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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Reviews: 303
Hads: 463
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 14.15%
Wants: 57
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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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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Reviews: 303 | Hads: 463
Photo of MrBoz21
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, nearly opaque with mahogany/crimson ribbons that shine through. Light white head that quickly settles to persistent skiff.

Light lager aroma with notes of plum and malt.

Smooth balanced taste with low hops, sweet malt, stonefruit, plum and raisin.

Well carbonated with velvety mouthfeel.

Excellent beer ... a go to for this style. Balanced, smooth and delicious.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear mahogany colour. Malts, toffee, and slightly nutty aroma. A little spicy as well. Medium to heavy-bodied, malty and sweet antrunk but phases to a pleasant slighty bitter hop and nutty aftertaste. Crisper towards the end.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served cold from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Deep chestnut brown with a reddish tinge, opaque and 2cm off-white dense head, fades quickly to 1cm. Wasn't expecting the dark colour, this is my first dunkel doppelbock.

S) Rich, deep fruity malt odour, reminiscent of some strong English ales. High ABV is evident too.

T) Very dense dark malt flavour, hints of burnt malt and of hop bitterness. The burnt flavour builds after the drink.

F) Thick mouthfeel for a lager, although very fizzy. Bitterness in the aftertaste. Lots there.

O) Wow, what a bier! Strongly recommended to anyone.

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Photo of Suds
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, deep, reddish-brown in color with a fantastic, thick and tan head. The aroma is moderately malty, with a clean, lager-aroma as well. Full in malt flavor. Earthy and slightly nutty, with a rich malt backbone. Excellent!

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice bubbly and foamy head that dissipates quickly but leaves a bit of tan and light brown lacing behind. The beer itself is a nice opaque dark brown color that just screams "heavy drinking, buddy."

The smell and taste are very interesting for a dopplebock. The beer has the expected sweet caramel malt notes with bits of toffee and maybe a light bread character but seem to also have a slight roasted quality to it as well. The contrast between the two notes definitely provide for an interesting experience and is what makes this beer worthwhile. The beer also has a slight bitter hop note.

The feel is what you would expect from a good dopplebock; smooth and heavy bodied. Although, the body feels lighter than some other ones that I have had, I won't knock any points down from it because it's definitely heavy.

Overall, a pretty interesting dopplebockj with its roasted character. I definitely recommend this.

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Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had in a British pub glass. Pours clear dark ruby brown with a thick clingy tan quickly receding 2” foam collar. Big bready and bread crust malt flavors and aromas with kettle sugars suggesting dry caramel and toffee, some malt and hop spice and a mild hop bitterness. Clean and smooth with a little above medium body and a little below medium carbonation. An outstanding Doppelbock.

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Photo of FLima
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a thick beige head with eternal retention.
Nice aroma with notes of licorice, chocolate and plums.
Flavor with notes of chocolate, spices, earthy and spicy hops, cocoa, prunes, lots of licorice and figs. Dry aftertaste with a medium but balance bitterness.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation. Smooth feeling. Alcohol of 6.9% is absent.
Beautiful Doppelbock with a personality of its own. Complex with great depth of flavors.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown almost black pour with thick tan head; good lace. Sweet prune juice aromas. Sweet malt/pruney flavor. Medium lite mouthfeel with a little oiliness. Overall excellent dopplebock.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.76/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Hipercor. In Paulaner glass. Playing Magic 2015. Im not used to this style, so it feels a bit odd to me. However, ot can be drinked without too much suffering.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer, dark, with a fluffy off white head that stuck around and left great lacing on the glass. Delicious aroma, seems to have both some dark fruit but bready in there also. Maybe even some chocolate and toffee in the background, wonderful layered aroma. Taste followed the smell, rich with dark fruit. A little creamy feel. Very solid Bock, will have to try more of their beers.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours translucent chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head. Crisp, malty aroma has an overtone of apple touched with pear. Flavor is considerably richer than the aroma, fuller in character and bringing notes of caramel and cloves into play. Mouthfeel has decent fizz, if average body. Enjoy.

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4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The malty rich smell before my sip reminded of good memories of Pfriem during the fermentation process. Rich and malty, with little carbonation, smooth and silky like a dark Irish stout. I enjoyed this beer that went in my mout.

My liver hurts

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
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.


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Photo of timontheroad
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
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!

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of leaddog
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of Mann0101
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
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

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Photo of smakawhat
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of Braz
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

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

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