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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,061 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,061
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 131
Gots: 106 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

nicholasadamwalker, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

TubaDan, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready toasted malt smell along with a decent showing of some dark fruits of prune and raisin. Along with these aromas are some smells of cocoa, toffee, and caramel. A little bit of grass and some coffee are there as well, giving just a hint of bitterness to an otherwise sweet and roastey malted smelling brew.

Taste – The taste begins much crisper then I was anticipating, with a nice roasted malt base and a decent showing of some sweeter flavors of caramel and molasses. As the taste advances the roasted flavors remain rather strong while the initial caramel and molasses lose some ground, but with them being replaced by some light dark fruit flavors of plum and cherry. Some chocolate and a lighter coffee flavor work their way into the taste profile as well, and with a little bit of a grassy and herbal flavor coming to the tongue as well, one is left with a surprisingly crisper, but still quite roasty and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is slightly thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly higher side. The slightly thinner body and higher carbonation actually work for this beer even though it is rather dark; as the feel really crates a crisp and very easy drinking but highly flavorful brew.

Overall – This is a very flavorful doppelbock with a very easy drinking and crisp feel in light of its abv. of 7.4 %. This is one nice drinker and one I will certainly come back to again.

Darkmagus82, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jmtpi, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

tkdcommando, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

gelasin, Aug 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

freundnam, Aug 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

Snodman, Aug 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

iTunesUpdates, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

wdf210, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

ricecracker420, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep dark brown pinkish purplish color with a great foamy head. Smells so malty and sweet. Does not taste sweet however. Very crips and refreshing with great body. Not much bitterness at all and very clean. I did not detect much fruitiness as others have noted. A very easy beer to drink and a great one at that.

Richardbeerlover, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Sludgeman, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

kilobees, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall wide chalice: color is dark brown, tan edges; head is tan, dense and presents 1 inch thick then lingers with at least 1/4 inch of head.

Smell is very pleasant, at first it is some light sweetness, light toffee, chocolate and plum come to mind; subtle grassy and earthy qualities, very enticing.

Taste is very enjoyable, primary flavor is malt forward but there is some nice fresh hop presence noted: malt flavors are toffee, chocolate and some plums or raisin like flavors; hop presence is earthy, grassy, fresh in presence and nicely bitter but allowing the sweetness to linger.

Mouthfeel is a wonderful blend of malt sweetness, fine carbonation and solid bitterness. Flavors and presence focus on the tongue and are in no way cloying or out of balance.

Overall a great beer with near ideal doppelbock qualities: not too sweet, clean flavors that are enticing and clean mouthfeel.

mvanaskie13, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

AlexFields, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

boudeysbigbrew, Jul 30, 2014
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Floss_Daly, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Ddilo, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

FlyingKneeStrike, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

bmac093, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Bsetz, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 2,061 ratings.