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Pale Malty European Lager - Helles Bock


A relatively pale, strong, malty German lager beer with a nicely attenuated finish that enhances drinkability. The hop character is generally more apparent than in other bocks.

Flavor Profile: Moderately to moderately strong grainy-sweet malt flavor dominates with some toasty notes and/or Maillard products providing added interest. Little to no caramel flavors. May have a light DMS flavor. Moderate to no hop flavor (spicy, herbal, floral, peppe

Ingredients: Base of Pils and/or Vienna malt with some Munich malt to add character (although much less than in a traditional bock). No non-malt adjuncts. Saazer-type hops. Clean lager yeast. Decoction mash is typical, but boiling is less than in Dunkles Bock to restr

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Top 10 Helles Bock Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Dead Guy Clone Rogue - Maibock
6 gal 6.63% 42.64 1.066 1.016
All Grain 3841
Bavarian Helles
6 gal 5.04% 9.34 1.052 1.013
All Grain 3157
Helles Bock за конкурса
21 L 7.1% 24.62 1.066 1.012
All Grain 2852
Angel Wings Maibock
6 gal 6.68% 27.91 1.070 1.019
All Grain 2446
John's BIAB Maibock
4.25 gal 6.59% 25.91 1.065 1.015
BIAB 2267
maiBock
21 L 6.99% 30.14 1.069 1.016
BIAB 2253
Andygator clone
5.5 gal 7.51% 28.95 1.068 1.011
extract 2106
PDQ Bock
5.25 gal 7.35% 33.05 1.072 1.016
All Grain 2096
BOCK
45 L 6.75% 24.09 1.065 1.014
All Grain 2070
Heller Bock
5.25 gal 8.02% 39.42 1.075 1.014
All Grain 1983

Newest Helles Bock Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Stewie’s Big One
130 L 4.85% 25.94 1.046 1.009
All Grain 29
Maibock
5.5 gal 6.44% 30.7 1.064 1.015
All Grain 17
Awesome Recipe
5 gal 6.8% 20.93 1.069 1.017
All Grain 22
Maibock is Worse Than my Bite
5 gal 7.2% 33.31 1.068 1.013
All Grain 23
Durrif's Helles Bock
23.5 L 6.12% 26.37 1.057 1.010
All Grain 44
Maibock
5.5 gal 7.2% 31.23 1.064 1.010
All Grain 10
Mybock
5.5 gal 6.07% 25.11 1.057 1.010
BIAB 312
Maibock
2 gal 7.36% 31.65 1.068 1.011
All Grain 56
Helles Bock Hammer
20 L 7.83% 17.74 1.077 1.018
All Grain 62
R&B Maibock 2024
12 gal 6.79% 39.08 1.067 1.016
All Grain 66

Fermentables Used In Helles Bock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Munich - Light 10L 127 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 25% 2% - 95%
German - Pilsner 114 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 58% 19% - 93%
German - Vienna 61 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 30% 6% - 100%
German - Acidulated Malt 42 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 3% 1% - 7%
American - Pilsner 36 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 63% 11% - 100%
Weyermann - Munich Type I 36 DE Grain specialty malt 6°L
38 21% 8% - 50%
German - Melanoidin 31 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 5% 1% - 20%
Munich 31 Grain specialty malt 6°L
37 26% 5% - 100%
Munich Dark 20L 27 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 21% 3% - 69%
German - CaraHell 26 German Grain crystal malt 11°L
34 7% 2% - 25%

Hops Used In Helles Bock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Hallertau Mittelfruh 90 3.75 44% 6% - 100%
Magnum 74 15 48% 3% - 100%
Saaz 47 3.5 34% 8% - 91%
Perle 47 8.2 40% 8% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 47 4 38% 7% - 100%
Tettnanger 43 4.5 41% 8% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 18 3.9 39% 11% - 100%
Northern Brewer 17 7.8 40% 13% - 71%
Hallertau Tradition (Germany) 16 5 36% 7% - 70%
Mount Hood 15 4.8 42% 8% - 74%

Steeping Grains Used In Helles Bock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 2 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 30% 27% - 33%
Munich - Light 10L 2 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 67% 33% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Helles Bock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 81 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - German Bock Lager Yeast WLP833 45 White Labs Lagers Med-High Medium 73% 48°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bavarian Lager 2206 26 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Med-High 75% 46°F 58°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast S-23 22 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 82% 48°F 72°F
Imperial Yeast - L17 Harvest 14 Imperial Yeast Lagers Medium 70% 50°F 60°F
Wyeast - Munich Lager 2308 11 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 72% 48°F 56°F
White Labs - German Lager Yeast WLP830 10 White Labs Lagers Medium Medium 76.5% 50°F 55°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 10 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Lager M76 9 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Medium 77.5% 45°F 57°F
White Labs - Southern German Lager Yeast WLP838 9 White Labs Lagers Medium Med-High 72% 50°F 55°F

Other Ingredients Used In Helles Bock Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 73 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 55 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 41 Water Agt Mash 68% 2% - 100%
Whirlfloc 38 Water Agt Boil 48% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 34 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 50%
Phosphoric acid 23 Water Agt Mash 73% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 23 Other Boil 73% 18% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 17 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 14 Other Boil 18% 0% - 33%
Yeast Nutrient 12 Other Boil 24% 0% - 66%

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