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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
534 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 05-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,462
Reviews:
327
Ratings:
534
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
54
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 534 |  Reviews: 327
Photo of FBarber
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is dark dark brown but is burgundy when held to the light. Thin frothy off-white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head or lacing.

Smell has notes of dark fruits, dried raisins, plums and dates. Some bready malts come through on the nose. Bit of alcohol on the back end.

Taste follows the nose with those dark fruit flavors and a nice bready malt backbone coming through. A tad sweet - with a coca cola like flavor. Bit of bitterness on the back end from bittering hops that quickly mellows into a bready/oaky lingering flavor on the tongue.

Feel is light and drinkable. Prickly carbonation.

Overall a really nice doppelbock.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gooljd
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good balanced beer but not very complex. This is not the best doppelbock I've had but it remains a pleasure to drink with toffee, cinnamon, a bit of green apple and a light herbal character

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Photo of CaeserTits
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anon
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason_nwx
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FZR23
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours almost black, a very dark, yet vivid, brown color with ember hints and a foamy small head, soon vanished into a glass coating lacing.

Smells of spicy licorice, rustic bread, dried plums and bakers chocolate. This forms a very intriguing, well balanced and complex nose, relying on a rich, diverse maltiness. Honey and toasted hazelnuts, together with just a dry whiff complete the aromas in this, hinting to a well brewed, tasty beer.

Has a soft, vivid carbonation, showcasing a medium bodied beer, which puts its focus on the malts theoughout, while producing an amazing depth of flavors, soothed by a nice whipped cream fluffiness.

Tastes of milk chocolate, caramel, rustic bread crust, old pepper hulls, earth and marzipan. Awesomly complex, sweet but with an earthen balance to it, which makes it possible for the flavors to develop flawlessly, enriched by the soft carbonation, which lets the beer glide gently over the tongue. Licorice sets in after the swallow with a short Coca-Cola like sweet peak, immediately toned down by bakers chocolate, a prominent and sudden dryness and rustic bread.
The finish provides another reference to the supersoft mouthfeel with a sparkly carbonation hint in it, gently complimenting to earth and toffee - rustic and well-rounded.

Awesome Bock - rustic, sweet, malty, earthy with an intriguing depth of flavors to it, which tend to benefit from each other the whole time. There is even a short, warming peak to be found, hinting to the bigger body of the beer and its purpose of being a very drinkable, unique winter warmer.

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Photo of mklmcgrew
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured a dark cloudy brown color in a Pilsner glass with a 3F head.
Aroma: intense. Deep chocolate, malt, with a touch of sweet dough.

Mild body, light carbonation.

Taste: deep chocolate and malt followed a light Bready finish.

Wow! One of the finest Doppelbocks I have tasted in a while. The depth of flavor and aroma in this beer make it a standout in the style.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deg
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcruelty
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walnut
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
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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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 534 ratings
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