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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:
#1,086
Reviews:
1,247
Ratings:
2,699
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
329
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,699 |  Reviews: 1,247
Photo of Catifor
4.92/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of VoxRationis
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a Weissbier glass; marked 6047, 12:21:37.
A: Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a slightly garnet cast around the edges. Beautiful, slow clearing to a one inch, foamy light tan head with strong Brussels lacing.
S: Sweet floral bouquet with aromas of sugar cookie and dark chocolate.
T: Leads very sweet with flavors of mocha, sweet biscuit, and nougat. Bitterness mild and nicely tucked into flavor profile.
M: Medium to full bodied. Solid carbonation throughout.
O: Reviewed after a second try. I agree with the previous sentiment that only Ayinger Celebrator can compete with this really superb doppelbock. Another great example of this style.

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

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of opieo
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep rust color. Rich creamy malty. Full bodied and complex. A brew that must be tried. Best at just below room temp 50ish. Opens up at warmer temp. Get it.

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Photo of watchnerd
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.87/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers from Weihenstephan IMO-- Smell is a nice roasted nutsy type of scent, not overpowering at all. Taste is a very well balanced blend, with tastes of nuts, toffee, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Feel is very smooth, not overcarbonated, and has a clean finish. There are stronger Doppelbock beers out there, Korbinian is more towards the smooth, mellow side of this style but has all the good taste. Great beer overall.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TivoLivin
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

An affordable and attractive bottle poured into a large glass. Pours a dark burgundy color with a tan head that lasts a long time.

L: Its a very dark, but still mildly red tinted beer.
A: The aroma is full of dark fruits and very reminiscent of the style
T: Very full and balanced flavor with malt, fig, and a little chocolate. A sweet doppelbock with a complex fruity flavor.
F: The smoothness of this beer compensates for its lack of dryness, and makes it very enjoyable and easy to drink. Look out for the well-hidden alcohol strength in this one!

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Photo of ManWithNoName
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of OlaB
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours a deep copper dark color. A decent top of head that disolves rapidly to a small rind at the top.some lacings on the sides.

S: caramel,toffee, figues,rausins and plums,toasted bread.

T&F: very malty and roasted in the background all the way, sense caramel,toofee and some chocolate there, in the front fruity sweetness with dark matured fruits. In the finish is a dry flavour with comfortable bitterness and a good lasting aftertaste. The high alcohol content are remarkable well hidden. Very smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O: This doppelbock was a true enjoyment to drink, delicious from the beginning to the finish. Highly recommended.

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

On draft at Halbite in Sofia, Bulgaria. Served in a ceramic mug with a cry low head, so unable to review the appearance. Nose is all caramel and brown bread. Not particularly complex. Taste is quite sweet. Caramel malts dominate with some nice roasted notes and fig in the background. Overall, not my favorite dbock due to the high sweetness, but you'd be a fool to turn it down.

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Photo of nobledust
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Clear brown with fantastic beige head, so is retention.
Smell - caramel, rye bread, figs, dates, prunes.
Taste - follows the smell + toasted malts, some chocolate tones. Delicious.
Medium body, soft carbonation, warming,

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Photo of iridius
2.93/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ramcmaho1
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of WDJersey
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JRed
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark cola-like body with off-white head that retreats the edge of the glass. Aroma of raisins, prunes, candy sugar, herbs, mild spice. Tastes of raisins, prunes, herbal notes, mild cola and spice, wheat. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Smanke
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,699 ratings
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