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Style: Weizenbock
 
Style Information
Weizenbock is a strong German wheat beer. It is similar to a Hefeweizen, although darker and higher in malt flavor and alcohol. To be considered in this style, German law requires at least 50% wheat malt to be used in the brewing process. This style uses ale yeast, and gets a slightly spicy tone from the yeast. Color should be medium red-brown or darker, with a cloudy appearance. Aroma and taste should be highlighted by both wheat sweetness and malt characteristics such as caramel. ABV is likewise higher than pale German wheat style, usually 6% or higher.

From the German Beer Institute:

"Comparable to the barley-based regular Bockbier, a Weizenbock is the strong version of an unfiltered Weissbier or Hefeweizen. It is usually made with 60 to 70% wheat malt (German law requires that a Weizenbier, regardless of strength, be made from at least 50% wheat). The other 30 to 40% tend to be so-called Pils, Vienna or Munich malts. These are pale to amber, and sometimes slightly caramelized barley malts that give the beer a full-bodied mouthfeel, a rich and satisfying malty finish, and—depending on the barley malt's color—a more or less opaque appearance. While regular Bockbiers are lagers, Weizenbocks are all ales. They are fermented with a special yeast that gives the brew a slightly spicy, clove-like flavor."

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Mug Typically very heavy and sturdy. A mug (or stein) is most commonly made of glass or stoneware. Traditionally German, one advantage is clinking glasses together without worrying about breaking th... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

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Weizen Glass A wheat beer glass is a glass that is used to serve wheat beer, known also as weizenbier or hefeweizen. It is much taller than a pint glass, and is considerably wider at the top than at the base,... [more]

Top Consumed Weizenbock
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Weihenstephaner Vitus by Brauerei Weihenstephan27
2. 2011 Beer Camp Weizenbock by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.25
3. Aventinus by Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH11
4. Moonglow Weizenbock by Victory Brewing Company9
5. Mammoth by Greenbush Brewing7
6. Primus Weizenbock by Live Oak Brewery7
7. Divine Reserve #7 by Saint Arnold Brewing Company6
8. La Petit Mort by Central Waters Brewing Company6
9. Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petit Mort by Central Waters Brewing Company4
10. Weizenbock by Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying3

Top Reviews Weizenbock
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Dunkelweizenbock by Goose Island90
2. Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petit Mort by Central Waters Brewing Company88
3. Our Own Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen by Lagunitas Brewing Company88
4. Aventinus by Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH88
5. Weihenstephaner Vitus by Brauerei Weihenstephan85
6. Weizen Doppelbock by Capital Brewery84
7. LongShot - Weizenbock by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)82
8. Heller Weizenbock by Brauerei Michael Plank82
9. Anniversary Ale - Thirteen by Avery Brewing Company81
10. Glockenspiel Weizenbock by Great Lakes Brewing Company80