Heller Doppelbock: This is a style I am increasingly seeing in Franconia. While Doppelbocks have traditionally been dark, once a Hellerbock goes above 8%, can you realistically still call it a mere Bock? While Lang-Bräu Heller Bock is “only” 7.5%, it does have a lot of alcohol in the flavor. It’s labeled a Bock but also says it’s a real Heller Doppelbock in smaller print. Less uncertain is Meinel-Bräu Heller Doppelbock, a dangerously drinkable 8%.
increasingly, we are seeing Heller Doppelbocks