A Hard Beer’s Night (& Day)

The first tapping of the Christmas Bock at Zehendner turns out to be an adventure but the beer hike the next day saved the day.

Göller Weizenbock

Göller Weizenbock is a fine example of the style with a nice honey banana element to both its aroma and flavor.

Weiher Bock

Weiher is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Bock is a classic Hellerbock with a malty palate and dryish, bittersweet finish.

Göller Dunkles Bockbier

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 Hellerbock

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Hellerbock is a classic example of the style. Rich and malty with ample hopping, making for a dryish finish.

Walking in a Winter Bock Wonderland

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

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

Der Dunkle Reh-Bock is a fine Dopplebock with a rich malty palate and bittersweet finish.

Heller (Schlenkerla) Eiche

Eiche is Schlenkerla's renowned Dopplebock with a softer smokiness than its stablemates and a drying finish for its strength.

Höhn Görchla-Bock

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.