Pronounced “Einbock” in Bavarian dialect, its name ultimately was shortened to “Bock,” which also means “goat” in German. Some Bock beer names include “Ur,” which means “original,” and “Dunkel,” to differentiate the dark version from the light “Helles” style. Sometimes called “Traditional Bock,” Bock beer has a copper to dark-brown color and a rich malt character. Toast and caramel notes define the aroma and flavor, and very mild hops keep the malt sweetness from becoming cloying through the finish. In the United States, the availability of Bock-style brews tends to be outnumbered by those in the Doppelbock style, with Bocks often released seasonally, in the winter and spring.