Meinel-Bräu Heller Doppelbock

unfilterd amber beer with big head in lidded mug
Meinel-Bräu Heller Doppelbock

Brewery: Meinel-Bräu
Town:
Hof
Style: Heller Doppelbock

Color:
unfiltered golden
Head: white
, rocky
Nose:
richly malty, caramel, biscuit
Body:
full
Palate:
richly malty, some caramel, fine underlying hops
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet

Served: from a bottle bought in Munich

Impression: I was surprised and happy to find this in a local shop but initially disappointed it wasn’t a Dunkler Doppelbock. I quite like their Dunkles but this is one fine example of what is becoming more common, a light colored strong Bock. At 8%, it’s definitely not a regular Bock but out of the traditional Doppelbock mold too. It’s got some yeast in the bottle, giving it a hazy golden hue and the head is formidable. There’s some biscuit and caramel in the richly malty nose which is pretty much the way the full-bodied beer tastes. There’s some fine underlying hops for good measure that dry it out nicely in the lingering bittersweet finish. Quite good.

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