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Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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83
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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mickeymac on 11-17-2002)
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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass. Label says this beer is 5.4% ABV, rather than the above-noted 5.2%.

Appearance: light orange hue with a little bit of murky haze. head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: rich aroma with a sweet, fresh malt character and just a hint of graininess. I like it quite a lot.

Taste: nicely malty flavor which is a bit drier than the aroma would suggest. Bitterness is low but noticeable at the end. The flavor is quite simple, but it's clean and it appeals to me. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation. It's a little more to the fizzy side rather than creamy, but it's got a decent enough texture.

Overall: I rather like this beer. I don't always like Oktoberfests, but this one really does work for me.

flagmantho, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of rcatalano
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

rcatalano, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +8.7%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -18.5%

barnzy78, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of skypup
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

.5L bottle served in a glass mug.

A- Clear deep gold with a two finger head, medium retention, little lacing.

S- Toasted malts, sweet fruits; mellows to a mild bitter aftertaste.

T- Caramelized malts, fruit and mild sweetness.

M- medium bodied, medium carbonation.

D- Pretty good beer, good winter beer; distinctly different from most German lagers.

skypup, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: An dull coppery-ice tea mixture with a brilliant clarity has a spacious, light and lazy effervesce rising within. A chalky white head is a digit high, leaving a spongy, patchy covering after a fair amount of retention.

S: The nose was sweet caramel grains, some chocolate, and French toast, along with warm chestnuts light to medium in delivery.

T: The flavor was lightly toasted with a caramel sweetnes providing a good base. A touch of lightly toasted bread and toffee along with fresh hop flowers come about. Things are rounded off by a nut toasted flavor, warm chestnuts along with a faint, but noticeable detection of semi-dry apple slices providing a bit of fruitiness.

M: creamy, smooth with light traces of carbonation, just enough to make you aware of its presence. Good body of medium base.

O: Overall a good octoberfest style with a bit of winter warmer fullness. A bit full by style, not your typical easy to consume by the pitcher example such as Paulaner or Hacker Pschorr, but rather a cool weather limited serving beer a bit bigger substance wise.

beerthulhu, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for this one, Chris.

A: The pour is clear amber in color with a finger of slightly off-white head.

S: Nice and sweet with a surprising amount of fruit character. I get lots of stone fruits like peaches, plums, and cherries with brown sugar and toffee. Creamy caramel notes with almost no hop aroma.

T: Sweet sugar (mostly brown sugar) with a light citrus note and some more cherry, peach, and plum fruit sweetness. Toffee and caramel sweetness is also there along with some lightly toasted bread.

M: Somewhat light in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: This was a nice beer. A bit sweet, but still pretty easy to drink and enjoyable.

womencantsail, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of corby112
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden orange/copper color with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap/ring. Large chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass.

Spicy, slightly floral aroma with hints of earthy hops and sweet malt. Hints of grass and straw compliment the piny hops and are countered by sweet caramel, hazelnut and biscuit. Subtle light fruit with zesty pepper and cinnamon.

Medium bodied with a decent balance of zesty spice, earthy, floral hops and sweet malt. Grassy hops up front provide dryness without being very bitter. Spicy pepper, clove and cinnamon linger over the sweet malt backbone into a dry finish. Slightly toasted with hints of caramel, rye, biscuit and nut.

corby112, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of weeare138
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a transparent, orange toned gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a gentle cap and collar. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of biscuits, caramel, apple, honey, and malted wheat
Taste is of the aromas with a floral punch that leads to a sugary, malty flavor.
Mouthfeel is prickly up front, malty, sweet, and balanced with a snappy bite at the end.

weeare138, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a glass mug from a mini-keg.

Ah, New Year's Eve...what a time for beer! This one pours a clear copper-amber topped by a finger-and-a-half of dirty white foam. The nose comprises wheat, flowers, light cinnamon, nutmeg, and some very light caramel. The taste holds notes of light caramel, walnuts, cedar, nutmeg, and brown sugar. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a slightly grainy feel. Overall, a pretty nice little brew, but the flavors don't really assert themselves enough to make this mini-keg necessarily worth it.

TMoney2591, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of Vdubb86
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Stella glass

Thanks to my buddy Matt for bringing this minikeg to the party.

This beer pours a solid copper color with a white head. I know that it's not helpful to say that I smell barley in the aroma, but in all honesty that was literally the only smell that I could pick out. I also wonder if the beer had gone stale, because to me it tasted kinda flat. It was still a palatable beer the barley with hints of orange zest in the background, overall not a beer that will wow you.

Vdubb86, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of largadeer
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The amber-hued body matches the copper bar. The head is slightly off-white and retains well.

It smells nice - mild, but nice. Malty, clean, a bit of toast, biscuit, honey.

Very toasty on the palate, only slightly sweet, honey-like and a bit floral. Bready, crisp, dry in the finish. One of the cleaner Octoberfest beers I've had, great stuff.

largadeer, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of nickd717
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Excellent appearance. Pours a very clear amber color with a nice frothy white head and good lacing.

Aroma is pleasant and fruity with sweet caramel malt and some spices.

Flavor is not intense but is good and balanced. Sweet caramel and pale malt, light fruits and nuts, and a hint of spice. This is pretty tasty, especially for the style.

Medium body with a nice smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good. Overall this won't blow you away, but it's really great and interesting for a Vienna/marzen. A little underrated in my opinion.

nickd717, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of abrand
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1pt0.9fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 9.26.09.

