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Strong European Beer - Eisbock


A strong, full-bodied, rich, and malty dark German lager often with a viscous quality and strong flavors. Even though flavors are concentrated, the alcohol should be smooth and warming, not burning.

Flavor Profile: Rich, sweet malt balanced by a significant alcohol presence. The malt can have Maillard products, toasty qualities, some caramel, and occasionally a slight chocolate flavor. No hop flavor. Hop bitterness just offsets the malt sweetness enough to avoid a c

Ingredients: Same as doppelbock. Commercial eisbocks are generally concentrated anywhere from 7% to 33% (by volume).

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Eisbock Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
09B1. Eisbock
7.5 gal 6.82% 32.57 1.076 1.024
All Grain 2925
Eisbock
56.8 L 9.89% 25.7 1.095 1.026
BIAB 1936
My easy bock
13 L 8.35% 25.21 1.083 1.019
All Grain 1517
Eisbock
5 gal 11.73% 23.82 1.106 1.017
All Grain 1351
#55 smash doppelbock
12.8 L 12.31% 37.2 1.109 1.025
All Grain 1338
Imperial Pilsner
48 L 13.54% 55.19 1.121 1.018
Partial Mash 1285
Dopplebock Brown 2-14-18
7.25 gal 9.4% 37.7 1.102 1.030
All Grain 1240
Midnight snack
10 L 8.81% 27.43 1.089 1.022
All Grain 1124
Eisbock
6 gal 9.37% 23.03 1.092 1.021
All Grain 1085
Elsa's Helles Eisbock
5.5 gal 7.82% 36.3 1.079 1.020
All Grain 965

Newest Eisbock Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Min Alt
40 L 5.57% 36.79 1.057 1.014
All Grain 124
EIS Bock Assignment
8.5 gal 9.4% 24.29 1.087 1.016
BIAB 236
Lutra Pseudo-bock, July 2022
4.5 gal 11.78% 49.81 1.115 1.025
BIAB 415
Melted
16 gal 9.89% 44.82 1.104 1.028
All Grain 421
La esquimal
15 L 10.33% 27.4 1.095 1.016
All Grain 499
999hads
410 L 10.98% 37.75 1.092 1.008
All Grain 440
#143 next bock
15 L 12.93% 46.04 1.114 1.027
All Grain 554
Smoked Rye Bock
35 L 12.47% 24.76 1.115 1.019
All Grain 507
Marschallsbier
5.5 gal 16.24% 318.88 1.169 1.046
All Grain 800
Eisbock
20 L 9.54% 28.09 1.089 1.016
All Grain 635

Fermentables Used In Eisbock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich - Light 10L 15 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 50% 5% - 100%
German - Pilsner 8 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 39% 20% - 85%
Munich Dark 20L 5 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 41% 5% - 94%
German - Vienna 5 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 25% 5% - 66%
American - Pilsner 4 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 73% 36% - 100%
German - CaraMunich III 4 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 8% 3% - 12%
German - Carapils 4 German Grain crystal malt 1.3°L
35 6% 5% - 7%
German - Melanoidin 4 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 9% 3% - 22%
Munich Malt 3 Grain specialty malt 7.86802°L
36.8 75% 18% - 100%
German - CaraAroma 3 German Grain crystal malt 130°L
34 5% 3% - 8%

Hops Used In Eisbock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 10 15 65% 25% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 5 4 37% 8% - 75%
Tettnanger 4 4.5 53% 20% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 3 3.9 51% 47% - 57%
Perle 3 8.2 50% 10% - 100%
Cascade 2 7 36% 11% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 2 3.75 71% 42% - 100%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 2 5 37% 34% - 39%
Saaz 2 3.5 23% 17% - 29%

Steeping Grains Used In Eisbock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Special B 2 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 45% 40% - 50%

Yeasts Used In Eisbock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 5 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 4 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 3 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - Swiss Lager Yeast S-189 3 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 84% 48°F 72°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 2 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Eisbock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range