Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

BEER STATS
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#2,080
Reviews:
1,274
Ratings:
2,769
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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Photo of Houborg1
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pstone530
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yuno
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antonyliu
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter

Look:
Dark raw umber color and very light beige head; Incredible turbid-mesmerizing activity.

Smell:
Brown sugar, and raisin; Toasty malt.

Taste:
raisins and dark fruits. Booze esters. Brown sugar, maple syrup. Porter-Bourbon-y. Acidic black coffee.

Feel:
Seltzer crisp-y. Light-medium body and smooth.

Overall:
A fantastic beer. If I am picky, it finishes a tad thin and light. I have been reviewing all the Weihenstephan beers. This is one of the best (Original still my favorite). I would easily get this again. I think it’s tied with Spaten Optimator for the German Doppelock style.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; ruby colored; 1 finger light brown head that receded to a splotchy cap; OK lacing;

S: dark fruit;

T: follows the nose from start to finish with mild bitterness at the end;

M: full bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; hides the ABV well;

O: good, but lacked any sort of roasted or toasted character;

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Photo of illpass78
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: A solid ruby brown with a very short tan head that disappears quickly.

Aroma: Dark fruits, booze, brown bread crust, malts.

Taste: Lots going on. Dark fruits like dates, figs and raisins, along with a kind of nutty, almost fruitcakey note. More brown bread. Some toffee or caramel, too. Malt sweetness is definitely there.

Mouthfeel: A fairly boozy, punchy sipper.

Overall: A big, powerful lager with tons of flavor and complexity. Great beer to sip and enjoy on a cold night.

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Photo of Carmack
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a sort if cola color and appearance. Medium light carbonation a d body is just below a erage.
Aroma is malt, raisin bread,some roasted malt,dried dark fruit and a little spice.
Overall you can't go wrong with this if you are a fan of this style a d its excellent if you are trying this style for the first time

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3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodndtube
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Whoop Whoop. Dopplebock time!

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eafowler7
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jeschaefer
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevinMc
3.44/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mehak
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark amber look. Smells like bread, maybe some chocolate, maybe faint alcohol smell/burn. Tastes like roasted malt, bread, and chocolate. The sweet/bitter balance is good too. Has a small bite from the alcohol. The body is thick and syrupy.

This is a delicious brew that holds it's flavor well as it heats up. I like the taste of Andechs Doppelbock better but the mouth feel of this brew much better. Andachs smells better as well but this is still a delicious brew.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's the first time I try Weihenstephaner Korbinian Doppelbock, and it is another example of Weihenstephaner's great beers.

Look: semi-clear reddish brown and a half inch off-white head

Aroma: toasted malts, dark fruits.

Taste: The flavor is toasted malts, caramel, raisin bread, some dark fruits.

Feel: It's full bodied yet easy drinking.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beermotor
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you're introducing a new beer drinker to doppelbock for the first time, make certain this is what you serve them.
One of the finest examples of the style.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ------
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wg1041
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amendm
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500-ml. bottle poured heavy into a 20-oz. mug creates a one finger rocky tan head that shrinks fast yet persists.
Dark transparent brown with a ruby-amber hue when held up to light. Fast rising bubbles around the mug.
Smells of rye bread, dried fruit and sweet roasted malt.
The taste has bread and fruit plus grainy malt at first, semi-sweet roasted malt jazzed up by the co2 in the middle, followed by hops and roasted malt bitterness.
Medium body with persisting carbonation and slight astringent alcohol.
Ale-like in mouth feel and look (exept for the rising bubbles). Nice blending of malts, not to much roasted bitterness.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,769 ratings