Why not? Why can't I have two new-to-me brews by Weihenstephaner in one week? The last one was a bit of a puzzle as I figured I knew what a weizenbock was but then realized I was off. Now I face a label that says "doppelbock and "dunkles starkbier" - maybe this is the replicant of Aventinus...though it's only 7.4%...hmmm. The brewery says:
A double bock beer that has what it takes. Not just for lovers of strong beer. With a malty aroma and great taste, our Korbinian is a true beer speciality. It goes well with smoked meat and fish as well as wild roasts and fowl.Hey, that is great as I go well with smoked meat and fish as well as wild roasts and fowl, too. The beer pours a deep reddish chestnut with a fine mocha cream head. It gives off rich pumpernickel and cherry. In the mouth, it is a malt bomb with a slight tea hoppiness offering a little cut to the cloy. I have no idea what fish this is supposed to have gone with. Soft water chalky and sticky with spiced brown sugar, a little dark cherry and maybe even a nod to cola or treacle. Nice. Kinda like Old Peculier in a way now that I think of it. BAers give their love.
PS: don't forget that The Session is tomorrow!