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German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

German-Style Heller Bock/Maibocks are pale to light amber. The German word helle means light colored, and as such a Heller Bock is relatively pale. Chill haze should not be perceived. Malty aroma as a lightly toasted and/or bready aroma is often evident. Roast or heavy toast/caramel malt aromas should be absent. Fruity-ester aromas may be low if present. Diacetyl aroma should not be perceived. Hop aroma is low to medium-low, deriving from noble-type hops. Sweet malty character as a lightly toasted and/or bready malt character is often evident. Roast or heavy toast/caramel malt flavors should be absent. Hop flavor is low to medium-low, deriving from noble-type hops. Hop bitterness is low. Fruity-ester flavors may be low if present. Diacetyl should be absent. Body is medium to full.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.066 - 1.074 (16.1 - 18)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.012 - 1.020 (3.1 - 5.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 5.00% - 6.40% (6.30% - 8.10%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (20 - 38)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 4 - 9 (8 - 18)