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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Ratings: 2,161
Reviews: 1,110
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 141
Gots: 129 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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Pint bottle, poured into a tulip glass at room temperature.

A: Pours into the glass the color of mahogany wood or very, very dark cherry wood. Shining an iPhone light through the beer reveals bright red highlights, and columns of bubbles. The head forms a bit over a finger thick of pale beige, with good retention. Lacing may as well be a sheet of bubbles permanently etched into the glass.

S: Rich, bready caramel-toffee malt scents, wreathed with hints of chocolate. There's what seems to be a bit of dark fruit in the nose as well.

T: Warm, yeasty dark bread fills the mouth from the first sip. Some sweet toffee slithers along the sides of the bread through the middle, and some notes of walnut and cooked raisin waft through background of the flavor palate beside a faint cocoa tinge. By the finish, there is a distinct note of hardwood, like oak or maple. No hop presence to speak of, which is perfect.

M: While full and sticky, the mouthfeel is surprisingly not quite as thick for a doppelbock as I would hope, feeling closer to a bock.

O: This is a beautiful doppelbock example, a tour de malt with virtually zero hop flavors involved. A little additional dark fruit complexity to the flavor profile, and a slightly thicker mouthfeel, and this would approach perfect 5 territory for me.

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Poured from 1.09 pint bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark rich ruby brown. Thick off-white head, significant lacing. Light carbonation barely visible.

Smell: Beautiful bready malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruit - plums and dates. If I had to smell nothing else for the rest of my life this would be a totally reasonable choice.

Taste: Malt! Dark, sweet roasty malt. Chocolaty bread washes into molasses and caramelized sugar. Faintly nutty, oaky.

Mouthfeel: Luscious, thick, saturated and round. Creamy, low carbonation. Alcohol thickness present and noticeable.

Overall: Incredibly flavor-drenched and perfect for a chilly late-fall weekend. From a guy who doesn't ordinarily like bocks, this is a mind-blowing brew. Weihenstephaner is magical.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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