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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,986 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,986
Reviews: 1,095
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 126
Gots: 86 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by davidchollar:
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davidchollar

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a beautiful dark chocolate brown, very dark ruby at the edges. actually it looks about the same color in the bottle and in the glass. nice, light beige head sticks around. i really like the design of the label on the bottle, not sure what it represents but it is cool.

the smell is similar to the few other doppelbocks i've tried, but not such a malt bomb, not as sweet. i don't get the malted milk ball smell from this one, but it is still malty. i also smell some mild tobacco and plum. very nice.

just as i expected, this is nowhere near as malty sweet as some others. probably the most bitter doppelbock i've tasted. it's nicely balanced, and has a lot of flavor. but it doesn't have as much character as, say, ayinger celebrator. it is, however, incredibly smooth and highly drinkable. buy this if you see it. i will definitely get it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2006 16:09:32 | More by davidchollar
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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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