Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Style: German 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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A - Pours a dark generally clear reddish-brown, with a thick three-finger tan head. Lacing coats the glass when sipped but then slinks back into the brew.

S - Lots and lots of sweety caramel malt. Esters of candied sugar, and raisin bread. Slight tinge of earthiness.

T - Taste follows the nose, with bready sweetness forward, but also trending toward dark fruits in the mid-palate. Slight twinge of earthy hops lurk in the background in the finish. Booze slightly detectable as it warms. Flavors are rich without being overwhemling. Tasty.

M - It is here where this beer truly excels. Light to medium bodied and without a trace of stickyness or syrupyness on the tongue. A velvety texture. Carbonation is perfect and could best be described as "smooth".

O - Hands down the best Doppelbock I have ever had, primarily due to the fact that it isnt syrupy or too heavy, as many I have tried seem to be. Will be grabbing when I am in the mood for the style. Side note: possibly due to the light body, I enjoyed this beer when it was colder than the normal suggested temperature (more like the temp you would want a dark lager...yeah I know, not very "beer geek" of me)

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

A: Dark brown and you can just see through it when you hold it up to the light. Big tan head with small bubbles.

S: Malty and chocolaty. I'm getting like zero alcohol here which is impressive as the overall smell is somewhat light.

T: This is a great balance: malty and a bit of chocolate. Just the perfect amount of bitterness and a little must in the finish really ends it well. Overall the flavors are pretty light given the high ABV which is quite impressive.

M: Can linger on the palate for some time without any harsh flavors coming through. Some bitterness sneeks up that is a little intense.

Overall this is a very nice beer. A good mix of flavors but they are a little light. Very smooth and drinkable. One of the better doppelbocks I've had.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,755 ratings