Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1508   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (660) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Pours dark brown with a thick brown head that disapates quickly.
aroma is sweet, malt, plum, raisin.
Flavor is syrupy sweet, with some prune,caramel, and a little dark chocalate.
very slight orange peel in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
Dark brown with sweet vanilla and dates in aroma. Excellent licorice malt with a nice hop final. Syrupy/creamy mouthfell, a little oily with restrained alcohol vapours. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vanvenlo (1434) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 3 Aug 2004 - Sweet plum fruit, smoky malt aroma. Clear dark colour. Choos how can you say only 3/5 for appearance when the lacing and head are unbelievable. Great fruit and hop flavour with nice hop palate that lingers nicely across the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lunkie (1560) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Sweet Malty Hoppy aroma. Very dark brown colour with excellent head and lacing. Bitter malty flavour with a hint of bitterness. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Clear, dark brown color, and a big, bursting pinkish brown head. Nose is a complete and utter gas! Wow! Far-flung aromatics: spices and fruit, sour cherries, grapes, sweet, rich,and invigorating! Lush mouthfeel, luxuriating, the cares of the world drift away, or they’d better, for there’s nothing that should interfere with the enjoyment of this phenomenol brew..hangs heavily in the mouth, and you want to extend any invitation and elongate it’s stay, so welcome is this delicious presence in the mouth...hedonistic, even... Medium body, delicate and delicious finish, stong malt presence. Drinks down a bit rummy, a trifle winish. Very complex and extraordinarily tasty. This one washes over you and makes it all better, like a hot bath. Wow, what a beer! One of the best doppelbocks on Earth, hands down!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Bottle: Deep reddish brown hue with small frothy off-white head and good lace. The aroma has notes of wheat and pumpernickel bread, caramlized malts, toffee, grassy and noble hops, and a hint of allspice. The taste starts malty and chewy sweet with a ripe plum and orange zest background. Some mild bitters appear but a smoky mocha finish is lasting. The feel is lively and sort of silky, but not heavy in body. A solid beer which you can enjoy anytime of year. I do wish it was a tad more fruity and more spicy. Quaffable indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2004
Dark red color, sweet caramel aroma, full sweet dry caramel taste, full body, dry sweet, light alcholic finish. nise, but to sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2004
All the things that make a great DB are here. Beautiful colour, lacing in the glass (little head though), and expected malty nose. The nose is a genuine malty hit with chocolate and caramel flavours present. Dontcha luvem?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2004
Dark brown with nice head. Very malty, vegetables (cabbage, carrots...), "øllebrød" (danish dish made of rye bread, sugar and beer). Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (666) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2004
Aroma: malty, roasty, dry and lightly hoppy lagery with noticeable alcohol(duh). Appearance: Poures dark brown to black with hints of red, very clear. A small off white (tan) head made up of large bubbles that quickly dissipates. Flavour: strong saaz hop bitterness and some flavour dominate this roasty malty brew. Palate: nice and thick with a fair bit of carbonation, leaves a lingering long hop aftertaste that is slightly metallic. Overall this really is like a much stronger standard bock where you have more hop flavour and noticeable bitterness unlike I am used to with other super malty sweet doppelbocks.

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