Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weihenstephaner Korbinian

Hey all, glad you could make it!  I've been thinking of physical fitness recently, or rather, my lack of.  I think the winter has gotten to me.  Between the lack of sunlight and the cold weather, it has just made me plain lazy.  Tomorrow I am starting new.  I'm going to try and use this blog as motivation, and post (along with mostly beer-related  reviews/articles of course) what I have been doing each day to get back into some sort of shape!  Anyway, back to the beer!

Weihenstephaner Korbinian
Weihenstephaner Korbinian

Tonight I am opening a bottle of Korbinian from Weihenstephaner while watching The Walking Dead.  I picked this bottle up for around $2.49 from my local Wegmans.  Korbinian is a German doppelbock.  The label also reads "Dunkles Starkbier."  Starkbier was a new beer term to me, so I looked it up.  According to The German Beer Institute, a starkbier is a tax category for beers in Germany, and means "strong" beer.  Bocks, doppelbocks and eisbocks are all starkbiers.  Let's open up this bottle of Korbinian!

Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
7.4% ABV
Brewed under the Purity Law of 1516
1 pint, 0.9 oz. bottle poured into my Chimay goblet

Weihenstephaner Korbinian
Weihenstephaner Korbinian

Weihenstephaner Korbinian pours black, but appears a dark, dark brown when held up to the light.  There is a one finger width off-white head, which recedes slowly, but leaves a crown around the surface of the beer.  Korbinian has aromas of roasted malts.  Sipping on this beer, there are flavors of creamy milk chocolate, fudge, caramel and those same roasted malts as in the aroma.  The body on Korbinian is heavy, and has a light carbonation. 

Weihenstephaner Korbinian
Weihenstephaner Korbinian
Overall:  Weihenstephaner Korbinian is a superb beer.  The deep chocolate, caramel and roasted malt flavors are out of this world.  If you're a fan of dark, malty beers, you will love this.  Plus, it's price point is incredible.  Get this one!

Have you had Weihenstephaner Korbinian?  What do you think of it?  Let me know in the comments!

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