Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Hell - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly, long-lasting foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled somewhat spicy with some floral notes. There was a slight caramel nose, too.
T - Tasted of sweet breads and caramel. There is a slight spicy bitterness. Great balance.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager with a dry, clean finish.
O - I really enjoyed this brew. I've had quite a few Munich Helles Lagers lately and this was the most enjoyable.
07-24-2012 02:36:24 | More by zeff80
3.35/5 rDev -14.5%
16.9 oz brown bottle
A- cloudy golden with just a little head
S- very fruity almost belgium like. clean with a slight note of alcohol.
T- a little bitter imo for the style but over all not bad. really bubbley on the tongue and dry on the finish.
M- good carbanation but lacking a little on substance. watery and a bit thin
O- An ok beer. i got this as a gift so i cant complain to much but not something i would spend money on.
11-19-2011 19:48:36 | More by dankster
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
Had on tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, California. I enjoyed a large 1-liter serving from a glass stein.
Filled to the 1l mark with the rest of the mug filled with a bubbly foam that stuck to my nose on the first gulp.
Not a very grainy beer. It smelled lightly of a spicy hop and tasted just so. With its strong carbonation and its light body, it was very crisp and refreshing going down, all the way to the bottom of the liter.
I may just be a weakling, but does anybody else think they oughtta make large drinking vessels with two handles instead of one?
08-10-2011 18:23:56 | More by musicman575
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
Poured a luminous gold with two fingers of white fluffy head. Laces well on my oversized pilsner glass. Smell of yeasty malt and lemongrass. Not a lot on the nose. Smooth malty flavor with a bit of lemony citrus sweetness. Nice vague hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. Bubbly and light mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Extremely refreshing. Great pizza or pretzel beer. This would be a good stepping off point to get your BMC friends to try something new.
07-16-2011 19:38:55 | More by jgurley
3.53/5 rDev -9.9%
A: Pale brassy-lemon coloring has a brilliant clarity. A bready white head shows a great resistance to fall while the effervesce is medium and evenly spaced with a gentle uprising of micro bead carbonation. The lacing is thick and clumpy, sticking well to the glass walls with a good show of coverage. Overall a nice visual appeal, one you expect from a crisp lager in a pounder or mug with a good visual topping.
S: Think fresh green corn stalks for aroma along with a smidge of light buttered grains. Fresh barley, very clean and on par delivery with a light sense is well within the boundaries of expectations here.
T: Sweet dry barley grains with a balance of soft fresh noble hop cones. Again clean flavor, smooth easy malting with a nice level of hops per style. Sweet bready notes come about with a finish of subtle warming flowers of noble origins.
M: Nice massage from the steady and long lasting tingly carbonation on the tongue. Buttery slippery texture, light bodied affair.
O: Overall nice level of drinkability, not much to hold you back here making for an easy brainless downer. Helles is a style not often given the respect and craftmenship it deserves, and this fairs worthy to good by style. My gold standard for such continues to be Hacker Pschorr’s Munich Gold.
06-09-2011 22:45:25 | More by beerthulhu
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
Weltenburger Kloster Barock Hell
Appearance: Poured in stages to create a nice head, it's a clear deep-gold beneath two-fingers of frothy white foam. The head retention is very good, and the walls of lace that form as you tilt the glass break apart with each sip leaving rings behind.
Smell: Floral and just slightly grassy hops over a mildly sweet, grainy maltiness.
Taste: The floral hops suggested by the nose remain, combining well with the light note of sweetness in the grainy malt base. A firm bitterness balances it, and it finishes dry with lingering floral and grassy notes. Nicely balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body, and smooth with a moderate carbonation that gently caresses the tongue.
Overall: An impressive, polished lager with a great floral hop character. Perhaps that's what the "baroque" label refers to. Very nicely done.
06-07-2011 15:36:29 | More by NeroFiddled
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
Drank from my Erdinger weizen glass
A - Pours a slightly hazy Golden colour with afrothy one fingered head that reduces quickly.
