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Doppelbock

Style Snapshot

This strong and rich lager ranges from pale to very dark amber in color, is full-bodied, is high in alcohol content, and is typically without hop aroma.

This beer is closely associated with Bavaria, Germany. Notably, German law requires that any beer with a starting gravity of over 18 Plato (1.072) must be called a Doppelbock independent of the beer's actual characteristics.

History

A Dopplebock, which in German literally means 'double bock' is so named because it is 'double' the strength of a regular bock. Modern versions are much better attentuated during fermentation, and so have less sweetness and higher alcohol levels than the original version. The Doppelbock style was invented in Munich by the brothers of Saint Francis of Paula. They named their strong beer Salvator. By traditional deference to the original example, beers in the Doppelbock style typically have names that end in 'ator'.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.073 - 1.107

Final Gravity (FG):

1.019 - 1.029

Strength (ABV):

7.2 - 11.3

Bitterness (IBU):

18 - 36

Color (SRM):

10 - 30


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 50 - 55 F

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Doppelbock