Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 332
Photo of beerenjoyer1
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This German beer is a good beer with its deep reddish-brown color with a carmel smell on first sniff. The flavor is a malty taste with a very light after taste. The foam is medium and light. I would have this Doppelbock again but as a first and then work my way up the chain of Doppelbocks.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - deep ruby red colour with fluffy tan head

smell - cocoa, malts, roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate

taste - cocoa, chocolate, malt, molasses

mouthfeel - thin for the style, low carbonation, flavors aren't as robust as other representations of the style, smooth finish

drinkability - pretty good beverage on its own, versus the leaders of the pack for the style, maybe not so much, but it is a decent brew worth trying

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Photo of CalhounJohn
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The nice, deep color had me looking forward to a full flavored German beer. My expectations were not realized as this beer was not as good as I had hoped. It was comparable to an above average store beer, but not up to the potential that I was wanting from a greatly reviewed from BA. This obviously is a problem of mine because the people of BA know beer better than I do and I will continue to yield to the advice of my cohorts. My quest for the perfect German beer similar to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier continues...

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I grabbed this at Chevy Chase the other day.

Pouring a dark, reddish brown with a dense light brown head with good retention and nice lacing, this is a great looking beer. The head recedes to a disk, showing off the reddish highlights. The nose is just outstanding. More in the vein of the Andechser Dopplebock Dunkel and the Aktien St. Martin Dopplebocks, this is mildly bready and toasty with a healthy dose of cocoa. Very clean, there are no off flavors from the yeast here. As it warms, a little burnt sugar sharpness. A little molasses is present too, this is rather decadent.

The palate is just exceptional. Cocoa and molasses are noticeable up front, along with burnt sugar, brown sugar and a pleasant toasted bread character.The mid-palate has a bread-like richness, mildly pumpernickel-like. Drying on the finish with a blend of brown sugar and toast, this is wonderful. The mouthfeel is just spectacular. Perfect carbonation is present, this is soft and creamy on the palate, and coupled with the medium-light body that has some melanoidins, I could not possibly ask for more from this beer. This beer really does justice to the style, combining rich flavors and drinkability that is scary.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my De Struise Tulip

A - Pours a dark Mahogany colour with a tanned head that re4duces to a film.

S - Burnt toffee and roasted malts.

T - Very malty with some caramel and hints of cocoa

M - Medium to full body with minmal carbonation.

D - Very impressive.

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

500ml bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. Dark, almost opaque - just a bit of light shines through. The color is a dark shade of brown with amber highlights. Carbonation is at an upper-moderate level, visibly effervescent around the edges of the glass, with a lasting tan head.

It smells of brown sugar and toasted nuts, faint molasses and spice. It's decadent, but not necessarily rich. The signature toasted malt character that I find in all of Weltenburger's dark beers is noticeable here as well, lending a solid malt backbone.

Deliciously malty on the tongue, toasted malt interplays with flavors of brown sugar and dates. There's a bit of nuttiness, coffee, dark fruit - a lot of depth for a doppelbock. The body is medium-full and the alcohol pleasantly reserved, making for a highly drinkable yet complex and delicious beer.

A must-try, this is every bit as good as Celebrator and Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel; the only thing it lacks is the hype.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was poured into a nice crystal mug.The color is a almost red, deep brown with a hint of burgundy. It builds a nice light brown head which is creamy and sticks around for a while
When you smell and breath in you will hint fruitiness,caramel,
toffee. As you taste the beer those aromas intensity and create a very well rounded" Bock aroma" with a sweetness of roasted malts that is kept in check by the bittersweetness of a great hop.It has great carbonation and certainly calls for more. Very good beer, just like expected from an old brewery like Weltenburg.

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Photo of Beeryce
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep red-brown color, yet clear, with a light tan head that fades to a ring quickly leaving faint traces of lacing.
The main aroma is sweet and malty, but there are a lot of dried fruit and yeasty notes as well.
The taste is much the same but very pronounced; sweet malts, dried figs and dates/raisins. There is a nice and surprising hop bitterness that balances the sweetness, yet leaves it as the focal flavor.
The mouthfeel is fitting, lightly carbonated and weighty. Thick and rich yet still light enough to be rather drinkable on a chill fall day.

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Photo of Jips
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-Look: 2 finger tan head atop dark brown red accented
-Smell: dark sweet fruit and malt, hint o' cocao and coffee
-Feel: medium and smooth, slightly watery going down, light carbonation
-Taste: sweet dark malt hint o' fruit, some bitter hop action
-After: coffee/dark malt meld and slightest alchy espers, nutty

Oh yea will drink this again

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Photo of slayer3604
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle from Hollingshead in Orange, CA....I picked this up because my dad has been talking about Kloster beers that he used to have as a kid growing up in Munich, so I brough him one of these and the Hell, and he loved em. Made the experience even better.