S - Sweet malts and yeast, a little green fruit also.
T - MAlt up front with some yeast notes a little grain follows witha floral hop bitter finish.
M - Light body and medium to full carbonation
O - A Decent session beer
04-30-2011 16:15:36 | More by eric5bellies
3.53/5 rDev -9.9%
Pours a clear pale golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting cap. Sporadic rings and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy, grassy aroma with hints of light fruit, pilsner malt and soily, floral hops. Faint alcohol sweetness with subtle bread/yeast, biscuit, apple and pear.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a nice balance of bready yeast, crisp light fruit, biscuit/pale malt, earthy hops, grass and straw. There is a nice crisp, floral hop bite up front that lingers throughout over the sweeter malt, apple and pear notes into a dry finish.
04-23-2011 06:27:31 | More by corby112
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
On-tap at Stuffed Sandwich
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden straw color with a finger of white head.
S: Fairly sweet on the nose. Slightly bready on the nose with some sweet sugar notes and a touch of corn. Light fruit notes of apple and a light floral hoppiness to the beer as well.
T: Pale malts with a touch of a cracker character and some bread. Sweet light fruitiness of apples and a touch of sugar. Definitely some grainy and a little bit of corn. Light floral hop qualities.
M: Light in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: Really easy to drink and really clean and pleasant.
03-31-2011 07:12:41 | More by womencantsail
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
A- A fine golden color. Noticed some fine floating particles. Very fine beady white head, just covers the top of the beer.
S- I could not smell this beer when I first poured it. So I let it warm up a bit. Still could not smell much. The only thing I could pull from this brew was the smell of river rock and maybe copy paper.
T- A soft alcoholic bite with the first sip. Pleasent soft malts upfront followed by a pronounced bitterness. Bitterness lingers a bit too long for my tastes in a helles. Super clean though. Hops are spicy and remind me of pizza seasoning.
M.F.- Carbonation is just right. Proper fullness for the style. Very nice.
D- Not a bad helles but just not my cup of tea.
12-12-2010 20:28:53 | More by nicnut45
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
I grabbed a bottle of this at State Line about a week back.
Light orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this is what I'd expect from a good helles. Maybe just a touch of haze? The nose is decent. Surprisingly, there's a little sulfur up front, and the malt character is very rustic, with a raw, grainy bouquet. There's also a delicate hop character, light and with earthy aroma. Not the cleanest of lagers, there's a touch of yeast here, reminding me of a kellerbier. I'm initially disappointed, but this is really growing on me. And part of the reason for this the reason it tastes. Delicate and complex, this is a joy to drink. Light, earthy hop flavor with a little lemon as well, there's a firm bitterness that balances the malt flavors here. Rustic, a little bready and with a touch of cotton candy, this is top notch. Drying on the finish with a firm bitterness, a little earth and some bread. Excellent stuff, this.
11-02-2010 03:23:36 | More by DefenCorps
4.43/5 rDev +13%
Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt, half liter served in a Weltenburger stein. Clear golden body with an inch of froth, solid helles appearance. Clean and crackery pale malt and lager yeast aroma, not much to it but quite good for the style. Palate is great, lightly sweet up front with pils malt and crusty bread, honey-like in the mid palate with a bitter and dry finish. No frills, exceptionally clean and drinkable, this is great stuff.
10-13-2010 00:49:53 | More by largadeer
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from 500mL bottle into a Pilsner glass.
Appearance: light golden hue with three fingers of creamy white foam and tons of apparent effervescence. Rather nice, if a bit light.
Smell: lightly malty and lightly grainy; not too sweet and not sour at all. The aroma strikes rather a good balance.
Taste: rich in flavor yet surprisingly dry. Again, malty and grainy flavors are in good balance and there's no unpleasant sour taste. Noble hops round out the flavor with a balanced bitterness. I guess I'm saying that "balance" should be the motto of this beer. As light-colored lagers go, this is damn good.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an OK level of carbonation. Though it's got pretty good body for the style, this beer doesn't have a lot of creaminess; still, it is crisp and gets the job done.
