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Beer Styles 201: Weizenbock

This German style beer is nothing to bock about. It’s known for its high ABVs and high amount of wheat malt.

Beer Styles 201: Weizenbock

Style Name: Weizenbock pronounced “veye-tssen-bock” (NOT “wisen-bock!)

Substyle Region: Germany

Appearance: Pale to Amber with an opaque appearance

Flavor & Aroma: Fermented with a special yeast that gives the brew a slightly spicy, clove-like flavor.

Palate & Mouthfeel: Slightly caramelized malts give this beer a full-bodied mouthfeel with a rich and satisfying malty finish.

Food Pairings: hearty meats like venison and lamb, but works just as well with veal. For dessert try with apple pie or strudel, plum tarts or banana pudding.

Comments: The German Reinheitsgebot requires it to be made with 50% wheat malt, but usually it is made with 60-70%. The rest is Pils, Vienna or Munich malts.

Style Comparison: Bockbier is similar in style but it is a lager and the Weizenbock is an ale. It is also similar to a Hefeweizen or Weissbier with a higher ABV.

 

 

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