German-Style Doppelbock

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German-Style Doppelbock Beer

German-Style Doppelbock is a strong, malty German beer that was originally brewed by monks as a source of sustenance during Lent. Doppelbock means “double bock,” and this style of beer is indeed stronger than a traditional bock, with an alcohol content that can range from 6% to 8%, and sometimes closer to 10%.

German-Style Doppelbocks are copper to dark brown or black in colour and have a rich, roasted malt flavour. They are often used as “sculpting beers,” meaning that they add body and depth to blended beers. German-Style Doppelbocks are also sometimes aged in wood barrels, which impart additional flavours of vanilla and caramel. Whether you’re enjoying a German-Style Doppelbock on its own or using it to enhance another beer, this rich, flavorful style is sure to please.

German-Style Doppelbock Details

  • Color: 12-30 SRM
  • Bitterness: 17-27 IBU
  • Alcohol: 6.6-7.9% ABV
  • Glass: Tulip
  • Temperature: 7-10°C
  • Color: Copper to Dark Brown
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Hop: Low
  • Malt: Malty sweetness is pronounced

German-Style Doppelbock Pairings

  • Food Pairing: Gamey meats such as venison, boar, duck, and goose
  • Cheese Pairing: Swiss
  • Dessert Pairing: Custard

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