Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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From:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
 
Germany
Style:
Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #12
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,151
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 10.49%
Ratings:
609
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2022
Added:
May 06, 2002
Wants:
  72
Gots:
  68
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: The Weltenburger Asam Bock owes its name to the ingenious, baroque painter and master builder Cosmas Damian Asam. The malt-stressed goat exudes light roasted aromas that give a hint of coffee. Friends and connoisseurs appreciate it especially for its strong-sweet, very aromatic and persistent taste until the finish. With its 6.9% alcohol content, it is the strongest beer from the Weltenburger family.
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 10/12/21; drank 5/12/22 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark brown appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice, noisy tan head; decent lace.

Brown sugar, raspberry & burnt wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Brown sugar, burnt caramel, mild cream & faint raspberry flavors.

Robust & tasty, but easy to drink! I'd have another...

May 13, 2022
 
4.68 by Beecham from California on Apr 02, 2022
 
4.37 by arzt from Russian Federation on Dec 16, 2021
 
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jul 08, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by JonnoWillsteed from England

# 1795 Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Very deep chestnut brown, pours with a 5mm khaki fine-bubble foam cap. ps @+10mins, holds well, forms lacing.
S- Toasty and 'dark'.
T- Deeply toasty and rich dark malts and in-balance (in the mix) quite dry hops into the finish. That's pretty much it, just those aspects combined are pretty full on. You'd have thought that such a type of profile was straight-forward enough that it would be much copied but it seems not. No rough edges, nothing unwanted (incl lychee notes, or dayglo aliens on the lable). An example of less is more? As dark as it is I'd suggest serving well chilled and letting it warm a touch as you go; the malts do get a bit OTT.
F- Rich and deep. It's quite pungent, the kind of beer I think of as an after-dinner slow-sippin' beer. Too rich to rush.
O- This would be best for winter, Xmas, etc. It's full on (the rich+dark malts), so I'm not expecting to register the detail in any less heavy beers tonight - ie don't start to rate a few beers with this one; it's ABV% isn't crazy high, but it's full-on on the palate. - I'm taking this one slowly and as it warms the malts are becoming somewhat over-bearing...
500ml bottle BB: 25/10/2021 £3.95 Bought from BeautifulBeers/BurySt.Edmunds as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

May 02, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sjrider from California

Pored from a bottle - clear very dark mahogany with quickly dissipating khaki head, lots of foamy lacing. Nose is sweet with roasty malt and dark fruit. Taste follows and finishes with a smooth mild bitterness. Delicious.

Apr 28, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by officerbill from New York

The usual sweetness, but there's a lot more going on here. Roasted malts, dates, figs, dark caramels, brown bread, a touch of coffee, a hint of chocolate, subdued hops to dry out the finish and prevent the sticky aftertaste.
This is a damn good doppelbock, maybe the best I've had.

Apr 24, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by backblast from Alaska

Poured a dark mahogany with a tan head that dissipated after several minutes.

Tastes of heavy roasted malt with black bread mixed in and a slight burned toffee in the finish. I was picking up a hint bakers chocolate bitterness. Nice

Apr 09, 2021
 
4.31 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Feb 07, 2021
 
4.24 by Jack65 from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2021
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4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured from fridge temp. Almost no head, and pours a very dark brown. Nose is super malty. Bread, pizza dough, toffee, apricots, peaches, raisins, candy, brown sugar, and chocolate. Wow - what a smell! The taste is incredibly complex and deep. Raisin bread is my first thought, and I love raisin bread! Hard Christmas candies, toffee, yeast, brown sugar, dates, figs, and maybe a touch of licorice. Definitely some dark chocolate coming through. This beer starts sweet but definitely leaves a slightly (and really nice) bitterness. This is such a well-crafted beer. One of the best doppelbocks I have ever tasted, and one I will seek out again. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Just keeps me coming back for another sip. I don't want this bottle to end!

