Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
2,655 Ratings
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:
2,655
Reviews:
1,231
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
223
Gots:
318
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,655 |  Reviews: 1,231
Photo of pinedrops
4.87/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draft. Pours a murky deep brown dark and the smell hits you with sweet notes. Upon drinking the back of my mouth tasted an over-ripe fig with hints of toffee. In the end it leaves with sweetness aromas throughout your mouth and nose. The taste is perfect if you want to dive into a Dopplebock. This brewery reminds me of my father. He always had this in the fridge. When I was younger, I would take whatever was in the fridge to parties. I was always the only one with an authentic German beer in my hand. Thanks dad! Your years in Germany brought back a palate that is unique and true to beer!

I had the pleasure of drinking this Doppelbock at The Rusty Monk in Uptown Whittier, CA. The staff there was not too knowledgeable, but I was glad to see this beer.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

03/17/2017

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Photo of 0x4a64
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 16.9 oz bottle poured into a mug

It is a very dark chestnut brown with a big frothy tan head. Great retention.

It has an aroma of chocolate, toffee, dark bread, yeast, and a touch of metal.

It's super malty and fairly smokey with a strong chocolate flavor. Also some roasted nuts, sticky, rich toffee, sweet doughy bread, and a touch of raisin. A little bit of a spicy hop bitterness on the finish.

Body is velvety and almost chewy.

An outstanding doppel

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

Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kendall83
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggtriksta
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Malacant
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had high hopes for this one. It is a delicious doppelbock, but didn't blow me away.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matthewrdale
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with red highlights and a thick light caramel head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of Maillard products, plums, figs and chocolate with hints of toffee and nuts.
Likewise, malty flavor with notes of toffee, some spicy hops, prunes, Maillard products, chocolate, plums, figs, lager yeast and nuts. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.4% is well disguised.
Traditional Doppelbock with good complexity and all optional flavors for the style.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a slightly murky deep brown with a good, big and sticky tan head. It smells of sweet malt, a bit of oxidization, and a bit metallic. Almost like flat soda. A touch of dark fruit emerges in the end. Taste is much more pleasant. Very grainy, a touch of lightly burnt toast, and some moderate sweetness. The feel is rich again, well carbonated (almost foamy in the mouth), and balanced favoring the sweet side. Overall, this is an outstanding doppelbock, but not my first choice in the style. Prost!

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Photo of anthony-s
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/16/2016. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light increasing dryness from lingering bitterness as well. Amazingly clean lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is well hidden with a mild warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic doppelbock. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Rich malt complexity with complimenting underlying fruity notes; and balancing noble hop character. A highly enjoyable offering, and classic style example.

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Photo of FBarber
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruddy nut brown color. Appears opaque in the glass but actually is perfectly clear when held to the light. Frothy tan head dissipates leaving a thin residual head that disappears then returns with each drink. Some spotty sticky lacing is left behind.

Smell has notes of fresh bread, raisins, some wine like notes, and some undertones of brown sugar and caramel.

Taste follows the nose with notes of raisins, bread, caramel malts, brown sugar and a distinct dry red wine like flavor. Tad bit of earthy hops come through on the back end.

Feel has medium carbonation. Smooth with a dry finish. Medium bodied in spite of appearing a tad thin.

Overall this is not the best doppelbock out there, but its in the top tier. One of my personal favorites.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is rich roasty toasty malts with a little bit of molasses.
The flavor is roasted with sweet brown sugar, tons of toffee and caramel and a little chocolate coming through on the back, not a super complex beer, but it's good for the style.
Overall I might buy it again, it's good, but the flavors aren't super complex. It's just a straight forward sweet roasty lager. It's very nice on this cold February night, so I can't hate on it at all.

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Photo of khargro2
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TH28
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is deep brown, opaque, with Reny highlights and a thick tan foam cap. Aroma is bready and roasted malt. No noticeable hop aroma or alcohol. Taste is rich caramel, dark fruit, molasses, and a hint of roasted malt on the back side. Hop bitterness is minimal. Mouthfeel is medium with a decent carbonation and slight alcohol warmth. Finished very malty with no noticeable hop character and leaves a thick caramel malt flavor on the tongue. Seems somewhat subdued and maltier than other doppelbocks, with less of a dark fruit/licorice character

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Photo of Satorn
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Korbinian pours an opaque black with a small lacing head. Rich doughy aroma with lots of figs and plum. Rich doughy flavor with lots of sweet plums and figs; christmisy. Good body. Overall, a sweeter fruitier Dopplebock.

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Photo of FFreak
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tall tulip. A semi-translucent dark brown with a wispy tall head that sticks around and leaves small lace. Beautiful aromas of dark dried fruit combined with bread. Taste is similar to the other Weihenstephaner beers I've tried, but with the addition of some dark roast malt. Mouth is a tad thin, but otherwise wonderful. Overall, another fine German bock from Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of GWalk612
4.87/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,655 ratings.
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