Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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4.2/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,187
Reviews:
1,267
Ratings:
2,747
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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235
Gots:
347
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Ratings: 2,747 |  Reviews: 1,267
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful clear deep ruby body with a fizzy tan head. Raisin, caramel, toffee on the nose. It's very sweet. The taste also offers these notes, but adds a bit of pure raw grain and balancing bitterness; it's still very sweet. It's warming, and the rich, toffee, plum, raisin, apricot, caramel, booze mixture is good, but a little 1D and heavy handed. The body is rich, heavy, sticky.
This may be the classic taste of a doppelbock; boozy, sweet, with dried dark fruit, but it's too unilateral, even for my simple taste. A classic nonetheless.

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Photo of BADS27
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good for this style.
Now I'll try to pick apart the smell and taste.
L: Dark Brown.
S: Personally I get malt, caramel and raisin.
T: I get a nice malty caramel, raisin and I think chocolate with the aftertaste that lingers.
F: Medium fullness.
Overall I would recommend this, it's just tasting beer.

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

Photo of Spechopper1007
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up today and it blew my mind in the best possible way. I poured it into my frosted mug and it started off with a nice sandy brown head. The color is dark brown. The aroma is strong with malt,sweet fruit and an almost woodsy smell. The taste is complex with a malty profile that has an added dark fruity kick with a presence of decent hoping. Overall a great dopplebock I will hopefully find this one again soon.

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

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I here people talk about the nougat chocolate or marzipan that they get with this one. Sorry, but I am not tasting anything like that. All I am getting is a mass of dark fruit notes. I know how to decipher the Weihenstephaner julian code, so I know that my bottle is fresh. I am a little disappointed with this beer. hmmmmm oh well you can't go gaga over everything you try out in life. Furthermore, I think this is a little better than the Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock; in other words, it is not as rough to drink a bottle of. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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Photo of SGR1220
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daydesiang
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose: (fresh) some freshness of roasted malt, fig, toffee, molasses, & hint of honey. (aged 1 year after 'best before') strong roasted malt, toffee, stronger honey notes, and here comes more dark fruits such as plums, dark raisins.

Taste: (fresh) SARSI! Here we have a strong carbonation fill with roasted malt! Follow by some toffee, molasses sweetness, definitely bread yeast, tiny bits of honey and vanilla. It ends with some beef stock... Brovil? (aged) less carbonation... as expected, however the roasted malt here is stronger, the toffee sweetness is more profound, dark fruits starting to show themselves, plums especially. Both have their strength, the young ones have the Sarsi taste which i LOVE alot! The aged ones have the stronger toffee sweetness and plums.

Aftertaste: (both) medium long with some roasted malt sourness and toffee sweetness.

Hands down my favorite Doppelbock, not that it have the most complex taste but it satisfy me everytime i drank one.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

I love this beer. It's a caramel bomb, especially on the back palate which all of the great doppelbocks are. I get no dark fruit, no roastiness, and no hops. I can picture this being as many calories as a king-sized Milky Way.

Smells like it tastes. Caramel malts and sugar. Mouth feel is medium thick. Beautiful brown beer, average carbonation.

Very sweet beer. Excellent alternative to Celebrator and makes Salvator and Consecrator both taste like disagreeable hoppy messes. Recommend highly.

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Photo of foundersasap
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maddcheff
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Weihenstephaner's Best in my opinion

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Photo of Pauly81
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Exeggutor
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gvickery
3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a dark Oktoberfest beer. Smells of roasted malts, molasses, and toffee. It doesn’t taste as sweet as it smells, the caramel malts hit you first with some molasses on the back end. I’m not a huge fan of this style but have tried a few others. This is well made and has plenty of complexity. The high abv is well hidden but will sneak up on you. I’ll drink again. Tried it again and it has a distinct toffee flavor that is awesome. I like even more on the second try.

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Photo of BennyProfane
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gajo74
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown/mahogany color with a ginormous khaki foam head. There is visible carbonation that looks cola like. The head gradually recedes and leaves sea foam looking rings of lacing, before dissipating entirely.
In the nose the malt depth reveals toasty, nutty and light dark chocolate aromas. The yeast shines even more, yielding dark fruit such as raisin, prune, and plum.
In the taste, the fruity eaters also come through by way of the aforementioned dark fruit. The malt has a bready, nutty and toffee like flavor punctuated by a touch of chocolate malt and gentle spice fir balance.
Despite the fullness of flavors and rich malt base, the body is medium. The alcohol is very well hidden. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth.
Great beer from an awesome brewery. I paired it with grilled pork chops, bratwurst and potatoes.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigGold
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fortunate to first have on draft into liter mug at The Rathskeller, Indianapolis. Everything you expect from a great German Doppelbock, but what grabbed my attention is the little hop scratchy-like-you-have-an-itch spice that balances the malt backbone.

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

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

Photo of 123321123321
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FreeMoney14
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Weinstephaner hit a home run, in what is technically out of their wheel house. Awesome beer if you enjoy full bodied toasty and roasty beers. Highly suggest.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,747 ratings