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.
Weiher is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Weizenbock may not be a traditional one but the addition of hops is much welcomed and makes for a tasty but easy drinking brew.
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.
Ayinger Winter Bock is a rich dark brew with lots of dried fruit and fair hopping in the long dry bittersweet finish.
Eiche is Schlenkerla's renowned Dopplebock with a softer smokiness than its stablemates and a drying finish for its strength.
Ott's Bock is a fine Hellerbock but its finish could be a bit drier with more bitterness.
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