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German-Style Weizenbock

This beer is a wheat version of a German-style bock, or a bigger and beefier dunkelweizen. Malt mellanoidins and weizen ale yeast are the star ingredients. If served with yeast, the appearance may appropriately be very cloudy.With flavors of bready malt and dark fruits like plum, raisin, and grape, this style is low on bitterness and high on carbonation. Balanced clove-like phenols and fruity, banana-like esters produce a well-rounded aroma.

Category: Bocks

Food Pairings

  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Manchego
  • Banana Bread

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
45-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Gold to Very Dark

Clarity

Hazy

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Mild to Noticeable

Hop

Hop aroma is not perceived. Hop bitterness is low

Malt

Nutmeg, vanilla, caramel, plums, prunes, raisins, grapes and cocoa, with rum and brandy flavors to boot. Medium malty sweetness is present. If dark, a mild roasted malt aroma and flavor should emerge

Esters

Fruity-ester and banana-like elements

Phenols

Clove

Fermentation By-Products

If served with yeast, appearance may appropriately be very cloudy

Sensations

Body

Moderate to Mouth-Coating

Carbonation

Medium

Finish Length

Medium to Long

Attenuation

Low

Ingredients

Hops

German Noble

Malt

Malted Wheat, Munich, Special "B", Crystal, Pale Chocolate

Water

Varies

Yeast

Weizen Ale

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