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Hellesbock / Maibock

Style Snapshot

This strong, malty lager ranges from dark straw to pale amber in color, is medium to full-bodied, is moderate to high in strength, and is usually of premium quality.

The Hellesbock / Maibock style is a stronger, i.e bock, version of the Munich Helles style.

History

The German word 'helles' means light colored, and, as such, a helles bock is a light-colored bock. The serving of Maibock is specifically associated with springtime and the month of May. In fact, ceremonial tapping of kegs on May Day do occur in fortunate regions.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.050 - 1.069

Final Gravity (FG):

1.012 - 1.020

Strength (ABV):

6.1 - 7.4

Bitterness (IBU):

20 - 33

Color (SRM):

4 - 10


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 50 - 55 F

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Hellesbock / Maibock