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German-Style Maibock

Also called “heller bock” (meaning “pale bock”), the German-style Maibock is paler in color and more hop-centric than traditional bock beers. A lightly toasted and/or bready malt character is often evident.

Category: Bocks

Food Pairings

  • Ham
  • Swiss
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Goblet
45-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Pale to Light Amber

Clarity

Clear

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Mild to Noticeable

Hop

Hop aroma and flavor are low to medium low, deriving from noble-type hops. Hop bitterness is low

Malt

A lightly toasted and/or bready malt aroma is often evident. Roasted or heavy toast/caramel malt aromas should be absent

Esters

Fruity-ester flavors may be low, if present

Phenols

Not common to style

Sensations

Body

Soft

Carbonation

Medium to High

Finish Length

Short to Medium

Attenuation

Medium - High

Ingredients

Hops

German Noble

Malt

Pilsner, Munich, Vienna

Water

Varies

Yeast

Lager

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