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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
94
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1,847 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 1847
Reviews: 1083
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%


Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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Ratings: 1,847 | Reviews: 1,083 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by damndirtyape:
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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle poured into a Rastel Hefeweizen glass. Stamp on the bottle says 5399 [no date otherwise found].

Appearance: On the table it's a mahogany brown, but held up to the light its a deep ruby red. Nice 1/2" tan head upon pouring that died down to a thin layer across the top.

Smell: Sweet - some fruit, some caramel, some brown sugar smells. Some earthier smells as it warms up, but the other smells still dominate.

Taste: Caramel, mild raisin, toasted malts, maybe a hint of coffee in there. I've heard the phrase "juicy" get used for some beers and this fits the bill. Very mild bitterness at the finish - definitely on the sweeter side overall.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, juice-like consistency - just the right balance of thickness and smoothness. Goes down easy.

Drinkability: Perfect with a meal, but also nice for drinking by itself. This beer got me started on trying new styles many years ago, and now that my taste-buds have grown I appreciate the beer more, but I miss some of those initial "wow" flavors I seem to remember long ago. Finished off the glass pretty fast...and despite the higher ABV I wish I had another 500 mL, or at least another 250 mL.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 22:20:49 | More by damndirtyape
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-16-2014 15:39:39 | More by vonnegut21
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dank203

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours dark ruby red toward brown, tan head, some peppery and coacoa aromas. taste is raisin, fig, plum, good dark fruit profile. sticky sweet licorice notes, hints of spice, yeast and grape undertones, hint of sweet cherry, cinnamon notes. overall really smooth and complex

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 22:06:12 | More by dank203
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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-14-2014 04:37:29 | More by NWHopinator
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Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-11-2014 15:46:31 | More by LukeRfour
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Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-09-2014 23:58:09 | More by ZCW
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-09-2014 18:31:20 | More by braugon
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-09-2014 11:45:03 | More by victory4me
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Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-09-2014 02:26:28 | More by Hendrick24
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Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-07-2014 19:33:54 | More by innominat
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger weissbier glass. The pour is crystal-clear, but very dark brown and sports about a finger of fine tan head. The nose has tons of rich malt and bready, crusty, glorious melanoidins. It also has just a hint of dark fruit. It's terrific, but not quite as complex a nose as Celebrator.

The beer has a medium body, a firm feel, and an intensely malty flavor that is just divine. Tons of fresh bread, figs, dark fruit, brownies, and hazelnuts. Malt, malt, and more malt! The beer takes on just a hint of char on the back of the palate, which combines with the hops to balance out the sweetness with some bitter notes. You're left with a lingering flavor of toast and maple syrup.

Overall, simply a delightful beer and certainly a classic of the style. I've enjoyed it a few times, but finally got around to reviewing it. A finer-drinking malt bomb you are very unlikely to find. I think I prefer Celebrator just slightly, but this is still delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 22:05:55 | More by deadonhisfeet
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-06-2014 18:14:16 | More by SocalKicks
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South Dakota

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Minnesota

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Ohio

4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip
Look - really dark amber brown. Poured with lots of strong frothy head that stays around.
Smell - smells like a germain beer. Very malty backbone. Slight licorice smell.
Taste - heavy body. Slightly sweet. Very malty.
Feel - smooth velvety thickness with a good amount of carb but almost taste like a nitrous.
Overall - incredible doppelbock. Might be the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 00:59:23 | More by drdiesel9483
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Ohio

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle was poured into a mug.

Appearance: A two finger brownish white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with little clarity or vision of bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready, caramel, chocolate, yeasty, banana, clove, earthy, and grassy hops.

Taste: Liquid bread baby. Just like most European doppelbocks. All aromas are blended together with a little bitterness in there too.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, chewy, medium carbonation, and a bit smooth. Like eating a loaf of delicious bread.

Overall: Weihenstephaner can do no wrong. This beer is a continuation of their world class beers.

Serving type: bottle

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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