Top 5 Weizenbocks

Brooklyn Hopfen Weisse WeizenbockContinuing on with my “Favorite 5” in a series of Bock beers, Weizenbocks originated in Germany, and are basically stronger, or of “Bock strength” versions of an unfiltered Weissbeir, Hefeweizen, or Dunkel Weizen. German law stipulates that they be made from at least 50% wheat, regardless of strength.

Color-wise, they can range from pale to amber, and the caramelized barley malt gives this style a more full-bodied mouthfeel, some spice, and some dark fruit as well.

Contrary to belief, Weizenbocks are ales and not lagers, so the term can be a bit confusing, especially after only one or two of these puppies…. the alcohol content range can be from around 7% to some that are 11% or even higher.

Here are my top 5 Weizenbocks:

Schneider Aventinus

Victory Moonglow

Brooklyn Hopfen-Weisse

Heavy Seas Hang Ten

Sierra Nevada Weizenbock

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