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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-06-2002

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Ratings: 432 | Reviews: 292
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock has a thick, frothy, creamy, beige head, a dark brown, bubbly appearance, and moderate lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of rich, bready, malt and some strong, dark, slightly-turned fruit. Taste is of all that, with raisin and prune, with anise or licorice notes. Mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy, and Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock finishes sloppy, sweet, and wonderful.

RJT

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A glorious, creamy onslaught of malt and dark fruits. With a slightly smokey quality to it. Wonderful.

Photo of timontheroad
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep reddish-brown color, nice half inch head that receded to a quarter inch thick creamy foam. Aroma was sweet molasses, toffee and caramel with just a hint of dark stone fruits and some faint chocolate notes. The flavor was pretty close to the aroma, with a very sweet flavor, some prune, plu, caramel and chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel was luxuriously creamy and smooth, like drinking a glass of butter! This was an outstanding beer, but then again, it has been perfected for almost a thousand years, and it shows!

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, molasses, and bread. Taste is prune, molasses, other dark fruit and a breadiness. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall a nice example of the dopplebock style, not quite in the stratosphere with celebrator but quite good.

Photo of MNishCT77
3.39/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle drank as part of a BJCP tasting group (Category 5: Bock) on 01/14/2015, poured into a snifter glass and drank over 15-30 minutes

Photo of mothmanscott
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown with beautiful ruby highlights producing 1+ finger of light tan, frothy, rapidly diminishing head that leaves only a small rim of lacing. Aroma is pumpernickel, toffee, brown sugar, banana, milk & dark chocolate, a little dark fruit & the faintest hint of earthy hops. Taste is dark toasted bread, Hershey's chocolate, toffee, baked sweet potato, prune, raisins, figs & roasted nuts with some earthy hop character & a peppery spiciness in the sweet, fruity, toffee & lightly boozy finish. Aftertaste is char, chocolate & candied fruit mixed with a little hop bitterness that is accentuated by the alcohol bitterness, & spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation, lightly chewy, smooth, extremely creamy & silky but with a fine spicy prickle in the latter half of the sip. A damn fine example of the style.

Photo of leaddog
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a mahogany brown with two fingers of foamy beige head.

Smell - sweet caramel, toasted malts, plum and grape aromas, hint of chocolate.

Taste - Starts off with the sweet caramel then goes into the toasted malts and plum and grape which are most predominate followed by the hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant sweetness from the caramel.

Overall - A well executed doppelbock. This brew showcases an excellent malt and fruit profile which is spot on for the style.

Photo of Mann0101
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heavier than the more delightful (and rarer) Dunkel. This one has a higher alcohol content and a much stronger taste, while maintaining a drinkability and a level of refinement you can expect from high end European breweries.

Photo of ordybill
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- this brew has a minimal aroma, no detectable odors
Appearance- a dark coffee black with a thin tan head.
Taste- big flavor of licorice and malt, great flavor
Palate- a full bodied beer that is very satisfying and is lightly carbonated
Overall- an excellent doppelbock, I would look for this again to drink.

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is pleasantly expressive with sharp molasses and prune (especially at first), sweet brown sugar, rye bread, chocolate, and toffee. The body is very clear and deep brown in color with mahogany highlights and a light khaki head. The flavor includes dark berry, prune, smooth toasted grains, a spicy/herbal twang, and a sweet, rich, grainy finish. The body is somewhat light, moderately carbonated, and very crisp.

Strong but not overwhelming, smooth, delicious, and very drinkable. Complex and well structured. A bit light and crisp but not detrimentally so.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a dimpled mug.

Look: The color of cola, or maybe cold coffee sits the body under a cream colored head. Little lacing, if any, but a nice creamy film lies on top of the body after the head recedes.

Aroma: Chocolate, toasted grains, toffee, caramel.

Taste: Much like the aroma, loads of toffee, chocolate, and roasted grains come out. A really warm, toasty flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body, smooth.

Overall: Very, very delicious, without any skunked or musty European import taste.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Sampling right now on 11/14/14, sinus infection or not baby! Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 1L german handled-glass stein.

Pours a very deep brown with reddish highlights. A good 2-finger foamy beige head is seen that finally settles down to a good 2-3mm. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped like a good German brew should. Lots going on with the aroma, besides the roasted malts, dark bread, there is a light hint of nuts. The taste pretty much follows the nose with even a hint of spice. Goes down VERY EASY, even with a sore throat. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Medium-bodied and perfect carbonation. Really liked this brew and is the World's 2nd oldest brewery founded in 1050 A.D.! PROST! CHEERS!