Drinkability: very quaffable. I bet on a warm day it's even better, but I'm still enjoying this one here quite a lot indeed. These kinds of beers are made for drinkin', brother!
09-11-2010 04:36:08 | More by flagmantho
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured into s 1/2 liter stein a chill hazed lighter golden with a fluffy egg shell colored crown atop that left broken glogs of lace as it settled slowly.Germal malt aromas,iron,a tinge of cripy bread,and honey.Flavors are sweetish upfront with some honey,maybe some light vanilla pod?Drying crisp finish makes it highly drinkable along with the sturdy mouthfeel.This is traditional top of the line malt driven Bavarian helles,very nice.
06-09-2010 21:15:30 | More by oberon
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours a clear gold with a frothy two finger snowy head. Fairly low in carbonation for the style.
Scent is subdued, slightly sweet and flowery.
Taste is pleasant, slightly sweet bready flavor, apple like and very feint hoppy overtones. Another reviewer mentioned blueberry, I taste that too.
Mouthfeel is light, very good but slighty watery.
Nice beer. I love this style and so it had a leg up to start, but this is a good (and very fresh!) brew, the only flaw being perhaps that it lacks quite enough bite and bitterness.
06-03-2010 07:57:00 | More by appenzeller
4/5 rDev +2%
Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear, bright yellow with a tall, fluffy, white head that had great retention and lacing.
The aroma was nicely grainy, with a gentle spicing of hops across the tongue. The flavors also fit the description above, and had a nice crisp, clean finish.
The body was nicely clean and round. Drinkability was terrific. I could easily spend a nice long day with this brew. Overall, a wonderful example of the style. A must try when you see it.
05-29-2010 20:45:23 | More by beertunes
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
500 ml bottle " From the oldest Monastery-Brewery in the world. Since 1050". Says is is malt liquor and contains hop extract on the bottle.
Pours a nice gold, darker for a Hell. A verrry nice fluffy white head that nearly brims over and lots of fizzy bubbles racing towards the foam.
Not much of a smell here, possibly because of the hop extract, you only get a pinch of malt.
This is a nice lager that tastes a lot like a robust pilsener. Roasty, bready malt, leading into a nice hop bite, there is both hop and hop extract in here. Has a dry finish.
The mouthfeel is average, it has a dry watery quality and at the same time biting carbonation.
Overall a decent lager but nothing ultra special here besides the taste.
08-05-2009 23:54:21 | More by crossovert
4.83/5 rDev +23.2%
Had some earlier good luck with a few beers from this brewery, thought I'd see if I can keep the streak going.
A -- Slightly hazy straw to light gold color with a thick, firm, white head that lasts good and long.
S -- Big sweet, bready malt nose. That German malt character I always look for.
T -- Big malts again in the flavor -- breadiness that starts sweet and finishes dry with just the faintest balance of spicy hops throughout and some mild toasty bread character in the finish. This is what a good Helles is all about.
M -- Light to medium light body with a soft, leaning ever so vaguely to spritzy, but not with any carb bite.
D -- Outstanding. I'm gonna remember this one every time I get a craving for a good Bavarian Helles.
07-17-2009 20:24:18 | More by steveh
3.7/5 rDev -5.6%
I had trouble finding this beer on the database, but I think I found the right one. My bottle reads: Marke Weltenburger Barock Hell.
Whatever it is, it's a good Helles. It is very close to a Czech Pilsener, but does have less hops spice/aroma and more malt to it. it's cleaner and crispier than a German lager typical. Bright pour, huge head that settled nicely. Faint hops aroma overshadowed by the malt. A bit grainy...like corn. Very easy drinking. Served at about 50 degrees F, should have chilled it a bit more.
07-17-2009 05:56:18 | More by Mebuzzard
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Hell from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.