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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Bock - Traditional Bock

BJCP 5B

BJCP 2008 5B Traditional Bock style example
5B - Bock / Traditional Bock

 

IMPRESSION

A dark, strong, malty lager beer.

COMMENTS

Decoction mashing and long boiling plays an important part of flavor development, as it enhances the caramel and melanoidin flavor aspects of the malt. Any fruitiness is due to Munich and other specialty malts, not yeast-derived esters developed during fermentation.

EXAMPLES

Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel, Pennsylvania Brewing St. Nick Bock, Aass Bock, Great Lakes Rockefeller Bock, Stegmaier Brewhouse Bock

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

View Style on BJCP Website

VITAL

OG: 1.064-1.072
FG: 1.013-1.019
IBU: 20-27
SRM: 14.0-22.0
ABV: 6.3-7.2%

BJCP 2008 5B Traditional Bock style example
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