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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Bock - Doppelbock

BJCP 5C

BJCP 2008 5C Doppelbock style example
5C - Bock / Doppelbock

 

IMPRESSION

A very strong and rich lager. A bigger version of either a traditional bock or a helles bock.

COMMENTS

Most versions are dark colored and may display the caramelizing and melanoidin effect 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 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). Any fruitiness is due to Munich and other specialty malts, not yeast-derived esters developed during fermentation.

EXAMPLES

Paulaner Salvator, Ayinger Celebrator, Weihenstephaner Korbinian, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel, Spaten Optimator, Tucher Bajuvator, Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock, Capital Autumnal Fire, EKU 28, Eggenberg Urbock 23°, Bell's Consecrator, Moretti La Rossa, Samuel Adams Double 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 The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.072-1.112
FG: 1.016-1.024
IBU: 16-26
SRM: 6.0-25.0
ABV: 7.0-10.0%

BJCP 2008 5C Doppelbock style example
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