Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (975) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Good dopplebock. Superspak sees them pleasing him this way, " 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/30/2012. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apple, pear, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, light pepper, nuttiness, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity esters and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big apple, pear, caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, biscuit, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, light fruits, brown bread, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of light fruity esters with a big dark malt balance; with big robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent doppelbock! Great complexity and balance of fruity ester and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davebarbs (1) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
Having tasted many beers in my time, this beer contains the complement of excellent qualities, full bodied with wholesome aroma. A meal in itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (662) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2014
Completely dark with brown hue, small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, alcohol and roasted malts. Medium to heavy sweetness. Medium body, soft carbonation, nice creamy texture. Long brown sugar finish. Nice, but a little bit too boozy for my taste.
(0,5l bottle)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (301) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2014
Dark brown in color with mininal tan head. Aroma is a bit alcoholic, malty, caramel. Sweet taste. Very good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1451) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dried fruit, lightly roasty and hints of wood. Taste is medium sweet leading to a malty finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Rich malt aroma, clear mahogany with minimal head. Medium sweet with creamy mouthfeel and a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1581) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of caramel sweetness and bit of nut. Taste of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness and hint of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, creamy with a nice malt feel that is well crafted. Enjoyable beer worth checking out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Somewhat different Doppelbock (label just says "dunkles Starkbier") with light beige, creamy, delicate head and dark coppery chestnut colour with ruby hue, clear. Powerful and complex aroma with impressions of coffee grounds, sherry, peat, blueberries, plums, chocolate, leather, cinnamon and cloves but also some oxidation (apparently the bottle has had its best time). Sweetish onset with caramelly and honeyish malt character, rich, drying and become bitterish after the middle with peppery hops, roasted coffee-like bitterness, a somewhat cloying candi sweetness and warming, little bit astringent alcohol. I should probably purchase a younger sample to get a better view on this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerseyjohn71 (245) - corsicana, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
great and smooth, love them German beers, caramel, bread, cereal, hay, chocolate, toast, alcohol, resin, floral, raisin, banana, red, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, not bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
03.09.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, nuts, hay, grain, chocolate, grass, paper, coffee, alcohol, hints of licorice. Taste is slightly rich and sweet, "knekk", grass, caramel malts, coffee, nuts, dark sugar, hay, roasted grain, alcohol, hints of licorice. Medium bitterness, slightly dry grainy mouthfeel. Nice.

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