The winter marzen pours a brilliant amber color with a very sticky, frothy head that slowly fizzles away. So far, so good. Smells of caramelized malts, some spices and a hoppy finish. Taste is bready doughs and plenty of malts. Tastes a little watery to me. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp and drinkablity is mediocre. I thought I was getting into a winter warmer or a spiced ale, not the octoberfest bottled in a winter label.

abrand, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of popery
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good sessionable German beer. Winter-Traum pours a slightly darker shade than the Anno 1050, so about the color of a new penny, clear and with a big white head. It's also less sweet and spicier than that beer. There's a big lemon note and some darker specialty malts present in small amounts. There are a lot of malt notes bouncing around.

popery, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of birchstick
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a pale copper color with a one-finger head

S - smells of some faint caramel and toasted malts. There is also some grape fruitiness to it.

T - taste follows the nose. Sweet brown sugar and caramel malts dominate the palate. There is a lot of grapes and darker fruits throughout. There is a faint, grassy hop and a touch of toastiness present on the finish. Tastes very good.

M - slick, buttery mouthfeel with a full body and a nice touch of carbonation

D - this is very good beer. Very malty and full of flavor, it is really easy to drink. I didn't realize that this was a Marzen when I picked it up, however I think this is a good beer to throw into the holiday mix for variety's sake.

birchstick, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of CMW
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark golden brown with a substantial white puffy head. I am impressed by the retention however the lacing is almost nonexistent.

S - Slightly malt, but more sweet. Bananas, sour grapes, and spices.

T - The malt is the first thing to come through. There is a chewy, doughy taste to it. As it moves down your throught you get a little sweetness and I swear I can taste grapes.

M - Carbonation is low but this is definitely a full bodied beer.

D - Quite drinkable and would be easy to have more than one.

CMW, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of biggred1
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Russet amber colored with a fine creamy light tan head that leaves nice looking lace in big scraps on the glass. The smell is sweet toffee smelling malt and a bit of herbal hops. A nice malty and bready tasting beer with a tootsie roll sweetness and mild hop bitterness. Medium bodied and easy drinking. A nice beer but I thought I was buying a winter warmer not an O-fest after loooking at the label. Winter-Traum is a nice beer but maybe they should call it Fall-Traum.

biggred1, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of TheSarge
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew produces a good amount of off-white head, which retains quite nicely. Winter-Traum has great lacing. The body is copper in color and clearly filtered.

Not much in the way of aroma, but a hint of nuttiness along with bits of metallic notes.

The taste is slightly metallic, with caramel and herbal character; however, very faint.

MF wise it's a standard with prickly CO2 and a chewy sensation. DNK wise it's medium in body with some character, but nothing quite too much to ponder.

TheSarge, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of steveh
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew is pretty much identical to the brewery's Anno -- which isn't to say that's at all bad.

A -- Nice clear, orange amber color with a thick, long-lasting, light tan head.

S -- Bready/yeasty malt up front in the nose. Just what I'd expect. Some very vague fruitiness back.

T -- Yeah -- that's the stuff. Big chewy maltiness with a breadiness that starts sweet and finishes dry. Some nice, subtle hop bitterness in the aftertaste to balance out.

M -- Soft mouthfeel with a medium body.

D -- Terrific. Same local source as the Anno, and I plan to look for both more often.

steveh, Jul 02, 2009
Photo of GRG1313
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark orange with a nice white head. Really pleasant nose of fresh tortillas and malt.

Creamy mouth feel with light candy sugar and malt. Medium/light body but with pleasant malty, toffee flavors.

Finishes with light coffee with cream flavors and undertones malt, burnt toast and hoppy carmel. Some light spices all around.

Interesting and a bit different. I would try again.

GRG1313, May 18, 2009
Photo of roadhouse
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pils glass.

Appears a slightly hazy copper color with a one inch off-white head that falls to a cap. Lots of lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is very caramelly with some toffee and a light toasty malt character.

Taste is sweet with caramel up front, a bit of a tart fruit character, a touch of melanoidins, and a light mineral taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and smooth texture.

One of the better beers I've had from Weltenburger besdies the Doppelbock. This one seemed to be lacking the slight buttery character that I found in many of the other ones that knocked them down for me.

roadhouse, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of stcules
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Copper coulour without perlage. Foam appears white and quite creamy even if not so much.
At nose we can note a very high presence of malt even if this is not cloying. It is possible to find a smell of yeast .
This is obviously an important beer which is typical of a high quantity of malt, this can make the beer a little heavy. In any case, to be a doppelbock , this beer is quite dry and hoppy. Considering that, and taking note about the style, it allows a quite good drinkability.
it is a sample of a winter beer that heat up without beeing too heavy, uninteresting and boring.

stcules, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of tmoneyba
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Keg Liquor.

Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate grassy hop aroma. Medium body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

The beer goes well with spicy food.

tmoneyba, Mar 20, 2009
Photo of ArrogantB
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, I wasn't sure of the style but apparently it is a marzen. Nice dark orange-golden color. It has a very nice aroma of wheat bread and honey, very cool. The flavor is very bready with again, a hint of honey. This is very easy to drink and will motivate me to pick up more beers from this brewery and German beers in general.

ArrogantB, Jan 17, 2009
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
83 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.