Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

2,653 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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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark semi-opaque brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Nice dark malts up front with some smoke. Hints of molasses, root beer and a touch of hops. A light slightly flavored finish. Creamy medium bodied. Nicely made, as with all Weihenstephan beers. Prost!

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4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Beer Deluxe. From notes.

A - Poured bright with a ruby red colour. One finger of light brown head left spattered lace and an island of retention.

S - Dark fruit, bready, nice.

T - Dark fruit, bread, sweet aromas. Some sugar maybe.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body and a sweet plummy finish.

O/D - A really nice Dopplebock. Not complex really, but well put together and pleasant the whole way. Great drinkability.

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4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have been trying a lot of varieties of Weihenstephaner in the past year. One of the local markets seems to carry every one. I love the heffeweizen, but I think the Korbinian is even better. I am a big fan of doppelbocks overall and up to this point my favorite had been Salvator Doppelbock by Paulaner.

A: Pours a nice very dark amber colour. It does not have an overpowering head and carbonation is well balanced.

S: I would say I smell a combination of malt and fruits. It was very pleasant

T: The best feature of this particular beer. I don't have words to describe it.. I just like it.

M: Not overpowering, smooth, reminds me of a well aged whiskey in a way, just with the carbonation.

O: My overall impression of this beer is very positive. My favorite Doppelbock.

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4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark brown with a big fluffy light light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving just a smattering of lacing on the glass.

S: A touch of toasted malt, mainly brown sugar and raisins I'd say. Subtle.

T: Rich and sweet. A bit fruity up front, mostly subtle. Some rich, dark bread. Raisin and perhaps a little plum or cherry? Lots of chocolate, caramel and brown sugar. Creamy, almost milky flavor towards the finish.

M: Medium bodied, super smooth and creamy.

O: Amazingly drinkable. Super smooth and well balanced. Flavors are rich and creamy. Surprisingly complex but it's really the mouthfeel and drinkability that excel here. Excellent brew, a pleasure to drink. Amazing example of the style.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Real dark amber but still transparent, head a little off-white with a very light orange tint to it rising to 1/4" off the body.

Smell: Little maple meets a little hops, it is light but still sweet.

Taste: This beer has a little bit of everything, first off it is a little sweet with a malty after feel after each and every sip.

Mouth: Smooth, and light to medium carbonation. After taste is potent...touch of alcohol.

Overall: Once again, not disappointed Weihenstephaner has by far the best Doppelbock I have had. I don't want to hype this up but sure satisfying beer. It is a little bland on the smell but most Doppelbocks are to begin with, Salud!

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

A: A clear dark brown with ruby edges and a thin line of brown bubbles on top.

S: Toasted malt, brown sugar and molasses.

T: A very clean and smooth flavor of roasted malt and brown sugar. Sweet, but not overly sweet. A nice roasted malt lingering in the finish.

M: Medium-heavy body with a bit of a syrupy feel. Good smooth carbonation.

O: Good flavors and aroma on this beer. Very smooth. You can just taste the quality in the beer...no off flavors.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,653 ratings.
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