Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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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Reviews: 319 | Ratings: 513
Photo of Rastacouere
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Took parallel to Celebrator. Aroma of the weltenburger is pretty much owned by celebrator's. Lighter than expected, but still doppelbock-ish, corpulent malt with notes of ashes and smoke. On the appearance side, it's brown with ruby reflects and pretty much comparable to Ayinger's. In mouth, we're dealing with vinous chocolate and vanilla. It's the malt fest, beware! Very sweet, but restrained by underexpressed smoke. Medium-full body. Very good, but my malt-head was expecting more and this was definitely not up to celebrator in my book, it could only dream of approaching ayinger's labyrinth of scents.

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

Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock: Poured from a thick brown half liter euro-style bottle. Not much head, and what little there was dissipated fairly quickly. The color was a very deep brown, when held up to a strong light, you could tell the beer was clear. The aroma is very strong, sweetly of malts. In fact the scent hit my nose the second I opened the bottle. The taste is nice, strongly of malts, sweet raisin flavors with a blast of mocha/coffee toward the middle/end. Long lasting aftertaste of butterscotch and coffee. Not at all bad, but not within the top five double bocks I’ve had.

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Photo of TerryW
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good looking beer, handsome red-brown colour, good head that settles into a littel more than a film. Not much by way of lace.

Tons of malt on the nose that carries right on through to it's taste. This beer is quite sweet, but still drinkable. A poorly done sweet beer just hurts to drink, but this one works inspite of a reasonably high alcohol content.

Tasty, but basically just a one trick pony – sweet malt. Tried it, wouldn't rush out to buy another. Just not intersting enough.

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Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Malt toffee, on sweet side, very refreshing in this 110 degree heat. Alcohol wasn't posted and didn't taste it. Tops in mouthfeel because of lightness and easy to drink. Was not complex which I didn't find a plus yet would make it popular. .cinammon apple all restrained. A great representative of its style.

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Photo of Naerhu
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely dark brown, with low tan-grey head.

Aroma of malt and slightly of molasses and toffee.

Strong molasses taste up front, followed by a complex licorice/vinous and super malty finish. The finish lasts forever.

Medium body, with slick texture.

I am ordering the remaining stock of this brew from my local retailer.

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Photo of beerguy101
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, malt and toffee. A full bodied Dopplebock. Malts are deeply roasted, flavors of chocolate, toffee and dark fruit abound. Hops are very mild, and slightly floral. The maltyness of this beer is the focal point. Very smooth creamy taste. Very soft carbonation. An excellent dopplebock. Very easy drinking. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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

Wasn't as soy saucy and sweet as i thought it might be. Still on the sweet side (brown sugar, mollasses) and with a touch of soy, but it had some nice chocolatey, caramelly flavours, with a slight dry-ish finish, easy to get into, but still not a style that totally convinces me, sweet at times, but quite tasty.

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Photo of Mustard
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 17oz. brown bottle with no "bottled on" or "best by" date. Coy little dude with a powdered wig on the label -- I could do without this.

Appearance: Ruddy tinged chocolate brown in hue with a respectable two-fingered head; mild sheet lacing.

Aroma: Molasses.

Taste: Heavy black-bread taste up front; ever-so-mild woody/flowery hop bitterness in the molasses finish; subtle notes of clove and smoke pervade. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel; a tad over carbonated for the style -- a rough pour will take care of this, however.

Notes: A tasty little dopplebock. Not great, but certainly quite good. I find the style in general somewhat low on the drinkability scale -- hence the 3.5.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: A 1 Pint 9 fl.oz brown glass bottle. Has a different label to the landscape one that usually appears on their bottles. This one has the picture of a medieval wigged dude.

Appearance: Darkish brown with a red auburn twinkle when back-lit. Massive tan head forms when first poured. It laces well as it quickly disappears to a thin broken halo like collar head. Excellent inherent carbonation levels.

Smell: Simply gorgeous. Strong aromas, that initially reminded me of the smell of a freshly opened packet of Dates. Also has Caramel, Toffee, Prunes, and a slight Roast Coffee.

Taste: Lovely smooth toffee and caramel beginnings work their way to a sweetish malty middle. Dark fruits and a mild dryness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation on the tongue gives a smooth, silky often chewy feel.

