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Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 2,694 |  Reviews: 1,245
Photo of alucard6679
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer countless times but have only recently started writing reviews on this site. This is a hard beer not to love and maybe the best doppelbock I've had the pleasure of trying aside from maybe Celebrator from Ayinger. Always a trea

Look: pours a deep brownish-red with a thick and creamy head. Schon indeed
Aroma: dried fruits (dates, figs mostly), bready
Taste: follows the nose but everything just seems to come to life. Like comfort food in all the best ways possible and the dried fruit notes really being the highlight for me
Mouthfeel: creamy, oh so creamy with a nice bit of carbonation

Overall: If you haven't tried this beer and you have an interest in the style or if you just like dark malty beer in general, please do yourself a favor and seek it out! Prost!

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

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnj21655
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown, essentially black in color with some mahogany hints at the edges and two fingers of dense, long lasting Off white head. Aroma is very inviting with toast, dark bread, dark fruits, and a hint of chocolate. Taste hits the same notes as the aroma; lots of delicious dark bread, a bit of chocolate, and some dark fruits in the background. Very clean, this is all about the rich malt character; this is very lightly sweet with almost no bitterness. Medium+ body and low-moderate carbonation; I'd expect a bit more body here. This is pretty delicious, its richly malty with a good depth of flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden and this drinks great.

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Photo of sethcroisant
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.91/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Pours near black in color with ruby highlights on the bottom, a thin ring of tan head settles quickly.
Aroma - Bakers chocolate, rye bread, roasted nuts, slight sour. As it warms a suggestion of hazelnut coffee.
Taste - Sweet chocolate up front, slightly puckery at first, mildly tannic, sweetness comes back to balance things out with medjool date and faint caramel. Notes of fresh dark and sourdough bread toward the middle make up the majority of the body. Quick roasted barley note. The finish is incredible with smooth rustic malt flavors and a mellow chocolatey dessert-like aftertaste.
Feel - Medium - Full bodied, creamy and smooth carbonation, slightly chewy, velvety and luxurious finish. Amazing.

Overall - This is about as close to perfection as you can get. Everything seems so precise and well thought out. The flavor and feel are so luxurious that it almost feels like a sin to drink this beer. This is a religious experience in a bottle.

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Photo of Tomsquarey
2.35/5  rDev -44%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


LOOK: Dark brown color, some light passes through, maybe 20%. White head fades, but has beautiful,small bubbles upon pour.
AROMA: caramel malt, rye, brown bread. Touch of metallic hops.
TASTE: honey, rye/pumperknickel bread.
FEEL: looks flat, but beer stays alive even after head has fades, medium body.

Very tasty....glad I started trying these Weihenstephaners. Not a bad one yet.


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Photo of Ben1313
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I poured this into a weizen glass. The appearance was a dark murky brown almost close to black, but it had a nice settling off white to white foamy head that allows a nice dissipation at a nice pace. The smell had a deep dark chocolate to banana maltiness invading my nose powerfully. The taste was allocated well between the chocolate malts and the banana esters to produce an indulgent dessert-like flavoring. There is a nice chocolate banana like aftertaste with a quick dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent carbonation for its style and comes across well to me. Sessionability - maybe, but for me I tend to find this one more as a sipper and well worthy of a dessert in and of itself. Overall, hmmm...I think I said what I needed to say other than don’t pass this up if you see it.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pau622
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep red with rich foamy head and glue like lacing, stuff just sits on the glass. Smells wonderful, rich sugary malt, caramel, nuts, and wine notes. Taste is very good, ultra smooth malt richness with a blend of sweet caramel, nuts, smokey wine, and some dry fruit. This is a very nice light to medium beer, great with a steak dinner. The richness of flavors is just amazing and there is zero bite, outstanding beer.

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Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brown that allows red light through. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and berries. Tastes of lots of coffee, some chocolate, dark berries, and alcohol. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Only complaint is the alcohol is a bit apparent, but other than that it's absolutely incredible.

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Photo of mnine
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P- Poured from a 1 pint bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

L- Frothy light khaki colored head,with moderate retention and sticky lacing.Deep ruby red colored body,with moderate clarity and distorted light showing through the glass.Medium amount of carbonation.If you hold it right up to the light,its is ruby red.In less lighting it looks black,to dark purple colored.

S- On the nose I get some dark fruit notes,mostly figs and plums.These are accented by notes of toffee,chocolate,and nutty notes.Roasted malts are present as well.

T- The palate has a roasty malt presence that dominates.This give way to trace elements of dark chocolate,toffee,and dark fruit flavors.Plum and figs in the middle of the sip,toasty on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is light to medium bodied,with a light tingle if oxidation on the tongue.Smooth on the finish.

O- This is a very good doppelbock.I put this right up there with celebrator and Gulden Drakk.This one was recommended to me by a gentleman,at the Craft Beer Cellar in Plymouth,MA.It did not disappoint.I will definitely drink this one again,and would recommend to anyone who enjoys dark German beer.

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Photo of Ferb
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Weihenstephaner makes a great Altbayerische Dunkel, which made me go for this. It has a lovely, bronze/red color, creamy off white head, and a malty, biscuit, slightly spicy aroma. The taste is balanced malt, a whisper of banana, dark bread, a suggestion of hop and dark fruit. It's kind of a dunkel with more personality! It is easily consumed, works with all kinds of hearty foods and will be in my beer fridge more often.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vdub191
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Decervecitas. In Bavaria glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x14-15. My favourite doppelbock with difference. Perfect feel. Brown sugar, caramel, toffe, figs,all in perfect armony, in just the adequate amount

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,694 ratings
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