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Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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:
#1,081
Reviews:
1,245
Ratings:
2,694
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
327
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured with a thick head that dissapeared quickly. The color os a mahogany hue. The smell is caramel and brown sugar. The taste is like honey and malts. There is a alcohol presence in the mouthfeel. The drinkability is good for the style. I may buy a bomber of this again sometime.

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3.04/5  rDev -27.6%

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3.04/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i was excited when i first saw this in my downtown beer store, but it seemed to fall when i popped it open at home... pours with a lack luster head, and has a molasses, toffee strange sugar aroma... 1 in 5 americans has genital herpes... some nice flavours and abv is well hidden but it doesn't really do it for me... happy to try it, happier i won't have to again!!

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3.04/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

New beers on the shelf

I have had Weihenstephaner before and know that it has a good following so I got this one.

Big Head on the pour, slowly went away. Dark foam

Clean brown-brown color, can see through the edges

Smooth in taste and texture
Not to impressed with this one

Maybe the problem is from having hot sauce before the drink. I would call this one a one timer. I want go back unless it was the only one left.

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3.09/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful dark red with a very aggressive head that is thick and creamy. Aroma is a little disappointing - a bit of sweetness, caramelized malt and denim, but not much of those. Flavors of lightly burnt toffee, malt, coffee, mostly pleasantly bitter flavors, slightly metallic finish, but not enough to be off-putting. Mouthfeel is creamy at first, quickly becoming thin and acidic. Not especially drinkable, but worthy of a try. Does not measure up to Weihenstephaner's other offerings.

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3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was expecting more from this beer. Poured straight into a glass and there was plenty of foam for about 10 mins. After about 10 mins, the foam disapeared and it looked more like flat coke. It wasn't overly bitter, a little bit of sweetness, and had that distinct German yeast flavor. I like this brand of beer, but Hefeweizens are more of my type. I wasn't feeling this one.

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3.17/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a murky, muddy brown with a light tan head. Aroma is of malt and caramel. Huge malt flavor with a cloying sweetness that really kills the enjoyment factor for this beer. Cut the sweetness in half and it would be a pretty good brew. I split a bottle with a friend and neither of us could finish this beer, it was just way too sweet.

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3.17/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"Found at a new store down in the big city to the south. Brown pour, very brown mild head and not much lacing. Aroma is of bakery sweet rolls, rather malty and sugary. Filling mouthfeel, real smooth finish bites a little. Flavor is too sugary sweet for my liking, but this being a dopplebock it's not a surprise. Bready with decent malt content it's one and out for this brew."

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3.2/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into my Weihenstephan 0.5L hefeweizen glass. Definitely a high-quality beer from a brewery I love, but... not really all that enjoyable. Impressive color and aroma, a little watery in mouthfeel, and... the oddest flavor I've ever tasted in a beer. Others have described it as extreme malt with some sweetness, but I really think it could be better described as tasting like watered-down soy sauce with honey. Not a terrible beer, but definitely not anywhere close to my favorites.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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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