Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Weihenstephaner KorbinianWeihenstephaner Korbinian
2,700 Ratings
Weihenstephaner KorbinianWeihenstephaner Korbinian

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,700 |  Reviews: 1,247
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.

 1,149 characters

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.

 450 characters

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

 207 characters

Photo of DOCRW
3.62/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

.5 L brown bottle in a lager glass.
Dark red-brown body with excellent clarity and a good, light brown head.
Medium-full-body with near medium carbonation.
Aroma: dark dried fruits, toffee and some alcohol esters.
Flavor: hints of dried plums and figs, toffee, roasted nuts, brown bread and chocolate.

Overall: a standard bearer for the style.

 349 characters

Photo of assman420
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A clear amber-brown color out of the bottle that was a deep ruby brown in the glass. A generous tan had that gradually receeded. Smelled like a meal in a glass - brown bread, toffee, and walnuts. The taste brought the bread, with raisins, plums, and a bit of chocolate. A bit fuller than medium-bodied with a clean, nutty, roasty finish.

 360 characters

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a hefeweizen glass.

A: The body is black to coppery having minor opaqueness. There's some red hues on the sides of the glass. The head is beige and one finger thick. There's lacing.
S: The aroma is very soft of slightly roasted barley that gives a very mellow touch of toffee.
T: The taste appears to have a very prominent profile of honey that provides a sweetness that punched you in the face. This sweetness also connects very well with the bitter end for the toffee-like flavors and barley roastiness. But the initial sweetness is way too overwhelming.
M: Body is medium low. Carbonation is low. Alocohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is low. Sweetness is medium high.
O: A way too sweet beer for me and for a doppelbock. Not bad, but I'd rather pass future tries at this beer.

 787 characters

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice dunkel color, little fizz of head that stays lightly foamy.

Sweet light nose.

Taste is pretty chocolatey but sweet caramel and malt come through.

Very smooth mouth.

Not an overly complex doppelbock, but quite delicious. A chocolate dunkel fit for bears and monks.

 273 characters

Photo of WhiteHendrix
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of samwshaffer
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BSiegs
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown in color, ruby edges when held to light. Creamy khaki foam that retains very well. The aroma is divine. Rich, sweet malt dominates. Notes of dark fruit, bready. The taste follows with rich malt character leading the way. The aftertaste leaves a great aftertaste of raisin, fig, nuttiness, and slight sweetness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and extremely creamy/smooth. May be the best version of a doppelbock I've ever had.

 440 characters

Photo of bb-magic
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

 774 characters

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


10 characters

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

 466 characters

Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,700 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.