We are happy to present a stronger and fuller version of wheat beer, where intense malty aromas of bread, melanoidins, and chocolate pair with spicy, fruity, and yeasty flavours. Its sweetness has been well balanced with nectarine mousse. This is a classic wheat bock reinvented in its new fruity version.
Weizenbock is a stronger version of wheat beer (Hefeweizen or Dunkelweizen) with its usual alcohol contents being between 6.5% and 9 %. It is typically brewed in two versions, the lighter one (“helles”) and the darker one (“dunkel” without the prefix). The darker version is known for its malty and yeasty aromas, specifically those of banana and cloves. It is very popular in colder months whereas the fruity versions are recommended for warmer nights as well. This style’s origins go back to 1907 to Bavaria. Since its beginnings, the style has undergone many modifications. One of them is adding fruit which highlight the beer’s sourness and refreshing qualities.
The core of the beer is made up of wheat malts, which account for over 50% of the brew’s grist. As WRCLW Nectarine Weizenbock is a darker version of bock, we have added caramel and chocolate malts to achieve deep, amber colour. With 17% extract, the beer is placed on the lighter side of the spectrum. This is the reason why it is highly drinkable in spite of its intense aroma.
Similarly to Hefeweizen or Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock is not one of the hoppy styles. It is hopped slightly more than light wheat beers but only to balance its distinct fullness. We use only traditional German hops, Magnum and Hersbrucker, as their herbal and grassy profile matches the style.
The sweet and sour nectarine mousse has enriched our Weizenbock with nectarine aroma and highlight the malty, cereal-like and bready malt base as well as yeasty aromas of bananas and cloves.
- Style: Fruit Weizenbock
- Extract: 17,0 %
- Alcohol: 6,3 %
- IBU: 20
- Malts: wheat, barley: Pilsner, Caramel 80-100 EBC, chocolate
- Hops: bitter: Magnum (DE); aromatic Hersbrucker (DE)
- Yeast: Weihenstephan Weizen
- Ingredients: Nectarines mousse
- Look: hazy, dark amber with ruby highlights
- Aromas: nectarine, bread, cloves, banana, cereal, caramel
- refreshing, sour, with phenol spicy finish
- Serving temperature: 9-12 ⁰C
- Glass: Weizen glass (tall glass for wheat beers)
Dishes: turkey rolls with white wine sauce, grilled wild boar tenderloin with horseradish, breaded oyster mushrooms with sheep’s cheese
Cheeses: Weisslacker, sheep milk cheese
Desserts: nectarine strudel and vanilla ice-cream