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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-BockWeltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Germany | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 309 | Ratings: 481
Photo of edward_boumil
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a dark cola colored beer, too dark to see through. Originally poured a large 2 finger head, very silk and sudsy though it subsides down to a film.
S: Very complex. Tons of raisin, some cherry, cola, toffee, and caramel. Very sweet aroma, very inviting.
T: Follows the nose with dark fruit notes, toffee and cola. A touch of crisp bitterness on the finish rounds things out.
F: Definately a bit heavy. The beer is well rounded though, acrid almost porter like coffee and chocolate notes lend a touch of astringency, however the beer is still quite drinkable despite its monstorous body.
O: Really was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Its definately on par with Ayinger, which is my own personal gold standard. A sipping beer that is marvelously complex yet still easy drinking.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark chestnut body with a creamy tan head. Lovely aromas of brown bread, lightly spiced, malts, dark fruits. Breads, earthy. A hint of bitterness on the back end. Mild sweetness. Leather and chocolate notes. This is an outstanding example of a doppelbock.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Meal replacement, indeed.

Pours a very dark cola colour; even the most aggressive pour can't muster more than a finger or so of head that recedes quickly. Smell is rich, malty (malted milk!), chocolate, sweet, sweet malt, slightly milky (not lacto-, but milk chocolate); taste delivers on these same flavour notes--what's interesting is how rich, decadent, and sweet this is, despite an attempt to dry things out with some of the malt notes. Bready, slightly doughy, and some faint herbal character. Syrupy, dense, moderate carbonation.

I like it; it fits the style. It would be absurd to complain it's *too* heavy or rich, because that's basically the style, but I'm okay with having this beer exactly once in my life (though, to be fair, I've felt similarly about *every* doppelbock I've tried).

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Photo of mncoinman
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Initial whiff was a combination of traditional bock malt and something that reminded me of a whiff from a milk carton that you are wondering if it has expired (and thankfully it hasn't!). Pours a dark brown with a slightly foamier head than typical bocks. Tastes indicate good munich malts and fairly dry. Excellent lacing. Mild carbonation (typical). I could drink this on an occasional basis. But its not very cheap. A decent bock but my preference is a little sweeter.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. Best before 2016-04-20.

A: Deep brown. 3.5 fingers high of head and retained.
S: Soybeans. Mildly caramel.
T: Soybeans. Caramel. Chocolate. Medium sweetness. Low bitterness. Finish with chocolate like flavor but was short.
M: Medium light bodied. High carbonation.
O: Unique and complex, quite good.

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Photo of TH28
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. No discernible date. Appearance: Deep brown with ruby red tint and a thick khaki head that lingers. Aroma: Raisin, cherry, fig, toasted bread, and a touch of alcohol. Taste: Rich malt sweetness, toasted bread prominent, with a strong dark fruit flavor reminiscent of plum and dark cherry. Moderate bitterness enough to balance the rich malt. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with some creaminess for the style, moderate carbonation, and a hint of alcohol on the swallow. Finish: Toasted bread lingers long after the swallow with a touch of fruit. Overall: On the low end of a Doppelbock intensity scale, closer to a traditional bock in that respect. However, the rich dark fruit aroma in flavor more in line with Doppelbock. Either way, an outstanding beer. Complex aroma and flavor profile, balancing the toasted bread Munich malt character with well developed fruitiness of plums, cherries, and raisins.

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Photo of MrBoz21
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, nearly opaque with mahogany/crimson ribbons that shine through. Light white head that quickly settles to persistent skiff.

Light lager aroma with notes of plum and malt.

Smooth balanced taste with low hops, sweet malt, stonefruit, plum and raisin.

Well carbonated with velvety mouthfeel.

Excellent beer ... a go to for this style. Balanced, smooth and delicious.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear mahogany colour. Malts, toffee, and slightly nutty aroma. A little spicy as well. Medium to heavy-bodied, malty and sweet antrunk but phases to a pleasant slighty bitter hop and nutty aftertaste. Crisper towards the end.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served cold from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Deep chestnut brown with a reddish tinge, opaque and 2cm off-white dense head, fades quickly to 1cm. Wasn't expecting the dark colour, this is my first dunkel doppelbock.

S) Rich, deep fruity malt odour, reminiscent of some strong English ales. High ABV is evident too.

T) Very dense dark malt flavour, hints of burnt malt and of hop bitterness. The burnt flavour builds after the drink.

F) Thick mouthfeel for a lager, although very fizzy. Bitterness in the aftertaste. Lots there.

O) Wow, what a bier! Strongly recommended to anyone.

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Photo of Suds
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, deep, reddish-brown in color with a fantastic, thick and tan head. The aroma is moderately malty, with a clean, lager-aroma as well. Full in malt flavor. Earthy and slightly nutty, with a rich malt backbone. Excellent!

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice bubbly and foamy head that dissipates quickly but leaves a bit of tan and light brown lacing behind. The beer itself is a nice opaque dark brown color that just screams "heavy drinking, buddy."

