Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner KorbinianWeihenstephaner Korbinian
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,667
Reviews:
1,236
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
322
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of augustgarage
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a stemmed water glass (my doppelbock glass is broken).

Dark brilliantly clear liquid shines with root beer and mahogany highlights when held to a strong light. Highly active dark beige head recedes to a small insignia on the surface. No lacing, poor retention.

Subtle yet rich malt aromatics with hints of bread crusts and caraway.

Tart palate entry suggests wheat and buttermilk along with a touch of grape, but this quickly gives way to a solid melanoidin-laden burst of malt. Lightly toasty with a mineral-rich, almost salty finish. Very little sweetness throughout.

Vaguely oily, soft, light-bodied with a surprising crispness.

An exemplar of the style, though it lacks some sweetness and intensity compared to a few other examples of the style. The flavor brings to mind a traditional ("single") bock more than a doppelbock...especially compared to something like EKU 28 for example.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark roasted tan/brown, monster 3+ inch thick, creamy head with tons of lacing. Simply beautiful looking, perfect.

Smell - Roasted malts, toffee, caramel, woody, burnt, smokey aroma. A little chocolate mix with dark fruits and spices. Rich, complex and bold.

Taste - Very first sip is creamy, malty, dark fruits and spices. Complex and well balanced, each aspect shines well. Has a very woody/smoked flavor, due to the malts and spices. Fruits like fig and plum, mixed with some cherry bring out some sweetness. Dark chocolate and even a hop ting near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Its thick yet smooth and easy to drink. Tounge gets the malts and fruits at first, then the chocolate and coffee notes come in. Palate gets more malts, spices and woody flavor. Aftertaste is much like a cigar with its wood malts and dark bittersweet chocolate.

Overall - This is awesome, a pleasure to drink. So balanced and high on flavors yet not overboard. Simply world class, right up there with celebrator yet very different in flavors.

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

Poured into my crystal mug, the beer poured a clear red brown, with tan creamy head about two fingers high. It dissipates fast and leaves little lacing.
The smell is of roasted malt cherry and chocolate.
Tasting this beer, the roasted malt and some caramel build the front. In the middle a mild cherry flavor disguises the alcohol well. In the end some hop, as well as chocolate build the finish of this extremely well balanced taste.
Great Doppelbock!

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Photo of acevenom
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours dark brown, but not opaque, with a creamy tan head. The aroma is of dark roasted malts and chocolate. It smells clean and sweet and the alcohol does not come through in the aroma. The taste is fantastic. The flavor of dark roasted malt is very rich and creamy. It is mildly sweet like caramel and there is some chocolate flavor to this as well. The alcohol also does not punch through in the taste. Despite being so rich in flavor, the flavor is also clean and not cloying. The body is full and the beer is creamy. Your tongue let's you know you're drinking a big beer, but it's so clean in the finish that this is extremely drinkable. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. This is a doppelbock you should try if you've never had a doppelbock. It's very satisfying.

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3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a great mix of fruit and malt. I get some nice cherry, grape and prune notes, as well as some heavy toffee. The flavor is very similar. There is a ton of toffee and caramel as well as some cherry and grape characteristics. The body is a little thinner than I expected, but it does have a very nice, clean lager taste. Medium carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First Weihnenstephaner beer I've ever had on top of the best Doppelbock. Out of a bottle into an Allagash chalice.

A: Pours a rich chocolate-amber hue that has an amazing ruby translucent shift towards the bottom of the chalice. Off white 2.5 finger head- almost a cappucino color that hung around for a bit then left some beautiful lacing.

S: Rich roasted malts and almost a chocolate or warm caramel sweetness, also a nice hint of fresh nutmeg to make it feel like a nice holiday warmer. For a 7.4 ABV beer you cannot smell the boozy sting at all, but rather a rich hearty beer that is full of character.

T: Holy sweet Jesus this beer is good. Awesome creamy and malty goodness right off the back with just the right amount of sweetness that doesn't tarnish this beers character at all. A slight touch of raisin and warm bread compliment the roasted malt of this beer- it's almost like drinking a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread- except the cinnamon is malts and there is a dash of chocolate.

M: Creamy and full bodied. Drinks heavy, but not stout heavy. Definitely profiled as a classic Doppelbock in the sense that it feels like you're drinking a meal in a glass. Overall absolutely complimentary to the rich complexity of the taste.

O: Best Doppelbock I've ever had, and you cannot go wrong with a Weihnenstephaner beer in my opinion.

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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 150th review. And a toast to the new 8% ABW beer law in Mississippi.
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect Pint glass.

A: rich dark brown with amber highlights. A tan one finger head that dissipates pretty fast. Light lacing. Leaves a tan ring around the glass.

S: Heavenly malt/cocoa combo, followed by leather and toffee.

T: Yum! Malt forward. Caramel, toffee. Robust, rich, smooth, sweet. A very pleasing chocolate finish.

M: Medium to heavy. Really creamy. Great carbonation.

O: This is one of my new favorites. An excellent doppelbock. Will seek out in July when it joins the other Weihenstephaner products Mississippi carries. Highly recommended for malt lovers.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,667 ratings.
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