Doppelbock is one of our favorite brews to make each year. Ferment low and slow to ensure a very smooth and malt-forward beer that can withstand the high alcohol.
A strong lager featuring many malts to add complexity across the palate, St. Victorious Doppelbock takes it a step further by adding a small addition of Beechwood smoked malt, a nod to the Franconian region in and around Bamberg, Germany.
This recipe was submitted by Rick Shultz. It is the homebrew recipe that inspired Lakefront Brewery’s My Turn Series “Chris.”
I chose a doppelbock because of its rich, full-bodied, caramel malty flavor, blanketed light hop aroma with a light ruby-hazed color. This style with the pecan addition just screams Thanksgiving to me.
The first beer I brewed on my new brew system found in the December 2020 issue’s Homebrew Drool Setups.
Eisbock (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.067 FG* = 1.014IBU* = 28 SRM* = 10.6 ABV* = 7% * The base recipe, and specifications listed above, are for my favorite Maibock recipe
While the traditional weizen fermentation esters and phenols should be obvious in weizenbock, keep in mind that the fermentation character — the clove and banana — should blend well with the rest of the beer character.
X Marks the Bock (5 gallons/19 L, extract only)OG = 1.060 FG = 1.012IBU = 35 SRM = 9 ABV = 6.3% When formulating an extract version of the all-grain recipe Old
Old Timer’s Bock (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.060 FG = 1.010IBU = 35 SRM = 13 ABV = 6.6% This recipe is our attempt of brewing an American bock similar to
Respect the Goat Bock (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.063 FG = 1.015 IBU = 27 SRM = 14 ABV = 6.3% Ingredients13.5 lbs. (6.1 kg) Best Malz Best Munich malt0.25
“As with other German lagers, this style is best when it is understated — elegant, clean, impeccably crafted, well-lagered, and unobtrusive. This allows the quality of the ingredients to show themselves in the finished product, and the beer itself to be nicely drinkable despite the strength.” – Gordon Strong