Traditional German-Style Bock

Lager - Germany

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 6.3 - 7.5%
  • IBU: 20 - 30
  • Color:   20 -   30 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.066 - 1.074
  • Final Gravity: 1.018 - 1.024

Traditional bocks are made with all malt and are strong, malty, medium- to full-bodied, bottom-fermented beers with moderate hop bitterness that should increase proportionately with the starting gravity. Malt character should be a balance of sweetness and toasted/nut-like malt; not caramel. Hop flavor should be low and hop aroma should be very low. Bocks can range in color from deep copper to dark brown. Fruity esters should be minimal. Diacetyl should be absent.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.