German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock Style
- Color: Pale to light amber. The German word “helle” means light-colored, thus Heller Bock is a pale beer.
- Clarity: Appearance should be clear. Chill haze should not be present
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Light toasty and/or bready aroma and flavor is often present. Roast or heavy toast/caramel malt aromas and ﬂavors should not be present.
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Low to medium-low, derived from noble-type hops.
- Perceived Bitterness: Low to medium-low
- Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters, if present, should be low. Diacetyl should not be present.
- Body: Medium to full
German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock Vital Statistics
- Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.066-1.074 (16.1-18 °Plato)
- Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.012-1.020 (3.1-5.1 °Plato)
- Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 5.0%-6.4% (6.3%-8.1%)
- Bitterness (IBU) 20-38
- Color SRM (EBC) 4-9(8-18 EBC)
2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.