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Bock

Bock is a type of German beer. Bottom fermented[?], it is named for the famous medieval German brewing town of Einbeck[?]. The beer has a heavier taste than lager and is darkened by high-coloured malts. Bock is traditionally brewed in the winter time for drinking during the Spring.

Variants include Maibock (brewed for the month of May), Eisbock (ice bock), Weizenbock (wheat bock), and Doppelbock (double bock). The names of Doppelbock brews commonly end in -ator in honor of the original, Paulaner Salvator.

Many bock beer producers have displayed goats on bottle labels since Bock in German means billy goat. In the local dialect, Einbeck[?] is pronounced similar to "Einbock", which sounds like ein Bock (a goat).

Bocks

  • Einbecker Ur-Bock (Einbecker original bock)
  • Hacker-Pschorr Dunkeler Bock
  • Shiner Bock

Maibocks

  • Spaten Premium Bock
  • Ayinger Maibock

Weizenbocks

  • Erdinger Pikantus Weizen Bock
  • Schneider Aventinus

Doppelbocks

  • Ayinger Celebrator
  • Hacker-Pschorr Animator
  • Paulaner Salvator (original)
  • Spaten Optimator
  • Tucher Bajuvator

Eisbocks

  • Niagara Eisbock



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