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Weltenburger Kloster Urtyp Hell - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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81
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Murph on 10-22-2002)
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Reviews by fsimcox:
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fsimcox

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Pours a clear straw, golden color. White foamy, bubbly head, dissipates slowly. Maintains the frothy head very well. Some lacing, but not much.

Smell of sweet malt, with faint hints of grass, and very faint hints of citrus and hops in the background.

Clean and crisp, a mild finish with a hint of malt sweetness. A little citrus in the finish, and a sweet bread aftertaste. No bitterness at all.

Mouthfeel is clean, easy to drink, crisp, some body, and some carbonation in the finish.

Not a bad Helles. I really like a good Helles, and I would gladly have another one of these beers. Smooth and easy to drink.

01-01-2011 19:58:37 | More by fsimcox
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

I bought two bottles today one to drink now and one to drink with some of my homeade sausage German potato salad and spoetzl.Pours into a 1/2 liter stein a light to medium golden with a hint of honey color,a large blooming bone white head atop that settles slowly.Cleaner aromas with light toasted grain and mild honey-like funky sweetness.Flavors are also cleaner but with some bread dough and more honey sweetness,a light mineral note underneath.Not much in the frills department here but Iam not looking for that with this beer,I just wanted a good food friendly German lager and I got it.

02-17-2014 21:30:35 | More by oberon
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nicnut45

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +28.7%

A- A light golden straw color. Slightly hazy appears to be some fine sediment suspended throughout. Beautiful fine white head just coats the top of the beer.

S- A very faint light smelling beer. Smells super clean. Malts smell of pure maple syrup. Hops are very faint, I can hardly pick them up. Very true to the style.

T- Everything a helles should be. Clean malt tastes and low bitterness. The malts remind me of pancake batter though not as sweet. Very enjoyable.

M.F.- Not too light, not too heavy. I think this beer could benefit from a bit more carbonation to maybe bring more scents up to the nose.

D- This is one of the most drinkable beers I have ever had. I should have bought more. I wish they made this in six packs.

12-12-2010 20:57:40 | More by nicnut45
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appenzeller

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Light gold with a frothy white head, very slight floral/honey aroma. This is a very light, crisp, straightforward helles. Balance is good, malts are citruslike but feint, hops are subtle and floral. I suspect this may be a beer that serves well when fresh on tap, but it's simply too refined/subtle for even a helles and pilsner fan like me to find satisfying. It's like a "light" version of a helles . . . a step too far.

07-08-2010 07:32:24 | More by appenzeller
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +14.5%

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a Pilsner Urquell stange. Body is a deep golden color, topped by a tall, wispy white head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma of bready malt, a good bit of caramel, and a hint of mild, fruity hops. Palate is mostly sweet, bready malt up front, with notes of caramel and just a hint of toffee. Some mild fruity hops come through towards the finish, leaving a bit of lingering bitterness on the finish. Body is light and ever-so-slgihtly sticky. This low-alcohol offering is definitely quaffable, and I'll probably be having more than a few of theses during the summer months.

07-03-2008 07:43:01 | More by ElGordo
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jsh420

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-21-2014 03:13:42 | More by jsh420
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Jredner

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%

Bottle from Beer World of Largo

The aroma holds sweet malt and some grassy hops along with some mild honey notes added to the mix. Bright golden/yellow with a lasting, two finger thick white head. Sweet honey-tinged malt fore. Grassy hops and bready maltiness are pervasive. Smooth on the tongue with a slight bitterness in the finish. German beers are all well made, but it amazes me how similar in taste different styles can be.

04-10-2006 07:38:21 | More by Jredner
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Murph

Arizona

4/5  rDev +13.6%

Pours a beautiful, clear straw gold color with a big pillowy white head that sticks fairly well. A nice biscuity maltiness in the nose with some very weak hop presence as well. Big sweet maltiness from the start. Not big as in overpowering but definitely most of the taste. There is a nice, lighter, hop underprofile which keeps it just in balance. Nice sweet maltiness but not to the point of being cloying, medium body and fairly refreshing. Yet another nice beer from this brewery, I definitely suggest trying some of their products.

10-22-2002 00:45:15 | More by Murph
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Boilermaker88

California

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%

Presented in a 500ml bottle just like the one pictured. Poured into an imperial pint glass. The coloration was a slightly hazed pale gold with moderate carbonation and topped by a brilliant white head that almost looked fake. Scant wisps of lace speckled the glass as the head gradually collapsed down to a thin collar.
The nose was unassuming and, aside from some fruitiness and floral notes, was really marginal. A lurking sour aroma caught my attention and was not well received. The taste luckily didn't carry the sourness picked up in the smell. Some modest sweet malt flavor made its presence felt before the gradual build-up of herbal hops commenced. Some light citrus flavor was noted also. The feel was light, crisp and clean.
This must be what Germans have in mind as a lawnmower bier. Light, refreshing but not sporting a whole lot of taste. Still, on a hot day I'd wouldn't mind reaching for one of these.

07-09-2004 16:26:38 | More by Boilermaker88
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largadeer

California

4.38/5  rDev +24.4%

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Crystal clear pale gold with a finger of sticky head that leaves scattered lacing.

Malty, creamy aroma. Doughy bread, little perceptible hop character. Lightly sweet, very clean.

