91) Optimator Doppelbock
(Spaten-Franziskaner-Brau Brewery, Munich, Germany) 7.
At present, Einstok brews Icelandic White Ale, Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale, Icelandic Toasted Porter, and two seasonal brews: Icelandic Arctic Berry Ale and Icelandic Doppelbock
Festbier is a strong lager, a typical Bavarian celebration beer, and Animator is a Doppelbock
Samichlaus is a 14% ABV Doppelbock
that, at one time, was billed as the world's strongest beer.
Weltenburger, sitting on the banks of the Danube, is allegedly the oldest monastery brewery in the world; its flagship beer being a doppelbock
(strong, malty, fairly sweet lager), deep mahogany in colour with chocolate, coffee and fruit cake flavours developing through toast, plummy fruit and marmalade.
Other Christmas beers with a kick include MacTarnahan's Jack Frost Winter Doppelbock
and the Tannen Bomb from McMinnville's Golden Valley, both at 8 percent.
Alt or Altbier (Dusseldorf, Munster, Dortmund) is well-hopped and brewed warm with top-fermenting yeasts but stored cold, Bock or Doppelbock
(Munchen) are strong lagers for consumption in winter and spring that are characterized by a high-malt content and a lengthy, cold maturation), Dortmunder Export or Helles (Nordrhein-Westfalen) is a less hoppy but more malty beer, Kolschbier (Koln) is a golden summer beer with an unfiltered and cloudy finish, Marzen (Munchen), which is traditionally brewed in March, has a sweet and malty taste, and Weissbier or Weizenbier (Bayern) exhibit a huge wheat content.
8 percent alcohol, strong enough to be a doppelbock
Paulaner's renowned portfolio includes Original Munich Lager, Premium Pils, Hefe-Weizen, Oktoberfest-Marzen, Salvator Doppelbock
, and Thomasbrau.
Starr Hill Brewery of Crozet, VA, has announced the introduction of a new winter seasonal beer, Snow Blind Doppelbock
The Purple Pig's beer list currently includes Birra Moretti La Rossa Doppelbock
from Italy, Estrella Damm from Spain and Brasserie Pietra Colomba White Ale from Corsica among its eight draft taps; priced $6 to $12.
Nikolaus Brewer's Reserve (PHOTO) is a Doppelbock
version with a higher ABV of 8.