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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: xlperro on 10-20-2002

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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 71
Reviews by jesseejames:
Photo of jesseejames
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice medium dark golden with a great head that lasts and has lacing complete to the end. It is a clear golden color that is hard to describe. It smell of really fine malts with hints of hops and nuts. It tastes great with nice almost biscuit malts with nice hints of nuts. It goes down really smooth with a nice hint of hops finish. It is super drinkable and is very nice with a meal.

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Photo of oberon
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours lighter copper with a nifluffy two finger head that settles into a creamy-like top,aromas are quite fruity with a noticable sharp spiciness.Flavors are on the sweeter side but not cloying and quite grainy I notice as in the nose a touch of herbal sharpness in the finish.Seems a bit heavy for only 5.3% alc but I like it fruity and a little sweet but I wouldnt be able to drink this all day I dont think.This I would put in the Vienna style lager category or maybe a Fest beer but no way in hell a Kristall Weizen.

Photo of RoyalT
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a dark orange in color with brownish tones and a good, pure, white head that showed strong retention and left some cool-looking foamy pits on top of the liquid.

Smell – The malts here are well toasted and smooth. There is also a complex structure of sugars that I couldn’t quite dissect.

Taste – This one is super-sweet. The malts are laden with sugar syrup and a light, casky, chardonnay-type of woodiness. There’s a subtle hop balance that slows up the sweetness.

Mouthfeel – This is a solid medium-bodied Lager. It is heavy and chewy and finishes with a soft herbal bitterness. The ABV is evident.

Drinkability – This is straight German malt liquor. It’s not for the faint of heart but packs a good, solid punch.

Comments – This was originally entered on the site as a Kristal Weizen but is most definitely a German Lager.

Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of merlin48
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle pours a clear amber body with a small almond head. Some sparse sketchy lacing is left on the glass. Aroma of caramel and spicy and earthy hops. Light medium body becomes a bit watery. Spritzy carbonation. Taste is toasted grain, caramel, and spicy and floral hops. Nicely balanced lager.

Photo of kingjames1
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Retired??? I just picked this one up at a local grocery mart.

Pours a nice copper with a decent, white fluffy head. Smells of sweet, fruity malts with a nice balance of hops. This is hardly a kristal weizen. This is a lager, maybe a Vienna style or maybe a marzen(?).

Whatever it is, it is a nice bavarian style beer, and brings me back to Munich (mmmm, munich). Nothing too exciting or extraordinary to be sure, but lovely nonetheless.

Photo of biboergosum
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, day 8 of the 2014 Craft Beer Advent calendar. Sort of getting a bit on in the year to be having this sort of beer, is it not?

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some attractive eroded limestone cliff lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty bready caramel malt, musty yeast, sort of stale pear and apple fruit notes, and weedy, leafy, and primarily floral noble hops. The taste is more bready, grainy caramel malt, a retreating earthy yeastiness, muddled drupe fruit and perhaps a few of its lower-profile orchard friends, and still plain weedy and floral hops.

The bubbles are generally quite active, in a sort of tightly frothy manner, the body a solid middleweight, and more or less smooth, nothing really caring to have a poke here. It finishes off-dry, the caramel malt stumbling along, while the understated hops and ethereal alcohol bump heads.

Not among the best of the style that I've come across, and since mid-September of this year, that total is many. I thought I'd left Marzens in the dust for another year, but here comes the Craft Beer Advent calendar to remind me anew - yeah, and the consensus was that the IPAs would suffer most - hah hah again!

Photo of tastybeer
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a light, olive-like cooper color. Big foam head that fades readily to a foamy soapy retention. Lacing is spotty and not bad. Nose is very bready, a little caramelly nicely toasty, fruity and spicey. Taste is pretty smoothly blended.and matches the smell well. Not bad, and especially since I've found this style lower on my list of favorite beer styles. Mouthfeel is smooth and mediumish. Good drinkability too.

Good and I may pick it up again. It doesn't bother me in anyway and is enjoyable.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken at the Zum Schneider in New York, June 30, 2007.

Pours a slightly hazy amber body beneath a full head of white froth that gently settles into a solid 3/4" cap. Average-sized bubbles rise steadily towards the surface, taking their place at the bottom of the slowly eroding cap. Minor spots and splashes of lace are left about the glass.

