Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Our Korbinian, the full-bodied, dark Doppelbock with light brown foam, wins beer-lovers over with a balance of fruity hints of plums and figs, a dark malt aroma - reminiscent of toffee, nuts and chocolate. Its roasted flavour goes well with smoked meat and fish as well as venison and poultry. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2008
The pour is nearly black with a small tan head. The nose is dark fruit, toffee, maple and a few I just canít seem to grasp. The flavor is well balanced and I would to try this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeMerry (39) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
16.9 oz bottle. Dark coffee in color with large creamy light brown head. Aroma of molasses and caramel. Complex flavors of brown sugar, molasses, maple, coffee and roasted malt. Quite sweet, candy-like. Ends with slight hint of bitterness and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a small-medium fizzy beige head. A dark malty beer with molasses, toffee, chocolate, caramel, and hints of dark fruit. A bit of roasted grain as well. Enjoyable doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Dark gold honey color. Amazing molasses aroma, full body, flavor that lasts. Itís a great beer that you would actually want to drink a LOT of!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 Strong malty aroma with chocolate and caramel accents. Dark caramel color, oddly the same color as Coke. Flavor of dark malts, chocolate and alcohol with a surprising hop finish. Overall a strong beer, but would prefer more balance and a cleaner finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2008
March 2006 - I donít even know how to rate this one. I was shocked when eaglefan538 told me it was a dopplebock, because it certainly didnít taste like any dopple Iíve had (no sweet dark fruit flavor?). First off, Iíll say that this beer is definitely unique. Pours with seriously dark brown color, minimal head or lacing. The aroma just flew from the glass, like the flavor a mixture of chocolate malt balls and molasses. Those flavors, though, are way overdone. Have you ever had a piece of cake that, while good tasting, is just so rich that you canít finish it? Well, this is the beer version. Iím glad the 500 ml bottle was split with my father...I had trouble getting through my half.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2008
I donít really get these black beers. The good ones taste only marginally better than the bad ones. I think the room for error is less. Black with a nice head. Chocolate and caramel and toffee. Good beer but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2008
Bottled. Clear reddish brown colour with a small beige foam. Sweet and almost syrupy aroma of brown sugar, dried dark fruit, marzipan and nuts. Full sweet malty and sugary flavour of fudge, milky chocolate, syrup and butter. Long cloyingly sweet aftertaste of dark syrup, almonds and alcohol. Way too sweet, almost like a dark "malt likka".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Decent beer, but I prefer the dunkel hefe. Dark brown with a nice head. Quit a bit of hops...first Weihenstephaner Iíve tried with so much. Taste is good though, just not my favorite. Good mouthfeel...slightly thick and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2008
This beer pours a deep rich brown with a medium tan head leaving some good lacing down the sides. The smell is roasted malts and chocolate. The flavors are awesome! chocolate, maybe some figs with a good heaping of dark malts balanced out with a god hop backbone! not a lively beer as it shouldnít be, but dry and mellow with a sweet chocolate flavor that really lingers! Well crafted beer!

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