Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by BamaBeerBuff:
4.93/5 rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Pours a dark brown, amber, orange-like color. Head is the color of coffee with cream and slowly pits on the sides, leaving a craggy mesa of creamy foam as it slowly falls. Wavy rings of lace stick to the glass all the way down.
S: Intensely complex aroma. Loads of malt that gives off caramel, chocolate/cocoa, and dark fruit. I've spent a good 5 minutes alone taking in the aroma.
T&M: Like the aroma, the flavor is wonderfully complex and bold. This beer is absolute malt perfection. Caramel, dark fruit, sugary pecans, molasses, a hint of chocolate, and the slightest hint of noble hops. The finish is incredibly long and has notes of cocoa-dusted nuts, molasses/rum, and figs. Body is medium with a slick, velvety feel that's great for the style. I'm impressed with the amount of flavor and complexity this beer has without having a bigger body.
D: Not a hint of alcohol to be tasted at all, and the flavor is absolutely perfect. This is a fantastic beer, probably the best dopplebock I've had. (Note to self: do a side-by-side with this one and Celebrator).
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2009 05:39:32 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I had a Salvator and loved it so I wanted to try more of the style.
A - Nice brown color almost chestnut with hints of red. Very clear for a Weihenstephaner. Fine off-white head that seemed to stay.
S - Full of malt and caramel notes like Salvator but maybe a little more almost chocolate hints. Lighter alcohol and lager tones.
T - A full flavored brew of malt, caramel, and lager flavor. No real hops to this beer just the malty flavors come through. The characteristic lager flavor is also present but isn't as predominant since it is mostly masked by the full malt assault. Almost no bitterness but it isn't cloying and definitely on the sweet sided making it a good desert beer or as the monks used it, liquid bread!
M - Medium mouth-feel but it should be heavier with the malt bill but the lager yeast really smooths it out. The substantial body and sweetness make this beer not something I could drink more than a couple of but would enjoy it up until then. Moderate carbonation.
Overall, a very good beer if you want a sweet beer that has an amazing lineage. Similar to Salvator but a little sweeter and with less of the "lager" flavor. It's definitely a great beer but I probably wouldn't pick it over Salvator just because of the price difference. I would recommend this to anyone as their first double bock or as a person trying to branch out from more "American" beers.
Glass- Imperial Pint
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 15:13:18 | More by dmgeng
Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 1,957 ratings.