Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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4.09/5
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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:
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Added by Bierman9 on 05-06-2002

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Ranking:
#2,539
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
534
pDev:
10.51%
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Ratings: 534 |  Reviews: 328
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.42/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Deep, dark coffee colors form with a beige head of 2 fingers. 100% opaque.

Roast malt, molasses, rye bread, black licorice...in that order of loudness.

Charred rye bread crusts, tons of black strap molasses, plums, more dark breads like pumpernickel, black licorice. Ends on the black licorice and some smokey malt.

Feel is carbonated and thin, on par for a lager, with a very wet feel and a smokey finish.

Overall I was hoping for more with this beer, as it's pretty hyped here. A bit overrated in my opinion. I've had better Doppelbocks both foreign and domestic to the USA, namely Spaten Optimator and Wasatch's Devistator respectively. I thought it was okay. In fact okay is the word of the day for this beer. Not terrible, not good...just...uh, yeah. Actually finding it hard to finish this one as it's a bit too harsh on the licorice and metallic malts.

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Photo of safaricook
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Some beige foam, small bubbles, cola colored body, clear
Aroma is caramell, sweet plums, banana bread, no booze
First impression is that this original German Doppelbock is more dry than many of its fellows from other breweries. This seems to accentuate the roast character of the beer, there is caramell as well but less, hop bitterness for balance is notable but only at the late aftertaste.
The body is on the thinner end of this sometimes almost sirupy style and there is a great warming from the alcohol
I think I have found a new reference for the style that I most of the time find too sweet but not this nice offering. Hope to get it more often.

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Photo of Rick778
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of edward_boumil
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a dark cola colored beer, too dark to see through. Originally poured a large 2 finger head, very silk and sudsy though it subsides down to a film.
S: Very complex. Tons of raisin, some cherry, cola, toffee, and caramel. Very sweet aroma, very inviting.
T: Follows the nose with dark fruit notes, toffee and cola. A touch of crisp bitterness on the finish rounds things out.
F: Definately a bit heavy. The beer is well rounded though, acrid almost porter like coffee and chocolate notes lend a touch of astringency, however the beer is still quite drinkable despite its monstorous body.
O: Really was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Its definately on par with Ayinger, which is my own personal gold standard. A sipping beer that is marvelously complex yet still easy drinking.

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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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Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 534 ratings