Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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

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50cl bottle poured into my Spaten Seidel Krug.

A- A chocolatey mahogany body, excellent clarity with a strong coffee coloured 3 finger creamy head that lasts well considering the abv and produces very good lacing.

S- Lots of cocoa, sweet toffee notes, toasted biscuits.

T- Toffeeish sweet malts balancing with a lovely toasted maltiness. A creamy milk chocolateyness comes through with a delicious hit of a high % cocoa solid dark chocolate. Amazing

M- Full bodied, creamy, silky smooth like milk chocolate, just unbelievable.

D- A monster beer. Hides its abv unbelievably well. A beautiful texture. The first mouthful, if you love malt, sends you to heaven with its smooth transition from sweet malts to a delicate toasted malt note balancing with a milk chocolate creaminess and the dark chocolate bitterness coming through in the finish. All this while maintaining a full body and a clean lager finish. Best doppelbock ever. This is the gold standard.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My 300th review, why not make it a style favorite? To all the good lagers that get no respect.

.5 L brown bottle.

A -- Pours a clear, deep chestnut brown with a very dense, tan (nearly brown) head that holds up very well.

S -- Peppery alcohol up front, toasty dark bready, malts follow through with molasses to caramel in the finish. Some vague earthiness and DMS too.

T -- Big hit of rich, sweet, dark bread up front. The molasses character comes through afterward and finishes with a light pepperiness from alcohol. There is some very mild, dark fruit characters in the middle of the flavor, but the dark, toasty bread flavors are most prominent.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft up front with a dry finish and a chewy, medium-full body -- becoming more full with warming.

O -- Okay, Paulaner may have originated Doppelbock, but I think Weihenstephaner has perfected the style. Clean and delicious maltiness that is the hallmark of the style. This is what German beer is all about, whether 7.4% or lower; the precision brewing shines in this beer.

All "5s" mean a beer cannot improve anymore? I don't see how this one can improve to style. Go, get some now and understand Doppelbock.

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Personally i prefer this one over the Ayinger, This is the best DoppelBock i have ever had.. If you haven't tryed this one i think you should, The malt taste is wonderful

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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