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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

373 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 33
Gots: 10 | 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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airhyatt

South Dakota

1/5  rDev -75.6%

03-04-2012 18:25:41 | More by airhyatt
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

11-30-2012 23:32:48 | More by Axnjxn
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Nincombot

Iowa

2/5  rDev -51.1%

01-10-2012 02:11:41 | More by Nincombot
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle
6.90 % ABV

I tried this beer on March 12, 2008 after purchasing from one of the local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a very dark translucent (when held against the light) reddish brown. The head was tan-coloured. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and medium carbonation. The aroma and the flavour were both grainy malt in all it's glory. Almost a chewy maltiness.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 05:39:21 | More by cyrenaica
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hoppyweasel311

California

2.7/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Dark brown with tan one finger head that doesn't last long.

Aroma- Molasses, dark roasted malts and grape juice.

Taste- Sweet, malty, and extremely grapey

Feel- Smooth with moderate carbonation

I really wanted to like this one but it ended up being a little sweet and there was this overpowering grape taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 03:22:37 | More by hoppyweasel311
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germanbeer1

Maine

2.8/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Out of all of the different brews made by Weltenburger, this is one of the few that is actually brewed on sight at the Kloster. The rest are brewed in Regensburg. I had this at the brewery in Kelheim and was pretty disappointed. Perhaps my expectations were too high after drinking the best dark beer in the world as of 2008, but even that can't explain how off the taste was. It comes in a normal lager glass with a small head that quickly disapprears. The color is a dark brown with some tints of red towards the bottom. It has an incredibly sweet smell with some hints of alcohol, but the two don't really go together in the taste. It quickly fades from being sweet to sour.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2009 17:25:52 | More by germanbeer1
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.7%

02-14-2012 22:27:39 | More by tfsimpkins
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sharkheadlasers

Colorado

3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was dark brown with ruby highlights. There was a good head on this beer. The smell was chocolate-malty with no hop notes, finishing with a faint coffee aroma. The taste was chocolate, coffee, biscuit malty, and nicotine. The body was very full. The nicotine flavor was strong and a put off for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 01:52:52 | More by sharkheadlasers
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Metz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -26.7%

07-07-2012 01:21:38 | More by Metz
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ChuckS

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-14-2013 13:50:36 | More by ChuckS
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sstackho

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500mL bottle purchased from LCBO in Grimsby. Pours a dark brown with a bit of head. Aroma is all malt and sweet. The flavour follows similarly. It's all malt with a bit of sweetness. Seems appropriate for the style, though it's not really my thing...

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 02:50:08 | More by sstackho
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear, but very dark, red. Big spongy head that doesn't retain well.

S - Sweet malty aromas with a touch of toastiness.

T - Very sweet up front. Roasted bitterness is present, but not so much with the hops. Seems a little too sweet, even for the style.

M - Heavy/chewy. Very viscous mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

D - High in alcohol and overly sweet. Not the most drinkable beer. Limit is probably 1 or 2 per sitting.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2006 02:10:55 | More by allergictomacros
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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This "heavenly" beer from the oldest monastery brewery in the world is generally given high praise amongst many beer aficionados. But that may not mean it's really going to be your cup of tea.

It pours a dark brown. There's some reddish highlights but I would not call it a good looking brew. The head dissapates quickly, there's no lacing and a tiny ring of foam is all that remains to remind you the beer has any life to it at all.

The smell is primarily of raisins, figs and other malted sweetness. It's neither bad, nor good.. it just is. And the taste has the same mannerisms.. lots of malted sweetness initially and carrying through towards the end with a small amount of hops to balance it out. There's little complexity to be had and while it's not off putting you probably won't be gulping it down either.

The mouth-feel as a whole is fairly soft and average. Carbonation is very low. Drinkability, at least for me, scores low. The beer is sipper - and I enjoy plenty of those - but this one doesn't have enough to offer to make me consider having another. In the end, there's nothing really to figure out.. it's just sip upon sip of dark fruit.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 21:40:18 | More by Ralphus
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock

·Appearance: Deep mahogany with a nice tan head. Light to no lacing after head subsides.

·Aroma: Hard to identify, definitely some roasted malt, and a sweet caramel as well.

·Taste: Roasty flavor with caramel and perhaps a sweet nutty flavor. This seems to be a nice blend of flavors.

·Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, a bit substantial, with a strong alcohol presence in the aftertaste.

·Drinkability: I am going to need to try this again for a second reference, but very enjoyable. Questionable as to whether I could turn this into a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2007 02:59:14 | More by CHADMC3
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quasimoto

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown with and off-white head. There is very little lace, but it think that is because the glass was kinda wet.

S- Sweet taffy, chocolate, and of all things whipped cream. It had a smell like cool-whip. I liked that.

T- Sweet, sweet dark malts. I couldnt get any hops out of it at all. I don't know what they are.

