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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

402 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 37
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-06-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jaymo18, Saturday at 05:12 AM
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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

Jensen83, Nov 16, 2014
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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!

BeerWithMike, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

lmaduells, Nov 10, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

stevez86, Nov 10, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1%

VAcrossr, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
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

Bouleboubier, Nov 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

PhiSig41, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Swedgin, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nygannon, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Pretendbeard, Oct 11, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

smakawhat, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

beeragent, Oct 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Hellpop65, Oct 03, 2014
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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.

Braz, Sep 27, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

noproduction, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ygtbsm94, Sep 17, 2014
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Craftmade, Sep 12, 2014
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NWHopinator, Sep 07, 2014
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SFC21, Sep 03, 2014
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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.

avalon07, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

MaltyBastard, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

wrightst, Aug 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Pithy756, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

yankeej13, Jul 29, 2014
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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
91 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.