Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum - Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Reviews: 83
Hads: 101
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: mickeymac on 11-17-2002

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Reviews: 83 | Hads: 101
Photo of RedDiamond
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lots of unappetizing yeast sediment gobbed out of the bottle even as I did my best to restrain it. I have no problem with drinking a few yeasties, but this looked like a slurry of floating garbage.

The head is white, fades quickly, and leaves no lace. The beer itself is a dull orange gold.

The brewer presents this as a winter beer. If I'm not mistaken, "traum" translates as "dream", thus "Winter Dream." The brewer's website does not mention this beer nor does it specifically mention an Oktoberfest beer. (It does however list a "Badebier" or "Bathbeer" made for both drinking and bathing! The English translations of their German website are entertaining in their own right.)

The Winter-Traum reminds me of Klaster lager. The smell is of pungent yeast and brown malts. The taste is of fruit spiced with ...(nutmeg, allspice, clove?). The aftertaste lingers sweetly. (881 characters)

Photo of Joss
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grassy bitterhop notes with a bisquit background.
Orange amber with a lowish creamy head.
Nice broad hop flavors on top of a firm malt body. Hops are fresh and malt is fruity, I do not think this is a beer which ages or travels well. It is nice finally
to taste a well-done german fall/winter seasonal. (306 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty. A lighter bodied Octoberfest/Marzen with some pumped up alcohol (6.2%) Malty and somewhat sweet. Mild hops. Mild flavor, with not a lot of complexity. That said, this is a tasty beer. Not very complex, but tasty. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly malty sweet. (352 characters)

Photo of jcalabre
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally sampled on 28 December 2002. I am writing this review from my notes. This beer is a clear dark yellow color. It greets your tongue w/ a malty flavoer. Use this beer to convert a BudMillCoo idiot to real beer. it's a nice transition beer for them (256 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: A 1 Pint 9 fl.oz brown glass bottle with a very cold looking Winter label. The usual picture of old buildings set in a green valley is replaced with a snow covered version under a dark blue night time star-lit sky. Advertised as the oldest Monastery Brewery in the world (Since 1050), and labelled as “Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum”. As with the other offerings from this Brewery the label also states that it is brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot of 1516.

Appearance: Wow, I thought I had mistakenly opened the Weltenburger Kloster Pils by accident!!! I am utterly stunned to find that this is a clear golden, slightly amber looking body. A massively well-carbonated white head, gives the beer a very Germanic look indeed. It laces the glass with complex pseudo-spidery web lace patterns. A rather excellent presence in the glass, looks fabulous.

Smell: Nose is a nice mix of freshly peeled citric fruits, light spices, hops, roasted malts and fresh bread. Quite astonishing, not exactly complex, but it does have many layers & dimensions.

Taste: Another clean tasting offering. The introduction is really crisp tasting, yet it has intrigue. Light roasted malts, fresh bread and an extremely fruity middle. Light spicy hops in the middle, lead to a slightly astringent bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: High inherent carbonation, lends credibility to the beers “Winter aspect”. You know you are drinking this beer, and it will not let you forget this in a hurry. Nice crisp, fresh, wholesome mouthfeel.

Overall: Donner und Blitzen!!!!
I am truly overwhelmed by this Roller-Coaster beer. “Winter-Traum", roughly translates as “Winter-Dream” – and this is a dream beer, because it is not what you expect from a ‘real world’ Winter offering.

I expected a dark beer – and got a golden one;
I expected a weak smelling beer – and got a lovely nasal surprise;
I thought it would be “wishy-washy” – yet it had incredible tastes;
I wanted another one – but only bought a single bottle. Shit!

Bloody Hell - Quite THE “Surprise Beer of the Month”.

Unique, if not least for the fact that there is probably no ‘Beer-Style’ that adequately describes this baby! LOL.
Highly Recommended. (2,243 characters)

Photo of AaronRed
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was very surprised when I opened this beer. I knew it would not be an American type winter ale- thinking more this would be a smooth rich beer without the spices. I was right except the beer was even better than I anticipated. Nice copper color with a creamy head if small bubbles gave a nice appearance in a tall 22 ounce glass. Sort of a sweet caramel apple aroma, but very tame. Definetely a malty beer with a rich and smooth finish. Somewhat like an Octoberfest, but more rounded. Wonderful and full mouthfeel which I believes enchances this beer to that of a good winter brew. This beer shows that you don't need all kinds of spices for a cold weather brew. (664 characters)

Photo of John
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a German beer? An Oktoberfest? Hmm...can't say I would've catagorized it any different, but this is sort of like an Oktoberfest or maybe a (Helles/Mai) Bock and an English Pale Ale all rolled into one. Clear amber with a hugely fruity aroma along with relatively assertive hops and toasted malt. As it rolls around the palette, fruity flavors and caramel overtake the the intial sip. Hop bitterness dominates the swallow and more leafy hops and more fruitiness finish it off. Outstanding drinkability, my 0.5L is gone already! Interesting brew and definitely worth a try. (579 characters)

Photo of mickeymac
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's designated a winter beer, with a quaint snowy German village under a star-filled sky on the label. However, this book shouldn't be judged by the cover. I've never tried a "winter'" beer this light in color or flavor. It's slightly gold with a foamy white head. The carbonation level is rather high. The smell is spicy with a bit of yeast smell. It's got toast and slight honey flavors with minimal hoppiness. It's a nice beer, it's just not what I had in mind when opening a winter beer. (492 characters)

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Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
83 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.