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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Strong European Beer Eisbock


BJCP 2015 9B Eisbock example
9B - Eisbock


Overall Impression

A strong, full-bodied, rich, and malty dark German lager often with a viscous quality and strong flavors. Even though flavors are concentrated, the alcohol should be smooth and warming, not burning.


Extended lagering is often needed post-freezing to smooth the alcohol and enhance the malt and alcohol balance. Pronounced "ICE-bock."

Commercial Examples

Kulmbacher Eisbock

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  • OG:  1078 - 1120
  • FG:  1020 - 1035
  • ABV: 9 - 14
  • IBU: 25 - 35
  • SRM: 18 - 30
BJCP 2015 9B - Eisbock Commercial Example