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
Ranking:
#2,172
Reviews:
1,279
Ratings:
2,781
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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238
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365
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Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

I instantly fell in love with this beer the moment it touched my lips. It's got a subtle sweetness with notes of chocolate and fruit. The mouthfeel is similar to that of a soda which made it extremely easy to drink. It's a dark color that you can't see through and had a good lasting head to it.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Malty, sweet, dark, fruity, toasted, roasty, some caramel notes, dark toffee, bread crust, hint of chocolate, dark fruits, dried fruit, molasses, red apple, plum, raisin, fig, red grape

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Photo of jkblr
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle coded 9128 poured into a half liter mug at fridge temp 7.4% ABV. The beer pours dense medium brown with chestnut highlights and mocha colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is sweet toasted bread and toffee. The taste is semisweet toasted bread with notes of cigar tobacco, burnt sugar caramel, and dark fruit. The mouthfeel is full bodied with just less than medium carbonation and an undry finish. There is a mild bitterness to keep the sweetness in check, but the end result still leans to the sweet side. There is a little booze in the taste, but it's part of the balancing act augmenting the bitterness. Overall, outstanding. World class and there are just not many like it. Recommended.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep chestnut brown glass is almost opaque but shows some clarity. Very shallow head, but it was a gentle pour, thin cap of tan foam is giving a halo and some lace.

Aroma: Purple grapes, brown bread, melon, mild gingerbread.

Taste: Rich malt driven sweetness with yeast driven esters going all kinds of fruity. Plum and fig are pretty close, mild tonic water and a hint of butter make for a complex yet inviting profile.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is pretty high, medium body, slightly oily finish, little to no alcohol heat.

Overall: A solid German beer, well made, complicated flavors with basic ingredients used with skill. Leans sweet and fruity, with a mild earthy hop base with the tonic like bitter to keep it mostly balanced.

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Photo of LucMcD17
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gadzook
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MKV
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, slightly golden color. Not much head. Strong caramelized nose that begins the body but does not carry throughout. Rather, the taste thins a bit over time, with predominant molasses. Medium body but too thin for a doppelbock.

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

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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Photo of warrenc
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

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,781 ratings