Jan 17, 2021
 
4.5 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia on Jan 13, 2021
 
4.22 by MGibbons from Maryland on Dec 05, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a cloudy, deep mahogany coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells of bready, roasted, caramel, malt and rich chocolate and dark fruit aromas of raisin and figs, as well as hoppy earthy and herbal accents. Taste is an excellent balance of rich bready, roasted, caramel malt, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, with notes of raisin, fig and dates and bitter, herbal and earthy hops, as well as hints of coffee and licorice. Finishes bittersweet, with a light bitterness and some roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits and earthy hops lingering in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel with a medium/rich body and medium carbonation.

An excellent Doppelbock, one of the best I've had, actually, and I've had a lot. What makes this so great is the incredibly deep malt complexity that is in great balance with the hops at the same time. So while this has got quite a rich, sweet character to it, it's balanced rather nicely against some some bitter, earthy hops, meaning that it never feels too cloying or one-dimensional, making for a very satisfying brew that feels a bit decadent, yet still well-grounded at the same time. Overall, a very enjoyable Doppelbock with a rich and complex, yet subtely balanced character.

Oct 24, 2020
 
4.29 by XeroD from Germany on Oct 15, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Deep clear dark brown with a ruby glow when held to light and a poofy tan head holds up well depositing great lacing on the glass
Aroma: Warm brown bread, earthiness, rich toffee notes, and more layers of dark, bready maltiness
Taste: Toffee and brown bread come on strong with the backbone of more rich malted barley and some earthiness. That sequence continues until finishing with another punch of sweet dark malt and more earthy presence
Mouthfeel: Full, soft, silky, and very clean throughout, medium-high carbonation, and a velvety finish with zero dryness, harsh aftertaste, or noticeable booze
Overall: This is outstanding. An extremely delicious doppelbock with huge dark malt presence and just enough earthiness to keep it from being sweet. It hits all the right notes for me for the style including a killer mouthfeel that is silky smooth and soft, while staying very clean. Tasty and recommended

Oct 14, 2020
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3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bready malts, dark fruits. Taste is the same as the aroma, a bit boozy considering the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it's decent, but I was expecting more.

Aug 29, 2020
 
4.25 by iftcoach from Germany on Jul 11, 2020
 
4.1 by Insomniac from Canada (ON) on Jun 28, 2020
 
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 16, 2020
 
4.86 by DCH from New York on Apr 02, 2020
Photo of shambeano
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by shambeano from Australia

500ml bottle, dated 30/04/2020. Poured into a weihenstephaner stein glass.
Look: Pours a dark cola browny-black, a rough pour leaves about 2cm of bubbly off white head that sticks around for ages. Looks okay.
Smell: sweet malt, caramel, a bit of raisin and dark fruit, a little bit of roastiness as well.
Taste: sweet malt straight up, a little caramel and burnt toffee, there is a touch of roastiness as well, and something a touch nutty (maybe), definitely some raisin as well.
Feel: It feels thick. Carbonation is not doing too much.
Overall: A little sweet for me, but a lot going on.

Mar 12, 2020
 
4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Mar 03, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jwp777 from Oklahoma

Poured from a bottle:

Pours a dark brown with a somewhat thick creamy head. Color resembles roasted nuts. Some lacing.

Aroma is roasted malts with some dark fruits. Significant earthy notes as well.

Taste follows the nose. Earthy, roasty, malty, and a good bit of sweetness that balances out the roasted characteristics.

Feel is smooth with a slightly thick texture. Finish is relatively short and dry.

Overall a fantastic beer. Love the German stuff

Mar 02, 2020
 
4.13 by Hophazzard from California on Mar 01, 2020
 
4.21 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Feb 14, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Dark brown viscous pour. A substantial roasty, sweet doppelbock. The roast transition to sweetness is delicious. Have a stein of this after an alpine event--now that's a day!

Feb 14, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a dark nutty brown with a hint of burgundy around the edges. Head is a finger of khaki foam. Aroma is toffee, plums, figs, raisins, molasses and caramel sandwiched in-between toasty, nutty, earthy, caramely malts. Great breadth of flavors, including sweet and lightly bitter. Flavor profile is figs, raisins, toffee, plum, caramel, chocolate, molasses and sugar with nutty, toasty, earthy, bready, caramely malts for support. It tastes sweet and full. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a light pillowy texture that melds well with a slight sharpness up front. Overall, big and sweet with a lot of presence and volume, this is a great beer. Lots going on for the ABV level.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 500mL bottle.

