Schwan Weihnactsbock bottle

Schwan's Weihnachtsbock is a balanced if unremarkable bock with some firm hoppiness to an otherwise malty palate.

Griess Bockbier

Griess Bockbier is one of Franconia's best with a balanced palate featuring floral hops and fruity malt. The lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish is moreish.

Meinel-Bräu Heller Doppelbock

Meinel-Bräu Heller Doppelbock is richly malty rare Heller Doppelbock with some biscuit and caramel in the 8% package.

Becher-Bräu/BräuBrüder Bock

Becher-Bräu/BräuBrüder Bock is a nice balanced fruity amber Bock with a lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet finish. Dangerous at 7.5%.

Gold-Ochsen Festbock

Gold-Ochsen Festbock is a richly malty but surprisingly dry and fruity bock with a moreish finish. Dangerous at 8%

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Kaiser Bockbier

Kaiser Bockbier is an amber brew with an enticing fruity nose and fair hopping offset well by ample malt. This dangerously drinkable 7.5% Bock has a semi-dry moreish finish.

Becher-Bräu Weizen Bock

Becher-Bräu Weizen Bock is a hearty 8.5% with noticeable alcohol mixed in with dried fruit in both the nose and palate. The lingering finish is semi-dry.

Becher-Bräu Josefi Bock

Becher-Bräu Josefi Bock is a hearty dark contemplative brew of 8.2%, full or rich malt and a hint of dark chocolate. It's dry for its strength and the finish is bittersweet.

Mühlenbräu Dunkler Bock

Mühlendbräu Dunkler Bock is an easily approachable but full-flavored brew. It's dry finish makes it moreish.