Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1562   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (999) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Purchased in a 500 ml brown bottle without a freshness date, Korbinian poured out darker than anticipated chestnut red, and had a bouquet of roasted nuts, dried cherries, and grassy noble hops. The taste was mellow and roasty with the malts dominant, just as they should have been. Dark skinned sweet fruits rolled around on the tongue, and were backed by a smoky, woody, and herbal hop bitterness. Alcohol was warm, but was hidden well enough to not be detracting from drinkability. Aftertaste was full and long drawn out. A satisfyingly meaty German import suited well to usher in the first day of spring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
clear deep golden brown. huge aroma of honey and raisins with bready malt. full bodied and smooth mouthfeel. flavour is quite sweetwith lots of dried fruit and honey not quite being balanced out by much else. still not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2005
Brown, red color. Small head. Quite malty and sweet. Bready flavour. Some wheat in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
Rich ruby brown body with a frothy tan head. Loved the sweet cinnamon raisin bread aromas and caramel malt flavours. Notes of chocolate now and then but mostly brown sugar and malt. A little thin perhaps but a nice lingering finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2005
16.9 oz bottle, goblet. Large beige head is rocky and mostly lasting. The beer itself is a deep cola/molasses color. Malt overload in the aroma...figs, caramel, chocolate, and that distinct, somewhat musty doppelbock zing. Simple aroma, but promising of a very sweet beer. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter/acidic finish. Flavor is just as simple to me as the aroma was. Still, simply can be tasty! Medium-heavy body, slick & creamy, lively carbonation. Nothing cloying here to me. The bottom line is: there’s a tinge of acidity hiding behind the carbonation and there’s more figs and less chocolate than I want...but, I love this style and this is a better than average offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Pours dark brown but clear. Lots of fine carbonation bubbles keep the head afloat. Aroma is quite raw. I can actually smell the roasted grain, this is a good thing. Flavor is dry, and of burnt coffee. A bit acidic as well. Ehh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2466) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Large. light brown head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Quite creamy on top. Great head retention and reformation. Roasty aroma with a bit of milk and soy. Nice dark port brown in color. Malty and roasty flavor. Little bit of bitterness. Little bit of fruit. Alcohol is minimal in the taste but you do feel a nice warming in the stomach. Body is a little thinner than expected. Finish is roasty and a little creamy but still finishes pretty clean. A pretty good dopplebock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Poures dark mahogany brown with minimal head. Aroma is standard doppel,some caramel and sweet malt. Flavor was the same with some toffee and fruit present. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2005
On tap at Andy’s, and in bottles. Clear copper in color with a nice tan head. Malty dark aroma. Bready. Thick mouth feel. Well balanced beer. Finish is malty. Drinkable. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Finally back in NJ. Tap at Andy’s, and bottle. I think my preference is the bottle.Clear copper, tan head. Malty dark bread aroma. Big malty flavor. Munich malts apparet. Thick mouth feel. Malty finish. Good double bock. Glad it is back.

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