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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: 1706   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
Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Gorgeous mahogany red pour with a clinging skin of off white. Basic raisin aroma. Quiet hints of overripe banana, Christmas spices, and dried orange. Wet vanilla-tinted tobacco leaves with a subdued hoppiness. Tastes a bit of maple-dipped walnuts and simple fruitiness - this has an apple skin, pear and prune character more than anything else. Cinnamon and rye whiskey with a dry bite on the back end. Softest suggestions of vanilla and cocoa. Perfectly rounded malt qualities with a whisper of noble bitterness. Clean and robust palate. A gentle touch of sweet smoke and alcohol rub. Brilliant example.

3.7
bamaelliott (5) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
Bottle, pours a brown, red, black color with a brown cream head, hearty roasted smell and taste, excellent beer for what it is trying to be

3.6
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle. Red black colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, caramel. flavour is roasted, hop, fruit, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Nice beer.

3.7
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Korbinian
Date: April 03, 2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: brown
Aroma: rich slightly sweet malt aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: great rich malt flavor, nice touch of carmel sweetness, low bitterness

Name: Korbinian
Date: May 05, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Score: iii to ii+
Appearance: dark amber, whispy head
Aroma: big sweet malt aroma
Flavor: flavor has a good candy sweetness, lingering malt finish, nice touch of chocolate

Name: Korbinian
Date: March 08, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Blind Tasting
Score: 3.1 to 3.7
Appearance: dark red, creamy tan head, drops of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, lots of sweetness, nice sticky caramelized sugar character, very light bitterness, dries out upon warming but stays rich and flavorfull, ripe fruit shows up to add character and complexity

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Score: **4

3.5
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2007
500ml bottle, pours dark brown, looks like soda, nice malty character, very sweet, caramel and bread, sugar, very good beer indeed.

3.8
BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pours dark chocolate, with a fairly dense head. Smells of malt, fine yeast, and a whiff of alcohol. At first, had a slight metallic taste, but that faded into a nice, bready, molasses flavor. Finishes with a hint of alcohol. Very, very nice Dunkle, I really like the family of Weinstephaner brews.

3.7
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2007
dark brown pour with reddish highlights. smells the way chocolate malt balls taste with some molasses. flavor is also molasses, dried figs, prunes, leather and wood but mostly molasses. alcohol comes from my nose...

3.7
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
great beer. Malty and yeasty aroma. Pours dark copper, very clean looking. nice looking creamy head. hop up front, malt on the back of the tongue.

3.7
Beer5000 (6483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2007
500 ml bottle. Dark brown body with a small, dense beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, dry fruit and caramel. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, caramel with a hint of liquorices and vanilla. Not much bitter and relatively light body. Very nice and refreshing.

3.7
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Brown color with a nice sized, but quickly fading beige head. Thick, malty aroma with some nutty, dark fruit detectable. Taste has a nice sugary, bready sweetness with a bit of dark fruit, and smoky flavors. Seemed a tad thin and watery. Nice D-Bock thats true to style.


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