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Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
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2,700 Ratings
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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:
#1,087
Reviews:
1,247
Ratings:
2,700
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
329
Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FreeMoney14
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Weinstephaner hit a home run, in what is technically out of their wheel house. Awesome beer if you enjoy full bodied toasty and roasty beers. Highly suggest.

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

Photo of BenHoppy
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iwanttheonewithhops
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do likes me some doppelbock and this one is no exception...

Pull this from the shelf as I always pick at least two imports when I go shopping for my latest "mix-six" (as I like to call it) from my local liquor store. I probably spent a couple of seconds trying to read the brewer's 15-character name, but once I got the jist I took it home and put it to chill...Out of the pint bottle it pours a very dark, almost black liquid that has some nice red tinges when held up to light, the foam is substantial but short-lived and there is no lacing to mention. I was probably most disappointed with its scent as I was unable to pull out any odor - it was essentially odorless to my nose. The rest of the brew was impressive - a mouthfeel that was smooth, crisp, a tad more carbonated than I like but not distracting; the taste was very flavorful, mildly complex - malty, nutty, with just a hint of chocolate and a touch (just a touch) of fruitiness. Overall, definitely an exceptional beer and one to keep an eye out for with the winter now fast approaching.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L -- Pours a dark filtered ruby amber body with a two-finger light tan head produced with moderately aerated pour. Some retention and good lacing. Love the bottle design
S -- Toffee, caramel, fresh baked banana bread, molasses, dark roasty malts, chocolate, and a hint of smoke
T -- Largely follows the nose. Semi-sweet, with a hint of astringent hoppiness on the finish. Slight metallic aftertaste
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Feels a little watery around the edges. Slightly fluffy
O -- Nice, fairly hefty Weihenstephaner offering that is a great example of a classic doppelbock

81/100

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

From the bottle, it pours brown with a light brown head that sticks around for a good while. Scent is malty with dark fruit scent. The mouth gets dark malts and dark fruits (again). Yum!

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

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

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark brown and fizzed a bit but went still afterwards. Looks like flat cola. Smells of bread yeast, dark rye bread and dry chocolate. Taste has a chocolate syrup start with figs and nutty cashew. There is a old white oak on here too. Turns juicy, again like cola, with a long cold steel finish. A dry tangy chocolate zucchini bread finish nicely tingly and tart yet still sweet.

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

Photo of Tiernan
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OzmanBey
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a really good doppelbock, smooth, chocolate notes mixed with some fruit, plum, a hint of caramel, just a very pleasant drink that leaves a very nice aftertaste as well. If you enjoy beers with flavor then this is a beer you gatta try.

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

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3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very smooth and delicious doppelbock. No heavy alcohol bite yet had strong delicious burnt toffee flavor. One of the best doppelbock I ever had.

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4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,700 ratings
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