Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

Pours a rich, dark brown color with caramel highlights and a surprisingly modest head (considering the mammoth heads of many other Weihenstephaner brews). The aroma is sweet and boozy, though not especially strong. The flavor is quintessential dopplebock, with plenty of brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, and even rumors of dark fruit. I have to give credit to the brewers for not letting the ample sweetness become cloying, as is so often the case with dopplebocks. Trace amounts of wheat and char also manifest as the beer warms. The complexity here is nuanced, but laudible, and while some alcoholic warmth creeps in gradually, it is never ungainly.

Korbinian stays true to style without beating you over the head with it, which I very much appreciate. The mouthfeel is exceptional, lending a light, velvety texture to the brew. I've never been much of a fan of dopplebocks, but this is one of the finer ones I've come across, and certainly something I could see myself going back to if the mood strikes me. Just another testament to the excellence the Weihenstephaner folk put forth as a matter of practice.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,740 ratings