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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1682   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Clear ruby red, sticky, frothy head. Malty, dark fruit aroma with some spicy hops. Big and malty, fruity and sweet with excellent dark caramel malt flavor. Huge, soft palate. Finishes very delicate for such a large beer. Quite graceful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2008
The pour is nearly black with a small tan head. The nose is dark fruit, toffee, maple and a few I just cant seem to grasp. The flavor is well balanced and I would to try this again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeMerry (39) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
16.9 oz bottle. Dark coffee in color with large creamy light brown head. Aroma of molasses and caramel. Complex flavors of brown sugar, molasses, maple, coffee and roasted malt. Quite sweet, candy-like. Ends with slight hint of bitterness and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a small-medium fizzy beige head. A dark malty beer with molasses, toffee, chocolate, caramel, and hints of dark fruit. A bit of roasted grain as well. Enjoyable doppelbock.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Dark gold honey color. Amazing molasses aroma, full body, flavor that lasts. Its a great beer that you would actually want to drink a LOT of!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 Strong malty aroma with chocolate and caramel accents. Dark caramel color, oddly the same color as Coke. Flavor of dark malts, chocolate and alcohol with a surprising hop finish. Overall a strong beer, but would prefer more balance and a cleaner finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2008
March 2006 - I dont even know how to rate this one. I was shocked when eaglefan538 told me it was a dopplebock, because it certainly didnt taste like any dopple Ive had (no sweet dark fruit flavor?). First off, Ill say that this beer is definitely unique. Pours with seriously dark brown color, minimal head or lacing. The aroma just flew from the glass, like the flavor a mixture of chocolate malt balls and molasses. Those flavors, though, are way overdone. Have you ever had a piece of cake that, while good tasting, is just so rich that you cant finish it? Well, this is the beer version. Im glad the 500 ml bottle was split with my father...I had trouble getting through my half.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1131) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2008
I dont really get these black beers. The good ones taste only marginally better than the bad ones. I think the room for error is less. Black with a nice head. Chocolate and caramel and toffee. Good beer but not great.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2008
Bottled. Clear reddish brown colour with a small beige foam. Sweet and almost syrupy aroma of brown sugar, dried dark fruit, marzipan and nuts. Full sweet malty and sugary flavour of fudge, milky chocolate, syrup and butter. Long cloyingly sweet aftertaste of dark syrup, almonds and alcohol. Way too sweet, almost like a dark "malt likka".

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Decent beer, but I prefer the dunkel hefe. Dark brown with a nice head. Quit a bit of hops...first Weihenstephaner Ive tried with so much. Taste is good though, just not my favorite. Good mouthfeel...slightly thick and pleasant.


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