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Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumWeltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum

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BA SCORE
83
good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%


Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mickeymac on 11-17-2002)
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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 82 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kinger:
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kinger

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I, like some of the others here got excited about finding this bottle being labeled as a "winter" brew, and then experienced sadness when I found out it was only a Vienna Lager...but after drinking this I am a happy man. Maybe the mood was just right but this one really hit the mark tonight. Nothing unrealistic in relation to the style just a pleasant example. Sweet aroma, very bready/biscuity with a hint of stinging sour fruit. Beautiful light amber pour with a frothy head and a nice ring of lacing at the top. Sharp mouthfeel, clean and simple. Nice toasted flavor mixed in with an ample helping of sweet malt. Lightly hopped supplying a quick burst of bitterness. Doesn't excel in any category but overall I give it a deserving 8 for sheer enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 03:08:35 | More by kinger
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark, orangy amber, clear, large thick tanned head which didn’t hang around
long, moderate lacing. S: Malt, charcoal, reminiscent of a dunkel. T: Started with
hints of slightly sweet malty charcoal which was balanced out by some fuggles hop
like earthy hoppy bitterness M: Slightly thick texture, low to moderate carbonation,
smooth. O: Combined aspects of an English bitter, Munich dunkel and a Franconian
kellerbier. Pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 11:40:16 | More by jonb5
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bsm80x

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

10-24-2013 14:50:46 | More by bsm80x
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2013 22:59:15 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Luiz0930

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-31-2013 07:56:08 | More by Luiz0930
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Bill235

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-09-2013 13:29:41 | More by Bill235
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pkalix

California

4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a darker golden honey color, minimal head. nice uneven lacing down the side.
smells like a dark honey. sweet, caramel-y malts in the aroma and in the taste. minor bitterness longer after the liquid is down but it's actually very balanced. some healthy carbonation rising in the tall Paulaner glass.
trying to check my son's homework but incredibly distracted by this greatly balanced, semi-sweet, delicious brew. i like the even taste and the european accent.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 01:39:55 | More by pkalix
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of head on a cloudy copper colored body.
The aroma is malty, barnyard, hay and caramel. It borders musty, but it's still nice.
The flavor has a malt sweetness, mild bitterness and a curious spice note at the end.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and heavier body.
An enjoyable beer. The taste is a bit different with the spice, but it's a good addition.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 03:08:39 | More by Fatehunter
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-15-2013 00:42:40 | More by Peyton5410
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-09-2013 22:58:20 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just found my notes and the good looking label that I had carefully soaked off of this bottle.

Coppery orange color with an off-white, creamy head. Thick sheets of lace stuck to the glass.
Biscuity malt smell, but also alot more hoppiness than I was expecting.
The flavor also had more hop strength compared to the malt. A bit tough to put into words, as I was expecting a malty marzen / winter ale. Slightly buttery, and caramel notes, but more akin to a pale ale.
Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation level gave it a smooth finish.
Pretty average all in all, I guess I was expecting something more and different.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 04:41:59 | More by BigBry
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jsladky

Germany

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-08-2012 13:11:35 | More by jsladky
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whatsgoody

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9%

11-26-2012 20:51:21 | More by whatsgoody
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-19-2012 02:12:32 | More by t0rin0
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-27-2012 14:06:46 | More by beerpadawan
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow. Big name for a beer. But would it live up to all that? Out of a bomber this beer was a clear orange color with lots of rising carbonation that produced a cap of tan head. The retention was good and it left lacing in sliding bands. The aroma was of dry grains, caramel malt, hints of pepper and fruit. The flavors were pretty dry overall and not spicy like I was expecting. Mostly toffee and caramel first followed by some doughy malt and a bit of green apple. The finish was mildly hoppy and crisp/dry. A curious combination, especially for a winter beer, but not at all unpleasant. It wasn’t much of a stand-out either, just sort of blasé. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation frothy.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 00:26:23 | More by thekevlarkid
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

02-16-2012 01:23:37 | More by Mdodge8837
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Binny's in Schaumburg, IL
No obvious bottled on date
Poured into a US pint glass

Weltenburger has produced a solid winter lager with its Winter-Traum, as it is pleasing in all areas. For those who enjoy German styles, this is a must-try as it is delicious, relatively low in alcohol, and affordable for an import at $3 per bottle.

