South German-Style Weizenbock or Weissbock

Name:
South German-Style Weizenbock / Weissbock
Category:
German Origin Ales
ABV:
6.9% – 9.3%
IBU:
15 – 35
SRM:
5 – 30
Original Gravity:
Varies
Final Gravity:
1.016 – 1.028
This style can be either pale or dark (golden to dark brown in color) and has a high starting gravity and alcohol content. The malty sweetness of a Weizenbock is balanced with a clove-like phenolic and fruity-estery banana element to produce a wellrounded aroma and flavor. As is true with all German wheat beers, hop bitterness is low and carbonation is high. Hop flavor and aroma are absent. It has a medium to full body. If dark, a mild roast malt character should emerge in flavor and to a lesser degree in the aroma. If this is served with yeast the beer may be appropriately very cloudy. No diacetyl should be perceived.