Hartmann's Bock Dunkel is a fair example of the style with a rich malty palate and somewhat sticky finish.
Binkert's Bock is a fair example of the style with a rich malty palate and slightly bitter finish.
Ambräusianum's Bockbier is a fair example of the style with a rich malty palate and slightly bitter finish.
Schlenkerla's Kräusen is not just a less smoky summer beer, it's a great hoppy kellebier with a slight smokiness that makes it a yet another winner from this aclaimed Bamberg brewery.
Bocks are the wild card in German brewing. Though they can be sticky affairs, the best seem to be able to straddle the necessary big malt presence in these high octane brews and ride out in dryish style. Finding them isn't always easy but you can up your odds but doing it in Franconia, where … Continue reading The Bocks of Bamberg