Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
United Kingdom (England)
4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Clear and not completely opaque dark ruby body with a sustained light beige head.
S: Smokey caramel, fudge, coffee, maybe a bit of dried fruit.
T: Smokey stout-like flavour with a generous amount of sweetness for 7.4% but nothing in excess. A fair bit of chocolate behind the smokiness and a bit of walnut. As it warms it becomes a completely different drink. The nail varnish/banana esters wake up and dried fruits and port appear in the aftertaste, analogous to a Belgian quadruple with added stout-like smokiness. I didn't get any metallicity at all. Nice and restorative but I couldn't handle more than one at a time.
M: Nice and sticky. Smooth, maybe greasy. Medium bodied.
O: This is one of those venerated beers that gets a lot of accolade on Beer Advocate and having not particularly enjoyed the Ayinger Celebrator, another 'legendary' Doppelbock, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Definitely something for a smokey autumn night next to the fire.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2013 09:47:07 | More by Hoppsbabo
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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
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