Bocks are some of the most elegant, yet strong lagers known to man. There are many sub categories to this amazing style of beer. You have the Traditional Bock, Maibock/Helles Bock, Dopplebock, Dunkles Bock, and the elusive Eisbock. Our brewery chose the Dopplebock to craft for several reasons. It has a significant historical impact in our beer history, but it also served as a sole food source for the monks who were on lent way back when.
The Dopplebock is full bodied and very malty beer. No hop aroma or flavor. Slight chocolately/roasted flavors can be found in these dark versions of the Dopplebock. It also has low fruitiness or other off-flavorings. Normally amber to dark brown in color it is a bigger version of the Traditional Bock or Helles Bock. Using Continental noble hops and moderate carbonate water this beer goes down very smooth. A German Brewmaster once said “The key to making a great Bock is to have the drinker not realize how strong it is until he stands up…”
After a glorious brew session we came up with our own Dopplebock and it weighs in at an outstanding 19.8° Plato! It won’t be ready until Springtime, so in the meantime enjoy some of our Christmas brews!