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Offline Iliff Ave Brewhouse

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Helles bock versus pale dopelbock
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:58:47 AM »
Really having trouble categorizing this beer for a comp. It was designed to be a helles bock but it just feels a little stronger both in alcohol and maltiness however it is reasonably crisp. It seems that these styles overlap considerably. Any tips? I’m not too familiar with the style nor examples. Should I just pick up some ayinger maibock (if i can find it) for comparison.

75% weyermann pils
25% weyermann Munich light
Sterling hops
M76 Bavarian lager yeast

OG 1.070
FG 1.013
ABV 7.5%
IBUs 35 (doesn’t come across that high)
SRM 6
On Tap/Bottled: Golsch, Iliff IPA, Hopfenbier, Salted berry cider

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Re: Helles bock versus pale dopelbock
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 03:32:07 AM »
The way that you describe it, it sounds like a Helles Bock/Maibock. It might help to find a few commercial examples, but my worry would be how fresh they are. Try reading the descriptions while drinking some and make your best judgment. Chances are that you might know more than the judges.


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Re: Helles bock versus pale dopelbock
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 04:27:39 AM »
That is a helles bock for sure.  It is what it is.
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Re: Helles bock versus pale dopelbock
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 02:23:38 PM »
Thanks for the help. I will go with helles bock as planned.
On Tap/Bottled: Golsch, Iliff IPA, Hopfenbier, Salted berry cider

Fermenting: Rye Cream Ale
Up Next: G Pils, Maibock