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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,983 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,983
Reviews: 1,095
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 124
Gots: 84 | 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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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

12-11-2011 05:51:53 | More by PhatAtUT
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gleeky99

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

05-17-2012 01:13:23 | More by gleeky99
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Bendulum

Romania

5/5  rDev +19%

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Polymathmason

Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

05-03-2014 16:36:55 | More by Polymathmason
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +19%

07-05-2013 03:36:19 | More by WOLFGANG
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Sinewave

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

01-01-2012 23:52:55 | More by Sinewave
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +19%

12-01-2011 23:57:49 | More by rekel
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19%

12-06-2011 18:53:16 | More by Rochefort10nh
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2011 19:55:04 | More by I2uss
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +19%

03-04-2013 22:38:15 | More by TwoForty
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DSkilling

California

5/5  rDev +19%

08-01-2013 04:57:36 | More by DSkilling
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Buckeye419


5/5  rDev +19%

07-09-2014 00:06:20 | More by Buckeye419
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Hefe21

California

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must be honest with the BA's -- as a raving fan of the Weihenstephaner Hefe, I admit I was pulling for this bock against the "celebrated" Ayinger. Bottom line? I adore both -- the Celebrator is as adveritsed, but I found the Korbinian atomic! Let's just call it a draw between two phenomenal breweries...glad to be able to access both here in Southern California!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 06:02:13 | More by Hefe21
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

05-06-2014 03:22:38 | More by MaddDogg84
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MarshallMan

Kansas

5/5  rDev +19%

11-21-2012 15:54:35 | More by MarshallMan
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hoppyweasel311

California

4.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance- Nice dark brown almost black color with a nice thick creamy tan head.

Smell- Dark bread, molasses, olives, cherry

Taste- Malty, Dark bread, cherries, tobacco, raisin, some sweetness, hint of coffee, very complex.

Mouth- So smooth and creamy with the perfect amount of carbonation for this style.

I am in love with this beer..

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 19:19:03 | More by hoppyweasel311
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techdiver

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Totally enjoyable beer. This is one beer I could drink over and over again. Modest head, mouthfeel like a milkshake on a hot day, but not that thick. Very easy to drink, smooth finish. May seem prejudicial after a hard days work, but can't imagine a finer welcome home. Glad I bought a whole case.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2006 04:17:59 | More by techdiver
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brown half litre bottle, obtained in Berlin earlier in the year, best before 30th July 2009, drank on a sunny warm evening in late June 2009.

Poured into huge glass mug.

Teak wood red, a deep mahogany brown, you choose the colour you like best. A thick tan coloured head sat on top. Held to the light it showed a clear body with bubbles rising to the head.

Liquorice aroma and taste, with Victoria Plums and dates in both the smell and taste too. A sweetness is also present, mixed in with a dark chocolate aftertaste.

This a very complex beer, the 7.4% is well hidden, the beer being very 'more-ish', I wanted another as soon as I'd finished this one.

This is very close to beer heaven for me, a rich, creamy, well balanced strong Doppelbock that just rolls down the tongue and screams drink me!

The highest score I've given since joining this site (almost 800 beers ago).

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 20:21:53 | More by BlackHaddock
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dauss

Colorado

4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Long slender brown pint bottle. Label is accentuated with red, brown, yellow, and blue. A little different than your standard blue, white, and gold Weihenstephaner label.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful and clear ruby amber, big pillowy light tan head with good retention. Slowly subsides into a pretty lace on the edge of the glass.

Smell: Nose if full of dark roasty malts, coffeeish, and chocolately. Also a lot of fruit, mainly prunes and raisins.

Taste: Mild carbonation, malt sweetness dominates with fruit that come out strong in the end. Finishes just a little dry, yet sweet. Hops are well hidden,just a tiny bit of bitterness at the finish. Full bodied and wonderful creamy risidual mouthfeel. Tight small bubbles just make this beer feel extremely creamy in your mouth.

