Schneider Aventinus is the original Weizenbock and remains the gold bar standard by which all are judged. Aventinus Eisbock is concentrated version of it. Let's compare the two.
Weizenbock is one of Bavaria's creations and there are many great examples. Two very different ones are Schneider's seminal Aventinus and its collaboration with Brooklyn Brewing, Hopfenweisse.
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 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 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 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%.
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 is a rich malty brew with some honey and grain for good measure. The finish is semi-dry and clean.
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%.
Penning Hetzelsdorfer Weihnachtsbock is a Christmas treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Bock has a great malty palate and dry finish and is easy to drink at 6.5%.