About Weizen Bock

About Weizen Bock
Weizen bocks are pale gold to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 6.5-8.5%. These beers combine the character of hefeweizens and dopplebocks and are rich and malty with estery, yeasty qualities. These brews also show a note of wheaty crispness through the finish. Weizen bocks are essentially winter wheat beers, originally brewed in Bavaria. Noteworthy example of this style include: Schneider Aventinus, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Bock and Urban Chestnut Maximilian.

Top Picks for Weizen Bock

Hofmühl Hofmühl Zerberus
96 points
Hazy amber color. Lively, interesting aromas and flavors of butter roasted peaches, nuts and bananas, hot iron, nettles, and spicy with a soft, shy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long finish that shows accents of creamy banana custard, lettuce, and caramel nougat bar finish. A super smooth, creamy weizen bock that offers tons of enjoyment.
Hofmühl Zerberus Doppelbock
94 points
Hazy deep amber color. Inviting aromas and flavors of bananas foster with nuts, frosted pound cake, chamomile tea, and pomegranate vinaigrette with a slightly chewy, soft, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, long finish revealing notes of toffee, banana soufflé, and daikon finish. A delightfully chewy and appetizing weizen bock to savor.
Hofmühl Zerberus Doppelbock
93 points
Cloudy amber color. Aromas and flavors of spicy frosted banana cake, lemon pepper muffin, and pickled root and cruciform vegetables with a creamy, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, intricate, medium-long finish with accents of banana creme brulee, spiced nuts, white chocolate rice bar, and kale finish. A remarkably vibrant and subtle weizenbock with fine flavor and a graceful style.
Weihenstephan Vitus Single Bock
93 points
Hazy amber color. Savory, meaty aromas and flavors of turkey and egg croissant sandwich, spiced chestnuts, and hint of mint with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, very long finish with shades of toasted rye with peach preserves, banana cake, spiced nuts, and yams finish. A delicious, chewy, and warming wheat bock.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Maximilian Weizenbock
85 points
Hazy medium red oak color. Lively, weird, off-putting aromas and flavors of old pot roast, stale soy, wet grain, and cole slaw with a satiny, bright, spritzy, very sweet medium body and a tingling, odd, brisk finish imparting accents of nuts, banana muffin, and wafer finish.
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series 64: Weizenbot
84 points
Minutely hazy copper color. Aromas and flavors of toasted fruit bread, spiced nuts, and molasses cookie with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish manifesting notes of citrus salad, buttery praline, and pepper finish. A nice and lively weizenbock that will sing at the table.