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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,264
Reviews:
1,284
Ratings:
2,791
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
239
Gots:
371
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,791 |  Reviews: 1,284
Photo of DamienArk
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear brown in color with a foamy tan head. Good retention and sheets of lacing.
Smells of molasses, pumpernickel bread, toffee, dried cherry, plum, fig, and a hint of spices.
Tastes like warm pumpernickel bread, molasses, toffee, dried cherry, plum, fig, raisin, and a hint of cinnamon and clove.
Feels medium, well carbonated, smooth and quaffable.

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Photo of Eman17
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed as part of BJCP training. 9A Doppelbock. Bottled date is hard to understand, 9128, maybe Sept 12, 2018?

Pours a large creamy foamy 1 finger off-white head that retains very well, a dark but clear mahogany ruby color

Nose deep malts, reddish toasty malts, with plenty of Maillard like sweet caramel/candy notes, toasted grainy sweet malt, a little cracker, some malt derived esters with plum/date notes, mild alcohol and hint of chocolate, hints at a vegetal note but doesn't quite get to that level as well as oxidized stale note but again not quite there, no hops

Taste very rich and malty, loads of toasted grainy malts with more crackers, but also plenty of Maillard notes, sweet candy with a hint of caramel and even chocolate, mild malt-derived dark fruits again the prune, Turkish fig, mild smooth warming alcohol, no hop flavor but medium to lighter bitterness, clean lagering, dry finish with fair bitterness, more cracker toasty malts and Turkish fig dark fruits

Mouth is fuller bod, lighter carb, a little warming smooth alcohol, a hint of astringency

Overall really nice flavors, aroma had some weird vegetal/oxidative notes but hard to tell if it's that or the Maillard and toast malts with mild alcohol and fruits combining, but still not too pleased with the aroma, although it fades as it warms and hints at it's the combination of things I mentioned before

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Photo of Ceddd99
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured into a tall clear mug. Has a clear dark mahogany appearance, almost looks like cola. One finger thick head with modest head retention and lacing.

I smell yeast esters, toffee, caramel, brown bread, gingerbread, and molasses upfront. Other notes of figs, chestnuts, dark fruit, spices, and plums.

Taste is much like the aroma, really balanced malts with the grain. Feels smooth.

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Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. Deep brown with a few bubbles at the edges. Smells of rich dark malt. Black bread and caramel. Tastes of black bread, a touch of spicy grain which is quickly taken over by some dark fruits and caramel sweetness. The sweetness lingers without being all that strong, just lasts through the finish. Medium heavy. Slow drinker that borders on being sweet, but stays just shy of the line. Enjoyable.

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Photo of lebriarjr
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown. 1 finger tan head. The head retention is ok, and there's a bit of lacing on the glass.
The nose is slightly sweet smelling. Slight dark fruit.
Taste - Malty. Some sweetness. Some chocolate.
Ok, body. About what I'd expect for the ABV.
I don't know if I got an old bottle, but this beer was a bit of a letdown from the last time I had it. My socks were knocked off when I had it before.

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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

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,791 ratings