German-Style Eisbock Style
- Color: Light brown to black
- Clarity: Appearance should be clear. Chill haze should not be present
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Sweet malt character is very high. Dark fruit flavors such as prune and raisin may be present
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Hop aroma and ﬂavor is absent
- Perceived Bitterness: Very low to low
- Fermentation Characteristics: Alcohol may be present in aroma. Fruity esters may be evident, but not overpowering. Diacetyl should not be present. Alcoholic strength is very high.
- Body: Very full
- Additional notes: This is a stronger version of Doppelbock. Traditionally, these beers were created by freezing a Doppelbock and removing the ice, thus concentrating the alcohol.
German-Style Eisbock Vital Statistics
- Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.074-1.116 (18-27.2 °Plato)
- Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) N/A
- Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 6.8%-11.3% (8.6%-14.3%)
- Bitterness (IBU) 26-33
- Color SRM (EBC) 15-50(30-100 EBC)
2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.
Credit: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines – Lager Styles – European Origin Lager Styles – German-Style Eisbock