Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Ranked #13
Ranked #6,277
4.1 | pDev: 10.49%
Apr 03, 2023
May 06, 2002
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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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Rated: 4.02 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Apr 03, 2023
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Rated by DFred from California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
That was good!
Jan 24, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, nearly ruby color with a moderate tan head. SRM of 23. (4.00)

Aroma: Strong aromas of brown bread, banana bread, German malt with some caramel and chocolate. (4.00)

Flavor: Strong and sweet flavors of German bread malt, bread pudding, sweet caramel, molasses, chocolate. Hints of banana bread. Finishes sweet. (4.25)

Feel: medium-bodied, average carbonation, finishes sweet. (4.00)

Compared to Weihenstephaner Korbinian 1/2023: Pours similar, stronger aromas. More caramel and chocolate. Less dark and roasted grains. Sweeter and less roasted. Winner: Korbinian

Overall: A nice and sweet Doppelbock here. Rich bread pudding, banana bread, caramel, and chocolate flavors. Hints of banana. Nice, flavorful, and leans sweet. (Rating: 4.10)
Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500mL bottle stamped 285MO754 (whatever that means) poured into a mug at fridge temp 7.3% ABV. The beer pours opaque dark brown with ruby highlights and light brown head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves spots of lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring sweet caramel and an earthy sweetness almost like molasses. The taste is bittersweet wet cardboard with more earthy caramel and a distinctive metallic twinge. Moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, good enough.

P.S. this beer actually transforms at room temperature to a collective of dark fruit and dark sugars which is quite pleasant. I would not open another of these beers at less than 55° F.
Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by heymikew from California

Dec 03, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
500 ml bottle
Date: 285m0750
Consumed on: 13 Nov, 2022
Glass: 0.5 L Fest Mug
ABV: 7.3%
Serving Temp: 54.9 F

Beautiful chestnut brown that shows faint mahogany highlights when held to a light. The color is dark enough to be opaque, even when held to a light, though faint outlines of my fingers can be seen then. 2+ finger creamy khaki head stays and stays, very slowly dissipating to a single finger in height. Lacing is excellent.

Decadently rich and dark bready malts. Strong notes of semi-sweet to dark chocolate along with dark fruits such as raisins, figs, and dates. Earthy notes linger in the background.

Follows the nose with additional notes of toffee and some caramel joining in. The earthy notes are more pronounced in the flavor, and help to balance things out quite well. The sip dries out a bit towards the end and finishes somewhat dry and bittersweet with the entire cacophony of flavors still present but very slowly fading away. A light chocolatey bitterness remains through the aftertaste.

Very smooth and also creamy. Mouth-coating. The body is medium-full.

And excellent doppelbock. This has ranked among my favorite doppelbocks for a long time. It is a great beer for late fall, early winter, and the Holidays.

I haven't had an Asam for a couple of years, so my rating may be a tad inflated. But only a tad. :)
Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
500ml at 7.3%

Dark choco color, no head. Sweet scent, raisins and brown sugar. Taste hits on the chocolate/coffee/nuts trifecta, with some bubblegum, slight dry leaves, and dark fruit lurking in the background. It's hard to not chug it... High level of flavor, but still crazy drinkable
Sep 20, 2022
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle with some code on the label. Label states the ABV is 7.3% so it has gotten a little bump over the years. Brown color with red at the edges. A finger of dense tan head forms and has good retention. Aroma of caramel, light roast coffee, and roasted nuts. Flavor of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, musty grain, and grass. Finishes sweet but there is enough hop bitterness to make it not cloying. Rich and full body with expertly done carbonation. This is a very well brewed beer.
Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Aug 30, 2022
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Rated by DATB

5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Great body with exceptional taste. Very smooth n best beer I had in Germany to date!
Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.68 by Beecham from California

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by arzt from Germany

Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
# 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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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.31 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Jack65 from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.5 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Jan 13, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by MGibbons from Maryland

Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.29 by XeroD from Germany

Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 4.25 by iftcoach from Germany

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Jun 28, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 4.86 by DCH from New York

Apr 02, 2020
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Reviewed by shambeano from Australia

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 03, 2020
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.13 by Hophazzard from California

Mar 01, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Feb 14, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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