Doppelbock

A very strong and rich lager. A bigger version of either a traditional bock or a helles bock.

Aroma: Very strong maltiness. Darker versions will have significant melanoidins and often some toasty aromas. A light
caramel flavor from a long boil is acceptable. Lighter versions will have a strong malt presence with some melanoidins and
toasty notes. Virtually no hop aroma, although a light noble hop aroma is acceptable in pale versions.
Appearance: Deep gold to dark brown in color. Darker versions often have ruby highlights. Lagering should provide
good clarity. Large, creamy, persistent head (color varies with base style: white for pale versions, off-white for dark varieties).
Flavor: Very rich and malty. Darker versions will have significant melanoidins and often some toasty flavors. Lighter versions
will a strong malt flavor with some melanoidins and toasty notes.  Hop bitterness varies from moderate to moderately
low but always allows malt to dominate the flavor. Most versions are fairly sweet, but should have an impression of attenuation.

Commercial Examples:

Nothing so far in ZA.

Paulaner Salvator, Ayinger Celebrator, Weihenstephaner Korbinian, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel, Spaten Optimator, Tucher Bajuvator, Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock, Capital Autumnal Fire, EKU 28, Eggenberg Urbock 23º, Bell’s Consecrator, Moretti La Rossa, Samuel Adams Double Bock

What The Beersluts have to say:

Sorry buddies, we haven’t done a proper taste test on these beers yet!!

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