overall
98
99
style
Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Doppelbock
Freising, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9702) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 First rating
(50 cl bottle, thanks rickgordon!)
Clear dark brown color, small tan head. Grainy and acidic scent. Metallic and sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet and roasted aftertaste.
5/4/5/3/10=2.7

Second rating
(Draught at Weihenstephan Bru-Stberl)
Clear dark red color, tan head. Sweet, malty and roasted scent, also chocolate. Dark toffee and chocolate taste, also malty and grainy. Medium to full mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Faint apple aftertaste, mixed with chocolate.
6/4/7/4/14=3.5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3858) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2007
Bottled. Dark red-amber colour. Heavy malt nose, with chocolate. Chocolatey backbone in flavour and good malty. Full-bodied and well balanced, but not very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Lots of sweet malt in the aroma.Pours a dark brown with a medium to large tan head.A good amount of sweet malt and maybe some slight roasted malt as well in the flavor.Mouthfeel is full with a very nice sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours dark brown with temporary foamy tan head. Sweet malt aroma. Creamy initial flavor, very malty...great taste. As doppelbocks go, this is a top ten.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3745) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
One bottle from BOTW. Poured a large slightly tan head. Deep brown color with a sweet toasted malt aroma. Flavor the same. A nice thick chewy bock. Its great that there is no hops bite in this. Just goodness. Enjoyable

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (8007) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2007
(Bottle, Monks Caf, Stockholm) Dark brown/ruby colour with firm beige head. Malty nose with dried fruit, ryvita, dark rye bread, slightly spicy and roasted notes, ending with hints of burnt sugar. Malty taste with notes of dark rye bread, ryvita, chocolate, coffee and wild berries. Some sweetness throughout but actually drier than expected. Full bodied, rounded and smooth mouthfeel. Absolutely brilliant balance. In short, an awesome and beautiful brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5938) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2007
Cloudy brown with light head and no lacing. Strong aroma of maple syrup. Balanced sweet syrup and hop taste finishing with roasted oak. Not heavy at all, but deceptive alcohol content.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
Aroma is malty, but not very strong. Light sweetness in the initial flavor that grows with the finish. By the finish the malty flavor takes over. Not really bitter at all. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2007
Clear deep ruby body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet malty molassas aroma with a syrupy background. Sweet grainy molassas flavor with some dark malt in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9276) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2007
500ml bottle. Doughy tan head on top of a murky dark brown body. Buttered waffles, maple and toast on the nose, with a decent burnt bread crust and light cream and smoke scent. Creamy and silky up front, sweet over the middle, smooth in the finish. Flavor is creamy smoke and pastry, light butter or diacetyl note, but really it focuses on a large dose of creamy smoke.


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