overall
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99
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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Poured into a 500ml glass stein, which shows off its thick, light-brown head beautifully. Lacing is wet, sparse as the head dissipates. Color is deep mohogany, a dark-red/deep brown color. Absolutely a beautiful beer. Aroma reminds me of a real German beer - a sweet malt, slight yeast. First thing I noticed about the taste was the cold, all-encomassing crispness, then a sweet bitterness that focuses on the center of the tongue and cheeks. Second sip tastes a bit more bitter, but leaves no pronounced aftertaste. The more I drink the more I taste the grain. A very decent doppelbock. Id love to see this available at the local pub!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Clear and dark brown in color with an ok tan colored head. Sweet, maple syrup, and nutty malty smell. Sticky, sweet, nutty, malty in the taste. Just allright I hoped there was more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Poured a rich dark brown with a tan off white head. Rather enjoyed this, close to the Ayinger but maybe not as robust and flavorful. Malts and a toffee presence, relatively mild, tinge of sweet and maybe a little dry bitterness, good and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
50cl bottle. Dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is doughy and sweet, with cookies, dried berries some licorice, and cake. The flavor is clean and smooth with plenty of malt. I little sweet, but definitely within the typical range. Toffee and light roast flavors with low bitterness, but enough balance to not be cloying. Full and slightly chewy mouthfeel. Quite drinkable and balanced, though you have to be in the mood to handle this much malt. Nice doppelbock; rich, yet refined.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Dark mahogany beer, with a soapy off-white head - lovely, complex nose of sweet malts, caramel, chocolate, rum-soaked raisins, plum, a slightly roasty, almost smoky character - nice and creamy in the mouth - starts out with some roasted malt character, and loads of toffee - a hint of treacle-ish sweetness is tempered well by the roasty character - strong raisin and fig flavor, brown sugar, buttered toast - chocolate, coffee, very light smoke - ends with a mild acidity that cleanses the sweetness from the palate - this is extremely well made.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Pours brown in color with a very nice, two inch beige head. Smell is all toffee and malt. Wonderful. Taste is the same. More toffee than you can imagine. There was a bit of grain and nuts hidden in the taste as well. Incredibly smooth and creamy on the mouthfeel. This is a truly great bock. I think this would be incredible on draft.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoptimus (50) - Grand Island, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2008
500 ml. bottle. My first doppelbock. No proper glassware, except for a couple of stiens, but I like to look at a new beer. Poured into an english pint... dark, rich brown that you could only barely see through when held up to the light, and then it gives off a deep red hue. Aroma reminded me of a good imperial stout, but more nutty and musty. Flavor was very nutty, earthy and had hints of chocolate, toffee and some vanilla in the finish. Very low hop character. To me it seemed like a brown ale coupled with a weak RIS. Cant describe it exactly but there was something in the flavor that didnt sit right with me. Overall it was okay, but a pleasure to look at and stick your nose in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
500mL bottle, courtesy of ryan. Thanks! Pours a dark, hazy cola color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Loads of caramel, sticky dried fruits and hard candy in the aroma; a bit over the top on the sticky candy. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy caramel, dried fruits, and raisins; a bit drier, and with less intense candy presence than the aroma suggests; well-composed beer, just not something I can see myself drinking a lot of. Lengthy finish: caramel, candy, and some sweet dried dark fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Hazy brown body with a large off-white head. Sugary toffee nose with raisins and figs. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with light roast, some chocolate, lots of toffee, cookie dough, raisins and figs. Medium/full body is very soft with moderate, gentle carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
llcooldave (1207) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Nice brown leather color with a touch of ruby thrown in. Sweet malt aroma. Beautifully complex flavor: bready & nutty with a touch of dried fruit thrown in. Normally Im not a bit fan of the dried fruit flavor but this has a slight bitter dryness that really balances out the sweetness. Korbinian is a practically a perfect beer.


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