Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Germany
weltenburger.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 05-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
519
Reviews:
320
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
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54
Gots:
52
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0
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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of jcruelty
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

PUMPERNICKEL is a kind of bread and this is a bready beer. One of them beers that drinks like a meal innit. It's rich, it's brown, it comes in a stern German bottle.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark brown to the naked eye, but held up to the light, shows off a beautiful deep ruby red. A fine little tan head recedes then persists around the edge of the glass. Smells of toffee, caramel, pumpernickel bread, and a faint tart fruitiness. Tastes very similar but a dominant molasses flavor binds all others. Feel is rich, good carbonation, slightly sticky and just overall wonderfully sweet. Overall, this is still my favorite doppelbock, and should definitely be seeked out by any that are fans of the style. Prost!

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Photo of TonyTwins
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown colour pouring with significant head and carbonation. It has a thick consistence.
Coffee and caramel smell, which are also present in the taste. Sweeter than other German bock beers like Schneider Tap 6.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Deep, dark coffee colors form with a beige head of 2 fingers. 100% opaque.

Roast malt, molasses, rye bread, black licorice...in that order of loudness.

Charred rye bread crusts, tons of black strap molasses, plums, more dark breads like pumpernickel, black licorice. Ends on the black licorice and some smokey malt.

Feel is carbonated and thin, on par for a lager, with a very wet feel and a smokey finish.

Overall I was hoping for more with this beer, as it's pretty hyped here. A bit overrated in my opinion. I've had better Doppelbocks both foreign and domestic to the USA, namely Spaten Optimator and Wasatch's Devistator respectively. I thought it was okay. In fact okay is the word of the day for this beer. Not terrible, not good...just...uh, yeah. Actually finding it hard to finish this one as it's a bit too harsh on the licorice and metallic malts.

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Photo of safaricook
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Some beige foam, small bubbles, cola colored body, clear
Aroma is caramell, sweet plums, banana bread, no booze
First impression is that this original German Doppelbock is more dry than many of its fellows from other breweries. This seems to accentuate the roast character of the beer, there is caramell as well but less, hop bitterness for balance is notable but only at the late aftertaste.
The body is on the thinner end of this sometimes almost sirupy style and there is a great warming from the alcohol
I think I have found a new reference for the style that I most of the time find too sweet but not this nice offering. Hope to get it more often.

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Photo of Rick778
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 Majenglish
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Allegue04
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Beginner2
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An inviting soft, wonderfully simple, yet complex beer. Asam-Bock is "liquid bread" German style; lagered for a season to be enjoyed in another.
A lively full head, these dark malts announce themselves in the nose, to me, as chocolate and dark fruits. Along with those smells, the taste is both bittersweet and nutty. The bitter is just enough to hold it all together in a pleasant finish that is, amazingly, soft. (Is it abbey water?)

Why is this so hard to craft States-side ?
Listed in the "1001, Asam-Bock deserves to be there.

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Photo of djrn2
3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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 Georgiabeer
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
4.1 out of 5 based on 519 ratings.
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