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

Ike & Oak Brewing Co. Corbets Couloir Doppelbock
95 points
A big and malty powerhouse to get you through those last bittery chilly winter days; lots of rich notes that bring the flavor without overdoing it.
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
Damm Brewery Voll-Damm Doble Malta Märzen Doppelbock
92 points
Rich and inviting, with bitter both from the malt and the hops without being unbalanced by either; then light fruity notes from the malt and yeast balance the bitterness as well.