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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A double bock beer that has what it takes. Not just for lovers of strong beer. With a malty aroma and great taste, our Korbinian is a true beer speciality. It goes well with smoked meat and fish as well as wild roasts and fowl.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (111) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
50 cl. Pours an abundant creamy and dense beige head, deep brown to black colour, showing some ruby reflexes. Smells toasted and dark malts, caramel, cocoa, bit of dark/dried fruit. Tastes super malty, crystal malts, caramel, raisins, chocolatey; extremly refined, smooth all malt sweetness, nearly no bitterness at all. Average carbonation, almost full bodied, but still quite very drinkable as in the best deutsch tradition. A really nice one !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (469) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours the color of Coca-Cola with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet malty grains and molasses. Taste is super smooth & creamy malts and mellow spices up throughout the palate with almost no aftertaste. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1100) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
from tap. dark brown to black pour with a tanned head. chocolate malts, bits of smoke, caramel, toffee, hints of espresso. dark dried forest fruits, biscuit, pretty nice full bodied mouthfeel!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jezmez68 (398) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Weihanstephan’s doesn’t get nearly the attention they deserve. They run a brewing university in Germany, for Chrissake’s. This beer isn’t as chocolatey as the Ayinger Doppelbock, but it’s solid, nonetheless. Nice nose, but would be nicer likely if fresh as opposed to purchased at Spec’s in Houston. Solid flavor. Beautifully dark with garnett highlights. "Starkbier" must be another type of Doppelbock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franksv6 (219) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
Clear dark brown beer with a white head, medium carbonation.Taste is caramel, nice bitter, chocolate, coffee and dried fruit.Nice doppelbock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
(Bue sur place en fût): Biscuit moelleux anisé, caramélisé et empreint de mélasse et dattes. Sa buvabilité est plus que décente pour le genre.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
To the ones (like me) that are not big fans of German beers and that think that the rauschbeers are the only ones that could be taken seriously, it’s a quite funny experience drinking a good and old Weihenstephaner. This has a red-brown crystal color and a well defined and mature taste. In the end, the lesson is quite simple: Don’t underestimate the Germans, they can do, of course, excellent beers like this one... ;) [ BA Review @ 10/30/2009 ]

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie really likes it and gives it a 4. Andy isn't crazy about it. Rich and smooth not spicy or hoppy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (172) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Dunkelbraun, leichter Rotschimmer, schaumig. In der Nase Röstmalz, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte, dunkles Brot. m Gaumen röstig, malzig, brotig, schoko, dunkle Früchte. Ausfüllend, top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"here’s a nice bready, doughy, slightly spicy, slightly chocolatey treat! this one started nice and got better as i drank. smooth as hell, luscious flavor."


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