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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,049 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,049
Reviews: 1,102
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 131
Gots: 102 | 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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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Buckeye419, Jul 09, 2014
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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!

Hefe21, Sep 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

MarshallMan, Nov 21, 2012
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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..

hoppyweasel311, Oct 22, 2011
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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.

techdiver, Sep 19, 2006
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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).

BlackHaddock, Jun 22, 2009
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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.

dauss, Oct 07, 2004
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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

atpben, Jul 09, 2009
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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.

TastyTaste, Mar 22, 2004
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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...

ZAP, May 14, 2003
Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 2,049 ratings.