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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weltenburger Kloster - Asam Bock

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Weltenburger Kloster - Asam Bock
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg GmbH
Kelheim, Germany
Est. 1050

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.9 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 16.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep brown to black in color.
Deep wheat aroma full of bread characteristics.
Tan head that dissipates rapidly. Leaves minimal lacing.
Mellow full bread taste; like pumpernickel bread.
Has roasted chocolate and caramelized tastes.
Good carbonation.
Medium textured with smooth creaminess. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Olde Skool German Bock bier.  So old school, the brewery dates back to 1050. Damn! 1000 years ago. They have been busy making beer for a long time.  Oh yeah, back in the day!  Hey, check out this video about Weltenburger. Makes you want to book a trip to the 600 B.C. Monastery.  The Hallertau hops region is only a few miles from this Monastery/Brewery.

It pours dark into the glass leaving very little head and lacing.  Though higher in alcohol, you really won't notice it in the taste.  But do pay a trip to the website and also get your hands on some of this Bock.  It's like a postcard!  And one more's the oldest dark beer in the world.

The cloistered monks of Weltenburg could have done anything with the time they have on their hands.  Let's thank goodness they used it perfecting the art of brewing.

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