A- Deep mohogany, ruby, blood and guts topped by an off white head that lasted until I dumped the rest of the bottle in. Very awesome appearance. I can't remember the last time I stared at a brew for more than five minutes just looking at the color. Well done.

S- Nutty, caramel, malt, slight nuances of liquor and raisins as well.

T- A little sweet for my liking...if they fermented this out to 7.2% abv, it would have ROCKED but hey, I can't tell these masters how to brew! Again with caramel, dominant nutty, silky hold on the palate, with an arsenal of traditional dopplebock glories.

M- Again, firm, smooth, silky, you can barely taste the above-'normal' ABV, but its there in the background.

D- Very good Dopplebock, but I'm going to have to give it a couple notches down on this one because of the sweetness, again. Guess I'm just spoiled by sours.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep burgundy, with a thin, off-white head that fades quickly, leaving a thin film and a ring around the perimeter. Not much lacing.
Smell is roasted, caramelly malts, with some subtle hops. Notes of toffee with a touch of vanilla. Faint notes of raisin, cocoa, and chocolate.
Taste is roasty malts with some faint, grassy hops and caramel notes. Toffee and espresso notes follow, with a little bit of milk chocolate and cocoa. Bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth up front, and slightly crisp on the back end. Medium body, and medium level of carbonation.
Drinkability is decent. Pretty good beer overall, but it's one I'd only want to drink one bottle of per sitting.

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

Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich red-mahogany hue with three fingers of creamy light brown foam head. This is a seriously impressive and menacing looking beer.

Smell: rich, smooth raisin, plum, pear and cherry aromas all over a sweet but aromatic malt base. Quite good.

Taste: flavor profile is right there with the aroma. There is an interesting dichotomy of syrupy sweetness and drier fruit flavors than in the aroma. There is a touch of bitterness to back up the malt bomb, but it's just a tiny taste. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: medium but syrupy body with plenty of carbonation. Texture is creamy and delightful.

Drinkability: quite drinkable for such a nicely flavorful brew. I would gladly have this again and again.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle stamped 17.01.02. God I hope it's not that old...

Served cold into a pint glass. Asam Bock has a very dark brown color but, when held up to the light, a redish tint is evident as is it's very good clarity. Head is thick and creamy with good retention but hardly any lace.

Aroma is sweet and malty. Pleasant German yeast provides some fruity, spicy funk. Very nice.

Flavor is really quite good too. Great balance of flavors and the profile is all over the place. Sweet fruits like cherries and apples, mild warming spices like cinnamon and clove, caramel, toffee, toasted malts, earthy hops, and so on. Crazy complex but somehow very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lower carbonation; just how I like it.

Overall an excellent beer. Nicely balanced, very complex, easily drinkable all times of year. This is an excellent example of how great doppelbocks can be.

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Photo of Caml
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.33l bottle into a small goblet

Color: depending on how much beer one is looking through, either a cola brown or a deep, porter-like ruby. Lighter than most d-bocks I've had recently, though it may just be the small glass. Decent but quickly dissipating head and some persistent khaki lacing.

Aroma: Nice and biscuity; no detectable hops.

Taste: Lots of malt up front, but not particularly roasty, followed by a healthy dose of dark fruit, I'm leaning towards dates, and minimal hop character. Doesn't have quite as much backbone as other, stronger Doppelbocks, and there's no detectable alcohol. Mixed blessing, I guess, as it's quite pleasant, but not exactly what I was looking for.

MF: Pretty chewy, not a whole lot of carbonation, and the sweet date-y residue lingers for a bit.

Drinkability: Darn tasty, but something about the way it lingers makes one bottle plenty.

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed 2-26 from a pint glass

A - Dark clear soda color. With a low beige head and little lacing. Unremarkable.

S - Bocky-hops smells. Sweet. Like cured meet and smoky toast.

T - Malt flavors dominate the hops and there was no noticeable yeast flavor. It was sadly too hard to describe. The aftertase was stale and bitter.

M - A bit sleek. A bit smooth. Enjoyable goes down easy.

D - Not good or bad. There's not questions it's a bock, but it lacks a lot of distinctiveness. I would drink this if handed to me, but wouldn't reach for it in the store.

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

A - Deep amber brown with some orange hues as well. Average sized, creamy and foamy light beige head that disappears fast and leaves little lacing left.

S - Deep malt smell with some dark sugar and molasses. Also a good amount of rum soaked dark fruit (plum, date, fig, and raisin).

T - Rich malt flavors with a good amount of caramel and molasses taste, also a little bit of a bread taste. Then gives a bit of a chocolate and earthy bitterness. Finally it finishes with a lot rum soaked dark fruit and some other fruity flavors as well as a good amount of those sweet flavors. Some alcohol taste throughout.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and a little creamy.

D - Easy to drink, a good amount of sweetness but it is balanced and not cloying.

