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BJCP 2015 Guideline

German Wheat Beer Weizenbock


BJCP 2015 10C Weizenbock example
10C - Weizenbock


Overall Impression

A strong, malty, fruity, wheat-based ale combining the best malt and yeast flavors of a weissbier (pale or dark) with the malty-rich flavor, strength, and body of a Dunkles Bock or Doppelbock.


A Weissbier brewed to bock or doppelbock strength. Schneider also produces an Eisbock version. Pale and dark versions exist, although dark are more common. Pale versions have less rich malt complexity and often more hops, as with doppelbocks. Lightly oxidized Maillard products can produce some rich, intense flavors and aromas that are often seen in aged imported commercial products; fresher versions will not have this character. Well-aged examples might also take on a slight sherry-like complexity.

Commercial Examples

Dark -Eisenbahn Weizenbock, Plank Bavarian Dunkler Weizenbock, Penn Weizenbock, Schneider Unser Aventinus; Pale -Plank Bavarian Heller Weizenbock, Weihenstephaner Vitus

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  • OG:  1064 - 1090
  • FG:  1015 - 1022
  • ABV: 6.5 - 9
  • IBU: 15 - 30
  • SRM: 6 - 25
BJCP 2015 10C - Weizenbock Commercial Example