Pours a voluminous head of dense, off-white foam that coalesces at the top of the glass into a meringue-like structure. The head slowly dissipates over a few minutes to a thin cap of bubbles atop the body. The collapsing of the head results in columns of lacing along the sides of the glass that are disturbed, but augmented and re-supplied with each sip. Body is a moderately dark golden brown out of the light, a mid-intensity amber when in it. Transparent bod with slow, visible carbonation.

Smells of rich, dense caramel and deep golden malt syrup alongside spicy and herbal components from the hops. Nearly reminiscent of a doppelbock in aroma. Also a faint hint of cloves, but unsure what this could be from. Enjoyably complex for a lager.

Taste has a whole-grain bread, malt-forward opening that is also joined with herbal hop components. Mid-palate picks up mild hop bitterness and increasing levels of caramel and bready malt components. Mid to back of the palate shines, as I get: a mild spiciness from hops; a certain herbal character; fruit, particularly plum in the back that peaks and then returns to caramel malt flavors. Aftertaste is bready and somewhat biscuit-like.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with gentle, but noticeable carbonation that creates a smooth-flowing mouthfeel on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 03:35:26 | More by falloutsnow
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ADZA

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden caramel hue with a big fluffy three finger head that stays and leaves nice everywhere,the smell is sweet toffee,caramel,sticky date pudding and a touch of hops,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and slighty creamy and has tastes of caramel pudding,candied figs,sticky toffee and marzipan with a light ever present slight hoppiness that keeps the sweet in check and overall its definately one of the better Marzens out there and would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 08:58:48 | More by ADZA
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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-31-2012 10:36:00 | More by pperez38
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J23hc

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

,Poured into pint glass. Typical dark reddish clear body, but with a very nice frothy head that lasts. Not too much on the nose, just a maltiness and a faint vegetable characteristic, like cooked stringed beans. A little more on the palate, good malt presense, sort of earthy flavors. Wet, crisp, refreshing and drinkable. Can't call it complex, but definitely not undrinkable

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 17:57:54 | More by J23hc
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright orange with impressive clarity and a big sticky white foam head. Some dark fruits on the nose with underlying notes of dark fruits.

Medium body yet its a bit watery on the finish. Some dark fruity taste up front. Some toasted biscuit. No detectable hop presence really. Grapey like taste which is odd due to the light color. Definitely a strange oktoberfest at a strange time of year.

Some good butter toast like notes in this as well.

Okay beer. Nothing spectacular. Definitely doesn't remind me of winter.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 03:22:27 | More by jtierney89
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shwami

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-07-2012 23:37:29 | More by shwami
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at Maruhn in Darmstadt, Hessen (Germany)

Pours a clear dark copper-gold with a full, foamy head.

Aromas of toasted malts, bread, lager yeasts, rotton fruit, and copper.

The taste was a little surprising with a slight smoky flavor (reminiscent of cigarette butts), hints of raspberry, and mild rust. The full fruity and roasted malt finish is quite nice.

Overall the beer has a unique character and the flavors have clear definition. It is balanced nicely, and the smokiness, though unexpected, is subtle enough to be pleasant. Unfortunately, I enjoyed it less as it sat; certainly not a session beer. All the same, I would recommend giving it a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 12:04:47 | More by rinhaak
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stevoj

Germany

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into lager glass. Deep amber color, minimal head, which dissipated quickly (Note: glass was just rinsed out and wet from previous beer). Typical spiciness for a German Christmas beer. Lower alcohol content, but a smooth taste. Not so spicy to dissuade casual drinkers, but a nice tart aftertaste. No lacing on glass. I'd drink this year round if it was available...

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 21:45:30 | More by stevoj
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Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.