Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1434   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1792) - Christchurch, - MAY 19, 2013
Appears dark Burgundy in colour with a voluminous orange-cream coloured head. Gorgeous, full chocolately aromas with dates and carob (I hate carob). It is like taking a sniff of a chocolate cake with dark fruits in it. Utterly more-ish and I wish I could share this with my beloved mother who adores such things. The flavour is marked first by prickly sharp carbonation and then sharp astringent juiciness. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all, not to say that I am disappointed. It has a just-ripening plumminess about it and then it sucks the liquid out of your mouth revealing tart redcurrant, raspberry and rhubarb. This mellows somewhat into dates, red apples, unripe apricot and thin treacle. An intriguing beer not for the faint of heart. A second taste uncovers chocolate and dusty cocoa. What an intrigue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (149) - ponferrada, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2014
Cerveza de color Marrón oscuro turbio con una buena espuma duradera. Aroma a malta oscura y dulzura de caramelo. Sabor dulce a malta tostada con un toque de frutos secos y de chocolate. Esta cerveza es muy equilibrada y apetecible. El final es bastante suave y deja un regusto dulce a malta. Muy buena Doppelbock. Me gusto.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzgorog (346) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
Brune avec des reflets rubis limpide, mousse moyenne mais persitente beige. Nez defruits rouges : cerises, groseilles, framboises, et malté. Bouche bien maltée et sucrée, les saveurs de fruits rouges sont toujours présentes, léger côté torréfié. Légèrement amertume, corps rond, alcool discret. La meilleure doppelbock que j’ai goutée, elle me réconcilie avec le style !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (72) - - DEC 16, 2014
Arômes de fruits rouges et sucre. En bouche ca goûte le sucre à crème, légère torréfaction, caramel. Le 7.4% paraît pas. Une excellente doppelbock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicocanta (46) - - DEC 15, 2014
Bonne doppelbock mais qui manque d’un je ne sais quoi pour la rendre originale. Assez sympa mais beaucoup plus de caractère chez certains de sa catégorie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlexGR (128) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
Dark brown with tan head. Roasted coffee, chocolate, fruits. Quite sweet beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pint bottle, poured into a tulip glass at room temperature. A: Pours into the glass the color of mahogany wood or very, very dark cherry wood. Shining an iPhone light through the beer reveals bright red highlights, and columns of bubbles. The head forms a bit over a finger thick of pale beige, with good retention. Lacing may as well be a sheet of bubbles permanently etched into the glass. S: Rich, bready caramel-toffee malt scents, wreathed with hints of chocolate. There’s what seems to be a bit of dark fruit in the nose as well. T: Warm, yeasty dark bread fills the mouth from the first sip. Some sweet toffee slithers along the sides of the bread through the middle, and some notes of walnut and cooked raisin waft through background of the flavor palate beside a faint cocoa tinge. By the finish, there is a distinct note of hardwood, like oak or maple. No hop presence to speak of, which is perfect. M: While full and sticky, the mouthfeel is surprisingly not quite as thick for a doppelbock as I would hope, feeling closer to a bock. O: This is a beautiful doppelbock example, a tour de malt with virtually zero hop flavors involved. A little additional dark fruit complexity to the flavor profile, and a slightly thicker mouthfeel, and this would approach perfect 5 territory for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HarryPlopper (32) - - DEC 3, 2014
Dark brown with a light brown head. Malty aroma. Malt taste with some notes of spice. Very smooth mouth feel. Great beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnwokedi89 (57) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Slight aroma. Color is as black as coffee. Smooth taste with a rich almost chocolate finish. Minimal foam/head at the top of the beer. Very good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
DylanKyan (2) - Hengelo ov, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
Niet echt een topbiertje. Het is wel een dubbelbock. Weinig schuim op het bier wat toch wel jammer is. Al met al niet een biertje waar ik snel voor in de rij zal gaan staan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjplumer (464) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Deep roasted malt aroma that’s intoxicating. Rich mahogany body with an off white head that lingers nicely. More roasted malt on the taste buds that feel smooth and rich. Sweet caramel background. Also has crisp feel to it too.

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