Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1590   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 6, 2006
16.9 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with ruby highlights. Thick tan colored head faded quickly. Aromas are of roasted Carafa malts, toffee, and yeasty bread. Flavors are of brown sugar, sweet caramel malts, slight bready flavors. Rich mouthfeel, decent body. Finished slightly sweet & roasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours out a fairly dark brown. It has a thin but pleasing head. This has a lot in common with many of the other dopplebocks I have had. Itís got caramel and malt in the nose and taste. It has a solid roasty prescence. It is suprisingly drinkable for a dopplebock, but seems to lack some of the complexity that this style usually offers. This would be a great pub beer for sure. Weihenstephaner seems to be more concerned with drinkability and smoothness with their other beers, and this one seems to have the same focus. The alcohol is hidden very well and the flavors in the brew make sure to not overpower your palate. A solid effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Tap at Toronado. Malt, malt and more malt. Pours very dark with an off white head. Atromas of malts, caramel and raisins. The flavors are pure malt with a hint of caramel. This is probably the best malty beer I have ever tasted. One could say is somewhat one-dimensional in that way but nonetheless there are nuances. The sweetness comes out later, initially there is more of a roasted flavor to it. Very thick and satisfying mouthfeel.Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2006
(07.03.06) One pint, 0.9 oz brown bottle purchased from Bierkraft, Brooklyn, NYC. 7.4% ABV. Lot 5484. Poured clear brown with small off-white head. Malty caramel aroma. Full-bodied dunkles that starts with moderate malt sweetness and dried fruit (prune)/ caramel/toasted malt flavors. Finished with light malt fade. No discernable hop presence. Rich, smooth, and flavorful, this is an excellent malty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
Aroma is a majestic roasted malt, with bitter, woody notes, clear garnet, pours a small tan head. Flavour is of big, bold almonds, brazil nuts, deep roasted malts and some lovely caramel. Full bodied, perfectly balanced, alcohol isnít noticed. Fantastic, a titan of a beer!! Thank You mds!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle. Rich mahogany-brown body with a medium off-white head. Great rich aroma of caramel, smooth chocolate, rye bread, cookies, and butterscotch. Killer flavour with a superb palate. Cookies, chocolate, caramel, warm alcohol - very well blaanced and not over the top in any way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anothstine (2) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2006 does not count
Deep, dark brown pour, wonderful sweet aroma. Very smooth to drink, although slightly sweeter than I typically prefer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby tinges, and a modest light-tan head that slowly fades with great lacing. Aroma is robust and sweet, mainly of dark cherry, with some fig, malt, cookie dough, rum, molasses, and a hint of licorice. Flavor is also quite sweet, with candied cherry, cookie dough, sweet malt, some vinous character, and miscellaneous other stuff. Finishes just slightly bitter. Smooth, creamy, and non-cloying mouthfeel, although certainly sweet enough to be a dessert beer. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Deep rusty brown, thick lightly tanned head (with great lacing). Rich nose of fig, raisin, and caramel bread, with underlying vinous-like cherry waves. Malty up front with more fig, raisin, cherry bread and soft booze notes. Ends with a light German hop bitterness to keep the malt in check. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Glad I found this one out of the blue. A very nice doppel....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quinten (1055) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2006
Dark almost black color, thick brown colorít head,..fully dunkel doppelbock,... with: caramel, coffee, resin, licorice,, a very plesant one.

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