Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 16/20
highlandlad (1443) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2005
Excellent doppelbock from one of the worldís great breweries. Itís a handsome beer, from the gorgeous label to the pour. In the glass, itís a fine teak colour with ruby highlights and a firm, lasting mat of foam. There are deliciously thick fumes of cherry liqueur, leather saddle, molasses and fresh-lacquered timber. The 7.4% alcohol is prominent in the aroma and there are spicy-medicinal Berocca notes. Itís thinner in the mouth than the aroma implies, but not disastrously so - medium-bodied, rather than full. The mouthfeel is creamy-soft and the finish restrained. There are strong raisin notes in a generally malty flavour palette, plus bananas, toffee and Dundee cake. The alcohol is prominent in the flavour but well integrated. This is one of my favourite styles and this gives the superb Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock a run for its money. (0.5L bottle, International Beer Shop, Perth)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 10, 2005
dark brown with a grey head. plum wheaty aroma. sweet fruit flavor that goes dusty quick. there is some toffee flavor floating in this. finish is plum with some light banana. not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle. Nose-smells like a freshly swept barn floor. Taste-great straw/hay, wheat, some molasses. Great quick finish that is slightly spicy and sweet. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2005
I really loved the label--very attractive. Fruity, malty aroma; good frothing head as you swirl the cloudy, nut-brown body. Caramel flavor spectrum, but a bit thin and, I thought, weak in the finish. Doesnít stand up against the top-flight doppelbocks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Chestnut ruby. Creamy, semi-sticky dirty-white foam. Aromatic notes of fruitcake, red licorice, pecans, and plum pudding. Fairly rooty and woody. Very clean alcohol. Soft, mouth filling carbonation. Rounded edge of fruitiness complements the weighty malt blanket. Deeply dextrinous, as well, with a slick, candied malt underside. Succulent malt spine shows hints of toffee glazed fruitcake, which continues to shower the palate with layers upon layers of depth and sustenance to stave off the body-lessening fruitiness. Firm dried leather astringency couples with ripe prune acidity, while a cool breath of alcohol glides over a tanninlike crystallized sugar sting that attaches itself to the tongue. Finishes with a restrained richness of fruitcake topped with brown sugar, wine-steeped prunes, and nutty malt echoes. Despite the beautifully complex and polished malt showcase, thereís a tad too much fruitiness that keeps the malt from hitting full stride. A lovely malt mammoth, nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
As would be expected, the wheaty flavor dominates but doesnít overpower. Itís rather malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2005
Had this one at the 27th Bokbierfestival in Amsterdam (2004), but did not make any notes and forgot most of the impressions I had. Really want to try this one again, judging from other peopleís ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aroma has lots of malt. Flavors of dark fruits and yes, lots of malt. Little hop bitterness, just enough to be appropriate for style. Moderately carbonated. Good Doppelbock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) The word "Bock" doesnít appear anywhere on the label on this beer from the brewery said to be the oldest in the world - but clearly, thatís what it is. Dark and heavy with lots of malts and sweetness, and not really any bitterness. Pleasant and quite characteristic. 301003.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Aroma of freash baked bread just out of he oven. Dark ruby red body when held to light and tan foamy head. Flavor was sweet, slightly bitter and licorice candy. Not overly sweet and not overly bitter. Good Doppelbock.

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