5B. Traditional Bock
Examples: Einbecker Ur-Bock, Great Lakes Rockefeller Bock
Serving Temp: 45°- 50°
Glassware: Flute, Pilsner, Seidel, Stange, Stein or Tulip
Aroma: Strong toasty or biscuity aromas with very low or no hop aroma.
Appearance: Pours clear, copper to brown with a long lasting off-white head.
Flavor: Complex maltiness (toast, biscuit, caramel) with enough hop bitterness to keep the sweet malt from becoming overbearing.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, warming alcohol and smooth.
Food Pairings: Cuisine: German, Meat: pork, game. Cheese: earthy (camembert, fontina). Dessert: rich and spicy.
HopHeadSaid: Bocks are great sipping beers in my opinion. Their full body and higher ABV should keep you from consuming mass quantities and are best enjoyed on chilly evenings.