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Weltenburger Kloster Urtyp Hell - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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80
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Murph on 10-22-2002)
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Photo of nicnut45
4.53/5  rDev +29.1%

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.

nicnut45, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%

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.

largadeer, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
4.33/5  rDev +23.4%

6/4/2011

Thanks to Arthur for the growler. Opened with Carlos at Lost Abbey.

A: Pellucid straw gold with a big white head. Lots of lacing. Good clarity and nice color.

S: Pilsner malt with notes of dough, grain, and bread. The malt is the most prominent aspect of the nose, with slightly spicy and herbal noble hop notes beneath. Very clean.

T: Pronounced Pils malt imparts grainy, bready, and doughy notes. The beer is slightly sweet, with a light noble hop presence which imparts a low bitterness and spicy notes. Finishes very clean with rich malt characteristics.

M: Light in body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft.

Overall: A very good Helles.

HopHead84, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of czfreeman
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%

Following the Lowenbrau Urtyp with this one, little exploration of the style.
Pours clean, nearly clear golden hay color. Light bubbling streams in the glass, produces a really nice head, foamy, light, leaving good lacing.
Smells light, bicuity malts, light bread, hop bitterness, touch of green citrusy hoppiness, overall bready with a squeeze of citrus, fits my idea of a Helles to a Tee. Really light punch of hops almost recalls a British Bitter. This is some really good stuff. Most other Helles are more of a focus on th quality and complexity of the malt, yielding a predominantly bready aroma, this one is really a feature of fresh grassy hops, providing a light lemony tang that is really enjoyable
Flavor reminds me of the Augustiner Helles, with an added Hallertau punch. Light bready malts, sweet citrus, a clean amount of carbonation, bitter mineral quality, finishing with a cleansing amount of Hallertau bite. Coming back to this beer several times really provides a fresh zippy bite of Hops, I've had several bottles prior to reviewing and everyone seems to be a little different
Mouthfeel is clean, light and ends with a pleasently bitter bite. This style is so great as it can pair with light appetizers, seafood, as well as heavy entrees with its cleansing properties. Good example of a classic style

czfreeman, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of steveh
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%

One from the Weltenburger Kloster, a favorite, that I haven't reviewed yet.

.5 Liter brown bottle with no clear freshness date. "Urtyp" meaning prototype, so I can only decipher this to be a typical Helles, or the brewery's original Helles.

A -- Very dense and long-lasting, light cream colored head. Very hazy golden color -- not great for this style.

S -- Good bready malts with light citrus and spice from hops. Low DMS back.

T -- Smooth and quenching bready malts up front with some light, lemony-citrus character back and lightly spicy hop bitterness in the finish -- all of the above lingering in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a chewy juiciness from good malts. Light-medium body.

O -- A very nice Helles if you're looking for a good example of the style. Very easy drinking and supplies just enough flavor character to let you know its made with quality ingredients, but not so much that you have to pay attention to each swallow. Very satisfying.

steveh, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy lemon color verging on gold; the modest head faded rather quickly, but did leave some generous splashes of lace behind

Smell: Bready, pilsner malts; very clean

Taste: Bready, up front, with a little bit of toffee sweetness in the malt; some mineral flavors arrived by mid-palate along with just a hint of grassy hops; clean finish, with the wrap-up just like the commencement

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A really nice helles, but you have to get a fresh body; the overall average score on this beer suffers as many reviewers appear to have gotten an out of date bottle

brentk56, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of ElGordo
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%

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.

ElGordo, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of HappyHourHero
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%

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.

HappyHourHero, Dec 01, 2006
Photo of Murph
4/5  rDev +14%

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.

Murph, Oct 22, 2002
Photo of eric5bellies
4/5  rDev +14%

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

eric5bellies, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +14%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of fsimcox
4/5  rDev +14%

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.

fsimcox, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of rtepiak
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%

a crisp helles... not too fruity... a hoppier version of the barock hell. a split hair from a good pilsner. foam creeped out of the bottle while i got the glass. clear golden... almost green. nice hay nose. with a very sublet sweet. very light... very well balanced. palate of like honey, protein, hay, and soft mint finish with a honey malt undertone. breadier than the norm. fruitier than a pilsner. sweet finish with a nice body. smooth. simple.

rtepiak, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of LungeRehm
3.93/5  rDev +12%

Got it from a friend who brought it from the south, have never drunk it before. Serving type: standard 0,5l bottel, poured into a Pils mug

A: Large-bubbled foam which quickly fades but keeps a 1cm layer on top of the beer; bright golden color. Strong carbonation at the start, quickly vanishing.

S: malt slightly dominates the hops, both are not very distinct.

T: Heavier than a Pils, just as this style should be; flowery, citrusy hints at the same time. Very moderate bitterness.

M: slightly creamy which I found a bit surprinsing, feels like it's overly cabonating in the mouth, fresh bready taste with a citrusy finish.

D: Would recommend this beer, it's a well-crafted, but not exceptional one. A bit too much citrusy, almost sour final note like in some Hefeweizen.

LungeRehm, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of canucklehead
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%

When in Leavenworth in the fall, drink lots of German beers. This is good example of the style and a great beer to start off the evening session. Very light with a huge head this is a malty take on the helles style. The finish is dryish and I found quite refreshing. Good beer that has more flavour than the colour suggests

canucklehead, Oct 03, 2008
Photo of Offa
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%

This is a pretty good, but rather sweet, basic helles bier.

Gold, it has a small white head slowly shrinking.

Aroma is light cooked barley, yeasty bread dough, apple and herbs - definitely a helles but not as characterful as many.

Taste is grain, herb, mineral, with lemon and apple dominating the finish and aftertaste along with some grain. Overall, it's a bit on the sweet side.

Offa, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of beerguy101
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

Light orange gold color. Head is small. Aroma is fruity and malty. A medium bodied helles. This one is as bone dry, on a nice mild malty backbone. Mild hop spiciness, touch of orange. Light and refreshing, yet it has enough flavor not to be boring. This would be a great summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

beerguy101, Oct 03, 2003
Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

womencantsail, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of RoyFokker
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

RoyFokker, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Luiz0930
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of MichaelGreene
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Light yellow, flowery smell.

Nice dry bitter beer. Not too much to say about this, not too many flavors, or anything to speak about. Just a good simple beer. What can I say, I would drink this on a hot day anytime. It was really good. Just simple.

Poured into my Pils glass. Not really much of a head to start with, but a thing ring stuck around. Light carbonation, I prefer a little more.

But again, a good beer, worth trying out and worth buying again. Simple but it works.

MichaelGreene, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of Poupae
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Poupae, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of pirmannt1
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

pirmannt1, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of CharlesRiver
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%

.5L brown bottle, typical of other German beers. Pours out a straw to golden yellow with a lovely one inch head. Tons of bubbles make their way to the top.

Smell is light, sharp and crisp. Slight malt and a very slight trace of hops come through. Taste is kind of what I expected. Grass, malt and something slightly peppery comes through.

Overall, a very drinkaable beer with a light mouthfeel. Easy to drink and lower in alcohol, which is a nice break. I would buy this again but not before trying something new.

CharlesRiver, Sep 28, 2008
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Weltenburger Kloster Urtyp Hell from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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