Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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93
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2,664 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
Ratings:
2,664
Reviews:
1,235
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
223
Gots:
320
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,664 |  Reviews: 1,235
Photo of HummingBrew
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One pint, 0.9 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a dark copper wth a frothy pinpoint tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma: caramel, toast, fresh hazelnuts. Clean fermentation. Medium carbonation. Flavor: caramel, molasses, figs and dried plums. Alcohol warming. Grainy malt sweetness fades to a pleasing dry finish. Not heavy or cloying. Liquid bread; most satisfying.

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Photo of madelf66
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emwilke
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - no head, black body
S - caramel with a hint of toffee
T - caramel, malty, and fruity notes
F - super smooth. No carbonation. Light coat on the mouth
O - this is a delicious and easy drinking Dopplebock that I hv really enjoyed drinking

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

It's big, it's sexy. The nose is aged brandy. It's got loads of toffee and dark fruit up from and in your face. Caramel and a sweet oakiness in the middle. Fruity molasses finish. Alcohol isn't even noticeable. Moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel make this one go down way too easy. Best I've had of the style. Combine that with a very approachable price and we got another winner from Weihenstephaner.

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

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

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

Pours deep, reddish brown with less than 1FB of khaki head that quickly resolves with some residual lacing. Smells of bread, toasted malts, molasses. Tastes is sweet malts forward, dark fruits throughout and caramel and hints of cocoa, mildly peppered and transition to leather and smokey notes before ending in a very clean finish. Body is smooth and medium with fine carbonation. ABV is well hidden.
Overall, a very pleasant and dark sister to the Vitus hefeweizen produced by the same brewery. Delicious – the yin to the yang of vitus. . . good stuff.

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

Photo of GlennWB
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent sipping dopplebock. Somewhat like a good porter.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours a medium shade of brown with a one and a half finger, beige colored head that has poor retention and lacing.

Aroma: Sourdough pretzels, caramel, toffee, chocolate, plums, raisins, fudge and mild vanilla beans.

Taste: I'm getting flavors of chocolate covered pretzels, dark nougat, red figs, caramel, raisins, hazelnut and hints of black coffee and mild creamer.

Feel: Feel is thin and lightly carbonated. Alcohol is only slightly detectable. Sweet upfront, finishes dry. Very refreshing and crisp.

Overall: Very impressive, lots of soft notes of chocolate, caramel and bready goodness mixed into hints of dark fruits and mild coffee. Another winner from Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of T_Hass
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebooyakid
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of majorbase2
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown, nearly black color with a huge, brown foam head that recedes over a few minutes. Leaves virtually no lacing.

Aroma is dominated by dark fruit. Prune, cherry and licorice. Some lightly roasted malts on the back end.

Taste follows eh nose, and it is remarkable. Explodes with dark fruits, with amazing flavors of candied molasses and pure caramel to follow. Sweet, but not overly, with just a pinch of bitterness. Has a very candy like flavor to it. Would make a great after dinner beer. Just crazy delicious.

Medium bodied, a bit syrupy, sweet, but goes down crazily smooth given those characteristics. Illegally drinkable, with no alcohol evident.

Overall, this beer is worthy of its reputation and then some! Incredible flavor and drink ability make this beer excellent for any occasion. This beer vaults towards the top of my list.

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Photo of anon
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of jeffdr123
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark caramel in look and in taste. Same great balance you expect from a dobbelbock but more intense flavors. More toasty, more plum, more malt. Starts to get a porter feel as it warms.

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Photo of nirow1
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Griphon
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Proteios7
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edward_boumil
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very solid doppelbock. Tons of dark fruit aromas and flavors, very toasty, warm, and inviting. Sweet as well, but balanced out by a nice chocolate bitterness. Body is a bit heavy, carbonation is high.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,664 ratings.
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