Have you had Weihenstephaner Korbinian lately?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hotajax, Jan 20, 2023.

  1. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Went crazy over this beer a few years back. Have any of you had RECENTLY? I'm hoping it didn't change, the brewer was really dialed in on this beer.
     
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  2. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog (235) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Oldest brewery in the world, I highly doubt change is anywhere in their playbook:wink:! Cheers
     
  3. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Good point. Wish it worked like that for premium cigars, too.
     
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  4. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,280) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    I have had this several times over the years and I can confirm that it's still incredible!
     
  5. Jwale73

    Jwale73 (1,050) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    lol - still wonderful and always on-draft a the German American Cultural Society of RI Rathskeller in Pawtucket, RI.
     
  6. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks for that
     
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  7. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Are you ccchitting me? On tap? I'm going up there tomorrow:grin:
     
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  8. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 (0) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota
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    A must-grab every time I see it. A pretty beer in the glass, and delivers some very unique and pronounced yeast notes for the style.
     
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  9. ZAP

    ZAP (830) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    Great beer. Finding this on tap would be a dream come true.
     
  10. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Cut it out. You're killing me.
     
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  11. Rug

    Rug (690) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    Damn, I only live 5 minutes from there. Good to know!
     
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  12. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 (1,275) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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  13. GlenFarclas

    GlenFarclas (310) Oct 1, 2021 Connecticut
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    Probably because it's non-adjuncted, non dry-hopped, non-barrel-aged, lagered and less than 10% ABV :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  14. Jwale73

    Jwale73 (1,050) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    They are only open Friday nights, unless they have a special weekend event.

    https://www.gacsri.org/bar-menu
     
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  15. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    4.20? I think there's a bias to favor: (1) Newer beers that most people have not had a chance to try; (2) Very expensive beers. I wouldn't sweat the rankings.
     
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  16. Rug

    Rug (690) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    Much better than the 3.79 it has on Untappd
     
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  17. o29

    o29 (450) Sep 29, 2020 Texas
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    Yeah, Untappd can be pretty worthless for traditional beers. Because...
    ...if this applies to BA, I think it doubly applies there. If it's not trendy or checks one of the above boxes, Untappd thinks it's comparatively garbage.
     
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  18. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 (1,265) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Yeah, untappd ratings are pretty bogus and, for the most part, worthless.
     
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  19. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 (1,265) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Korbinian is really solid. Haven't had it in quite some time...time to go on the lookout
     
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  20. Providence

    Providence (480) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    I’m embarrassed to admit that I just learned of this place. Is it open to the public? Or is it like a club where you need a membership of sorts?
     
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  21. Jwale73

    Jwale73 (1,050) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    Open to the public for events and the Rathskeller on Fridays at 7pm. You can also become a member which gives you some perks.
     
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  22. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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  23. Providence

    Providence (480) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Thanks so much. I’m excited. German imports on draft should be the base of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
     
  24. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY (0) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Do not think I've had this one, and I like Doppelbocks, will look for this or Andechs next time at store. Sound like change up from porters this winter. Looks like halftime has it
     
  25. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Do you mean the pinnacle of Maslow? :astonished:
     
  26. budsNpils

    budsNpils (545) Aug 6, 2021 Texas
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    I had a pint a few weeks back. Anything Weihenstephaner puts out is going to be solid ime. Age is the problem most of the time. Is a excellent beer tho, I love dopplebocks.
     
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  27. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa (735) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Unfortunately that is so true when it comes to German imports at my local beer retailers. :slight_frown:

    On the bright(er) side, Doppelbocks tend to hold up better when it comes to age (relatively speaking).

    Cheers!
     
  28. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah, agreed. There are some breweries that produce liquid art, and you have to instinctively trust their skill. Ayinger is one, Weihenstephaner is another. There's others but I am too senile to remember any others at the moment
     
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  29. Providence

    Providence (480) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Definitely the base. The base is physiological needs, after all, ha.
     
  30. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef (0) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I currently have a clone of it on tap as well as a bottle to do side by side judging.
    Top notch Dopplebock for sure. If it has changed, I can't tell.
    It's definitely unique.
     
  31. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa (735) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  32. Rug

    Rug (690) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    Totally agree
     
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  33. AZgman

    AZgman (225) Dec 22, 2011 Arizona
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    I could not find Korbinian but did manage to find 1516 Kellerbier yesterday. I will be sampling it tonight!
     
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  34. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    So, how was it?
     
  35. Domingo

    Domingo (730) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Tastes the same as ever. I had some recently. Even though Weihenstephaner is the "oldest brewery in the world," they aren't exactly sticks in the mud when it comes to change. They've introduced quite a few new beers over the last 15-20 years, both traditional and not. That said, I think they'd probably be very up-front with major changes to that one.
    If you dig Korbinian, it's worth seeking out Ayinger Celebrator, Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel, Weltenburger Asam Bock, and (if it still gets distro'd) Kloster Scheyern Doppelbock Dunkel. Those are the heavy hitters for the style IMO.
     
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  36. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Celebrator is ALWAYS in my refrigerator. Never without it.
     
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  37. AZgman

    AZgman (225) Dec 22, 2011 Arizona
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    Well, it's not "tonight" yet here in Arizona! :slight_smile:
     
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  38. Hotajax

    Hotajax (70) Oct 4, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Oh yeah, I forgot. You have to get out of the pool first in AZ
     
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  39. StJamesGate

    StJamesGate (0) Oct 8, 2007 New York
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    Had it fresh (<2 months old) a couple of times over the holiday break.
    A ton of dark fruit, nice spice + so easy.
    I'd take it over Celebrator, which I find a bit... black; too much pumpernickel + molasses for me.
     
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  40. defunksta

    defunksta (800) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    Yep, tried it recently. Drinks authentic and great with a bit of the dried cocoa and roasted notes. I don't think anything has changed here.
     
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