Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown to amber in color, but clear. Tall sudsy tan head recedes to splotchy areas lacing. Smells are yeasty, light citrus and a sort of sourdough aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with no bitterness at all. A very subtle spice in the back and a light clove presence. A very small hint of sweet chocolate towards the end. Has sweetness to it but is also pretty dry at same time. Smooth and medium carbonation. This is very good and I'll look forward to having again.

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500 ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
7.4% ABV, Store dark and keep cool 46°-52°F, 8192 on back label.

A - A tall pour creates a lush tan head with stable retention but little lace remains on the glass when the towering foam drops to just cover the clear ruby chestnut beer.

S - Like any good Doppelbock, this beer starts quite malt forward with a hefty nose of caramel malt; sweet and bready. Dense, robust, and smooth, the nose offers notes of chocolate from roasted malt as well as dusty cocoa; not entirely clean.

T - Malt heavy, hops are completely overpowered in this robust beer. Sweet caramel and honey is produced first with a following trail of nuttiness and dry cocoa. Suggestions of coffee grounds and milk chocolate peek though on the finish of this Doppelbock.

M - Korbinian is very smooth starting with a full body and slick finish. It's carbonated but not overly noticeable; it doesn't feel flat but it's not sparkling by any means. While the beer is quite sweet it never approaches a cloying level thanks to the inherent dryness of the roasted malts.

O - Korbinian is a roasty Doppelbock that develops more chocolaty, dry cocoa notes as the brew progresses for a bit of a twist on the style. It's not quite as clean as some other German versions but, this doppel is a great brew for any malt-lover.

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

Pours a rich looking dark brown/black colour, with a decent white head.

Smells sweet and malty.

Tastes sweet and very wholesome, like wholemeal bread as a drink. Sweet malts, slight hop tang, dry slightly bitter finish.

Overall a really great beer. Weihenstephan hits another home run.

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Bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a nearly pitch black/dark brown color. Some reddish highlights around the edges. Produced some good tan froth and lacing.

(S)- A nice deep body of raisin, cocoa, and molasses. Bits of a subtle yeasty bread component.

(T)- A great combo of a bready raisin and cocoa profile. A very smooth malt body with just a tiny bit of dryness at the end.

(M)- A smooth carbonation level and a fantastic balance. Sweet and rich, but in a balanced way. A very subtle yeasty bitterness at the end of it that helps counteract its overall sweetness.

(O)- Overall, a fantastic Dopplebock from a classic brewery. Rich and sweet, but balanced well for smooth and easy drinking for the style.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,666 ratings.
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