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Weltenburger Kloster Urtyp Hell - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website

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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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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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-21-2014 03:13:42 | More by jsh420
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-05-2014 06:11:44 | More by RoyFokker
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-31-2014 12:55:31 | More by nu38
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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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-28-2014 21:13:26 | More by Saind
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-01-2013 14:20:58 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-17-2013 11:20:40 | More by felipeprates
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-02-2013 14:10:02 | More by Poupae
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-31-2013 07:54:49 | More by Luiz0930
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

01-09-2013 16:47:01 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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2/5  rDev -43.2%

01-01-2013 02:05:53 | More by KiltedCulinarian
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4.08/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

07-30-2012 20:57:23 | More by steveh
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

On tap at Hollingshead's Delicatessen in Orange, CA.

Pours a clear light orange-yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and light fruits. Taste is much the same along with some honey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is refreshing and easy to drink.

07-07-2012 03:02:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-30-2012 23:30:03 | More by pirmannt1
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-15-2012 21:49:23 | More by estevaom
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North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +15.1%

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

03-12-2012 21:40:35 | More by brentk56
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South Dakota

1/5  rDev -71.6%

03-04-2012 18:27:27 | More by airhyatt
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-07-2011 19:22:34 | More by ROGUE16
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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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4.33/5  rDev +23%


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.

06-04-2011 22:37:51 | More by HopHead84
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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

.5L, best before 1/12/12.

Light, clear yellow-gold, very effervescent. Head sticks around admirably, and the lacing is solid.

The aroma is muffled, with a slightly metallic and cardboardy thing. Woody hops in the background rescue the situation.

The flavor is light and quaffable. Pretty dry for a Helles, with a swift and clean woody-hoppy finish. Lightly tangy, mineral notes throughout. Malts are grainy and dry. The well-carbonated mouthfeel could be a bit softer in its approach.

Not bad, and nice and dry for a Helles, but I'll stick with this brewery's Dunkel in the future.

05-31-2011 17:29:50 | More by dasenebler
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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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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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3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

I don't really know the difference between the two Weltenburger helles beers, except one has a higher ABV. The website has an English version, but it doesn't say much about the difference between to two helles beers. (http://www.en.weltenburger.de/urtyp_hell.htm) The Urtyp Hell is the lower ABV. It is a hazy golden yellow with a decent, foamy head. The flavor is what you want from this style of beer: clean, bright, smooth, with bit more malt character than hops. It goes down nicely. There is a slight gritty graininess in the motuhfeel, but nothing rough or bad. An all around sturdy, lighter bodied beer that hits the mark and does the job. I'd buy more, but I'm not in a big hurry to, since overall it impresses me as being a bit "normal" and nothing too special.

04-10-2011 23:04:03 | More by MNJR
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Weltenburger Kloster Urtyp Hell from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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