Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by MaximalC:
3.95/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a rich, dark brown color with caramel highlights and a surprisingly modest head (considering the mammoth heads of many other Weihenstephaner brews). The aroma is sweet and boozy, though not especially strong. The flavor is quintessential dopplebock, with plenty of brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, and even rumors of dark fruit. I have to give credit to the brewers for not letting the ample sweetness become cloying, as is so often the case with dopplebocks. Trace amounts of wheat and char also manifest as the beer warms. The complexity here is nuanced, but laudible, and while some alcoholic warmth creeps in gradually, it is never ungainly.
Korbinian stays true to style without beating you over the head with it, which I very much appreciate. The mouthfeel is exceptional, lending a light, velvety texture to the brew. I've never been much of a fan of dopplebocks, but this is one of the finer ones I've come across, and certainly something I could see myself going back to if the mood strikes me. Just another testament to the excellence the Weihenstephaner folk put forth as a matter of practice.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2012 01:02:18 | More by MaximalC
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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.