The smell and taste are very interesting for a dopplebock. The beer has the expected sweet caramel malt notes with bits of toffee and maybe a light bread character but seem to also have a slight roasted quality to it as well. The contrast between the two notes definitely provide for an interesting experience and is what makes this beer worthwhile. The beer also has a slight bitter hop note.

The feel is what you would expect from a good dopplebock; smooth and heavy bodied. Although, the body feels lighter than some other ones that I have had, I won't knock any points down from it because it's definitely heavy.

Overall, a pretty interesting dopplebockj with its roasted character. I definitely recommend this.

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Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had in a British pub glass. Pours clear dark ruby brown with a thick clingy tan quickly receding 2” foam collar. Big bready and bread crust malt flavors and aromas with kettle sugars suggesting dry caramel and toffee, some malt and hop spice and a mild hop bitterness. Clean and smooth with a little above medium body and a little below medium carbonation. An outstanding Doppelbock.

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Photo of FLima
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a thick beige head with eternal retention.
Nice aroma with notes of licorice, chocolate and plums.
Flavor with notes of chocolate, spices, earthy and spicy hops, cocoa, prunes, lots of licorice and figs. Dry aftertaste with a medium but balance bitterness.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation. Smooth feeling. Alcohol of 6.9% is absent.
Beautiful Doppelbock with a personality of its own. Complex with great depth of flavors.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown almost black pour with thick tan head; good lace. Sweet prune juice aromas. Sweet malt/pruney flavor. Medium lite mouthfeel with a little oiliness. Overall excellent dopplebock.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.76/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Hipercor. In Paulaner glass. Playing Magic 2015. Im not used to this style, so it feels a bit odd to me. However, ot can be drinked without too much suffering.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer, dark, with a fluffy off white head that stuck around and left great lacing on the glass. Delicious aroma, seems to have both some dark fruit but bready in there also. Maybe even some chocolate and toffee in the background, wonderful layered aroma. Taste followed the smell, rich with dark fruit. A little creamy feel. Very solid Bock, will have to try more of their beers.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours translucent chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head. Crisp, malty aroma has an overtone of apple touched with pear. Flavor is considerably richer than the aroma, fuller in character and bringing notes of caramel and cloves into play. Mouthfeel has decent fizz, if average body. Enjoy.

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4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The malty rich smell before my sip reminded of good memories of Pfriem during the fermentation process. Rich and malty, with little carbonation, smooth and silky like a dark Irish stout. I enjoyed this beer that went in my mout.

My liver hurts

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock has a thick, frothy, creamy, beige head, a dark brown, bubbly appearance, and moderate lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of rich, bready, malt and some strong, dark, slightly-turned fruit. Taste is of all that, with raisin and prune, with anise or licorice notes. Mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy, and Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock finishes sloppy, sweet, and wonderful.


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Photo of timontheroad
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep reddish-brown color, nice half inch head that receded to a quarter inch thick creamy foam. Aroma was sweet molasses, toffee and caramel with just a hint of dark stone fruits and some faint chocolate notes. The flavor was pretty close to the aroma, with a very sweet flavor, some prune, plu, caramel and chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel was luxuriously creamy and smooth, like drinking a glass of butter! This was an outstanding beer, but then again, it has been perfected for almost a thousand years, and it shows!

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, molasses, and bread. Taste is prune, molasses, other dark fruit and a breadiness. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall a nice example of the dopplebock style, not quite in the stratosphere with celebrator but quite good.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown with beautiful ruby highlights producing 1+ finger of light tan, frothy, rapidly diminishing head that leaves only a small rim of lacing. Aroma is pumpernickel, toffee, brown sugar, banana, milk & dark chocolate, a little dark fruit & the faintest hint of earthy hops. Taste is dark toasted bread, Hershey's chocolate, toffee, baked sweet potato, prune, raisins, figs & roasted nuts with some earthy hop character & a peppery spiciness in the sweet, fruity, toffee & lightly boozy finish. Aftertaste is char, chocolate & candied fruit mixed with a little hop bitterness that is accentuated by the alcohol bitterness, & spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation, lightly chewy, smooth, extremely creamy & silky but with a fine spicy prickle in the latter half of the sip. A damn fine example of the style.

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Photo of leaddog
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a mahogany brown with two fingers of foamy beige head.

Smell - sweet caramel, toasted malts, plum and grape aromas, hint of chocolate.

Taste - Starts off with the sweet caramel then goes into the toasted malts and plum and grape which are most predominate followed by the hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant sweetness from the caramel.

Overall - A well executed doppelbock. This brew showcases an excellent malt and fruit profile which is spot on for the style.

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Photo of Mann0101
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heavier than the more delightful (and rarer) Dunkel. This one has a higher alcohol content and a much stronger taste, while maintaining a drinkability and a level of refinement you can expect from high end European breweries.

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Photo of ordybill
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- this brew has a minimal aroma, no detectable odors
Appearance- a dark coffee black with a thin tan head.
Taste- big flavor of licorice and malt, great flavor
Palate- a full bodied beer that is very satisfying and is lightly carbonated
Overall- an excellent doppelbock, I would look for this again to drink.

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