Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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4.2/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: 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:
#1,179
Reviews:
1,265
Ratings:
2,740
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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233
Gots:
342
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Ratings: 2,740 |  Reviews: 1,265
Photo of Viaduck
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chestnut body is topped with a massive off-white head. Clever how the bubbles arrange themselves, tiny at the bottom- large on top. Plum, Raisin, caramel aroma, very pleasant. Slightly sweet. Flavor follows the nose with the addition of chocolate & cola. Also some alcohol flavor. Medium body & plenty of carbonation. Overall an excellent doppelbock.

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic doppelbock and likely the best out there in beer land. Rich, smooth, creamy, fruity, nutty, coffee, chocolate and yet not a sugar bomb. Forget the food, just sit back and enjoy this one. Great value. Its friggin comfort food in a bottle! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

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Photo of Grackos
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

OS much rich, sweet, toffy-like maltiness. Excellent.

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

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, deep mahogany coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt with rich notes of dark fruits: fig, plum, raisin and hints of chocolate and clove. Taste is quite sweet, with strong notes of dark pumpernickel bread, caramel malt and also very rich notes of dark fruits: fig, plum, raisin. Also has notes of toffee, chocolate and clove, with a light yeastiness coming through as well. Finishes with a very light bitterness and some more sweetness coming through. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This is my third most favorite Doppelbock after Ayinger and Andechs. What makes this most unique are the rich dark fruit notes and light spiciness, but it's also quite sweet, a little too sweet for my personal liking actually. Still a great, complex Doppelbock with a good balance.

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Photo of JoshJ
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samlover55
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9oz bottle into Perfect Pint
L- dark brown with red highlights, thin head
S- cherries, burnt caramel
T- caramelized dark cherries, brown sugar, slight cola taste, lots of yeast character
F- medium-bodied, crisp but a bit sluggish
Overall I feel this lacks some of the traditional Doppelbock traits

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Photo of SpaethJam
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-Dark ruby red beer with a nice, very distinct German hearty head.
S- I get aromas of chocolate, malts, slight stone fruit and strong biscuit.
T- It follows the nose, with the exception of a good bitterness. Notes of chocolate, malt, stone fruit and biscuit.
F- Medium bodied mouth feel.
O- Very good Dopplebock with a huge biscuit flavor. Overall, there is a chocolate, fruit and malt flavor that is extremely present, but still overshadowed by the biscuit flavor and aroma. Could be better, but certainly could be worse.

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Photo of jdurey
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Every time I drink this my mind draws a blank on the previous night’s events. Guess that’s a good sign? Heavy and dark yet surprisingly drinkable. A great special occasion beer. This brewery can do no wrong.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml bottle into glass. Date stamping on label is '3277 08:30:57'.
Ruby brown colored body, appears to be clear. Beige, long lasting head. Ring and spots of lacing left after each sip.
Plums and figs in the aroma, with chocolate malt hints.
Taste also has the dark fruits, and the chocolate, along with a nutty toffee aspect. More sweet than bitter overall. Finishes with a dark bready like flavor.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Rather smooth rather than biting.
Drinks like a meal in the glass.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Murky brown, slight tan head with wash. Aroma is light and enticing with wet fig, caramel toffee and warm malt. Taste has lots of bready german malt upfront and then transitions into some plum juice, prune, cola phenol, rye bread. Hearty without being heavy. Mouthfeel is a little thin

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

Photo of Vyvyan
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful clear deep ruby body with a fizzy tan head. Raisin, caramel, toffee on the nose. It's very sweet. The taste also offers these notes, but adds a bit of pure raw grain and balancing bitterness; it's still very sweet. It's warming, and the rich, toffee, plum, raisin, apricot, caramel, booze mixture is good, but a little 1D and heavy handed. The body is rich, heavy, sticky.
This may be the classic taste of a doppelbock; boozy, sweet, with dried dark fruit, but it's too unilateral, even for my simple taste. A classic nonetheless.

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Photo of BADS27
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good for this style.
Now I'll try to pick apart the smell and taste.
L: Dark Brown.
S: Personally I get malt, caramel and raisin.
T: I get a nice malty caramel, raisin and I think chocolate with the aftertaste that lingers.
F: Medium fullness.
Overall I would recommend this, it's just tasting beer.

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

Photo of Spechopper1007
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up today and it blew my mind in the best possible way. I poured it into my frosted mug and it started off with a nice sandy brown head. The color is dark brown. The aroma is strong with malt,sweet fruit and an almost woodsy smell. The taste is complex with a malty profile that has an added dark fruity kick with a presence of decent hoping. Overall a great dopplebock I will hopefully find this one again soon.

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

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I here people talk about the nougat chocolate or marzipan that they get with this one. Sorry, but I am not tasting anything like that. All I am getting is a mass of dark fruit notes. I know how to decipher the Weihenstephaner julian code, so I know that my bottle is fresh. I am a little disappointed with this beer. hmmmmm oh well you can't go gaga over everything you try out in life. Furthermore, I think this is a little better than the Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock; in other words, it is not as rough to drink a bottle of. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,740 ratings