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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear red brown brew, a warm off-white head, good lacing and some curtains.

Smelling of caramel and butter scotch, dark forest fruits.

Hard bread and brown bread crust, bitter orange marmalade.

Little carbonation, soft and refreshing, a medium body and a nice dryish finish.

A well done, well balanced brew, nice and very modest.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

an outstanding doppelbock, one of the best in its class. pours a nice frothy amber brown color with some off white patchy lacing. it smells wood aged, but i dont think it is, lots of oaky tones amongst the sweet german malts and biting alcohol. a nice caramel and musky flavor is memorable in this beer, but it also has traces of smoke and peat, a really complex and warming brew. its got a great feel as well, velvet smooth, big body, and subtle but adequate carbonation. this is a perfect fall season beer, brilliant with grilled food, cigars, and college football. id recommend this baby to anyone who likes big malty gernam beers, this one is impressive.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a deep brown pour with 2 fingers of head and nice retention. smells chocolatey sweet, honey, coffee. tastes of chocolate, sweet walnuts, caramel, coffee... this is an excellent tasting dark beer. medium body, sweet on the cheeks, nicely carbonated.

this is a great beer overall. great flavor, generous abv, great looking.. no reason to not try it at least once. (shocked it actually took me this long to finally try it)

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml into Weihenstephaner Weiss glass

A - Deep mahogony brown with redish highlights. This creamy off-white head. Beautiful looking beer.

S - malty and roasted malts. Smells like a doppel should.

T - sweet malts, creamy, luscious if that makes sense. dark fruits, chewy raisins, figs? Like nearly everything they brew, this one is fantastic.

M - medium to full. Creamy, dense smooth. Coats the tongue with little carbonation to stand in the way.

O - this is a style I've not had in awhile but the ones I have had were quality beers. This offering from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan is certainly among them. This is my first time having this (dont know what has kept me) but it will certainly NOT be the last.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A - An opaque dark brown with a massive tan head. Beautiful thin lacing throughout. True to the brewery.

S - Big malts, dark fruits, roasted notes and some sweet caramel on the back end.

T - Wow! Rich dark fruits are the best words to concatenate this beer. Some bread, brown sugar and malts really make this one a treat.

M - A aggressive medium body with a nice smooth-creamy composition. Rich and frankly: perfect.

O - This beer is true to the brewery; first class. The only other beer in the style in contention is Ayinger's Celebrator, although it may be in second place...

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml into a stein mug

Pours a dark roasted coffee brown with a full khaki color head

Heavy yeasty malts, coffee bean, and a stout like roasted aroma hits as soon as you pour

Malt flavor is abundant along with dark fruit.

Pretty light mouthfeel and the 7.4 abv is well hidden. Great value

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,714 ratings