Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

2,674 Ratings
Weihenstephaner KorbinianWeihenstephaner Korbinian

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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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4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an impenetrable inky black with two fingers of rich tan head that settles down pretty quick to a nice, even (but thin) film. Decent retention; minimal lacing.

Malty, earthy sweetness. Coffee, licorice, burnt caramel, and red wine are the predominate aromas I pick up.

Sweet and pleasantly sticky. Coke, coffee (weak, to be sure), and chocolate nibs with some spices thrown in; it has a slow, coating finish with a really nutty aftertaste.

Full bodied and slightly chewy with good carbonation and a warm, sticky character to it.

Very nice.
This is a very malty, very sweet beer that would likely be best served on a cold night (like tonight) or on a rainy day. It is a solid German beer in every way possible. Rich, bold, malty flavor with a nice nose to it that hints at the flavor but doesn't give it away.
For me, it is a little on the sweet side for what I would normally lean towards; BUT other really malty dark beers have proven almost undrinkably sweet, sticky, and malty for me in the past. So, I take it as an indication of how well-balanced it is that I can drink and enjoy it with gusto.
Would have again; worth trying if you have access to it.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Dark ruby red. Minimal head. Minimal lace.

Smell - Bread. Sweet. Black liquorice.

Taste - Bready. Carmel. Herbal. Prunes. Slightly bitter. Slightly sour.

Mouth - Like all other aspects of this beer, complex.

Overall - A big, bold, German Doppelbock. Similar, in flavor, to Ayinger Celebrator only sweeter.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got it in Hungary. 0,5l bottle.

A - Ruby dark,lots of bubbles at the beginning,one finger brown foam.
S - Dark fruits,plum,sweetness.
T/M - Sweet,drinkable,lots of fruits. Taste like plum jam. Medium carbonation,low bitterness. Too sweet aftertaste.

O - Maybe it is best to drink it with some cake or something similar. Personally,i don't feel it tasty,but good beer for the style.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 pint, 0.9 fl oz bottle into a flared pilsner glass. Moderate hand. No perceivable date on the bottle.

A: Dark ruby with good clarity. 3 fingers of light caramel head and good retention. Attractive lacing.

S: Roasted malt, light cocoa notes and prominent dark fruit, raisin. Perhaps a bit stronger fruit presence than your typical doppelbock.

T: Roasted malt sweetness with a slow transition to a light bitterness. Semi-dry finish with nice dark chocolate and more subtle coffee notes. Nicely blended and cohesive. Minimal alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation, but very smooth mouthfeel. Moderate body with a velvety creaminess. Solid.

O: Perhaps a bit behind Celebrator in terms of taste, but damn if this isn't a supremely smooth brew. Very tasty.


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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got a finger of tan head over a body of cola brown with a red accent. The head was gone in less than a minute, leaving the faintest of traces. No real lace.

Lightly toasted malt. Toffee. Sugar. A bit of caramel. Molasses.

Very much to the nose, with a the molasses being a little stronger. Builds to an almost cloying sweetness after a while.

The mouthfeel on this is smooth and medium bodied.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,674 ratings.
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