Notes: No trace of the 7.4% ABV detected. This beer is absolutely amazing. Sweetness is balanced and not overpowering. Wonderfully smooth and very drinkable. Just amazing. Watch out Celebrator Doppelbock, you've got some fierce competition.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2004 23:31:34 | More by dauss
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atpben

Texas

4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this at the Gingerman in Houston. Pours a black color with hints of red in it. Coffee color head about half inch which slowly receded. Aromas of cocoa powder, caramel, chocolate and figs - a very good smelling beer. This is one amazing tasting beer - very smooth and creamy with more of the same flavors. One time cocoa powder dominated and next sip mostly figs and the next just chocolate. Wow - i love this beer, the alcohol is hidden quite well. Very easy to drink this beer - a delight. Now this had become my favorite dopplebock, kicking the celebrator from the top spot for dopplebocks

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 21:32:15 | More by atpben
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the coolest looking bottles out there. Stained glass-looking brown label with a picture of a bear and a pope, with gold filigree like designs.
The beer pours deep mahogany with a tan foamy head. The smell of raisins, chocolate, carmel, toffee, and coffee. Taste is big on roasted malts, with a grainy flavor that has a raisin like flavor when the alcohol hits your palate. Exceptional in every sense of the word, one of the best doppel's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2004 03:33:53 | More by TastyTaste
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Blows the $hit out of any other doppelbock I have ever tried although it seems a little thin and too easy drinking at times to be a heavyweight doppel..never-the-less I love this beer...Incredible aroma...like sweet brown sugar glazed plums....an awesome clean mahogony appearance with little to no head....Like I mentioned the mouthfeel is a tich thin in my opinion, but what is impressive is that it is not oversweet in the mouth...and that is saying something because this is a sweet tasting beer...Drinkability is through the roof....Can I give it a 69? I guess we can only go up to 5 but 69 would be appropriate because I could taste this beer all night long over and over and over....And that brings us to the taste...dark fruits.....plums and burgandy cherries soaked in a brown sugar/molasses mixture.....what a treat.....THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! Cokes for sending this my way...I will name my next kid "Cokes" for having the honor of trying this truly spectacular beer...one of my all-time favorite beers and definitely my favorite Doppel of all-time...

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2003 21:44:48 | More by ZAP
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9oz brown bottle purchased at McKinnon's in Salem. Pours a crystal-clear dark brown body with a good inch or so of light tan head. Dark chocolate, ripe dates, caramel, brown sugar, pears. Dark chocolate, nut, caramel, brown sugar, coffee, and pear comprise the flavor. On the heavier side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinks better than a beer this heavy and complex has any right to. The best dopplebock I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 01:27:04 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer has a pleasing chestnut brown coloration. The head was tan and about three fingers thick. Sadly the head colapsed into a ring of foam.

Smell: This beer is very malty sweet. The beer has a very pleasing bit of chocolate lacing a dark fruit smell. The beer has a nice malty molasses smell. There is a bit of cloves and allspice backing the beer up.

Taste: The beer is malt driven. There is a fantastic roasted caramel maltyness. This combines with bannana and dark fruit compliment. There is a nice spicy back drop of cloves and all spice. Alcohol is nowhere in the taste.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is full bodied. The beer has no trace of alcohol in taste or smell. The beer is well balanced. The beer is highly quaffable. This is a gift from all the beer gods. I think I may have just had a religious experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2006 11:51:44 | More by nlmartin
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MisterClean

California

4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Racer V pint glass. 500 ml. from Bevmo.

A - Pours dark brown, with 1 fingered mocha head, which dissipates fast. Leaves a thin film of head behind. No lacing.

S - Chocolate, light roast coffee, and anise. Very exquisite.

T - Oh lucious. Chocolate, light roast coffee, and slight anise.

M - Just perfect. Nice mouthfeel. Full body and sweet, but not overly tangy. Like nectar.

D - Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Not the greatest looking beer, but everything else is exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 05:22:32 | More by MisterClean
Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 1,983 ratings.