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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2502) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Bottle at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Deep brown in colour. Aroma of raisins, malts, plums, ginger and quite sweet. Flavour was of raisins, malt, spices, slightly sweet. Medium body, high carbonation. Finishes rather light for a dopplebock.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Pours dark and with minimal, quickly diminishing head. Aroma is vineous and sweet with a hint of silage. Flavor is flat, sweet, molasses-filled but lacking the prune/raisin goodness of a solid doppelbock. Raw and underdeveloped with no deep complexity. Otherwise, reasonably good. Certainly has the taste of a Weihenstephan beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Good quite-standard Bavarian double bock. Delectable appearance, pouring with a king-size head, the Dirk Diggler of head. The rest is pretty well what you’d expect from a quality German double bock. Bready. Check out a non-German but highly similar treatment, the Birra Moretti La Rossa (classified as Bock but not much difference). Some time back, I had rated that one a 3.8 and drew a comparison to this one....

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Dusty floral tea aroma from cherry-coke colored body. Tastes of vanilla-honey malt liquor; sweet malty, and desserty--most coming through on or directly after the swallow. Nutty and herbal. Interesting, but a bit complicated (without being complex).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Bottle. Reddish amber in color. Off-white head with decent lacing. Malty and spicey aroma. Medium bodied. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Foamy off-white head deep dark ruby body. Big sweet malty aroma. The flavor is lots of sweet caramel bread and even some dark wheat notes. Soft full body. A nice dopplebock.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Dark ruby/brown pour. Thick, creamy off-white head settled a little too quickly. Malt aroma. Not much else in the aroma. Give me a few minutes to let it warm up a bit...Still malt, now slightly roasted. Meduim body. Lightly sweet malt flavor. Mouthfeel is pleasant, not much favor though. Dry finish. Tastes incomplete.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2005 Very nice. Pours a very dark brown with a creamy head similar to the Hefeweizen. The aroma is not really powerful, but it is very pleasant. I pick up raisin, a little chocolate, coffee, malts and some wine. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma except for the great mouthfeel. I am quite impressed, but I think there Hefeweizen is better. The mouthfeel is so creamy in the beers from this brewery. Very impressive.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Fantastic doppelbock. Weihenstephaner could put on a clinic for how to do beer right. One of my favorite doppelbocks, even better than Celebrator in my opinion. Poured a deep reddish brown. Smelled malty, chocolatey and peppery. Tasted slightly burnt; full-bodied. Traces of chestnuts or pecans and dark chocolate help to make this beer rich. There’s a pumpernickel aspect to this doppelbock as well. Hits your palate and kind of spins around your mouth. Each sip brings a richer and more well-rounded taste. Now I’m hooked. Heavy lacing and nice 1/4" off-white head that stayed floating on top, even when the beer was about half way through. Warming, smooth. I should have bought another one of these.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2617) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2005
This brewery/university is, to me, an absolute treasure to the German people, and this one gives homage to it’s fine brewing history. Poured into a Weihenstephaner Weiss glass, the body glistened a brilliant deep ruby brown. Small effervescent bubbles raced to the top to form a dense, inch thick, sandy head, that stuck firmly to the glass all the way down. An initial musty, cobweb aroma preceded wafts of cocoa, cinnamon, sweet malt and a little caramel. Mouth feel was excellent, rich rounded flavours of sweet caramelised sugars, coffee grains and husky burnt malt, dominated the palate. Medium bodied, medium-light carbonation, extremely well-balanced with a pleasant warming, malt finish. Not in your face, like many Doppelbocks, but quaffable and well crafted.


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