So quaffable, clean and balanced. It's sweeter and lighter than Weltenburger's Barock Hell, though it's ultimately still a dry and crisp beer. Doughy pils malt steals the show, but there's a touch of grassy hop flavor, faint sulfur from the yeast. Finishes exceptionally clean, neither dry nor sweet. At the risk of abusing the word, it really is one of the most clean helles lagers I've tried. I'm not sure that I like it quite as much as the more dry and bitter Barock Hell, but it's an awesome beer all the same.

04-30-2011 02:02:35 | More by largadeer
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surfmeister

California

2.05/5  rDev -41.8%

Appearance: yellow/gold, satisfactory head which had adequate staying power.
Smell/Taste/Mouthfeel/Drinkability: There is an annoying sour or "astringent" smell and taste to this beer. It is the prominent note, backed up by bitterness, these are the two strongest characteristics of this beer. Any actual malt and/or hop flavor takes a back seat. Sour and bitter alone are not a pleasant experience and that's what this beer gave. I rarely head for the drain, but I did with this one. Unpleasant.

06-10-2004 17:04:48 | More by surfmeister
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eric5bellies

Australia

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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 16:17:03 | More by eric5bellies
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

500ml bottle. Stange lager glass. Pale straw color, clear appearance. White froth creates close, small bubbled & lasting crown while leaves lacing & spots on sides. Sulfur, grainy & biscuit aromas. Crispy upfront shows slight citric zest notes. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery texture. Low bitterness but enough to balances maltiness. Citric bitter/sweet finish & dried aftertaste.

06-09-2014 06:31:39 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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nu38

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-31-2014 12:55:31 | More by nu38
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KiltedCulinarian

Georgia

2/5  rDev -43.2%

01-01-2013 02:05:53 | More by KiltedCulinarian
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Zorro

California

3.03/5  rDev -13.9%

Pours a clear yellow brew with a very violent carbonation level.

Smell is sweet malt and grain and a bit of a horse blanket smell. Mild fruity smells too.

Taste is neutral and grainy with a bit of tartness to it. For some reason I can taste alcohol in this.

Mouthfeel is average.

An OK drinkable brew that reminds me too much of Budweiser.

05-30-2004 03:00:42 | More by Zorro
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-01-2013 14:20:58 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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womencantsail

California

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%

A: The pour is a perfectly clear golden straw color with a finger or two of white head that dissipates before too long.

S: Slight skunkiness up front, but I don't get much of that after the first sniff or two. Definite adjunct quality to it, probably corn. Light floral hop notes and a hint of bread.

T: Sweet bready malts with the faintest adjunct sweetness on the back end. Earthy and floral hops to it with only the lightest bitterness. A little bit of yeast flavor in there as well.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: A decent Helles, but not even the best I've had from Weltenburger.

06-22-2011 07:03:17 | More by womencantsail
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-07-2011 19:22:34 | More by ROGUE16
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kels

Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -18.2%

This was one of the closeouts at the Vintage Cellar this month. I think I know why after drinking and reading other's reviews. This must have been sitting around awhile past its prime.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a short, thin, white bubbly head. The head retains pretty well at a 1/2 finger skim, and it yields light washes of slippery lace with each drink. Light carbonation is seen throughout the beer.

Aroma is definitely displeasing. Bubblegum meets honey meets spoiled grain. It's sickly sweet, and, while aspects of it aren't that off-style, something's definitely off.

Taste gives up a lot of lemon and wheat - a very clean and crisp taste. There's a good dose of honey sweetness, slightly cloying, with a hint of that bubblegum from the nose. Crisp green apple finishes the flavors. Well carbonated with a light syrupy film in the finish.

Drinkability is hard to rate. I can barely get past the nose to the beer, and even when I do, I don't find much worth making the trip for. I'll have to try again when a new shipment comes in and see if it's just me or if it's actually the beer.

02-01-2011 03:31:19 | More by kels
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RoyFokker

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-05-2014 06:11:44 | More by RoyFokker
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Luiz0930

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-31-2013 07:54:49 | More by Luiz0930
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airhyatt

South Dakota

1/5  rDev -71.6%

03-04-2012 18:27:27 | More by airhyatt
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +14.5%

Light, soft floral aroma. Tall bright white head pops it way eventually stabilizing as a thin film leaving some nice lace. Transparent pale golden beers holds streams of briskly rising bubbles. Moderately light, crisp mouthfeel. Faintly sweet malt with equal doses of spicy hops and fresh dandelions ends with a grassy/herbal finish. Crisp beer with refreshing flavors. Simple but effective. Quite nice.

12-01-2006 19:10:46 | More by HappyHourHero
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%

50CL bottle poured into my 50cl Paulaner Seidel.

A- Golden honey colour with a rocky 2 finger head that dissapates very quickly to leave a thin
crown.

S- Sweet caramel munich malts, some biscuit.

T- Sweet malts in the beginning, a bit sugary, syrupy grainy finish, doesnt taste very fresh.

M- A little flat, syrupy

D- This bottle was 2 months after best before date so not the best example. Too syrupy sweet
and lacked in carbonation. Will revisit with a
fresh offering later.

08-29-2008 11:52:04 | More by seanyfo
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Weltenburger Kloster Urtyp Hell from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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