Overall: One of the better Weltenburger beers. A very nice Doppelbock, not the best I have ever had, but a rather delicious last beer for the Night.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled 14 June 2002. Nice aroma w/ a slightly sweet finish. This is my first doppelbock. According to the other reviews, this represents one of the flagship beers of the style. For me, it was a good beer, but nothing spectacular. I'll have to try more doppelbocks

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

Depending on the source of light, colour changes from dark brown to dark ruby. Good tan head that doesn't last very long but leaves a good lacing. Moderate aroma of oak, caramel and English pipe tobacco. Well balanced malty flavour with roast notes. Not too sweet. Roast bitterness in the aftertaste, maybe slightly too bitter/tart in the end. All in all a great beer.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a deep brown, with ruby tinges and a fairly limited head. The label states "Dunkler Doppelbock", so I was expecting something a little thicker and syruppy. As it was, a very thick, heavy, malty taste dominates. No hops detectable. The finish is also sweet, and the nutty flavours are restrained as well. Overall, this is less distinctive than Salvator, but probably more drinkable overall.

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Photo of Gusler
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer as it slides from the bottle into the glass a beautiful deep limpid ruby red color, the head modest and the leftover lace decent sheets that coat the glass. The aroma of peat and or smoke with the underlying malt and caramel sweetness makes it quite a treat to the senses. Start is malt and slightly sweet, the top skimpy in feel with the finish meaningful in it acidity, the hops pleasant and the aftertaste droughty and long lasting. A quite drinkable beer, and well worth the sampling, not the greatest bock, "Celebrator, Optimator, Salvator", top my list, but quite good nonetheless.

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

Dec 2nd, 5pm, Brampton, Canada and it's about minus 7 degrees out right now. The perfect time to crack this dopplebock from my fridge.

A dark brown brew with a decent foamy head. The nose is immediatley remenicsent of raisins and dark, un-sweetened chocolate. I found the first sip to go down smooth and relativley creamy. The finish lingered nicely and was highlighted by flavours of molasses, black licorice & plums.

Not a classic but a great treat on such a bitterly cold day.

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Photo of mickeymac
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's just plain brown. The head fades rather quickly. The smell is very nice, with traces of apple, raisins, toffee, and a just noticeable chocolate smell. This has a very pleasant array of flavors and a happy-making smoothness. Thanks again to all the monks.

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Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely chestnut color, with a bit of ruby thrown in for good measure. Poured a big, creamy beige head, shrinking down to a fine, thin layer, with hardly any lacing. Definite malty notes in the nose, with some roasty qualities and hints of alcohol as well. Body was medium, and it was fairly smooth, though I come to expect a D-Bock to be more velevety over the tongue. Taste reminds me of Celebrator a little, in that it has roasty, chocolate, bitter notes, as well as some semi-sweet malt. The bitterness in the finish lingers a bit.... Pretty good, though I'd go with Celebrator, Andechs, Salvator or Sammy first. Prosit!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of aracauna
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown body, ends ups being almost black but is really like Okeefenokee swamp water but darker. Light chocolate milk head. Deep malt aroma - chocolate - and slight citric quality. Smooth malt flavors. The taste is earthy and gritty, but the mouthfeel is almost creamy and really smooth. This last part confused me: I picked up some esters in the flavor and by the end of the beer I was convinced I was drinking a weissbock.

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Photo of Murph
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark ruby color with a huge, pillowy, dark tan head that leaves a nice lace on the glass. Big malty nose with some nice dark fruit qualities to it. Great bicuity maltiness that isn't too overpowering and cloying. There is an almost earthy quality that I assume comes from the hops. Subtle dark fruit qualities are present in the background, including a nice vinous character. Great medium to medium full body without the cloying stickyness that I often associate with the style. The less intense sweetness also makes this beer excellently drinkable for the style. This is probably my favorite of the style so far. It may not be quite sweet enough for some of the doppelbock purists but I could personally drink this one all night.

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Photo of Thrasher
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A sublime doppelbock, with a beautiful chestnut brown color and appropriate fluffy head. It's quite smooth and refined. The hops are pleasantly sharp on the tongue but it's the malts that really give this beer character. Sugary, tangy with vague hints of cinnamon and dark rum, and the requisite doppel undercurrents of oats, apples, potatoes... Thinnish mouthfeel but gets nice and chewy and sticky as it warms. Subdued, mellow but with some real heft. One of the best doppels I have tasted.

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