Notes: A very nice a solid beer. Nothing particularly knocked me back, but it was an enjoyable drink, and an easy beer to drink.

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Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I still think German beers rival just about anything the U.S. can put out. Especially wheat beers. Got this one thanks to thebouch01.

A: Forms a big bubbled 1 finger head over a very clear but very dark maroon reddish-brown color.

N: A very nice toasty malt aroma. Lots of nice caramelized malts and molasses. A lighter dark wheat aroma. Some sweet malts and bits of roasty porter like aromas. A very much dunkel/doppel bock aroma.

T: Just as expected, a big shot of nice toasty malts, some sweet malts, a nice wheaty flavor. More caramelized sugars, pretty sweet but nice. Slight roasted porter flavor. The toasty malt flavor is very nice. Light nutty flavor as well.

M: semi syrupy with medium body and good carbonation.

F: Still pretty sweet on the finish, would have liked it to dry off a bit but that's the style really. A long caramelized malt and molasses flavors with roasted porter flavors lingering. A slight wheat linger too, but not much.

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Photo of rmolledo
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark Black with a nice frothy tan head. Good retention.
S: slight caramel notes
T: Very flavorful. Tastes alot like a Stout. I taste chocolate, caramel, and a slight roasted coffee flavor.
M: nice and creamy
D: This is a great substitute for a stout or a robust porter. Not too heavy. A great beer on cold rainy nights.

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Photo of sholland119
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a caramelly brown, a bit lighter than some doppelbocks but still nice. A thin white head and little to no lacing..

S-Sweet brown sugar notes, but not over done,with some good dark raisin notes as wel.

T-Sweet but not cloying, good malt backbone with a solid sweetness.

M-Medium bodied and a bit rich.

D-Delicious, this is an excellent classic doppelbock.


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Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from a bottle into a wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown and clear. Carbonation is steady and moderate with tiny bubbles that rise at a medium velocity through the beer until it gets to the thin off white / tan head. The head started out big but fell away leaving some lacing on the glass. Beer looks good.

Sweet sweet malt aroma. Does not smell like a malt bomb but there's a nice subtle sweetness to this beer.

Sweet, full bodied, slight syrup flavor with a hint of roasted malt at the back end. Beer is smooth, really smooth. Great palate connectivity. There isn't much carbonation in the mouth but overall a great and highly drinkable beer. A wonderful doppelbock, one of the best I've ever had.

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Photo of darklordlager
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very dark brown/black, with a dark tan head. Looks hearty.

S: Banana, dark fruit. Layers of fruity caramel malt. Nice biscuit/bready air about it as well.

T: Starts out with a showing of the different malts employed in its making- lots of caramel malt, and some darker malt (chocolate?). This moves into a nice fruity flavour, and finishes a bit bready. A banana-y slightly sour taste lingers in the finish that is a bit unpleasant.

M: A light creamy texture, with medium carbonation.

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Photo of dpasotti
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite dark ruby-brown hue with a moderate tan head that slowly fades to a persistent ring of bubbles. Smells of dark fruit (plum, dates), roasty grains, and some vanilla. More roasted chocolate flavor than I am used to in the style.

Taste follows aroma closely. The chocolate/vanilla notes are interesting, but *almost* unwelcome for a doppelbock. Not as clean and fruity as I'd like; flavors are a bit muddled. Very slight hop presence on the end.

Medium body and carbonation, but a little watery on the way down. Pretty drinkable, but I'll take a Salvator over this any day. Kloster lacks the depth and flavor differentiation I have encountered in most doppelbocks.

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

This is a very nice doppelbock with good complexity and high drinkability.

Deep red bron, it has a huge tan head with orange hints, steadily shrinking to a thin foam and hints of lace.

Aroma is dark caramelised brown bread and toast, raisin, hint of molasses.

Taste is sweet caramelised prunes, brown bread, dark toast, with hint of burnt sugar and raisiny-licorice-spice character. It stends slightly to the sweet side from the start, but not cloyingly so like some, and it has a drysih finish before a lightly sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of baos
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into favorite bicentennial jar.

A: Big ecru head over a reddish brown body. Head dissipates down pretty quickly leaving nice bits of lace here and there.

S: Deep and dark malts with dried dark fruits.

T: Nice rich flavor of dark fruits and a hint of sweet booziness. Hints of hops here and there that balance near perfectly with the full maltiness.

M: Medium full and creamy. Very nice, more brews should be like this.

D: Very drinkable try one on for size it fits nicely.

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Photo of bheilman
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer that is dark but with a ruby red gleam. Not much head when poured into .5 liter spaten mug. Smell isn't so good; it is malt intense, but does have a sort of salt water scent to it. Strong malt taste that isn't as rich as I was expecting. Very drinkable. Caramel with a bit of licorice that don't really fade so leave a great aftertaste. Surprisingly drinkable beer as I don't feel it is that heavy.

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