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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,962 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,962
Reviews: 1,093
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 120
Gots: 79 | 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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towlea25

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -64.3%

01-07-2012 18:00:39 | More by towlea25
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

2/5  rDev -52.4%

07-16-2013 20:17:13 | More by Kahlstrom
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Das_Reh

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

12-14-2013 14:58:08 | More by Das_Reh
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

2.33/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The date says the 130th day of 06.

The head pours out alright, but then leaves behind a 1/8 inch head covering the beer on top, so it's not that bad. The color is a deep brown, I can still see through it fine, but it's very brown with carbonation bubbling up all over. The smell is bready, and I can't smell much of anything else. The taste is off a bit, the sweetness has been morphed into a sour/sick flavor. The mouthfeel was ok, a little too carbonated, but ok. Overall I would have to take my time and find out a date of the next one of these I find.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 10:12:30 | More by Erdinger2003
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Tonerelia

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

01-03-2014 00:02:47 | More by Tonerelia
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kbnooshay

New York

2.63/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a fairly dark brown-amber color with a massive rocky tan head. The head is super fluffy and after a few minutes the spotchy lacing is revealed. Aroma is super sweet and malty with a hint of molasses. Hint of metallic corn???? Flavor is overly metallic and way too malty and sweet. Hints of caramel and chocolate come though in the taste. Mouthfeel is creamy but flat. I have heard lots of good things about this with descriptions such as "luxurious and rich".

This bottle was far from it. I will have to try again.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 05:53:30 | More by kbnooshay
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emsroth

New York

2.68/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

from a 500 ml bottle. Served at 46-52 F per the bottle

App: A solid ruby color with a tan head. I always seem to prefer doppelbocks with a darker coloration.

Smell: Great notes of minerals and herbs. Roasted aromas from the malt. Slight notes of copper that is always great in german beers. Ends with tart, salted caramel and touch of grassy hops.

Taste: Flat start. Slight caramel and roasted malt in the beginning. Middle is cardboard. Ends with a cloying sweetness and papery faltness. Tastes like unfermented candy syrup.

Mouthfeel: Strangely thin for a doppelbock. That makes it more drinkable, but it feels like a cola.

Overall: I expected better from this brewery, but I am now remembering why I haven't had this beer in years. I will give it another try and rating in the future. I will be sure to try it on draft and on bottle from another supplier

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 00:03:34 | More by emsroth
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bertcat9000


2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

06-26-2012 17:17:36 | More by bertcat9000
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jrallen34

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

01-22-2013 01:27:20 | More by jrallen34
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin yet persistent tan head. Sheets of lace. Smell is malty and fruity, light alcohol aroma.

Big malt in the mouth. Caramel and peppery spice. Lots of alcohol in the flavor and some hops in the finish. Mouth is lightly sticky and the malty alcohol taste lingers. Not too drinkable and not too smooth. Not a great beer quite frankly.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2005 14:19:04 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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klewis

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a ruby/burgandy color with a big tan head. Moderate lacing.

S: Big smell of sweet malt and caramel.

T: Sweet and malty with noticable alcohol flavors.

M: No noticable carbonation with a very flat texture. Medium body with a clean finish.

D: I've been looking foward to trying this ever since trying Weihenstephaner's weissbiers. Big disapointment. Being a textural person, the mouthfeel was a huge turn-off, and the rest of the beer's traits were less than impressive as well. I won't be buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 02:01:35 | More by klewis
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Prufrock

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bottle poured into a pilsner.

clear amber brown with half an inch of tan head. falls evenly leaving little lacing

malty sweet aroma. just a hint of coffee and molasses.

sweet caramel malts in the taste as well, but it's got an oddly empty aftertaste. much weaker flavor than i'd expect from a doppelbock. very light carbonation and a medium-light mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 02:16:07 | More by Prufrock
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RepMichigan

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.6%

11-22-2011 05:44:57 | More by RepMichigan
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -28.6%

05-21-2013 22:20:27 | More by pin
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Bellonc

Spain

3/5  rDev -28.6%

11-01-2013 13:07:53 | More by Bellonc
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Sovietfox

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-04-2013 02:27:45 | More by Sovietfox
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2013beer101

Colorado

3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-08-2014 03:52:34 | More by 2013beer101
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.6%

06-11-2014 20:25:46 | More by wvbrewcrew
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illini4x4


3/5  rDev -28.6%

03-19-2012 23:41:02 | More by illini4x4
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.6%

02-08-2012 04:19:27 | More by deapokid
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dangermusic

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-24-2013 23:26:47 | More by dangermusic
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shamrock071521

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.6%

01-19-2013 15:19:28 | More by shamrock071521
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.6%

07-13-2014 19:47:34 | More by Kyrojack
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fadedsouls

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.6%

09-24-2013 02:44:10 | More by fadedsouls
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Enola

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured with a thick head that dissapeared quickly. The color os a mahogany hue. The smell is caramel and brown sugar. The taste is like honey and malts. There is a alcohol presence in the mouthfeel. The drinkability is good for the style. I may buy a bomber of this again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2006 02:50:17 | More by Enola
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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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