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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,048 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,048
Reviews: 1,102
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 131
Gots: 101 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

station815, Apr 24, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 150th review. And a toast to the new 8% ABW beer law in Mississippi.
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect Pint glass.

A: rich dark brown with amber highlights. A tan one finger head that dissipates pretty fast. Light lacing. Leaves a tan ring around the glass.

S: Heavenly malt/cocoa combo, followed by leather and toffee.

T: Yum! Malt forward. Caramel, toffee. Robust, rich, smooth, sweet. A very pleasing chocolate finish.

M: Medium to heavy. Really creamy. Great carbonation.

O: This is one of my new favorites. An excellent doppelbock. Will seek out in July when it joins the other Weihenstephaner products Mississippi carries. Highly recommended for malt lovers.

brewskifan55, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mweso2000, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

FreshZ, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

azureoval, Apr 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

SalMineo, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

MarkyMOD, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

JohnnyP3, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a beautiful, dark, deep ruby amber with a tan, 3 finger head, good retention. The resulting lace is decent and somewhat sticky.

Smell - Faint aromas of brown sugar, toffee, caramel and coffee.

Taste - Overtly sweet. Lots of toffee and sugar flavor. Coffee is pushed to the background. Fairly one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. moderate carbonation.

Overall - My 2nd foray into european double bocks, and this one's a bit disappointing. While I greatly enjoyed Ayinger Celebrator, this one is similar, but scaled back by comparison. Very sweet. Not much balance. I've found Weihensthephaner a powerhouse with their wheat beers, but this double bock doesn't quite make the grade. Not a bad beer overall, but I think the Ayinger has spoiled me in the Double Bock department. If I had to describe this one in two words, it'd be 'Sugar Beer'.

TheSixthRing, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Archemedies, Apr 11, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown bodied beer with faint reddish highlights at the edges. Small head dissipates quickly; patchy lacing remains behind. Massive malt aroma is bready with a touch of smoke and dark fruity sweetness. The flavor follows suit; its a bit on the simpler side, again with lots of chewy malt character and subtle dark fruits in the way of raisins and prunes. Just a touch of smokiness tops things off.

Medium body and carbonation with a semi-dry finish. Not bad certainly, but not amongst the best examples of the style or the best beers by this revered brewery, who can do no wrong when wheat is involved.

tobelerone, Apr 11, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 500ml bottle of this from a department store in Bangkok. Poured into a Paulaner weizen glass. A mysterious algae dark brown hue to the brew with not much of a head on it. The smell was a bit lacking in complexity for me, but it did have notes of caramel, wood, and chocolate in it. The taste was spot on for a doppelbock, serving nicely to a dinner of dark meats or with dessert. However, possibly due to its bottled form, I found this beer to be a bit overly carbonated, resulting in some initial excess gas. It also made my stomach gurgle for about a half hour after finishing the brew. Overall, I love Weihenstephan's brews, but when i'm searching for a doppelbock, I might look elsewhere. I'll stick to their hefes.

shigg85, Apr 09, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Bevmo La Quinta CA for 3$

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size fizzy beige head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, dark fruits, spices

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and raisins. There is also a touch of cloves/banana and a bit of a cola flavour. It ends with a malty chocolate and dark fruit aftertaste.

Overall - A very good beer that is a perfect example of the style. While it doesn't push the limits in the exciting department, you can still taste the quality ingredients. I'd have no issues drinking this one again.

spinrsx, Apr 09, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark and lovely the head dissipates quickly
S - little smell as the hop is low but a nice toasty caramel note
T - smooth great malt caramel, toasty flavor very little hop a brief peppery note at the beginning
M - full chewy mouth with a little brown sugar & dark chocolate
O - I really like this malty big strong beer, this is my go to dopplebock

Brushkanna, Apr 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

biercycle, Apr 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Pjilsner, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

calmond72, Apr 05, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Korbinian has a thin, beige head and an opaque, dark, reddish-brown appearance. The aroma is an initial rush of banana, but then one picks up dark fruit and malt. Taste is of dark, over-ripe fruit, malt, figs, and just a touch of bitterness (did not seem as bitter as a 32 IBU). Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Weihenstephaner Korbinian finishes wet and dense.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Zaphog, Apr 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

mikepcarney, Apr 03, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured with two fingers of off white foam on a dark brown body with little light showing through. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves little lace.

S - Notes of dark bread, molasses, and plum.

T - Thick, dark malt up front with some red apple. Plum, molasses and brown sugar that fades to a finish if dark bread and red apple.

M - A thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Complex and extremely smooth, the malt profile is really nice.

nickfl, Apr 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jds8411, Apr 02, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with a tan head of fine, silky foam. Nice retention.

S: Very complex. Big sweet malt. Pineapple, brown bread, coarse sugar, fig, cinnamon, nutmeg. Hearty.

T: Opens with a smooth salvo of multigrain bread, brown sugar, buttery malt, some mellow and savory dark fruits, yeast, a flash of hop bitterness, then turns a little tangy for a brief moment. Finally fades back, with bready maltiness lingering. No alcohol.

M: Creamy. Thick.

O: Delicious. Liquid sustenance indeed.

Etan, Apr 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19%

tsulli, Apr 01, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown with reddish highlights and a thick creamy tan head. Aroma distinct of German malts, chocolate, brown sugar and yeast. Moderately thick mouth. Surprisingly robust and complex maltiness. The wheat is distinctive breadiness along with tones of brown sugar and caramel I enjoyed it quite a lot.

raszputini, Mar 31, 2012
Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.