Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
bottle. amber with disipating white head. Sweet, rotting aroma. Nice flavor of spice, caramel, cloves. Good mouthfeel and finish, niecely balanced. As advertised, I can imagine it with smoked meat/roasts. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Pours a clouded ruby brown with basically no head that falls fast. Nose is malty and sweet smelling. Flavor is rich with a caramel character and a thick body of ingredients. Feel is smooth with a nice bubble on the tongue and a thicker liquid feel that is slightly silky. Definitely drinkable. Easily sessionable. Damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2746) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2007
Dark red/brown colour with an OK head. Sweet, malty aroma. Sweet, malty flavour with notes of liquorice and black currants.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4552) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Pours a dark brown in the glass and shows red/ruby in the light. The head is medium, creamy, beige. The aroma is sweet, malty, caramel notes, sweet spice (nutmeg?). The flavor is rich and malty, sweet, light alcohol, caramel, earthy, raisin, goooood, gets better as it warms. Average palate, not too carbonated but not thin or syrupy. Excellent dopple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle. Chocolate brown color, smoky and malty aroma. Flavor is roasted malt with a hint of raisin. Very smooth palate and excellent flavor hides high alcohol content. One of the better Doppelbocks widely available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with garnet highlights when held to the light. Small off-white head with some lacing of glass. strong aroma of roasted malt. Good, almost smokey flavor of malt and raisin that does a good job of hiding the alcohol. An excellent doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Gorgeous mahogany red pour with a clinging skin of off white. Basic raisin aroma. Quiet hints of overripe banana, Christmas spices, and dried orange. Wet vanilla-tinted tobacco leaves with a subdued hoppiness. Tastes a bit of maple-dipped walnuts and simple fruitiness - this has an apple skin, pear and prune character more than anything else. Cinnamon and rye whiskey with a dry bite on the back end. Softest suggestions of vanilla and cocoa. Perfectly rounded malt qualities with a whisper of noble bitterness. Clean and robust palate. A gentle touch of sweet smoke and alcohol rub. Brilliant example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bamaelliott (5) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
Bottle, pours a brown, red, black color with a brown cream head, hearty roasted smell and taste, excellent beer for what it is trying to be

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13807) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle. Red black colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, caramel. flavour is roasted, hop, fruit, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Korbinian
Date: April 03, 2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: brown
Aroma: rich slightly sweet malt aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: great rich malt flavor, nice touch of carmel sweetness, low bitterness

Name: Korbinian
Date: May 05, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Score: iii to ii+
Appearance: dark amber, whispy head
Aroma: big sweet malt aroma
Flavor: flavor has a good candy sweetness, lingering malt finish, nice touch of chocolate

Name: Korbinian
Date: March 08, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Blind Tasting
Score: 3.1 to 3.7
Appearance: dark red, creamy tan head, drops of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, lots of sweetness, nice sticky caramelized sugar character, very light bitterness, dries out upon warming but stays rich and flavorfull, ripe fruit shows up to add character and complexity

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Score: **4

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