This craft beer is the wheat version of the more well known ‘bock’ beers. It was developed in the early 20th century as a compromise between the wheat beers available at the time and the popular Doppelbock varieties. It’s highly carbonated, with a high degree of refreshing flavours.
The Origin of German-style Weizenbock
The first Weizenbocks were produced in 1907 by the Schneider Weisse Brauhaus in Munich. It has since become popular with a number of breweries across Germany and the rest of the world.
It is brewed in pale and darker versions, but both are identifiable by their extremely malty smell and taste. The darker varieties also provide a whiff of caramel, plums and raisins while the lighter ones have aromas of cloves and bananas. Both pale and darker versions are cloudy in appearance.
Enjoy A German-Style Weizenbock
Pale Weizenbock goes well with many dishes containing pork, poultry and sausages. The darker varieties are perfect to accompany game, red meat and hearty stews and casseroles. It will also work fantastically with a cheeseboard.
Why Try A German-Style Weizenbock?
A good Weizenbock balances freshness and a full-body, giving you a wonderful hit of malty flavour. It’s often underrated in favour of the stronger ‘bock’ beers but still has a lot to offer even the most experienced beer enthusiast. Those with a preference for more delicate flavours should head for the pale varieties, whereas those who enjoy the richness should seek out a darker version. Either way, you’re in for a treat.