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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