on June 15, 2000
Darryl Richman's Bock is one of my favorite books in the Classic Styles Series. It is well-researched and written in an often entertaining style that conveys much information and enthusiasm without being stuffy or condescending.
The recipes are nicely formatted, and cover a wide gamut of Bock-style beers. There's even a recipe for a historic Bock, for those who want to experiment.
Richman's advice regarding ingredients, brewing, and fermentation is grounded in theory (which he briefly explains) and very practical.
on October 10, 2003
This book has it all when it comes to "goat" bear. I learned that in the book, that Bock means goat. From the evolution of bock beers to their present place in the world, it is covered here. This book has helped me formulate some very tasty recipes. Combined with classic decoction mashing techniques outlined in Noonan's NEW BREWING LAGER BEER, you can't go wrong here. I assure you that this is an excellent addition to your brewing library.