Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2004
I would probably rate this one second only to the Celebrator amongst the doppels I’ve sampled. For fans of smooth, malty beers, don’t miss this one. Creamy, with a sweet (but not overly so) carmel-like flavor. Pours a deep brown hue, with a foamy head and good retention. Almost perfect mouthfeel. Another great beer from a great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Yeast, malt, dark fruit, hickory and marzipan in the aroma. Clear, very dark brown but not opaque. Thin off-white head that recedes to cover. Mildly sweet bock flavour with an earthy roastiness and light raisin flavour. Pleasant lasting aftertaste. Mildly astringent. High carbonation. I had higher hopes for this one. It was very good, just not fantastic. Enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2004
Big foamy and sticky off-white head over a clear ruby brown body. The aroma consists of sweet maple, toffee, roasted and smoky malt, dark and red fruits with prominent character(cherries, plums) and an enticing earthiness. It’s very fruity and almost smoky, but actually not that spectacular after a few sips, earthy grape bubble gum if such a thing exists. Body could be a little thicker, but carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Basically, the palate doesn’t seem to reveal the promised secrets from the sniffing, but this is still a very good beer if not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Deep dark Bavarian doppelbock. Significant alcohol (7.4% abv).Cola color brown-red with a roasted barley malt and light hop aroma. Medium-dry slightly hoppy flavor with medium-full mouthfeel. A full off white head forms with lace falling in curtains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2004
Ruby red when held up to the light with a foamy beige head and a slightly off dusty grain nose. Creamy mouthfeel for a doppelbock. Lots of malty sweetness and very easy to drink, but not much else to this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2004
bottled: got this on recommendation from the waitress. didnt know what i was getting due to a heavy german accent. did understand this to be their best selling 'dark'. what i didnt understand is that it was a doppelbock. on taste alone i would of said....dunkels. mahogany color with a tan creamy head. nose is mostly malty sweet. same with in the mouth following through. some plum and raisin aftertones with sweet choc malt being the dominant man. tastes like a typical dunkels to me, but its a doppelbock. not big enough in my opinion for a doppelbock beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2004
OK head on a hazy amber reddish body. Sweet malty and fruity aroma with notes of oranges, brown sugar and rye. Rye and malt in the flavor - very sweet for a Doppelbock. A quite mild and easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Poured with a nice reddish, muddy brown. Candy corn and some smoke dominate the aroma. Flavor is bubblegum, wheat and, maybe, wood? Interesting, but it is still fairly light in flavor and body for a dopplebock. I would get this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2004
Dark reddish brown coloured. Malty aroma with notes of apples. Flavour is sweet and very malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
This was a good beer, but not the best doppelbock I have ever had. The body seemed a bit thin but everything else seemed right up to par.

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