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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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

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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1/5  rDev -75.5%

Craftmade, Sep 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.5%

airhyatt, Mar 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

Axnjxn, Nov 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

Nincombot, Jan 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Pithy756, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of cyrenaica
2.58/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

cyrenaica, May 13, 2008
Photo of hoppyweasel311
2.7/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

hoppyweasel311, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of germanbeer1
2.8/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

germanbeer1, May 30, 2009
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

tfsimpkins, Feb 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%
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.

sharkheadlasers, Sep 15, 2007
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Metz, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

ChuckS, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

mrjez, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%
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...

sstackho, May 03, 2008
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Anderson_Christian, Jul 26, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

allergictomacros, Apr 13, 2006
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3.13/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Ralphus, Mar 07, 2009
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3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

CHADMC3, Nov 15, 2007
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3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

quasimoto, Oct 06, 2005
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3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
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...

CalhounJohn, Oct 22, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Hellpop65, Oct 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Ruger44, May 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

MONKandTUCK, Dec 06, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

BeerTruck, May 11, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

JanM, Apr 21, 2006
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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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