Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1623   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours cherrywood color with big off-white head. The aroma is pepper, clove, floral honey, and caramel. The flavor is caramel and pepper with a little bit of alcohol and clove. The finish sports a few spicy notes, but leaves very little in the way of aftertaste. All the flavors blend together very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
millstadtguy (50) - Millstadt, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Poured a dark brown with a nice head. Very malty taste along with alcohol. Not bad. I just don’t think this is one of my favorite styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2009 (Bottled) Quite clear, dark red cola brown color with a smallish, tanned head. Very malty and caramely, very slightly sour and moderately fruity aroma with smoky hints. Very full-malty, slightly sour and roasty, surprisingly neutral (not cloyingly sweet despite the huge amount of malt) flavor with licorice hints, and a mildly bitter finish. Obviously no signs of alcohol here. Quite full-bodied, velvety and smooth-carbonated palate. A solid, enjoyable and warming, sweet and caramely-malty doppelbock from a great brewery. Not quite as balanced as the Weltenburger Asam-Bock, though, and the sweetness may be too much for some.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
Very strong fruity scent, no actually berry scent. A bit of tomatoy hops. Very dark red pour. Pure ruby red. Nice had. A ton of flavour. Claims to be from the worlds oldest brewerly 1040. Alcoholy raisiny/pruney caramels. Smoky, some dark bitter chocolat and herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2006
(bottle) dark brown, slightly hazy. Generous tan head. some lace. Aroma is MALT. Flavor is sweetish malt, hints of dark fruit and cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle poured a dark brown with ruby showing against the light. A thick light brown head that exhibited lot of lacing crowned this brew. A nice full malty aroma with a touch of nuttiness. Body is strong malt with a roast character, a little less sweet than I expected, but pleasant. Nice full creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmanley (3) - River Rouge, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2006 does not count
A pleasant aroma of sweet caramel. Tastes initially sweet with a mouthful of bitter hops at the end. Overall a plesant drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jb (2779) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2006
This one tasted especially good as I used it to help celebrate a drubbing of the hapless Cowboys tonight in the NFL. This is a strong rich good bock. Dark orangish brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of alcohol, fruitcake, malt and caramel. Rich palate that is all at once sugary, chocolaty, roasted but then it peters out just a bit at the end. Loved it but probably not the best of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Appears a transparent crimson with a cherrywood hue. Medium amounts of CO2 bubbles slowly rise to the top of the creamy, ivory head that has fades into a filmy cap. Scattered streaks of lace are left around the glass. Smell is of toffee, vanilla, roasted nuts, cocoa, and sugary caramel. Super nice with light booziness. Taste is of the same, rich, well blended aromas. This is a nice treat via Germany. Mouthfeel is super smooth, creamy, sugary, medium bodied, along with a velvet balance that glides along the palate. Drinkability...what a treat. I had Matt Capone (BA capones) special order this b/c I’ve never seen it in the SE PA market for some reason. No wonder it’s such a rare treat...it gets gobbled up whenever it comes around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2006
16.9 oz bottle - Pours dark brown with a thick, billowy head. The very nice aroma has roast caramel malt and plum. Loads of sweet caramel malts give it a nice full body and some dark fruit notes lend some complexity to the taste. There’s a hint of mild hops bitterness in the finish that with the roast flavors put me in mind of coffee just a little bit. I definitely enjoyed this beer. They’ve really nailed the style.

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