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Bock Bier
Posted by Euromannn on 2018-03-31 07:12:52

Bock Bier 

Confused by the overlapping usage of the term Bock beer. Urbock, Dopplebock, Maibock, Hellesbock, Hellerbock, Weizenbock.

There are so many beers looped into the category of Bock it's difficult to know what style of bock your really drinking. 

1. Maibock (may bock)- spring beer 6-7% ABV
(Helles Bock and Heller bock - maibock beers)
Ayinger Maibock, Mahr’s Bock, Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock, Capital Maibock, Einbecker Mai-Urbock, Hofbräu Maibock, Victory St. Boisterous, Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock, Smuttynose Maibock, Old Dominion Brewing Company Big Thaw Bock, [Brewery 85's Quittin' Time], Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Franconia Brewing Company Maibock Ale, Church Street maibock, and Tröegs Cultivator.

2. Urbock(original bock) - Schlenkerla rauch urbock beer in October 6.5%. Schlenkerla Oak Smoke is a Christmas bock beer 8.0%. 

3. Dopplebock - year round beer 6-7%
Predator, Paulaner Salvator, Ayinger Celebrator, Weihenstephaner Korbinian, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel, Spaten Optimator, Augustiner Maximator, Tucher Bajuvator, Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock, Capital Autumnal Fire, EKU 28, Eggenberg Urbock 23º.

4. Eisbock - 9-14%
Kulmbacher Reichelbräu Eisbock, Eggenberg, Schneider Aventinus Eisbock, Urbock Dunkel Eisbock(Combo style term), Franconia Brewing Company Ice Bock 17%.

The strongest ice-beer is produced by a Franconian company and is called Schorschbräu and is 57% ABV, a former world record for beer ABV.

5. Dunklebock and Weizenbock(Munich Region)
Starkbierfest is a dopplebock festival in March.
Dopple Bock beer from Schneider Weisse
Schneider Weisse - TAP6 Aventinus - 8,2% ABV
Schneider Weisse - TAP5 Mein Hopfenweisse - 8,2% ABV
Weihenstephaner - Vitus Wheatbuck - 7,7% ABV 

Bocks are also brewed in Poland, where they are known as "Koźlak" and available during the whole year. Notable examples include Koźlak Amber, Miłosław Koźlak, Cornelius Kożlak, Perła Kożlak.

Czech Republic
Once a year Budweiser Budvar brew the 7.5% Imperial with Saaz wet/green hops fresh from the farm and matured for 200 days for release in late spring.

Bamberg tends to brew a special BOCK from October to December. Schlenkerla Oak Smoke is a Christmas beer 8.0%.

   Bock Bier by Gerhard Schoolmann on  2018-03-31 08:25:32
     Bock Bier by Euromannn on  2018-03-31 08:38:44
     Bock Bier by Euromannn on  2018-03-31 17:49:22
       Bock Bier by Euromann on  2018-03-31 18:57:50
       Bock Bier by FredW on  2018-03-31 19:07:16
         Bock Bier by Euromann on  2018-03-31 21:24:28
           Bock Bier by FredW on  2018-03-31 21:54:16
             Bock Bier by Euromann on  2018-03-31 23:32:23
               Bock Bier by Andrew H on  2018-04-01 01:26:33
               Bock Bier by Jason on  2018-04-01 02:59:07
       Bock Bier by Gerhard Schoolmann on  2018-04-01 07:46:35
   Bock Bier by Uncle Jimbo on  2018-04-01 16:36:00
     Bock Bier by Jürgen Wening on  2018-04-05 05:44:15
                 Bock Bier by euromannn on  2018-05-17 15:26:02
                   Bock Bier by Jason  on  2018-05-18 04:14:24
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