For the best experience, Login or Register for more features.  Favorites, write reviews, get notifications of new recipes, and more.

BJCP 2015 Guideline

Strong European Beer Doppelbock

BJCP 9A

BJCP 2015 9A Doppelbock example
9A - Doppelbock

 

Overall Impression

A strong, rich, and very malty German lager that can have both pale and dark variants. The darker versions have more richly-developed, deeper malt flavors, while the paler versions have slightly more hops and dryness.

Comments

Most versions are dark colored and may display the caramelizing and Maillard products of decoction mashing, but excellent pale versions also exist. The pale versions will not have the same richness and darker malt flavors of the dark versions, and may be a bit drier, hoppier and more bitter. While most traditional examples are in the lower end of the ranges cited, the style can be considered to have no upper limit for gravity, alcohol and bitterness (thus providing a home for very strong lagers).

Commercial Examples

Dark Versions -Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel, Ayinger Celebrator, Paulaner Salvator, Spaten Optimator, Tröegs Troegenator, Weihenstephaner Korbinian,; Pale Versions - Eggenberg Urbock 23°, EKU 28, Plank Bavarian Heller Doppelbock

There are more details available on the BJCP website. Click below to view the complete style.

View Style on BJCP Website

VITAL

  • OG:  1072 - 1112
  • FG:  1016 - 1024
  • ABV: 7 - 10
  • IBU: 16 - 26
  • SRM: 6 - 25
BJCP 2015 9A - Doppelbock Commercial Example
spacer