Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by angusdegraosta:
4.73/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I'm three sips in as we speak. Korbinian is no joke. Deep brown with an impressive tan head. I'm smelling it, and the first thing that comes to mind is a Belgian dubbel. The same with the taste - raisiny, hints of chocolate. But doppelbocks are in the lager family. The specific gravity is lower. So it's not as dense and creamy as an ale might be, but o, this is a remarkably full and satisfying experience. No soy sauce here; this is a full-blooded beer among the very best, which is no surprise for a Weihenstephaner. Even still, I am surprised, maybe even astonished. Absolute tops in drinkability - highly, highly recommended.
Note: I'm always worried about norms and percentages, but let me give the right kind of credit where it's due - I upped the taste rating to 5.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2011 05:14:17 | More by angusdegraosta
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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
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