Mailbock/Helles Bock

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Mailbock/Helles Bock is a pale type of bock, closer in character to a strong Munich Helles.


A paler version of German bock beer. Under German law bocks must have a starting gravity of at least 16 plato (1.064). Brewed in the Spring.


Pale, strong, malty beer. Low to moderate hop aroma and flavor. Amber to brown color. Clean. No fruitiness, ester or diacytl. Moderate carbonation.


  • Color Range: 6.0-11.0 SRM
  • Original Gravity Range: 1.064-1.072 SG
  • Final Gravity Range: 1.011-1.018 SG
  • Bitterness Range: 23.0-40.0 IBU
  • Alcohol by Volume Range: 6.3-7.4 %
  • Carbonation Range: 2.2-2.7 vols
  • BJCP Style Number: 5 A


  • Pale lager malt and/or Vienna malt with some Munich malt
  • German noble hops for bittering only
  • German lager yeast. Soft to moderate water hardness
  • Decoction typically used


  • Spaten Premium Bock, Ayinger Maibock, Fieders Bock Im Stein

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