Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Color is deep red. Low head retention and some light carbonation. Smells malty and astringent with some stewed fruits. Flavor is malty with a sweet start and an astringent finish. Palate is surprisingly light for such a high gravity beer. Man, I guess I am jaded, but this just seems to be variations on the same theme – a good beer but did not knock my socks off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Real TTHHIICCKK head. Silky smooth taste. Very liitle bitterness. Outstanding brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Tan colored head the consistency of barbasol. Beautiful dark brown color, smells like malty goodness. Tastes like malty goodness. Really nice darker-malty lager from the world’s oldest brewery. You can tell they have the most practice. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle: Pours to a deep brown with a thick deep tan head that seems to die somewhat quickly. Aroma is good caramel, nuts, light roast, and hints of fruits such as apple and pear. The taste is fruity caramel, very thick right from the get go, followed by bread, dough, nutty malts, a hint of booze on the second sip, then it shows some hints of birch or oak wood, and if you look for it - a hint of spicy hops towards the end. Finishes sticky with notes of roasted ground malt, caramel, and a hint of coffee. Medium-full bodied, medium carbonation that really helps to keep this one easy to drink, sticky and a little syrupy. However it’s never overwhelming and actually quite easy to drink. This must be 10x better when fresh, but it still holds up quite well in the bottle even after the trip to the states.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2005
500ml bottle shared with/by illini08. superb aroma of toasty malts and caramel apples. nice appearance with a tan head upon a vigorous pour. the usual sweet doppel flavors but the alcohol shows up at the rather thin finish. a solid effort and a good doppelbock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2005
500 mL bottle shared with Duane. Complex aroma of caramel, roasted malts, maybe just a faint hint of the booze as well. Creamy mouthfeel at the beginning that coats my tongue, but gives way to a slightly watery finish. I havent made any observations on the flavor that are any different from what’s already been said, but this is an all around good doppelbock. Good balance of lots of malt at the beginning with just a hint of hops at the end. Immy was right, this is a great bargain

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (941) - PERU - DEC 16, 2005
Half liter bottle. Poured a beautiful mahogany with a foamy light brown head. Aroma of toasted malt and licorice. A smooth, well balanced beer. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 12, 2005
500 ml bottle. Pours a deep brown with a light brown head. Rich, complex, malty nose, somewhat sweet, molasses with hints of tobacco. Flavor is molasses, malt, sweet. Awesome balance achieved with the hops! About the most balanced beer I’ve had to date! As it warms a bit, some toasted flavors shine through, and bit of caramel and coffee. Finish is a touch dry, smooth and clean, leaving a bit of malt to remember it by. Body is a touch thin for a doppelbock, but it is the only tiny fault in a great beer. How can this be so cheap? At under three bucks, a huge bargain!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Nice dark redish brown color poured a nice head out of the bottle. Good lacing thru out. Enjoyed this beer which had a mild malty aroma with a bit of alcohol present. Nutty taste very pleasent and smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 21, 2005
(500 ml bottle from http://hitimewine.com) Body is the color of birch beer. Head is rich-looking, creamy, biscuit-colored. Good lacing. Aroma is awesome - sweet malt, honey, raisins, molasses, caramel, hay. Dark, rich, sweet doppelbock taste. A little dry. This is excellent. Doesn’t finish quite as well as some of the other doppels I have had, so that is my only complaint.

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