Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by spoony:
4.26/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From a 500 ml bottle into a perfect pint type glass.
A-The brew is dark brown with red, ruby highlights. A thin, tan-colored head drops pretty quickly, leaving no lace behind.
S-The smell is full of sweet, malty, dark fruits like prune and raisin. I smell some cocoa, some graininess, and a bit of molasses, too. It is nice mixture of scents and true to style.
T-The taste, like the smell, is a sweet malt bomb. There is more cocoa on the tongue, and some more roasted malty caramel and toffee flavors, but the predominant flavors are dark, dried fruits. Alcohol is well-integrated.
M-The feel is medium to heavy-weight, with light carbonation. Quite nice for style and a good match for this beer.
O-This is a good, nearly great beer. The flavors are sweet and intense, but not cloying or gummy. The feel is particularly well-suited to this brew. This is a nice, drinkable example of the style and perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening (even though I am writing on April 1...).
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2013 02:47:01 | More by spoony
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4.18/5 rDev -0.7%
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 1,958 ratings.