Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Our Korbinian, the full-bodied, dark Doppelbock with light brown foam, wins beer-lovers over with a balance of fruity hints of plums and figs, a dark malt aroma - reminiscent of toffee, nuts and chocolate. Its roasted flavour goes well with smoked meat and fish as well as venison and poultry. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beeracoon (511) - - DEC 29, 2012
Huge brown head. Clear dark brown colour. Roasty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet-bitter taste with a discernible roasty, caramel-coffee palate. As good as a Bockbier can get.

kaserov (753) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
Color marrón muy oscuro, casi negro, rojizo si le da la luz, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención, nunca llega a disiparse del todo). Carbonatación suave. Textura entre oleosa y cremosa. Complejo aroma a frutos secos, mucho caramelo, algo de chocolate, pasas, azúcar moreno, quizá canela y un ligerísimo toque ahumado muy interesante. En boca es dulce, con mucho caramelo, frutos secos (nueces y avellanas), pasas, canela y reminiscencias de chocolate. Final dulce, sin rastro de alcohol. Postgusto a pasas, canela, caramelo y frutos secos.

alex_leit (4107) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle 500 ml. Bronze-ruby color, slightly yellowish color foam. Aroma: very malty, dried fruit, caramel, bread. Malt taste, caramel, wine, raisins, sweet, dried fruits.

fantti (1017) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu lasiin tummanruskeana ja "kirkkaana", noin kahden sormen paksuisella kuohkealla vaahdolla. Tuoksu tarjoaa makeaa limppuisuutta, paahdettua sokeria, ruisleipää, marsipaania ja siirappia. Maussa makeutta on huomattavasti vähemmän,nyt vahvimpana on limppuinen ja rukiinen leipäisyys, sokerisuus tulee sen jälkeen ja lopussa tuntuu marsipaania ja siirappisuutta, muttei niin makeana kuin tuoksussa. Suklaatakin on ihan lopussa hieman. Suutuntuma on makeahko ja suht täyteläinen, humalakin puraisee hieman. Makean puoleinen doppelbock, onneksi maku ei ole ihan yhtä äitelä kuin tuoksu, mutta jo muutaman hörpyn jälkeen tuntuu, että pullon tyhjentäminen voi olla urakka..

davedrinkinbeer (16) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2017
This is one of the best doppelbocks ever made. A very well balanced beer, mostly chocolate, toffee, and fruits are tasted. Mouthful is easy to drink and is refreshing.

DWestrick (758) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2017
bottle. surprised I hadn’t had this before in my doppelbock days. very good beer

smroush (281) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Aromas are very malty - a mix of several different aromas though all of them individually quite mild - bread, dried plums, roasted coffee, toffee. Very little hop presence. Color is a somewhat dark reddish brown. Large tan head. Mild to moderate sweetness; low level of bitterness. Medium bodied; average carbonation; slightly high alcohol level is not too apparent; finish is medium to long, sweet and malty. Overall it’s not bad - there are a fairly wide variety of aromas. However they are all very mild and they blend together in a bit of a muddled way.

Perun (204) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - JUN 9, 2017
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meccahh69lol (223) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2017
This one pours a real nice thick black with a medium head and aromatic notes of coffee, toffee, cocoa. The taste is smooth, malty and round with a lot of velvety chocolate flavor hanging with a little coffee bean and smoke. Great stuff. Good for making pickles in anticipation of Pickleas Cage XX: A 20th Anniversary Cage-abration while listening to thee best show, too.

tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Typical doppelbock aroma and flavor of nuts, toffee, molasses, and a little touch of iced tea. Clear brown in color. I’ve never been a huge fan of the doppelbock style, but this is a pretty good effort overall. Quite drinkable and clean palate.

mviljamaa (180) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Pours with an attractive thin light brown foam. Color is cloudy Coca-Cola. Quite fresh aroma has mämmi and faint dried plum, raisins and dates. Some cooked flour. Palate is well balanced, although quite yeasty and floury. Taste is bready and rich in dark malts. The finish has a long lasting bitternerness and dryness. Quite interesting. I’ve known Weihenstephaner only from their wheat beers, but this displays that the brewery is versed in other beer styles as well. The Korbinian retains qualities familiar from Weihenstephaner’s wheat beers (like smoothness and elegant taste and aroma), but does in a different style. I find that the Korbinian is not that enjoyable (even if it’s a good beer) on its own, but I imagine that it would be amazing when paired with the proper foods.

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