Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
In 725 Saint Corbinian founded a Benedictine monastery on Nährberg Hill and began brewing, establishing Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan as the oldest brewery in the world. Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan Weihenstephaner Korbinian (7.4% alcohol by volume, 32 International Bittering Units) pays homage to the original Saint Corbinian. Bread crumb and light toast malt aromas lead with hints of dark dried fruit, dark sugars, and nuts. It pours brilliant chestnut brown under a massive 3" cream to light tan foam blanket with good retention and light lace. The flavors star mildly sweet with a rich array of grain flavors, some spice, anise, toast, bread crust, dark sugars, dark dried fruit, and nuts. The alcohol is mild, clean and smooth. Hop bitterness is just enough to keep the malty sweetness under control. As the beer warms a wider range of malt flavors emerge and the hints of dark dried fruit strengthen. The beer has a rich creamy texture with a medium full body and medium carbonation. This is a very drinkable, big rich beer that should accompany anything pork, smoked meats, fried chicken, game, sausages and most things German. I rate it 94.
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