Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by CurtFromHershey:
4.14/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tried this beer for the first time in a blind tasting with celebrator. Celebrator was definitely better all around, but it wasn't embarrassing at all for korbinian.
This beer pours a dark mahogany with clearish red edges. Bubbly head which which is pretty stubborn.
Smell is a bit sub par for the style. Certainly not 'bad' smelling per say, but not spectacular. Rich chestnut, dark dried fruits, some sort of solvent back drop.
Taste is a big improvement over the smell. Very sweet, but it nails the malt profile of a doppel. I wonder if this could stand more time in the fermenting tanks. Fig, apple, and raisin bread. Almost as good as celebrator, which is saying a lot for me.
Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. I approve.
Overall a really great example of the style. I prefer celebrator as it is less sweet, but it certainly doesn't deviate from the style.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 23:10:43 | More by CurtFromHershey
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3.96/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The bottle is so us usual and beautiful, I had to try it. Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner, at a temperature between the fridge and room temp. Color is a crystal clear strawberry red with the slightest brown tinge when held up to intense light. Thin, tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is yeasty, with roasted malt and caramel sweetness, with mild floral hops. Flavor is again yeasty, roasted malt, toffee sweetness, with a slightly piney finish. Mouthfeel is medium thin, and a bit foamy. This is a style that I do not understand (doppelbock), so I am rating it just as an enjoyable brew and experience. On that basis, I will say it is a very good to outstanding lager, well worth sampling. And this one has a bear, not a goat on the label.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 02:50:50 | More by Dsimenson
Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 1,991 ratings.