Weihenstephaner Korbinian
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Ranked #4
Ranked #2,949
4.2 | pDev: 9.05%
Yesterday at 03:47 AM
Sep 12, 2001
Our Korbinian, the full-bodied, dark Doppelbock with light brown foam, wins beer-lovers over with a balance of fruity hints of plums and figs, a dark malt aroma - reminiscent of toffee, nuts and chocolate. Its roasted flavour goes well with smoked meat and fish as well as venison and poultry. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.
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Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Yesterday at 03:47 AM
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Rated by JoeyJ from Oregon

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Sep 12, 2023
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Reviewed by SudsMcE

4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Another excellent product from what has become my favorite brewery. You can’t go wrong with Weihenstephener. This selection is a little difficult to find locally but stumbled upon a good selection in Helen GA over the weekend. I will definitely buy again which might require another trip.
Aug 16, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This classic has a roasted malt and dark fruit flavor that is quite nice.
Jul 27, 2023
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Reviewed by buckthehog from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Purity, mien frauline! This is like of you took Shiner Bock and sent them to finishing school. Lightly roasty and malty with the sweetness of a dirty brown flower. The Germans over-engineer their beer and their cars. You could give this to a newborn. Is good, yah?
Jul 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Aroma of roasty malt and chocolate, and a body that follows, closely -- a refreshing wave of roasted malt, chocolate, some hickory and spice, followed by sweeter, cloying chocolate and honey on the back end. A great dark beer.
Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a one pint, 0.9 fl oz bottle into a Ritzenhoff cylindrical mug. Bottle date code is 5402.

L- Dark deep reddish amber color.

S- Deep roasted caramel malt.

T- Sweet caramel and pumpernickel.

F- Incredibly smooth, slightly dry finish.
moderate carbonation.

O- An absolutely fantastic Doppelbock!
Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Jun 27, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by clm9 from North Carolina

Jun 20, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 07, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by LA2ED7

Jun 03, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by nunienun from Illinois

May 25, 2023
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Reviewed by kdd230 from England

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
500ml. bottle in Mae Kasa, Thailand. Pours a deep cola brown with a medium head. Aroma of caramel, banana, liqorice, roasted malt. Taste of banana, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and nuts. Complex. Interesting. Intriguing. Impressive. A fine doppelbock.
May 17, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by MaddDoGG5150 from California

May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by vainosuomi from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
L: Very dark brown, frothy tan head that dissipates quickly.
S: Caramel, brown sugar, hints of molasses and dark fruit
T: Nothing surprising given the smell. Heavy on the sweet toasted malt. Notes of plum and spice. Fairly sweet.
F: Medium/heavy body, moderate carbonation, somewhat warm finish. Also a bit syrupy and sticky.

It's pretty good and has well developed flavors, although it's almost a bit too sweet for my taste.
Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by notchucknorris from California

Apr 25, 2023
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The beer is a dark red/brown color. Small, quickly dissipating tan head. No lace.
Aroma of dark fruit and sweet malt.
Taste of molasses, plum, and raisin.
A little more than medium-bodied. Very drinkable.
Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by arini10 from Oregon

Mar 24, 2023
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Reviewed by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Poured with barely a feather's worth of head that dissipated immediately. The body though, deep, dark rich brown when held to the light shows thin but steady carbonation.

Smell: Predominantly caramel malt, but with notes of toffee and a fruit backbone as plum, molasses and maybe a hint of pumpernickel bread is present. Needs a bit warming, but still decently potent upon pour.

Taste: Rich, rich malt as caramel, toffee, plum and molasses start us off, that sugary molasses permeates the beer as notes of raisins, nut and I think even a mild rum note come in before we end on a fairly non-descript slight bitter note. That ending is really the only thing holding back the perfect score and that it is just a little bit too rich. Still decadent.

Mouthfeel: Aftertaste is a next mix of malt, molasses and rum raisin. Carbonation is a bit too low for my liking, as I think some creaminess could add something to this. The transitioning is wonderful, as it shifts seamlessly.

Drinkability: The body is certainly on the thicker side of medium body, but the low carbonation here means it settles down incredibly well. It doesn't quite disguise its ABV with that Rum note, and it certainly pushes it's weight around, but it does it in a good way.

Final Thoughts: I love Weihenstephaner, ironically the only thing they brew that I wouldn't say is exceptional (but is still solid) is their standard Hefeweizen, which is what they are probably most known for. This to me shows, they don't necessarily need to stick to wheat to produce something awesome. You really can't go wrong with this brewer.
Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Doppelbocker98 from Nevada

4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark, caramel color and has looks to have lots of carbonation by the bubbles during the pour. The head is foamy, but subsides quickly.

The smell is amazing. Similar to caramel, but there is a distinct smell that is fainly fruity. It almost smells like sugary, baked apples. There is a slight booziness.

The flavor is great. If you can stomach a bit of booziness, there is rich, malty flavor. Like caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Very low in bitterness, and not overly sweet. There is a tinge of coffee/toffee in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel isn't particularly thick or particularly syrupy. It has a good, malty balance.

An exceptional beer overall. One of my favorites.
Feb 25, 2023
Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 3019 ratings