Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beer pick of the week: Weihenstephaner Korbinian

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Weihenstephaner Korbinian

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Brauerei Weihenstephan

Freising, GER

7.4% ABV

I enjoy a dry, toasty Oktoberfest as much as the next stein-hoisting temporary German, but my favorite fall beer is still a rich, nutty dopplebock. Weihenstephan is the self-proclaimed oldest brewery in the world, and they know a thing or two about perfection. This “dunkles starkbier” (dark strong beer) is loaded with malty goodness, embedding flavors of chocolate, mild coffee, soy, and raisin bread into a beer brewed with only four ingredients. An earthy, herbal bitterness is the only hint of hops, but this autumnal brew is all about the malt. Like an artisanal bakery on a rain-soaked November day.

(pho

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