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.
By Justin Beerber on Nov. 24, 2016
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.
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