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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany

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RATINGS: 1399   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.


Perm's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2008
This is a nice one. Appearance: Dark brown, looks suspiciously like Coca-Cola in my pilsener glass. Aroma: A tad (but just a tad) on the weak side in my book. Nicely malty and caramelly. Taste: Very nice! Raisins, caramel, a subtle but solid Noble Hop presence, nutty and toasty. I gave it a 8.5, which is not an option on the RB scale. Palate: Spritzy. Overall: It’s no Curator or Celebrator to be sure, but for the price (much cheaper than either of those!) it can’t be beat. I used it in the preparation of Doppelbock-Thai pork balls served with a spicy peanut sauce, with snap peas and rice noodles. A glass of it along with the meal was a divine pairing. This would be good with an array of desserts as well.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Rich malt aroma, clear mahogany with minimal head. Medium sweet with creamy mouthfeel and a lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1450) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1742) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerseyjohn71 (182) - 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,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2130) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (698) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Borella de 50 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, caramelo, dulce.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2014
bottle bought at the Weihenstephaner bottle shop at the brewery in Freising/Germany. Overall a fantastic doppelbock with a lot of malt, caramel, sweetness, some roasted malt aroma and taste. A perfect winter beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fdomig (371) - München, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, light caramel. Appearance is dark brown with a nice brown-ish head. Taste is light sweet and sour. A nice dryness. Soft carbonation. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
From bottle. Dark mahogany pour with a medium tan head. Taste is dark brown sugar and some spice, a bit of bananas, raisins, and dark fruits. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1283) - - AUG 9, 2014
Served on tap in a chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready toasted malt smell along with a decent showing of some dark fruits of prune and raisin. Along with these aromas are some smells of cocoa, toffee, and caramel. A little bit of grass and some coffee are there as well, giving just a hint of bitterness to an otherwise sweet and roastey malted smelling brew. Taste – The taste begins much crisper then I was anticipating, with a nice roasted malt base and a decent showing of some sweeter flavors of caramel and molasses. As the taste advances the roasted flavors remain rather strong while the initial caramel and molasses lose some ground, but with them being replaced by some light dark fruit flavors of plum and cherry. Some chocolate and a lighter coffee flavor work their way into the taste profile as well, and with a little bit of a grassy and herbal flavor coming to the tongue as well, one is left with a surprisingly crisper, but still quite roasty and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is slightly thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly higher side. The slightly thinner body and higher carbonation actually work for this beer even though it is rather dark; as the feel really crates a crisp and very easy drinking but highly flavorful brew. Overall – This is a very flavorful doppelbock with a very easy drinking and crisp feel in light of its abv. of 7.4 %. This is one nice drinker and one I will certainly come back to again.


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