Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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4.09/5
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540 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

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Added by Bierman9 on 05-06-2002

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Ranking:
#2,606
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
540
pDev:
10.51%
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Ratings: 540 |  Reviews: 332
Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yuno
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 911CROFT
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. Paid £2.89 for a single.

Pours a dark, clear, mahogany coloured body that displays some ruby glimmers when held to the light, in-turn allowing plenty of fine, streaming carbonation to be observed. A frothy, two-finger in height, light tan head reduces disappointingly quickly to a thin collar, leaving behind only a few token dots of lace.

The sweet, rich and malty nose is predominantly led by well defined notes of treacle toffee, black-strap molasses and rum-soaked raisins. Underneath, traces of a drier roasted backbone are faintly perceptible, while impressions of earthy and lightly spicy hopping hint towards hidden complexity. Taste follows in much the same way. Treacle toffee and caramel lead initially above a dry, toasty, brown bread-like profile in the background. Mid-palate, raisins, dates and hints of tart red berries add a subtle estery presence, before modest roasted bitterness begin to build. In the mouth, a medium-to-full body lends a reasonably smooth and slick feel, but low levels of carbonation fall slightly short of completely transporting flavour around the palate. After the swallow, hints of black liquorice, earthy/ herbal hopping and a trace of spice join lingering roast to tame the bulk of initial sweetness, dry the palate somewhat and give a lengthy, but light and balanced finish.

Overall this is a very good beer. Sweet and malt-forward, but well-balanced, easy-drinking and reasonably complex. It’s a solid representation of the style, and for sake of diversity alone, worth picking up at least once as a suitable alternative to more commonly recommended Celebrator, Salvator or Korbinian offerings. Recommended.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 540 ratings