About Eisbock

About Eisbock
Eisbocks are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 8.5-14%. This is the strongest type of bock. It is made by chilling a doppelbock until ice is formed. At this point, the ice is removed, leaving behind a beer with a higher alcohol content. The resultant beer is rich and powerful, with a pronounced malt sweetness and a warm alcoholic finish. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Capital EisPhyre, Vancouver Island Hermannator Ice Bock and Kulmbacher Eisbock.

Top Picks for Eisbock

Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock
95 points
Dark walnut color. Sweet aromas of chocolate covered toffee, marinated strawberry, dark roasted hazelnut, and cured meats with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a charming, medium-long chocolate babka, chocolate malt shake, mint, and maple finish. A rich but never heavy Eisbock with excellent pure flavors; treat yourself.
Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator 30th Anniversary Ice Bock
91 points
Dark walnut color. Aromas of toasted nuts, fresh baked sweet bread, and herbed cornbread stuffing with a round, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish full body and a peppery, medium-length espresso, crema, smokehouse almonds, and mixed peppercorns finish. A rich and toasty lager for the cooler months.
Vancouver Island Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Hermannator Ice Bock
89 points
Walnut color. Baked aromas of dried fruit, apricot studded challah, roasted nuts, and apple butter with a velvety, bright, spritzy, off-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long malabar pepper, toasted chocolate muffin, and cream cheese frosting finish. A rich and smooth Eisbock for the winter months; warms one to the bone.