M- Light and very easy on thew palette.

D- For its style it's very light. I expected a lot more body.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2005 15:53:09 | More by quasimoto
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CalhounJohn

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The nice, deep color had me looking forward to a full flavored German beer. My expectations were not realized as this beer was not as good as I had hoped. It was comparable to an above average store beer, but not up to the potential that I was wanting from a greatly reviewed from BA. This obviously is a problem of mine because the people of BA know beer better than I do and I will continue to yield to the advice of my cohorts. My quest for the perfect German beer similar to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier continues...

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 03:12:13 | More by CalhounJohn
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Ruger44

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

05-03-2012 10:47:51 | More by Ruger44
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MONKandTUCK

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Gorgeous. It's brown with ruby hues and a never-ceasing tan head. There's great clarity, but the beer is very dense.

A -Not as interesting as I would have expected. German beers really pale to English-American Ales, but even by the standards of other Bocks, this one lacks the pronounced caramel and bready notes I have come to expect.

T - Chewy and sweet without erring on cloying. It's more like dessert than a main course, in that it's simple and straight forward. I like this beer a lot, but nothing about it blows me away.

M - It's not as creamy as other Bocks, but it's got a huge profile. Very substantial for a beer under 7% ABV

O - Compared to other Bocks, it suffers. Still, it's a great beer for those who find Stouts too roasty and IPA's too hoppy, Barleywines too hot and fruity, and Belgian Ales too funky.
It IS ok to like a simple beer. This one offers a lot of enjoyment without demand much in return.

Decent beer, but if you have others to chose from I wouldn't recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 03:43:46 | More by MONKandTUCK
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BeerTruck

Portugal

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

05-11-2013 22:19:44 | More by BeerTruck
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JanM

Sweden

3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up from a cardboard box hidden in a corner of the local Systembolaget. When I opened it it did not smell much except of dark, sweet bread. The color was very dark brown. It poured with a finger of creamy foam. The taste was of burnt caramel, very sweet but also with a strong bitterness and some ginger. I guess you could say that the overall taste was predominantly bitter and caramelly. A tight and dry beer with medium carbonation, but not in the premier league of its style.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2006 15:19:52 | More by JanM
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palliko

California

3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is a murky deep ebony, that resembles Worchestershire sauce, and the aroma is redolent of prunes, raisins, molasses and a hint of chocolate. The word SWEET comes to mind. Wow! This is a great dessert beer! Very filling! Caramel and chocolate finally drift into hops in the after taste, leaving one with a dry finish. I might try this again if I had a sweet tooth attack.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2005 01:24:57 | More by palliko
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed 2-26 from a pint glass

A - Dark clear soda color. With a low beige head and little lacing. Unremarkable.

S - Bocky-hops smells. Sweet. Like cured meet and smoky toast.

T - Malt flavors dominate the hops and there was no noticeable yeast flavor. It was sadly too hard to describe. The aftertase was stale and bitter.

M - A bit sleek. A bit smooth. Enjoyable goes down easy.

D - Not good or bad. There's not questions it's a bock, but it lacks a lot of distinctiveness. I would drink this if handed to me, but wouldn't reach for it in the store.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 05:07:31 | More by jeranbrews
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tcfishler

Maryland

3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear dark brown, with a voluminous and pillowy light tan head that sticks around stubbornly.

Rich but not excessively sweet nose of raisins and molasses.

Flavors are slightly sweeter than the nose, with plenty of the same notes (raisins, molasses). Body is medium, with somewhat low carbonation. There's a yeasty cast to the flavors here that I haven't found in other doppels. I can't say I care for this last characteristic much.

Not my favorite doppel - too sweet and yeasty in the mouth. However, it's a joy to look at and smell this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2006 20:25:03 | More by tcfishler
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good looking beer, handsome red-brown colour, good head that settles into a littel more than a film. Not much by way of lace.

Tons of malt on the nose that carries right on through to it's taste. This beer is quite sweet, but still drinkable. A poorly done sweet beer just hurts to drink, but this one works inspite of a reasonably high alcohol content.

Tasty, but basically just a one trick pony – sweet malt. Tried it, wouldn't rush out to buy another. Just not intersting enough.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2003 01:29:19 | More by TerryW
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shamus

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a tough one for me to review. I usually drink pale ales, stouts and wheat beers. This one tastes something like a very sweet stout. In fact it's far to molasses for me. That being said I will acknowledge that it is well balanced and of good quality. It has a deep burnt umber colour and tan head that laces nicely. It grows on me with each sip. There is a nice chocolate that comes out as I drink. If you like a good boch then I'm guessing that this is will do the trick. My rating is a bit lower because I don't like the sweetness. I am dedicated to bitter fragrant hops. No complaints however. It has integrity but strangely it also has a dog kibble scent too!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2006 23:19:09 | More by shamus
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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
91 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.