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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: 1351   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (934) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Purchased in a 500 ml brown bottle without a freshness date, Korbinian poured out darker than anticipated chestnut red, and had a bouquet of roasted nuts, dried cherries, and grassy noble hops. The taste was mellow and roasty with the malts dominant, just as they should have been. Dark skinned sweet fruits rolled around on the tongue, and were backed by a smoky, woody, and herbal hop bitterness. Alcohol was warm, but was hidden well enough to not be detracting from drinkability. Aftertaste was full and long drawn out. A satisfyingly meaty German import suited well to usher in the first day of spring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2005
Pours dark reddish-brown, with a moderate head, that dissipated somewhat quickly. Aroma is raisiny sweet. Flavor was also sweet, raisins again with molasses. There were some rum flavor undertones going on as well. There was a slight alcoholic flavor which probably contributed to me thinking of rum. Overall this was only OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2100) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2005
Deep brown color; minimal head, but that was probably my fault. Nice nose. But altogether, not really that impressive for the style. Not as hardy or chewy as an Aventinus- the all time great in the category.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 11, 2005
Pinter. Poured a dark brown that reflected a slight amber hint with a milk chocolate head. Very little lacing. Aroma is a mild roasted feel. Taste is a bitter/sweet layer of molasses, brown sugar and some toffee with a raisin/prune base. The aftertaste is straight banana. Nothing more. Maybe I was trippin though. This was a good beer to sip on while watching Law and Order : Criminal Intent. It was so obvious though the chick did it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
Bier #3. Brown with some reddish tints. Nice head that doesn’t hold either. Spicy, hoppy and roasted aromas. Taste is smoky with molasses and lightly hopped. Malty up front with a slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
(on bottle)Well, reinheitsgebotsfan or not, but; this is beer in a very intense essense. Very heavy sent, sweet, like fig- og raisinsirup, with creamy chocolate- and toffee notes.. Dark brown with a red glow. More of the dry coffee taste and especially, the finish. Bein Weihenstephaner, it might sound kliché, but it´s a nice clean and complex beer. Only minus is the stickyness, it´s kind of sugaish and one´s mouth gets pretty messy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Pours a dark brown. Yeasty aroma with hints of sweet malt and banana? Flavor is similar to the aroma with a little banana in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005
ooh, very nice. deep mahogony color with gold accents, great sweet aroma, wonderful balance....it’s easy to make a dopplebock too sweet, but this one’s expertly balanced. what else would you expect from the Weihenstephan? Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2005
Dark brown with bright reddish tints, clear. Has a quick dissipating head with large bubbles, looks like cola. Aroma of dark raisin bread, very malty. Lighter body than other doppelbocks, lively carbonation keeps this from being overly sticky. Sweet, mild alcohol notes, butterscotch perhaps, lingering maltiness. Good for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2005
2004 bottle. Light burgundy red with dark stained-oak brown creates a lovely-looking body, or so I think. Initial head is full and of a light mocha-beige color. It recedes slowly to cover, leaving light in its wake. Aroma of prunes, raisins, chocolate godiva liqueur and that elegant, if somewhat too clean (for my senses) weihenstephan yeast. Very malty overall, this brewery is another one which does a great job with extraction and presentation of malts. Flavor begins with a sweet coffee and caramel mix, plenty of malt as expected and then you get some slight bocky wininess, a dose of drying alcohol and roast and a clean, lightly sweet finish, with light fruit notes of banana and plum from the yeast. Body is perhaps a shade too light for all of the sweetness and bold flavors, with a bit more prickly carbonation than I’d prefer, but they are only minor complaints of mine, and overall, I drank this beer quite easily and enjoyably. As it warms, there is a good warming sensation with some dry breadiness and more chocolate and raisins mixed with rum. Though it’s much more subtle than I make it sound, the alcohol does not jump out at you, but it is there. Perhaps a thicker body would take care of this alcohol apparency.


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