Examples: Ayinger Maibock, Summit Maibock
Serving Temp: 50°- 55°
Glassware: Flute, Pilsner, Snifter, Tulip
Aroma: Rich malt profile with pronounced alcohol presence.
Appearance: Pours clear, copper to brown with red highlights and a large pillowy off-white head that may dissipate quickly due to the elevated ABV. Look for legs in this beer just like you would do for wine.
Flavor: Rich malt sweetness, no hop flavor and very little bitterness. Dark fruit flavors may be present.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, low carbonation, pleasant spicy alcohol warmth and smooth.
Food Pairings: Cuisine: German, Meat: pork, game. Cheese: earthy (camembert, fontina). Dessert: rich and spicy.
HopHeadSaid: Eisbocks are originally brewed as doppelbocks. After fermentation, they are frozen to remove extra (unflavored) water content, which fortifies the beer. The remaining fortified beer is higher in alcohol (as high as 14%) and much sweeter than a doppelbock