Brewery: Göller Town: Zeil am Main Style: Dopplebock Color: deep amber Head: massive, rocky Nose: malty, burnt caramel Body: full-bodied, low carbonation Palate: rich malt, slight roastiness, burnt caramel Finish: clean, slightly dry and bittersweet Served: from a bottle bought locally Impression: I wasn't sure what to expect from Göller before going there as it … Continue reading Göller Dunkles Bockbier
Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Hellerbock is a classic example of the style. Rich and malty with ample hopping, making for a dryish finish.
Beer hiking is alive and well in small town Aying, just outside Munich. There's no better way to build up your hunger and thirst than hiking in a winter wonderland.
Ayinger Winter Bock is a rich dark brew with lots of dried fruit and fair hopping in the long dry bittersweet finish.
Der Dunkle Reh-Bock is a fine Dopplebock with a rich malty palate and bittersweet finish.
Eiche is Schlenkerla's renowned Dopplebock with a softer smokiness than its stablemates and a drying finish for its strength.
Höhn's Görchla-Bock is a serviceable Bock with some grain in the nose and palate. Its soft mouthfeel and subtle hopping make easy drinking.
Ambräusianum's Bockbier is a fair example of the style with a rich malty palate and slightly bitter finish.
Schwan's Weihnachtsbock is a balanced if unremarkable bock with some firm hoppiness to an otherwise malty palate.
You can buy most beers online but some beers you just have to go to the source but that's half the fun if you're a beerwanderer.