Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
3.86/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Having become a big fan of doppelbocks, I found myself a little let down by this one. Weihenstephaner makes some fabulous beers, but this does not reach the heights of the others.
The beer was poured from the bottle into a mini-snifter glass, producing a color that was a brownish tinted black color. The aroma was malty with some grapey wine characteristics about the aroma. My initial impression of the taste was that it was too mild. It was malty, but too mild. The carbonation was modest enough to allow that taste to linger, but there was little to linger. The sides of the tongue are made away of a slight tart hop taste, but it is well masked. The texture of a doppelbock is pretty spot on, but the flavor is lacking. While this may be more true to the original version of the style, it does not stack up well against the modern version.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 02:10:58 | More by JohnnyHopps
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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 1,956 ratings.