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(bottle code 127E1054 - poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)

L: perfectly chestnut in color, nice and clear... lightly-gummy tan foam atop, semi steady retention at first

S: mildly nutty, bold-ass brown bread aroma... light-moderate cocoa on the edges... bit of fresh ground coffee beans in the back, and perhaps a light herbal note... potentially a dark grape note pyramiding up in the middle

T: a lot more of a vinous/port character right out of the gate - not that's it overwhelming, but it's there - could be a touch of oxidation having crept in (I've been eying this bottle at the shop a few blocks away for months now - they'd just lowered the price to $3.50, down from $4.50, if that tells you anything - this was the last of them left)... nice, somewhat bitter-toasty melanoidins crackling atop what's a fairly bold malt foundation that's nice and clipped dry midway through... toasty and cookie-ish like a ginger snap w/o the spices, little nip of cocoa and roasted grain in the aftertaste, as well as a hint of grassy hops

F: fatty-soft, partially Rubenesque?... pinch of a tickle from carbonation (and roasted notes)... delicately gritty, with a light touch of silty viscosity... residual monkey grease on the palate... I imagine old-timey production methods with this...

O: this is probably in the upper echelon as far as German imports ago - a truly hearty beer - still a couple notches below Celebrator and Andechs as far as flavor expression and depth... perhaps falling 2/3 the way toward the Ayinger from say Salvator (if that makes sense)... regardless, pretty killer if you dig the style... I'd grab a bottle if you come across it, frosted with dust or not

Photo of smakawhat
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottleinto a pils style glass.

A big dark chestnut brown body, with orange and red hues throughout. The red melds with the brown to make a real dark amber red it seems, like a nice stained piece of furniture. Head is supper creamy, and light tan off the pour coming out. Clumps with a perfect island ring in the center with lots of staying power, slowly settling down. Yup don't know how this gets any better, one gorgeous looking doppelbock.

The aroma is huge. Big amounts of banana and clove, almost too much and overpowering right after a pour. It settles down finally to a nice simple hint if airy malt, big dry clove character also. Surprisingly doesn't come off hugely sweet either. Very nice, with no hint of booze either.

First anticipation of the beer is something big, but the palate is more subtle. Crisp almost feel, with moderate carbonation. First flavors don't come in till the swallow, but they are extremely surprising for a bock and German beer. Huge amounts of dark fig, and raisins on the finish, with a big bready texture to match. Mid palate is slightly wet but everything comes through in coating and flavor. As it warrms the palate gets a little thin, easier for drinking, but the flavors become more subtle, bringing out more of the dryness and clove character.

A real neat tasting doppelbock, probably for me I think I like them a big maltier and bigger, but this is very impressive and an excellent beer.

Photo of Braz
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Light to moderate chocolate notes. Smooth, lightly carbonated. Slightly off aftertaste though that makes this so so. The alcohol is warming and not overpowering.

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was an inch of foamy, off white, long-lasting head. No real lacing to speak of.

S: A nice aroma of malt, chocolate, and light hops.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, light hops, chocolate, and dark fruit. A very focused, direct and surprisingly complex flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An extremely well made, flavorful and easy to drink beer. Very well done.

Photo of Lemke10
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a dark brown color with a thick, foamy beige color. The aroma is very bold with malts. The taste is sweet, complex, and malty. There is a decent amount of carbonation mixed in with the hints of fruit and dried fruit. Very interesting taste and quite well made.

Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark auburn color with a ruby glint. Plenty of foam in the big chalice. Rich, smooth, and endlessly malty. It may be sticky on the countertop but it's a pleasant mouthful of suds with that warm Sugar Daddy taste. Aroma is pure caramel and hot grainy baked pastries.

Sweet like a pecan roll but tangy with the bitter edge of hops and the dark roasted grains. Flavors of unfermented malt with a whiff of alcohol and the beery tang. Marvelous dark caramel flavor that goes on and on. This must be one of the best sweet beers ever devised.

This really defines the style of the massively malty German beer. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of dcmchew
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black, some ruby hues when held into the light. One finger beige head, low retention, but long lasting sticky lace.
Smell is not so strong really. Surprisingly subtle roasted malts. Nuts, dark chocolate, faint toffee and raisin.
Taste is stronger than the smell, with nice burnt caramel, milky chocolate, molasses, not extremely sweet, but just enough. It's crisp from some nice juicy plums, dark grapes and figs, also citrus zest, which keeps the nutty earthiness from the nose way in the back. Sweet coffee towards the finish, along with some German hoppiness (tiny hint of metal too).
Medium carbonation, velvety smooth. Warm alcohol. Clean almost dry finish.
A great refreshing doppelbock, lacks the "heaviness" of others and is really quite tasty.

