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%. This gravity dispense version at Der Pelikan Best of Bock 2023 was a notch drier in the lingering finish.
Schroll Bock is a dark rich beauty with a hint of licorice and a fine dryish bittersweet finish. This version from gravity dispense at Der Pelikan Best of Bock 2023 was extra dry.
What color is a Maibock? Any color. When does it come out? Usually late April into early May. How long does it last? Not long. Head to the Bierquellenwanderweg to hike an amazing beer hiking trail and taste some of the finest dark lagers on the planet. Go very early in May and you'll find two lovely Maibocks too.
Klosterbräu Maibock is a richly malty amber Bock with some apricot in the nose and a moreishly dry lingering semi-bitter finish.
Penning Hetzelsdorfer Bockbier is an quaffable treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Bock has a gorgeous amber hue and rich malty palate with hints of caramel. The lingering bittersweet finish makes it moreish at 6.5%.
Forst-Quell Bock is another great beer from the brewery, coming out on Ash Wednesday at their annual Bockanstich. It's full of dried fruit and the lingering finish is quite dry for its strength and dangerously moreish.
Dorn-Bräu Doppelbock is a richly malty Hallerbock with some grain in the mix before the hops dry things out in the lingering semi-dry finish. Dangerously drinkable at 7.5%
Wurm Jura Quell Doppelbock is a gorgeous richly malty potent brew of 7.5% with both caramel and roast in the nose and palate before a lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet finish.
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%.
Eller Birkacher Bock is balanced, fruity seasonal beer with a lingering semi-dry, bittersweet finish.