Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Weihenstephaner KorbinianWeihenstephaner Korbinian

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

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with a tan head of fine, silky foam. Nice retention.

S: Very complex. Big sweet malt. Pineapple, brown bread, coarse sugar, fig, cinnamon, nutmeg. Hearty.

T: Opens with a smooth salvo of multigrain bread, brown sugar, buttery malt, some mellow and savory dark fruits, yeast, a flash of hop bitterness, then turns a little tangy for a brief moment. Finally fades back, with bready maltiness lingering. No alcohol.

M: Creamy. Thick.

O: Delicious. Liquid sustenance indeed.

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown with reddish highlights and a thick creamy tan head. Aroma distinct of German malts, chocolate, brown sugar and yeast. Moderately thick mouth. Surprisingly robust and complex maltiness. The wheat is distinctive breadiness along with tones of brown sugar and caramel I enjoyed it quite a lot.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass producing a beer with a two finger light brown head and a dark brown body with deep red highlights. The head retains for the entire course of the drink and leaves splotchy lacing.
Smells of sweet caramel malty goodness. There is also a dark fruit prune/fig component.
You get the same sweet maltiness and fruit in the taste as in the nose but with an added hop characteristic. No alcohol detected in the taste but can feel it in my head.
The body and carbonation levels are just perfect. The feel and flavors meld just right.
Weihenstephner has done it again. Sehr gutes Bier.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin off white head, a little lacing on a dark brown body. Aroma is extremely malty, as if I am walking through the brewery. Very nice aroma. Flavor is also very malty and sweet. Very smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation. This beer is very good. I have not had a malty beet to this degree. This beer us very true to the style and I will be looking to have this one again soon.The spices I looke for in my bocks aren't there as they seen to be overshadowed by the maltiness.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,673 ratings.
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