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Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,188 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,188
Reviews: 1,115
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 144
Gots: 144 | FT: 1
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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excited to find this after reading comparisons to Celebrator. Poured a very dark brown with minimal light brown/tan head. Some lacing as I worked my way through. Nose was sweet with caramel and a little roasted malt. Very enticing. Taste followed up with more sweetness - dark fruit, a sweet bread taste and definitely some type of chocolate. The chocolate was a little muted and tasted like really good and mellow cocoa. Full bodied with good carbonation. Very easy and enjoyable to drink, and absolutely lived up to the hype. Already looking forward to a doppelbock taste test with a few other favorites.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A - Pours a dark generally clear reddish-brown, with a thick three-finger tan head. Lacing coats the glass when sipped but then slinks back into the brew.

S - Lots and lots of sweety caramel malt. Esters of candied sugar, and raisin bread. Slight tinge of earthiness.

T - Taste follows the nose, with bready sweetness forward, but also trending toward dark fruits in the mid-palate. Slight twinge of earthy hops lurk in the background in the finish. Booze slightly detectable as it warms. Flavors are rich without being overwhemling. Tasty.

M - It is here where this beer truly excels. Light to medium bodied and without a trace of stickyness or syrupyness on the tongue. A velvety texture. Carbonation is perfect and could best be described as "smooth".

O - Hands down the best Doppelbock I have ever had, primarily due to the fact that it isnt syrupy or too heavy, as many I have tried seem to be. Will be grabbing when I am in the mood for the style. Side note: possibly due to the light body, I enjoyed this beer when it was colder than the normal suggested temperature (more like the temp you would want a dark lager...yeah I know, not very "beer geek" of me)

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Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown and you can just see through it when you hold it up to the light. Big tan head with small bubbles.

S: Malty and chocolaty. I'm getting like zero alcohol here which is impressive as the overall smell is somewhat light.

T: This is a great balance: malty and a bit of chocolate. Just the perfect amount of bitterness and a little must in the finish really ends it well. Overall the flavors are pretty light given the high ABV which is quite impressive.

M: Can linger on the palate for some time without any harsh flavors coming through. Some bitterness sneeks up that is a little intense.

Overall this is a very nice beer. A good mix of flavors but they are a little light. Very smooth and drinkable. One of the better doppelbocks I've had.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
94 out of 100 based on 2,188 ratings.