Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

2,664 Ratings
Weihenstephaner KorbinianWeihenstephaner Korbinian

Brewed by:
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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3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a tulip/pint glass, coded bottled date of 0442. This pours a dark brown on the edges and black in the middle color with a large foamy tan head. The smells are of dark malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar. The feel is medium nice carbonination. The taste is pretty good, plenty of malts, brown sugar, toffee and caramel.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark mahogany with a thick tan head - real nice retention.

Smells of caramel, malt, raisin, and slight herbal notes.

Soft caramel and raisin notes up front not overly sweet kept in check by the hoppy herbal bite masked somewhat by the carbonation. Lively mouth with carbonation, yet silky smooth creamy mouthfeel as it rolls around. Slight nutty finish. This is a real nice drinking beer. It doesn't have the huge flavors of some American craft counterparts, but the complexity is layered and subtle; it drinks real easy.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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

The beer is chestnut brown with a thin khaki hued collar. The aroma brings malt, yeast, light spice, brown bread. Rich and smooth with a mild sweetness. Hints of plums and raisins. A beautiful beer. Like every other Weihenstephaner brew I have tried, Korbinian delivers the goods. A great example of the style. A pleasure to sip and savor. I'll definitely be having this one again.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Weihenstephaner Korbinian

16.9 oz bottle poured into a Weiss vase. Served chilled...

A) A deep brown color with a little bit of a reddish tint. Just slightly over a finger of light tan head. The head slowly faded until nothing remained. Just a little bit of lacing initially.

S) A fantastic malt bomb. Sweet, I mean caramel and brown sugar, maybe a little bit nutty and just a hint of booze.

T) The taste follows the aroma very nicely. Again, caramel and melting brown sugar. There was something in the flavor that reminded me of Levi Garrett chewing tobacco. A little bit of booze. This is definitely about the malt. Nice aftertaste.

M) Pretty thick, full-bodied. This one is smooth with soft carbonation. Sticky, kind of syrupy, coats the palate. Nice mouthfeel.

O) This is a top notch dopplebock. No question about it, glad to recommend this beer.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P: Effervescent dark mahogany cola body with frothy cappuccino head that leaves lush lacing on the sides.

S: Malt forward sweetness. Sweet toasted caramel malt, dark fruits, sugar plums, sugary pecan pound cake or fruit cake and caramelized brown sugar. A delicate spice character and chocolate syrup.

T/M: A malt fest in my mouth that delivers a hefty palate of sweet flavor. Taste follows the nose and has a more developed bitter fruit peel and spice profile towards the end. Roasted malt creates a smokey undertone. Full velvety body with a sizzle of carbonation. Coffee, bourbon and baking cocoa in the back of the throat with a big swallow.

O: I love this brewery. This is a huge explosion of malty goodness that leaves your palate wanting more. I would love to have this in a six pack. A beer I will surely revisit.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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