Reutberger Josefi Bock is a deceptively drinkable bock with fantastic long dry finish.
Maxlrainer's Schwarzbier is a classic of the style, full of roast and a hint of dark chocolate before a long, dry bittersweet finish.
Göller Weizenbock is a fine example of the style with a nice honey banana element to both its aroma and flavor.
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
You can buy most beers online but some beers you just have to go to the source but that's half the fun if you're a beerwanderer.
Oppl Zoigl is the real deal, made by one of a very limited number of producers in one of only five towns still following all the protocols of Zoigl brewing.
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