Wiesener Frühlingsbock

Wiesener Frühlingsbock from Bürgerliches Brauhaus is a gorgeous deep golden Hellerbock with an ample rocky head and spicy floral hoppy nose. Balanced richly malty palate features a nice spicy hop element. The lingering finish is semi-dry and bittersweet.

Roppelt (Trossenfurt) Bockbier bottle

Roppelt Bockbier is richly malty with some caramel before the lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet finish.

Düll Bock

Düll Bock is an unfiltered amber beauty with tons of malt but well-balanced with ample hopping making for a sublimely dry and moreish Bock at 7.7%. One of Franconia's best.

Grasser Kathrein Bock from gravity dispense

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 from gravity dispense

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.

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I see a Maibock and I want to paint it black

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.

Penning Bockbier

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%.

Forstquell-Bock

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.

Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 15 Schlenkerla Märzen vs Unfiltered Märzen

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. They have a great line-up of seasonal beers and in this comparison, we look at their flagship Märzen and a special edition unfiltered version of it.

Dorn-Bräu Doppelbock bottle

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%