Weihenstephaner Korbinian | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner KorbinianWeihenstephaner Korbinian
BA SCORE
4.2/5
2,689 Ratings
Weihenstephaner KorbinianWeihenstephaner Korbinian
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:
#1,063
Reviews:
1,243
Ratings:
2,689
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
227
Gots:
328
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,689 |  Reviews: 1,243
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

03/17/2017

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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

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Photo of mjgsilva
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kendall83
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Malacant
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had high hopes for this one. It is a delicious doppelbock, but didn't blow me away.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with red highlights and a thick light caramel head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of Maillard products, plums, figs and chocolate with hints of toffee and nuts.
Likewise, malty flavor with notes of toffee, some spicy hops, prunes, Maillard products, chocolate, plums, figs, lager yeast and nuts. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.4% is well disguised.
Traditional Doppelbock with good complexity and all optional flavors for the style.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a slightly murky deep brown with a good, big and sticky tan head. It smells of sweet malt, a bit of oxidization, and a bit metallic. Almost like flat soda. A touch of dark fruit emerges in the end. Taste is much more pleasant. Very grainy, a touch of lightly burnt toast, and some moderate sweetness. The feel is rich again, well carbonated (almost foamy in the mouth), and balanced favoring the sweet side. Overall, this is an outstanding doppelbock, but not my first choice in the style. Prost!

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

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

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/16/2016. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light increasing dryness from lingering bitterness as well. Amazingly clean lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is well hidden with a mild warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic doppelbock. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Rich malt complexity with complimenting underlying fruity notes; and balancing noble hop character. A highly enjoyable offering, and classic style example.

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Weihenstephaner Korbinian from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,689 ratings
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