About Doppelbock

About Doppelbock
Doppelbocks vary from amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-9.5%. This is a sub-category of the bock style. These beers are extra strong, rich and weighty lagers characterized by an intense malty sweetness, with a note of hop bitterness to balance the flavor. Doppelbocks were first brewed by the Paulaner monks in Munich. At the time, it was intended to be consumed as "liquid bread" during Lent. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock and Capital Autumnal Fire.

Top Picks for Doppelbock

Damm Brewery Voll-Damm Doble Malta Märzen Doppelbock
96 points
Rich, chewy and delicious with a long warming finish; hits all the high notes with aplomb.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - 2023 Best Doppelbock
Four Quarters Brewing Krampus Nacht Bavarian Double Bock
93 points
The has a rich depth of flavors and holds the ABV exceedingly well; delicious and having a Krug of this by the fire with a good book is an excellent night cap.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal