Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Weltenburger Kloster Asam-BockWeltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock
BA SCORE
4.09/5
527 Ratings
Weltenburger Kloster Asam-BockWeltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock
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:
#2,387
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
527
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 527 |  Reviews: 324
Photo of Majenglish
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Allegue04
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
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 +2.4%
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 -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of headlessparrot
3.68/5  rDev -10%
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 +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mncoinman
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Initial whiff was a combination of traditional bock malt and something that reminded me of a whiff from a milk carton that you are wondering if it has expired (and thankfully it hasn't!). Pours a dark brown with a slightly foamier head than typical bocks. Tastes indicate good munich malts and fairly dry. Excellent lacing. Mild carbonation (typical). I could drink this on an occasional basis. But its not very cheap. A decent bock but my preference is a little sweeter.

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Photo of jebrew
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

330ml bottle. Best before 2016-04-20.

A: Deep brown. 3.5 fingers high of head and retained.
S: Soybeans. Mildly caramel.
T: Soybeans. Caramel. Chocolate. Medium sweetness. Low bitterness. Finish with chocolate like flavor but was short.
M: Medium light bodied. High carbonation.
O: Unique and complex, quite good.

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Photo of CoreyC
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TH28
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. No discernible date. Appearance: Deep brown with ruby red tint and a thick khaki head that lingers. Aroma: Raisin, cherry, fig, toasted bread, and a touch of alcohol. Taste: Rich malt sweetness, toasted bread prominent, with a strong dark fruit flavor reminiscent of plum and dark cherry. Moderate bitterness enough to balance the rich malt. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with some creaminess for the style, moderate carbonation, and a hint of alcohol on the swallow. Finish: Toasted bread lingers long after the swallow with a touch of fruit. Overall: On the low end of a Doppelbock intensity scale, closer to a traditional bock in that respect. However, the rich dark fruit aroma in flavor more in line with Doppelbock. Either way, an outstanding beer. Complex aroma and flavor profile, balancing the toasted bread Munich malt character with well developed fruitiness of plums, cherries, and raisins.

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Photo of SirDirtJoe
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrBoz21
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, nearly opaque with mahogany/crimson ribbons that shine through. Light white head that quickly settles to persistent skiff.

Light lager aroma with notes of plum and malt.

Smooth balanced taste with low hops, sweet malt, stonefruit, plum and raisin.

Well carbonated with velvety mouthfeel.

Excellent beer ... a go to for this style. Balanced, smooth and delicious.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of NilocRellim
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear mahogany colour. Malts, toffee, and slightly nutty aroma. A little spicy as well. Medium to heavy-bodied, malty and sweet antrunk but phases to a pleasant slighty bitter hop and nutty aftertaste. Crisper towards the end.

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Photo of Malt_Man
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served cold from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Deep chestnut brown with a reddish tinge, opaque and 2cm off-white dense head, fades quickly to 1cm. Wasn't expecting the dark colour, this is my first dunkel doppelbock.

S) Rich, deep fruity malt odour, reminiscent of some strong English ales. High ABV is evident too.

T) Very dense dark malt flavour, hints of burnt malt and of hop bitterness. The burnt flavour builds after the drink.

F) Thick mouthfeel for a lager, although very fizzy. Bitterness in the aftertaste. Lots there.

O) Wow, what a bier! Strongly recommended to anyone.

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

Photo of prinnysquad
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Suds
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, deep, reddish-brown in color with a fantastic, thick and tan head. The aroma is moderately malty, with a clean, lager-aroma as well. Full in malt flavor. Earthy and slightly nutty, with a rich malt backbone. Excellent!

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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 527 ratings
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