The nose is malty with an edge of caramel and a hint of Vienna-malt juiciness. Only slight background hops are present. Clean and direct. Welcoming.

The flavor is as might be expected - this is a slightly bigger version of a standard Marzen - mainly malty, even slightly biscuity and grainy, with the typical caramelish notes and subtle juicy fruitiness backed by grassy hops and a moderate, balancing bitterness.

It's quite easy to drink, and enjoyable the whole way through. It finishes dry with a swirl of grassy, and very subtly spicy hops, and a short lingering note of gently caramel-accented malt. Nicely done!

Photo of adamcthomp
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of rebel1771
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazey copper color with a decent head.

Smells of toasted malts dominate the aroma along with hints of citrus fruits.

The flavor is actually really nice. The same maltiness that dominated the aroma dominate the flavor. Along with the sweet maltiness is a bit of a herbal flavor that is quite nice.

All in all a very good beer, very smooth, I could have a few of these.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Brillant clarity with a brassy-lemon peel coloring shows a rapid effervesce moving within. The head builds respectably even with a gentle pour to a creamy 1 finger height and was chalky white in color. Head retention was moderate, mostly lasting throughout the drink always leaving you with a thin skim coating ontop, while the lacing was short and weak on the visual appeal.

S: Fairly clean aroma, fresh grass with lightly toasted cereal and sweet grains (Vienna). Some fresh whole noble hop cones tread lightly on the nose with some dry forest tones. Overall very soft in delivery.

T: Sweet toasty caramel grains with some fresh grassy hopping. Honey malt and buttered caramel toast finishes sweet and slick off the tongue with a soft touch of flowers. Very clean, with an old world flavor.

M: Good amount of carbonation is detected with a slick, slippery and medium-heavy like texture of malts on the tongue.

D/O: Easy drinkability and moderate alcohol content of 5.5% should make this go down easy enough, true to style. Overall not what most people would pick up on as a octoberfest beer at first, again, an old world style and feel. The body is a brassy-lemon color and not marzen and the grain base seems more Vienna sweet then munich dry toasted, similar to a fest bier by Victory. Cleanly brewed and a great beer for the extreme hot weather or try to sneak on to your BMC drinking friends. Clean and well crafted for the German beer enthusiasts , yet no reason why a BMC drinker would shun this. Again this is not your Americanized bastardized octoberfest bier loaded with speciality grains and hops, rather a true old world german style beer that is geared towards session drinking and sharing good times with friends.

Photo of jsh420
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

date on bottle 09.03.09(march 9, 2009)

pours clear copper with a 2+ finger head that coats the glass with lacing

smells of bread/cereal but also pick up some metallic scent

taste is nice and light bready/cereal malts - not much else to it but very solid

mouthfeel is light with good carbonation that gives it a creamy finish

drinkability is great - i could drink many more but i only bought one

Photo of Jredner
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Beer World of Largo

Malty sweetness of the aroma invokes sweet honey bread. Light copper/amber in color with a slowly diminishing two finger thick white head. Sweet bready fore..lots of powdered malt/honey sweetness. Very nice lacing and head retention. Solid mouthfeel. Finish is quite clean and abrupt. Has some backbone to it as far as a continued flavor intensity. You know your drinking a marzen though it gets sweeter than it needs to be.

Photo of KDawg
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice copper gold color. Softer tones of grains, malts, and some caramel flavors. Good fat and fuller feel with caramel and malty flavors on the palate. It’s pretty straightforward and not much nuance. But what it does well, it does it very well. Not the most complex or deep beer, but a very enjoyable one

Photo of Murph
2.83/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear bright golden color with a big fluffy head that settles to a film and leaves a nice trail down the glass. Weak smell of wheaty graininess and not much more. The huskiness carries over into the taste and makes it, initially, rather crisp but the brew turns to a malty sweetness that is a bit cloying and out of place. The brew is a bit cloying as mentioned and that really detracts from its mouthfeel, especially for the style. The beer is tolerable from a drinkability but why would I when there are so many better beers out there, including everything else that I have had from this brewery.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

17oz bottle picked up today from Tres Bonne Cuisine for about $4... poured into my Smokestack goblet.

