Ayinger brews two great dark Bocks but which one is better? Celebrator or the Winter Bock? Time to test the two.
Ayinger Celebrator is a rich dark brew with lots of dried fruit and fair hopping in the long dry bittersweet finish.
Roppelt Bock is a deceptively strong dry for its strength Bock with a dry fruity flavor and a long, dry bittersweet 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.
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