464. Weihenstephaner Korbinian

464. Weihenstephaner Korbinian

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits last week and had it last night. It was served in my NERAX pint at 50ºF.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brauerei Weihenstephan
Alcohol: 7.40%
Serving: Bottle, 500 mL.
Style: Doppelbock, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a clear ruby-brown with a fluffy beige head that thins to a patchy film.

Smell (5.0): Malty with notes of caramel and fruit: dates, raisins and tart cherries. There's lightly smoky and faint chocolate aromas as well. As the beer warms a faint alcoholic spice becomes evident.

Taste (4.5): Malty, but not overly sweet: caramel, toffee, raisins and dates. The finish is lightly smoky and roasted.

Mouthfeel (5.0): Thick and full-bodied, with light carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

Drinkability (4.5): Well hidden alcohol with nice malty sweetness that never becomes cloying.

Overall (4.55): An excellent doppelbock, very flavorful and well crafted.

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