Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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3.76/5 rDev -7.8%
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).
11-19-2013 01:21:37 | More by StonedTrippin
3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
A very dark cola brown to blackish doppelbock with a pungent sweet aroma and decent amount of brown head to match. Dried dark fruits dominate both smell and taste, raisins, dried currents, dates, prunes ... Combined with the bread in the malt one gets a fig or date newton effect. Also present are treacle toffee and dry chocolate flavors to add a lower end to all those fruit effects riding up top. Very heavy sweet finish with some alcohol to yield a brandy effect. Not hoppy or particularly bitter. Some doppelbocks are less sweet and yield more complexity but I am not complaining.
09-30-2013 02:46:40 | More by CalgaryFMC
United Kingdom (England)
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
A: Dark mahogany, almost opaque, small tanned head which disappeared quickly. S: Raisins, molasses, dark chocolate. T: Raisins, prune, dark chocolate, sweet molasses come through as it warms, booze well hidden, hint of burned caramel at the finish. M: smooth, thick but not overly heavy. Minimal carbonation. O: Very well made dopplebock, a sipper, could have used a touch more bitterness but hard to find fault.
09-16-2013 11:23:31 | More by jonb5
3.96/5 rDev -2.9%
A - Wow what a rocking two inches of mocha head. Sticks around forever with a bit of good lacing. Clear in color but such a deep shade of brown its almost black.
S - Smell is musty at first like old residual malts. Has a nice sweetness to the nose with some raisin and fig with some dried apricot goodness.
T+M - Very smooth and tasty dopplebock. ABV is well hidden with some chocolate malts and caramel sweetness highlighting. It's rather simple and never gets too in depth with the dried fruit flavors but they are there. Very smooth.
Overall this was a good find for 5 bucks and is pretty tasty. Not sure why I didn't like it as much as the dunkel but its pretty world class.
09-10-2013 00:45:58 | More by DrDemento456
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
500ml bottle. Hard to ascertain the gender of the figure on the label. Also, 'Asam' doesn't really sound all that German, does it?
This beer pours a clear, dark red brick amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely bubbly beige head, which leaves but a few weak instances of seaspray lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.
It smells of lightly astringent caramel malt, a touch of butterscotch, dried, slightly vinous black fruit - prune and fig, mostly - damned near inert noble hops, and a twinge of metallic alcohol. The taste is much bigger, with a well-rounded caramel/toffee/bready malt backbone, still sturdy dark, well aged fruitiness, mild cellar mustiness, and earthy, kind of leafy hoppiness. The alcohol seems to have found an outside distraction, or something.
The bubbles are there, sure, but quite verily hidden for the most part, the body a decent medium weight, no cracks, really, and with strong aspersions to creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the malt still obviously the star here, in conjunction with the fruity esters, to be sure, while the booze and hops sit bristling at the kids' table.
Another decent doppelbock on a hot summer day (call me contrarian, I surely don't mind). Like wine pairings with food - I'm more of the opinion that you should drink and eat what you like, and just hope that they get along, with a few obvious caveats. So it is that I'm enjoying a drinkable, well-flavoured strong bock, while sunshine filters into the room. S'all good.
07-10-2013 22:45:16 | More by biboergosum
4/5 rDev -2%
Appearance: Very dark chestnut; medium head; dissipates quickly
Aroma: Malty; sweet; dried figs
Taste: Malty, creamy, tangy on start; warming alcohol in mid with a semi-sweet, slightly bitter finish; pretty well balanced overall
Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 23:14:41 | More by IchLiebeBier
Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
91 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.