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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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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle from the Foodery and poured into a pils glass. Didn't see a bottled on or freshness date. I'm assuming it still endured a long journey from overseas.

A: pours a dark amber. Clear with lazy carbonation. Nice off white head that sticks around quite a bit. Nice label art reminiscent of a classic German brewery.

S: smells like a malt bomb. Really good. Doughy dark grains that offer up signs of chewy, sticky caramel, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, a slight toasty quality, brown sugar, even chocolate cake. Very complex. Finely done.

T: tastes like a fig dipped in caramel and tar-like molasses or chocolate. Really gives off dark fruit tastes like black cherry, plum, fig. Molasses and residual sugars lend a sweet hand to this one.

M: rather full & sweet, although it has a nice touch of balance to not be overly cloying sweet. Ample carbonation.

O: a real treat. Would love to have this one fresh. A really good beer nicely done. Perfect to warm up the toes on a nice winter day.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 19:09:19 | More by jwhancher
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep nearly opaquee chestnut brown that when held to light has a beet purple high lights.Sitting on top you'll find pretty tall dense fluffy cloud of foam. Carb's were a bit average. Aroma is rich and malty with some candied sugar, dark fruits, molasses, licorise. Taste is of robust malts, some roasted, fruits candied plums, chocolate and pumpernickel.
Very smooth and easy drinking, clean and soft on the palette.
An excellent, excellant beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 14:05:54 | More by micromaniac129
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tigrstylz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-20-2012 07:45:46 | More by tigrstylz
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-20-2012 00:40:13 | More by gkunkle
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-17-2012 22:18:57 | More by KAF
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Sarunas7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-16-2012 05:44:17 | More by Sarunas7
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a one-pint bottle of this at Berliner Kindl in Black Mtn., NC over the Holidays and am just getting around to sampling it.

Poured into a chilled, wide-mouthed, stemmed glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Very interesting color. Dark, dark brown with the slightest appearance of amber around the edges. Head was around a half inch and a striking white against the dark brew.

-Smell 3.5: Pleasant but extremely subdued bouquet of barley and caramel.

-Taste 4.0: Slightly sweet and grainy taste up front, followed by a big barley middle with remarkably little sweetness. Finish is all grains and caramel and a pleasant, light hoppiness. Absolutely no trace of the big alcohol punch this beer packs. Very nice.

-Mouthfeel 4.5: Extremely smooth with the perfect hint of carbonation. Just wonderful.

-Overall 4.5: This is a beer that, as a whole, is greater than the sum of its parts. This is a very enjoyable dopplebock. I would imagine it would match perfectly with German cuisine, but I would recommend it the way I enjoyed it: in front of a fire on a cold winter's night. I'm sure St. Stephen would agree.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 04:46:48 | More by BeerDocT
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Mubbly

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-15-2012 19:33:24 | More by Mubbly
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1pt .9oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours several different shades of brown, and very dark at its core. Huge frothy tan head. Excellent retention, thick lacing.

S: Lots of brown bread and crust. Simple undertones of caramel, molasses, pilsner malt, and maybe a ghostly hint of cocoa. Mils grassy hop scents.

T: Very bready and sweet up front. Bread crust, pilsner malt, lots of molasses, caramel chews, cola. Hops are not noticeable in the taste. Finishes very sweet with tastes of brown bread and caramel.

M: On the thicker side of medium bodied. Creamy, smooth, and very well rounded in the mouth. Crisp carbonation.

O: An excellent doppelbock. Right up there with the best examples of the style.

Notes: Why no -ator suffix in the name? I think this is the first doppelbock I've ever encountered that did not keep with this tradition.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 19:17:23 | More by ryan1788a5
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WeckBrew

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-11-2012 02:35:19 | More by WeckBrew
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akinsja

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-10-2012 22:07:16 | More by akinsja
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-09-2012 21:38:22 | More by djrn2
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-09-2012 19:47:11 | More by Kahlerbock
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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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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-06-2012 17:42:07 | More by BMart
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videofrog

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-06-2012 17:35:18 | More by videofrog
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RXUYDC

Delaware

5/5  rDev +19%

01-04-2012 05:54:12 | More by RXUYDC
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brewbaker

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

01-04-2012 03:11:49 | More by brewbaker
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stevoj

Germany

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-03-2012 20:25:58 | More by stevoj
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liveKarl

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-03-2012 19:28:46 | More by liveKarl
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Sinewave

Texas

5/5  rDev +19%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-01-2012 16:17:58 | More by Stoffel
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casualfan

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-31-2011 00:28:14 | More by casualfan
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

12-30-2011 20:51:43 | More by cdwil
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angusdegraosta

New York

4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm three sips in as we speak. Korbinian is no joke. Deep brown with an impressive tan head. I'm smelling it, and the first thing that comes to mind is a Belgian dubbel. The same with the taste - raisiny, hints of chocolate. But doppelbocks are in the lager family. The specific gravity is lower. So it's not as dense and creamy as an ale might be, but o, this is a remarkably full and satisfying experience. No soy sauce here; this is a full-blooded beer among the very best, which is no surprise for a Weihenstephaner. Even still, I am surprised, maybe even astonished. Absolute tops in drinkability - highly, highly recommended.

Note: I'm always worried about norms and percentages, but let me give the right kind of credit where it's due - I upped the taste rating to 5.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 05:14:17 | More by angusdegraosta
Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 1,983 ratings.