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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,162 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,162
Reviews: 1,110
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 141
Gots: 131 | 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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Photo of dangermusic
3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Enola
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.

Photo of mortarit
3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

New beers on the shelf

I have had Weihenstephaner before and know that it has a good following so I got this one.

Big Head on the pour, slowly went away. Dark foam

Clean brown-brown color, can see through the edges

Smooth in taste and texture
Not to impressed with this one

Maybe the problem is from having hot sauce before the drink. I would call this one a one timer. I want go back unless it was the only one left.

Photo of jaswilson2
3.04/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of Onslow
3.05/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i was excited when i first saw this in my downtown beer store, but it seemed to fall when i popped it open at home... pours with a lack luster head, and has a molasses, toffee strange sugar aroma... 1 in 5 americans has genital herpes... some nice flavours and abv is well hidden but it doesn't really do it for me... happy to try it, happier i won't have to again!!

Photo of mrgrandefromage
3.08/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful dark red with a very aggressive head that is thick and creamy. Aroma is a little disappointing - a bit of sweetness, caramelized malt and denim, but not much of those. Flavors of lightly burnt toffee, malt, coffee, mostly pleasantly bitter flavors, slightly metallic finish, but not enough to be off-putting. Mouthfeel is creamy at first, quickly becoming thin and acidic. Not especially drinkable, but worthy of a try. Does not measure up to Weihenstephaner's other offerings.

Photo of dalimsta
3.13/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into my Weihenstephan 0.5L hefeweizen glass. Definitely a high-quality beer from a brewery I love, but... not really all that enjoyable. Impressive color and aroma, a little watery in mouthfeel, and... the oddest flavor I've ever tasted in a beer. Others have described it as extreme malt with some sweetness, but I really think it could be better described as tasting like watered-down soy sauce with honey. Not a terrible beer, but definitely not anywhere close to my favorites.

Photo of madjr80
3.13/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was expecting more from this beer. Poured straight into a glass and there was plenty of foam for about 10 mins. After about 10 mins, the foam disapeared and it looked more like flat coke. It wasn't overly bitter, a little bit of sweetness, and had that distinct German yeast flavor. I like this brand of beer, but Hefeweizens are more of my type. I wasn't feeling this one.

Photo of kinger
3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"Found at a new store down in the big city to the south. Brown pour, very brown mild head and not much lacing. Aroma is of bakery sweet rolls, rather malty and sugary. Filling mouthfeel, real smooth finish bites a little. Flavor is too sugary sweet for my liking, but this being a dopplebock it's not a surprise. Bready with decent malt content it's one and out for this brew."

Photo of LarryV
3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a murky, muddy brown with a light tan head. Aroma is of malt and caramel. Huge malt flavor with a cloying sweetness that really kills the enjoyment factor for this beer. Cut the sweetness in half and it would be a pretty good brew. I split a bottle with a friend and neither of us could finish this beer, it was just way too sweet.

Photo of mattmaples
3.2/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Ok this has great flavor with the malty richness, ripe fuit flavor but I could not get past the sweetness. There is a big difference between malty and sweet. I me this beer seemed underatenuated. I think it was too sweet even for a bock. It has a lot going for it and if it was not so damn sweet it would be on the top of my list (specially at the price) People are going to think that I do nothing but trash on beers but I call 'em as I drink 'em.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours ruby/copper with a large persistent creamy head.
Strong sweet malt with a bit of Vegemite (not good!), some toasty notes. A hint of noble hops and some light caramel and chocolate.
Very similar flavours: sweet toasty malt, light noble hops, some toasty notes. Sweet alcohol in the finish is rather cloying.
Good rich body, but needs more carbonation to dry out the finish a bit.

Photo of Goldndomer
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of goodbyeohio
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

dark chestnut brown with red light-inspired glowing tinge. heady, minimal lacing. hazelnut, mocha, licorice, and dark-as-night malty nose. taste brings out the best of the aroma without expected bitterness. some mild hop notes. plum and clove drop by for the finish. mouthfeel is light with a crisp, lagery aftertaste. good and drinkable in its fluffiness. however, this watery body is unexpected and consciously disappointing for the style. ill have no problem finishing it though. bitterness evolves as i continue to drink. a hit-or-miss brewery offering something that falls in the middle of their lineup.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of tone77
3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a small head. Smell is of malts, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste is very mild compared to the smell. Some malts, caramel, and alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a pretty good quality beer.

Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 2,162 ratings.