lightly toasted Munich-style malt, more so than caramel or toffee. Some elements of caramel and toffee can be evident in aroma and contribute to complexity, but the predominant malt aroma is an expression of toasted barley

Esters

Prune, Plum, Grape

Phenols

Not common to style

Sensations

Body

Soft

Carbonation

Low to Medium

Finish Length

Medium

Attenuation

Medium - High

Ingredients

Hops

German Noble

Malt

Pilsner, Munich, Vienna, CaraMunich

Water

Varies

Yeast

Lager

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