What is Bock Beer

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Bock beer is a dark, rich variation of beer that is not only delicious but also packed with certain health benefits!

What is Bock Beer?

Bock beer is a strong lager style invented in Germany in the 14th century. It is named after Einbeck, the small village where it was created. Bock is traditionally a clear lager, with color ranging from light red to brown and tasting malty and sweet. It has a very low hop content, but the ABV ranges from 6-7%.

Nutrition

1 12oz can of this beer contains roughly 141 calories and 13 grams of carbs.

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What is Double Bock Beer?

Otherwise known as the doppelbock, double bock is a style of beer made popular by the Paulaner Friars in Munich, who drank it during the times of fasting. It is twice as strong as a traditional bock, with an ABV of 7-12%. It is also very low in hops, yet very rich, malty, and sweet.

What is Triple Bock Beer?

Calling a beer a triple bock is a slight misnomer. Nothing in a Triple Bock recipe is actually tripled, but the name refers to a beer that is even more sweet and strong, with more malt than a traditional baseline bock. Triple bocks are often made in small batches, and comparable in strength to a sherry or port.

What Makes It Bock Beer?

There are two ways to distinguish a traditional bock from other styles of lager: the taste and the ABV. Bocks are malty, not hoppy, and unexpectedly sweet. The ABV of these beers is typically around 6%, which can climb to over 12% in double and triple styles.

Types

In addition to traditional bock and doppelbock, there are many other variations of this classic German style. Let’s take a look at the various bock flavors that are brewed at bock strengths and with very few hops.

  • Maibock
  • Eisbock
  • Weizenbock
  • Shiner bock beer
  • Amber bock beer
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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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