Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I poured this into a weizen glass. The appearance was a dark murky brown almost close to black, but it had a nice settling off white to white foamy head that allows a nice dissipation at a nice pace. The smell had a deep dark chocolate to banana maltiness invading my nose powerfully. The taste was allocated well between the chocolate malts and the banana esters to produce an indulgent dessert-like flavoring. There is a nice chocolate banana like aftertaste with a quick dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent carbonation for its style and comes across well to me. Sessionability - maybe, but for me I tend to find this one more as a sipper and well worthy of a dessert in and of itself. Overall, hmmm...I think I said what I needed to say other than don’t pass this up if you see it.

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

Photo of pau622
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep red with rich foamy head and glue like lacing, stuff just sits on the glass. Smells wonderful, rich sugary malt, caramel, nuts, and wine notes. Taste is very good, ultra smooth malt richness with a blend of sweet caramel, nuts, smokey wine, and some dry fruit. This is a very nice light to medium beer, great with a steak dinner. The richness of flavors is just amazing and there is zero bite, outstanding beer.

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Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brown that allows red light through. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and berries. Tastes of lots of coffee, some chocolate, dark berries, and alcohol. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Only complaint is the alcohol is a bit apparent, but other than that it's absolutely incredible.

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Photo of mnine
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P- Poured from a 1 pint bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

L- Frothy light khaki colored head,with moderate retention and sticky lacing.Deep ruby red colored body,with moderate clarity and distorted light showing through the glass.Medium amount of carbonation.If you hold it right up to the light,its is ruby red.In less lighting it looks black,to dark purple colored.

S- On the nose I get some dark fruit notes,mostly figs and plums.These are accented by notes of toffee,chocolate,and nutty notes.Roasted malts are present as well.

T- The palate has a roasty malt presence that dominates.This give way to trace elements of dark chocolate,toffee,and dark fruit flavors.Plum and figs in the middle of the sip,toasty on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is light to medium bodied,with a light tingle if oxidation on the tongue.Smooth on the finish.

O- This is a very good doppelbock.I put this right up there with celebrator and Gulden Drakk.This one was recommended to me by a gentleman,at the Craft Beer Cellar in Plymouth,MA.It did not disappoint.I will definitely drink this one again,and would recommend to anyone who enjoys dark German beer.

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Photo of Ferb
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Weihenstephaner makes a great Altbayerische Dunkel, which made me go for this. It has a lovely, bronze/red color, creamy off white head, and a malty, biscuit, slightly spicy aroma. The taste is balanced malt, a whisper of banana, dark bread, a suggestion of hop and dark fruit. It's kind of a dunkel with more personality! It is easily consumed, works with all kinds of hearty foods and will be in my beer fridge more often.

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

Photo of vdub191
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Decervecitas. In Bavaria glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x14-15. My favourite doppelbock with difference. Perfect feel. Brown sugar, caramel, toffe, figs,all in perfect armony, in just the adequate amount

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Photo of DOCRW
3.62/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

.5 L brown bottle in a lager glass.
Dark red-brown body with excellent clarity and a good, light brown head.
Medium-full-body with near medium carbonation.
Aroma: dark dried fruits, toffee and some alcohol esters.
Flavor: hints of dried plums and figs, toffee, roasted nuts, brown bread and chocolate.

Overall: a standard bearer for the style.

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Photo of assman420
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A clear amber-brown color out of the bottle that was a deep ruby brown in the glass. A generous tan had that gradually receeded. Smelled like a meal in a glass - brown bread, toffee, and walnuts. The taste brought the bread, with raisins, plums, and a bit of chocolate. A bit fuller than medium-bodied with a clean, nutty, roasty finish.

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Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a hefeweizen glass.

A: The body is black to coppery having minor opaqueness. There's some red hues on the sides of the glass. The head is beige and one finger thick. There's lacing.
S: The aroma is very soft of slightly roasted barley that gives a very mellow touch of toffee.
T: The taste appears to have a very prominent profile of honey that provides a sweetness that punched you in the face. This sweetness also connects very well with the bitter end for the toffee-like flavors and barley roastiness. But the initial sweetness is way too overwhelming.
M: Body is medium low. Carbonation is low. Alocohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is low. Sweetness is medium high.
O: A way too sweet beer for me and for a doppelbock. Not bad, but I'd rather pass future tries at this beer.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice dunkel color, little fizz of head that stays lightly foamy.

Sweet light nose.

Taste is pretty chocolatey but sweet caramel and malt come through.

Very smooth mouth.

Not an overly complex doppelbock, but quite delicious. A chocolate dunkel fit for bears and monks.

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

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

Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,710 ratings
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