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Very dark brown color, deep ruby tints to the light. Light beige froth shows good retention. Caramel & sweet toasted malt aromas, chocolate & extract of licorice hues as well as notes of prune & dats to the nose. Creamy & roasted upfront. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Dense texture & silky palate. Chocolate & licorice all over. Sweet toasted finish & fruity aftertaste with hints of burnt malts. Good job !!

Photo of barnzy78
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle
L - deep brown colored beer with a tall creamy tan head that holds good retention
S - raisins, dark malts, burnt caramel, brown sugar, molasses
T - rich and complex flavors of molasses, dark brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee, bread crust, raisin, prune, chocolate, faint coffee, nice spicy hop on the sharp and clean finish
F - creamy, very smooth, fullish mouth feel
O - I'm blown away by the quality of this beer. I've had it once before and thought it was good, but this is excellent! A must try.

Photo of flyingpig
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.69):
Dark brown with a finger-sized, foamy head that is tan brown & holds well with some nice lacing too.

Sweet & loaded with caramel malts and chocolate notes upfront. A typical bock aroma but a good one at that with some figs and prunes coming through alongside a few subtle hops.

Sweet with strong caramel malts that mirror the nose well, along with some lighter chocolate & darker fruits that include some prunes, figs and raisins. There is also some roasted malts & the beer is quite rich with a hint of bitterness & a warming, boozy finish.

Smooth & full bodied with light carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel that goes down well. There is a lot of sweetness to this one although it manages not to overpower or completely dominate things thankfully and there is a touch of bitterness at the end.

Very filling and chocolaty beer with a fair amount of sweetness. Smooth with a good combination of roasted and sweet malts & although some was noticeable, the alcohol content was well blended with the beer & came as a welcome addition in this case.

Photo of BlakeAJurgens
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - slightly darker than your typical bock out of the light; a dark brown more akin to a stout than a bock; yet under the light there is a distinct ruby hue to the beer. Really nice head (three fingers) which filled the rip of my stange with a nice eggshell color. Very attractive beer.

S - Smell was not overt; malty with a hint of molasses; a very earthy smelling beer. Not the deepest smelling bock, but solid.

T - not an overly complex taste, but a very nice malty taste hinted with dark fruits, molasses, and an almost coffee-like ending. Unlike some bocks, which err on the side of sweetness, this Asam-Bock is quite balanced and remains so throughout the entire beer.

M - slight carbonation, really great texture and thickness, slight residue of sugar.

O - to be honest, a really great beer. For those who enjoy a sweeter bock, this will not be your cup of tea, for those looking for a nice mix of sweet fruits and depth, this is definitely a beer you'll want to try. Definitely a re-drink.

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml glass into 400ml Radeburger branded seidel.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber-brown color with a large brown-tinted white head that dissipates slowly and yields some small spots of lace.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt is dominant with plum notes and just a hint of grassiness.

Taste: Begins with plum and grape flavors, rounding out to sweet caramel and brown sugar. Finish is still mostly sweet with more bready notes.

Mouthfeel: Thicker body with light carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: A great doppelbock- surprised I have never heard of this one before. Worth it.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

heck of a dark bock here, really is. and like most german stuff, or I should say much german stuff, the price is outstanding for the quality. my second beer from this brewery, and I like it better than the first. very dark color to this, looks brown but glows the deepest of ambers when held to a bright light. the head is magnificent, like something sam smiths would do in their Yorkshire squares, and I mean that as a compliment to the germans. lacey and rising and bubbly and thick and lasting and it makes an outstanding beer moustache. like nearly perfect in my mug. the nose is quite sweet from the dark malts, notes of red earth and smoke too, complex and dark, wintery, but I smell lager yeast too, making it a little cleaner than a winter warmer type of ale. the flavor is of course malt forward, and there is an astringency to it that doesn't come from alcohol, grassy and hard to place, but almost smells like the kind of fermentation you get when vegetables sit on the counter for too long. pleasant though, in a really organic sort of way. the finish is cleaner, sweet, and robustly roasted, a glorious combination. I just wish it had as much body as it does flavor. carbonated well enough and very satisfying, save for a want of more body. its knit picking though with such a fine glass of beer. as authentic as they come, and one I will go back to at this price (in the 4 dollar neighborhood).

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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
91 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.