1" head takes a little while to die back leaving a nice collar atop a polished copper brew.

Aroma is very bready and toasty.. subtle spiciness.

Flavor is toasted malts with a soft bready maltiness to it... again some very subtle spicy hop flavors.. Tastes very fresh.. nice dry finish. Body is smooth and carbonation may be a little prickly.

Nice Marzen from a shop that I need to hit more often...

Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright gold with a white foam head that leaves some solid, chunky lace. Bready, woody, black tea aroma with a bit of a spicy kick and a toasted nut skin quality. Smooth, lightly toasted malty sweet flavor and a mild hoppiness. There's a sweet, near gritty graininess thats actually very pleasant. Medium-light body is creamy in its low carbonation.

I'm not a huge Märzen fan but, this is a very pleasant beer. Seems to be a very accurate version.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was thrilled to be able to try this one when my mother had gotten it for me in Germany. I had never head of the brewery, but upon learning a little something I was thrilled to find out how old it was. Popped this one the other night with dinner. Served into a pilsner glass it poured a nice golden yellow, with a great amount of clarity and a touch of sediment on the bottom. Nice amount of head reach about three inches up the glass and settled down quickly, leaving behind only token side glass lace. Nice carbonation could be seen streaking skyward.

The aroma was rather bland which suprised and dissapointed me. Light bready tones and a hint of banana, that was about it. Very faint aroma for sure. The flavor was a little bit stronger, with a nice classic biscuit like malt bill, and a touch of spice. Decent amount of grass like flavor in the finish with a touch of clove as well. Really nice feel on this one with a good carbonation profile and a light to medium body. An easy session ale that did not even feel close to the 5.5% it was billed as. I would have easily had another.

Overall this wasa fairly good beer. By no means my favorite thing, but still a more then decent effort. I would have no issue with trying this again, and I am sure on tap it is stellar.

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ok now... Hmm... Picked this up on a lim at the local German deli and it's ok, I guess. When Raul sees a label with medieval churches on it, he thinks he's feelin' it. But this one, not so much. Ok, but way too syrupy like that one time Raul broke up with the captain of the cheerleading squad.

Bad memories, my friends.


Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Day 8 from the BeerAdvent Calendar.

Pours a nice clear golden copper with lots of fluffy white head.

Nose has subtle biscuit, bready malt.

Taste is clean, crisp with biscuit and malt with a pleasant subtle fruity finish.

This is a great beer. Nice and subtle. Very enjoyable.

Photo of surfmeister
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice...
I had no idea what style this beer was supposed to be when I tried it, which made for a very interesting tasting. Coppery brown with a full, rich head, the murkiness did give it away as a wheat beer of some sort, nice malty taste with very subtle hopping, went down smooth, I was eager to have another and still didn't have a guess as to what style this was supposed to be. Kristal Weizen?, I've had other beers with that title that were just watered down Hefes. Well, I enjoyed this one and will try it again.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.56/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 0.5 litre bottle, BBD is smudged so not sure if the beer was in date or not.

Poured into a pint pot (glass).

Dull, deep old gold colour, typical of an O'fest bier. Good white foaming head sat on top.

Cut grass is the first aroma followed by bad Body Odour, then I wanted to smell hops, yeast and malts. Sadly I didn't although a none discript beery aroma did appear.

This beer (according to the label) won some accolade at the Beer world Cup in San Diego 2008. whoever voted for it has different taste buds to me.

The richness I remember from O'fest biers and the depth of flavours were not present in this version. A weak attempt of the style in my opinion. Dry and bland throughout.

2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Brass color, clear appearance. White froth & lose crown showing fairly good retention. Malty, floral & mild toasted aromas. Spicy upfront, candy & phenolic flavors follow. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Floral bitterness arises & lingers into bitter finish. Herbal infusion & liquor memories on the aftertaste.

Photo of viers002
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

A: Copper-golden color, very clear, very little lacing

S: Caramel, malty, very straight forward

T: Kinda wheaty, very caramel

F: Very smooth, medium body

O: Good marzen that goes down easy, but nothing surprising

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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
84 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.