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Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 6 Schlenkerla Fastenbier vs Kräusen

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. The have a great line-up of seasonal beers and in this comparison, we look at their pre-Easter Fastenbier and autumn Urbock.

Becher-Bräu Weizen Bock

Becher-Bräu Weizen Bock is a hearty 8.5% with noticeable alcohol mixed in with dried fruit in both the nose and palate. The lingering finish is semi-dry.

Penning Maibock

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Maibock is a May 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%.

Becher-Bräu Josefi Bock

Becher-Bräu Josefi Bock is a hearty dark contemplative brew of 8.2%, full or rich malt and a hint of dark chocolate. It's dry for its strength and the finish is bittersweet.

Trunk Nothelfer Fastenbock

Trunk Nothelfer Fastenbock is a dark dangerous brew at 8%, full of rich malt, milk chocolate and burnt caramel.

Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 5 Schlenkerla Urbock vs Fastenbier

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. The have a great line-up of seasonal beers and in this comparison, we look at their pre-Easter Fastenbier and autumn Urbock.

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Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 4 Schneider Aventinus vs Aventinus Eisbock

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.

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Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 3 Schneider Aventinus vs Hopfenweisse

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.

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.