Schübel Kellerbock

Schübel Kellerbock is an interesting unfiltered Bock with some Weizenbock elements but firm hopping showing as it warms.

Ebensfelder Heller Bock

Ebensfelder Heller Bock is a richly malty but well-balanced brew with ample hopping, making for a dry easy drinking Bock.

Ebensfelder Dunkler Bock

Ebensfelder Dunkler Bock is a rich contemplate brew full of cocoa and roast and is deceptively strong at 7.2%. It's one of my favorites of 2020.

Leupser Weihnachtsbock

Gradl's everyday dark beer is one of Bavaria's finest and their elusive Weihnachtsbock is a dark Christmas treat with lots of roast and hops to counterbalance the ample malt which brings this potent Bock to 7.2%.

Hennemann Bockbier Dunkel

Hennemann Bockbier Dunkel is a rich unfiltered chestnut beauty with a gorgeous rocky tan head and rich malty palate tinged with burnt toffee. There are ample hops to make for a semi-dry bittersweet finish.

Trunk Nothelfer Silber Bock

Trunk Nothelfer Silber Bock is a good example of a balanced Hellerbock with a rich malt base and fine underlying hops making the finish semi-dry and somewhat bitter.

Grasser Kathrein Bock (bottle)

Grasser Kathrein Bock is a marvelous Hellerbock from the Franconian brewing legend in Huppendorf. It's a great mix of rich malt and fine hops with a dry bittersweet finish. It's dangerously drinkable at 7.5%.

Friedel Friedelsator

Fischer Rauchbier is now brewed by Rittmayer in Hallerndorf and on my recent sampling it was much better than their Kellerbier with a light smokiness adding a touch of bitterness to the malty brew.

Schleicher Kaltenbrunner Bock

Schleicher Kaltenbrunner Bock is a rich malty brew with some honey and grain for good measure. The finish is semi-dry and clean.

Penning Weihnachtsfestbier

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Weihnachtsfestbier is a Christmas treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Fest has a great malty palate and dry finish and is easy to drink at 5.5%.