Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by SaucyA:
3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Sniftered. Pours the deepest of browns. When held to the window, it BARELY, and I mean barely, changes color. The head is a soapy little mass, off-white in color, that doesn't retain very well. Fine lacing.
S - A nice, subdued, malty nose. Random fruits, light molasses, and an *almost* Quad affect. Grapey?
T - Huge roasty malts at the forfront. A fruity sweetness follows, with a big, bittersweet finish. Not hoppy, just big, sticky, roasty malt bitterness that sticks in your craw like a bold, black coffee. Random tobacco, mocha, raisin/prune noted.
M - Pretty good all around. Good carbonation and good body.
D - Not the most drinkable Dopplebock, but one to get now and again. I don't want another now, but I wouldn't turn one down.
Notes: I still can't believe I never had this. I've had better Dopplebocks, but I can only imagine this on-tap. I bet that'd be a treat.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2008 20:36:47 | More by SaucyA
More User Reviews:
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.