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Style: Doppelbock
 
Style Information
Doppelbock (translates to "double bock" in German) is a Bavarian beer style that was yet another German style to find its origins by being brewed by monks in centuries past. Along with bocks in general, it was considered "liquid bread" by the monks in times of fasting.

The color should range from dark copper to dark brown, but can sometimes be somewhat pale. The aroma should have have a very strong malt sweetness present, with toasted grains notable. Alcohol aroma may also be present. Finally, there may also be hints of chocolate and dark fruits. The taste should also center on the malts, with toasted bread notes and a somewhat notable alcohol taste. There should also be a semi-sweet or outright sweet malt taste, and very little or no hop flavors. The feel should be full bodied. ABV ranges from 6% to 10%. IBUs should be fairly low between 17 to 27.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
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Top Consumed Doppelbock
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Autumnal Fire by Capital Brewery24
2. Java Wocky by Sun King Brewing Company22
3. Doppelbock Dunkel by Klosterbrauerei Andechs20
4. Doppelbock by Bayern Brewing, Inc.19
5. Troegenator Double Bock by Troegs Brewing Company17
6. Celebrator Doppelbock by Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying14
7. Faceplant by Bayern Brewing, Inc.13
8. Perkulator by Dark Horse Brewing Company11
9. Unplugged Bourbon Barrel Bock by New Glarus Brewing Company10
10. Spaten Optimator by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu9

Top Reviews Doppelbock
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Doppelbock Dunkel by Klosterbrauerei Andechs94
2. Newport Storm 2003 by Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.90
3. Double Vision Doppelbock by Grand Teton Brewing Co.90
4. Cask Aged Hoppelbock by The Livery88
5. 2007 Smoked Goosinator by Left Hand Brewing Company88
6. Série Siganture - Porthos by Les Trois Mousqutaires88
7. Imperial Dark Doppelbock by Capital Brewery86
8. Bajuvator Doppelbock by Brauerei Tucher Brau86
9. Double Bock - Imperial Series by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)85
10. Samichlaus Bier by Brewery Castle Eggenberg85