Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2004
Aroma: malty, roasty, dry and lightly hoppy lagery with noticeable alcohol(duh). Appearance: Poures dark brown to black with hints of red, very clear. A small off white (tan) head made up of large bubbles that quickly dissipates. Flavour: strong saaz hop bitterness and some flavour dominate this roasty malty brew. Palate: nice and thick with a fair bit of carbonation, leaves a lingering long hop aftertaste that is slightly metallic. Overall this really is like a much stronger standard bock where you have more hop flavour and noticeable bitterness unlike I am used to with other super malty sweet doppelbocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Just another dopplebock. Sorry bockheads, but I just donít really get bocks... I find them boring and pedestrian, like a darker, maltier brother of the lager. More often than not too sweet and rarely surprising. Not to say that I don't enjoy one with a good German meal from time to time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2004
So here is the deal. Most bocks that I have I either like or dont like. This one I did not like all that much. It had that sweetness that I enjoy and a hint of chocolate but for some reason the maltyness seemed unbalanced and rushed. Strange in fact, it makes me think that I got a bad bottle. I understand where it is going, however I just dont think that I am ready for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2004
The vinous aroma is alluring with nutmeg and honey. This dopplebock pours deep, dark and thick, with bib bubbles and a head that was half soft serve ice cream/half coke. The molasses taste is nice and sweet (maybe too sweet), with a dunkel-like malt flavor. Unlike some others of its kind, the spice is lacking and the finish remains thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Bottle, Map Room, Chicago. The only other doppelbocks Iíve had are Celebrator, a Capital brew, and Aventinus. Against those, this was better than the Capital, but not close to the other two. Smelled nice, got some doughy aromas and a little cereal. Looked nice, average head size, creamy and frothy, it was a cloudy amber red. The taste was underwhelming, nicely sweet, a bit acidic, characteristic doppelbock flavor at the end and a short finish. It was medium bodied, a bit more watery than I expected, kind of creamy, and the soft carbonation was ok. Overall: eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours clear brown with red hues, with medium, lasting light brown head. Nice nutty malt aroma with some chocolate and molasses notes. Medium mouthfeel, not as smooth as expected though, a little watery on the finish. Nice sweet malt start with a balanced mid and finish. Lingering roast flavour. Nice stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Reddish brown, lush, perfect head that never fades away. Aroma of bread. Flavors of pumpernickel, a touch of toffee, surprisingly dry finish. Never would have picked this for a doppelbock, as I actually enjoyed the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2004
A big malt treacley nose hits when you first open the bottle subsiding to a mild fruitiness. Colour is a royal dark bourbon red with a medium small medium lasting tan head. Body is medium fullnes, lowish carbed, clean and non-coying. Flavour is primarily medium low sweetness caramel malt with touch of lingering fruitiness. Mild sweet and dry roasted malt reasonably clean aftertaste. Alcohol very well masked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Bottle: Apparently Iím the only one who thinks this, but the aroma seems to a combination of salt and grass. Smells almost like a soup but I canít think of what kind (itís on the tip of my tongue). Very strange. Pours a dark transparent reddish-brown with a tan head that dies rather quickly. Decent lacing. Very malty taste. Very, very slight bitter finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. Somewhat malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 2007-10-03, draught at Freaking Frog, Las Vegas, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Dark chestnut color. Aroma of unmalted cereals and malt. Good body strength, good caramel flavor, but the final is a bit stale. In the final there is basically dark caramel.

2004-05-16, bottle, 5-4-7-4-13=33
Beautiful amber color. Light aroma (malt, caramel)Ö more interesting flavor, with a good malty structure and a balanced, long final.

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