Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Germany
weltenburger.de

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 05-06-2002

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#4,650
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pDev:
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Photo of Atriplex
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ok, I cheated, had this poured as draft at Prost! pub in Boise. So good, just so good! Gives Rochefort 10 a real run for the money.....The kegged brew is actually better.

Really a desert, special treat beer. An Icewein Bier, if you will. Just malty, heady goodness in a glass. Be sure to warm it up to 50F+.

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodndtube
4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yes, this is an Asam ("awesome") Bock, aka dopplebock, by Weltenburger. In draft and bottle it is a superb dopplebock, a benchmark of the variety.

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Photo of zknight
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichardLeahy
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 500 ml bottle into glass. L. Dark brown, 1 inch light tan head with reasonable duration. S. Some caramel sweetness and grain. T. The best bit. Caramel, sweet and toffee but not sticky or cloying. Lingers for a little after taste. F. Medium body, light carbonation. O. Very good, genuine older style dark beer.

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Photo of pkalix
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rileford
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Catalinmunteanu
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep veiled dark brown color with a copper hue and a bit of activity. Soft creamy light brown 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with good legs and swirl reaction. Flavors of toffee, sweet barley, dark berries, clove, banana, light molasses and cherry, with herbal hops. Smooth and light silky medium body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Strong strength finish, bready and heavily sugary, slightly sour and vinous, with some leafy hops and a pleasant fruity profile. Lots of spices, slightly earthy. The freshness is average, more filling and warming, bold for the ABV. Good for desert or even as an appetizer. Nice complexity and balance. Overall high quality craft.

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Photo of Anacross
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apparently forgot to rate this one on the site. One of my old go to brews in darker times of beerdom. Rich toffee, caramel, bread taste is wonderful compliment to the malt backbone. Little thinner than some others, but still nice, in fact almost creamy.

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Photo of JoshJ
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rale
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown color with a nice top of creamy off-white head that dissolves slowly and leaves some nice sticky lacings on the glass. The aroma is rich with strong notes of bread,caramel, plums,raisins,coffee and brown sugar. The flavour is sweet and sugary with notes of dried and dark fruits at the start with a good amount of roasted malts in the back that also gives strong notes of caramel and some smaller notes of coffee. The finish also brings some bitterness in the flavour mixed with roasted malt flavour. Rich and well balanced taste with a strong and long aftertaste. The mouthfeel gets a hint to weak considering the strong flavour, but it is soft and creamy with a medium carbonation and a full body. Goes down amazingly well.
Is with no doubt in my own opinion one of the best doppelbocks out there.

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Photo of BrodyGaston
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like how this has a sweetness - almost maple-like aftertaste. Good example of a German doppelbock, this one leaning toward the chocolate and coffee notes that have become popular in American craft brewing, but not going quite so far out. High but not crazy ABV, not really noticeable. Good beer I think.

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Photo of MattSn
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coorstek clear, dark reddish brown with carbonation. It has a creamy, mocha head.
Smells of caramel malt and grain.
Big time ease of roasted, nutty, Carmel malt with a slight hop bite in the end. Slight essence of coffee, molassas and chocolate.
Very smooth with medium mouthfeel. A wonderful bock.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: dark brown, with a good head at first but dissipated quickly, almost no lacing.
Smell: sweet caramel
Taste: Very sweet, strong malt back, caramel, dark sugar. Little hoppiness.

An excellent bock!

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Photo of Tom_Hoover
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Real smooth for a dark beer

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Photo of doktorhops
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, well, Weltenburger - been a while since I’ve sampled your fine wares with Baroque looking dudes on the labels, Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock is no different - this guy even looks like he’s drunk a few Doppelbocks too. Ahhh, Doppelbocks, the double goats of the beer world - full of kick and malty character [not sure if that analogy works - are goats malty? They’re pretty salty, so it almost works]. I love a good Doppelbock - my fav is currently Weihenstephan’s Korbinian (Dallas... cheeky Besson reference there!). Korbinian is up there for me - I’ve got it ranked #16 in my personal top beers, that’s some fierce competition for Asam Bock, I don’t think it and the surly gent on the label will be bold enough to take the Doppelbock crown, but then again we never know and that’s why I do what I do.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stein.

A: Yep, that was a hard pour... sorry, this’ll take a while to go down - fortunately these reviews aren’t live. Colour is a clear deep molasses caramel with a nice classic German cappuccino foam head, tan colour, which stands tall and proud to my bemusement. 8/10.

S: Macerated figs, toffee and caramel provide the highlights of this heady and sweet aroma. Slight metallic note in there provides an unwarranted distraction. Hints of earthy tones and chestnut too. It’s a pretty damn tasty aroma (apart from the metallic note), however it’s more on the sweet side compared to Korbinian (which was more thick and bready in the aroma). 8/10.

T: Less macerated fig, more toffee/caramel/molasses from start to finish. Thankfully not as sweet as expected - the sweet/dry balance works well here. There’s a touch of smoke, and earthy/nutty tones leading towards the finish which has a slight tobacco leaf note. Not getting so much of the metallic character noted in the aroma, however sweet flavours generally drown out metal ones, so I’m guessing that’s what has happened here. On par with Korbinian flavourwise, most impressive. 9/10.

M: Not quite Korbinian here though - body is just a touch thinner - still medium bodied, and it gets denser as the carbonation flattens out, though Korbinian is a bit creamier there. 8/10.

D: Weltenburger Kloster have put up a really top Doppelbock, though they fall short of Korbinian, this is still an enjoyable brew. Very toffee/caramel/molasses-centric, so if you like those flavours here’s your boy ;) 9/10.

Food match: Münchner Weißwurst mit pretzel und senf, ja hündinnen!

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Photo of ovaltine
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rich dark brown color, mahogany on the edges, foamy tan head. Aromas are stone fruit, caramel, and the slightest bit of booze.

Taste is dark cherries, with caramel and toffee flavors, too. This is delicious, IMHO.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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