Feb 12, 2020
 
4 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Feb 09, 2020
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by s4s from Puerto Rico

bit coffee

Feb 04, 2020
 
4.67 by Techichi from Texas on Jan 19, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by faraday326 from California

L: pours dark mahogany with lovely thick creamy head.
N: for me its instantly appetizing. Malty, bready, almost exactly what you hope for from this style of beer.
T: The dark, caramel, maltiness with lots of dried dark fruits like raisins or prunes. Low on the bitterness w/ a touch of sweetness. If you want me to complain it's a touch simplistic but its really good.

Overall, this is an awesome beer worth trying, and visiting, and revisiting.

Jan 08, 2020
 
4.09 by travelguy from Ohio on Jan 06, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

16 oz bottle - a bit of age on this one - my bad.
Pours a clear deep reddish brown with 2 fingers of creamy dark tan head.
Aroma is up front malty - caramel, a touch roasty, raisin, plum, and definitely bready.
Taste bready malt, caramel, toffee, sherry notes, raisin, and hints of licorice - just a touch of bittersweet booziness - alcohol soaked bread pudding.
Full and creamy mouthfeel - warming and smoothly satisfying.

Dec 19, 2019
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3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Currently ranked #9 in the Top Doppelbock beers list.

BOTTLE: 50cl brown glass bottle with pry-off crown cap. $3.65 USD plus tax at Martin Wine Cellar, Metairie, Louisiana. Imported by S & H Independent Premium Brands, Denver, CO.

6.9% ABV.

Bread...some toasted crust, bready malts, brown bread. Caramel. Residual sugars. It nails that bready sweetness (doppel)bocks are known for right on the money, but there isn't as much depth of flavour or complexity here as you'd find in the best beers in the style (e.g. Andechs; Schneider Weisse).

A bit plain to my taste, but certainly in the camp of "beers you could fast with." Nourishment more than intoxicant, which is true to the style - yet as aforementioned, other breweries/monasteries manage the liquid bread aspect of the style while also being tastier and more intricate.

Balanced though admittedly on the sweet side. Drinkable and enjoyable - just a bit simple and plain.

I do like it but I wouldn't buy it over Andeschs or Schneider Weisse. Maximator is easier to find in the U.S. than this, and it's better priced to boot. And, of course, Celebrator is widely available so it's tough to justify buying this again.

A worthwhile and true to form expression of the doppelbock style, but not as rewarding as many others that cost less and are easier to find.

Full-bodied and filling. Unrefreshing. Smooth. Wet. Aptly carbonated.

Maybe my bottle sat on a ship for too long; it's good but not great and I don't consider it amongst the best in the style by a long shot.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Dec 17, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by laketang from Arizona

Pours reddish brown but clear, has a foamy head and good retention and lacing.
Scents of toast, burnt caramel. Tastes of prunes or raisins, malty sweetness, low bitterness. A tad dry with the alcohol at 6.9%. Soft medium finish, low carbonation.
I enjoyed this example and will revisit again sometime.

Nov 30, 2019
 
4.44 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Oct 21, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Pivopijak from Washington

bottle (into glass)
Slightly tan firm head. Deep brunette color with dark orange highlights. Rich and sweet roasted caramel and spiced toffee aroma. Really good, not very sweet, heavily caramelized, roasted dark malt, with a slightly spiced caramel note, added to a heavy flavor with a grain flavor and full bodied, with a whiff of anise and a tiny bite in the finish.
Also, had to mention that I had this on tap in April of 2016, near where it is brewed in Kelheim, Bavaria. It was in Regensburg, across the street from the cathedral, at lunch, outdoors, at the Weltenburger am dom restaurant. Perfect scenario for this beer.

Oct 02, 2019
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