Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.28/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This beer is quite a departure from the other brews offered by Weihenstephan. Their wheat beers and lager are terrific, but I was a bit skeptical about whether they could make the leap to more hearty fare such as doppelbocks. I needn't have worried! Dark brown/ruby in color, with a quickly dissipating head, this beer gives off an enticing aroma. Malty sweet, with a sharp prune fruitiness and spicy alcohol notes. The first sip reveals a full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is nicely sweet but balanced by a mild roastiness. Appealing fruit flavors make their appearances mid-palate, leading to a surprisingly dry hop finish with contributions from the hops and the not-insubstantial alcohol. The alcohol also makes itself known by a certain peppery spiciness toward the finish and a gentle warming sensation. A very fine beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2003 17:06:11 | More by mzwolinski
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3.96/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The bottle is so us usual and beautiful, I had to try it. Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner, at a temperature between the fridge and room temp. Color is a crystal clear strawberry red with the slightest brown tinge when held up to intense light. Thin, tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is yeasty, with roasted malt and caramel sweetness, with mild floral hops. Flavor is again yeasty, roasted malt, toffee sweetness, with a slightly piney finish. Mouthfeel is medium thin, and a bit foamy. This is a style that I do not understand (doppelbock), so I am rating it just as an enjoyable brew and experience. On that basis, I will say it is a very good to outstanding lager, well worth sampling. And this one has a bear, not a goat on the label.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 02:50:50 | More by Dsimenson
Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 1,991 ratings.