Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Hell | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellWeltenburger Kloster Barock-Hell
BA SCORE
75%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 128 ratings
Weltenburger Kloster Barock-HellWeltenburger Kloster Barock-Hell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Germany
weltenburger.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,473
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
128
Liked:
96
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
9.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of rtepiak
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is beautiful. thick cream white head about three fingers tall. tight white bubble with nice lace. yellow golden color with small particles throughout. the head smells of a bright honey and caramel. a bread with hints of apple and vanilla. extremely light. extremely delicious in the first minute it hits the air. the beer is straight malt style with a neutral bitterness. yet it still manages to have a very mild straw finish. a crisp mouth feel with apple fruit, very subtle sweet citrus, caramel, honey, and a mild earthy dry finish. i think i found my summer beer.

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Photo of mizx
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.29):
This one was another really good beer from Weltenburg, definitely a brewery that seems to constantly deliver for me and this one was no exception. The beer was very smooth and really easy to drink, the palate being a particular highlight but the taste and smell were not back either. Very refreshing and with some good fruits and citrus coming through as well, this one was a great beer and one well worth picking up.

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Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a clear pale yellow color. Huge 3"+ fluffy head lasts a log time.

Smell: some grass and saaz hop bitterness is detectable and pleasant.

Taste: bready malt is well balanced with some lemon zest, honey, grass, and noticeable spicy saaz hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Brief aftertaste as the bread, grass, and spicy hops linger briefly on the tongue. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: superb session lager. Easy to quaff and somewhat refreshing. Find some of this and enjoy it.

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Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into s 1/2 liter stein a chill hazed lighter golden with a fluffy egg shell colored crown atop that left broken glogs of lace as it settled slowly.Germal malt aromas,iron,a tinge of cripy bread,and honey.Flavors are sweetish upfront with some honey,maybe some light vanilla pod?Drying crisp finish makes it highly drinkable along with the sturdy mouthfeel.This is traditional top of the line malt driven Bavarian helles,very nice.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Weltenburger Kloster Barock Hell
Code: 28581056

Appearance: Poured in stages to create a nice head, it's a clear deep-gold beneath two-fingers of frothy white foam. The head retention is very good, and the walls of lace that form as you tilt the glass break apart with each sip leaving rings behind.

Smell: Floral and just slightly grassy hops over a mildly sweet, grainy maltiness.

Taste: The floral hops suggested by the nose remain, combining well with the light note of sweetness in the grainy malt base. A firm bitterness balances it, and it finishes dry with lingering floral and grassy notes. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body, and smooth with a moderate carbonation that gently caresses the tongue.

Overall: An impressive, polished lager with a great floral hop character. Perhaps that's what the "baroque" label refers to. Very nicely done.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle picked up today from Tres Bonne Cuisine for $4.. poured into my smaller weizen glass.

2 Finger meringue like head.. sticks around for a while and produces very respectable lace...

aroma is pretty much clean pale malts.. nothing else to mention here.

Pale malts from front to back with subtle sweetness in the middle... grainy with just a little bit of floral hoppiness.

Body is lite side of medium with smooth carbonation... very very sessionable... I wish I cold brew a helles this well.

Another very good beer from Tres Bonne Cuisine... I am impressed.. these brews are tasting very fresh.

4/4/4/4/4.5

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Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a crystal clear light golden straw yellow colour... white head poured big, thick and billowy then faded quite slowly to nice thickish layer... quite a lot of carbonation races to the surface... some wispy sticky lacing..

Aroma - Nice strong peppery and grassy hops, nice light biscuity maltiness, light honey sweetness, some light sweet graininess, light sea salt notes, freshly cut grass, good juicy spicy fruits (limes, apricots, apples), pear drops, some basil herbiness...

Taste - Nice strong biscuity malts, juicy fruits (lemons, apples, pears), light sugary sweetness, doughy traces, some saltiness, good peppery / spicy hop bitterness, grassy..

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry but becomes smoother the more you drink... light bodied... extremely quaffable - i could easily see myself drinking this all night...

Overall - An excellent example of a Munich Helles... well worth a try...

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Stuffed Sandwich

A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden straw color with a finger of white head.

S: Fairly sweet on the nose. Slightly bready on the nose with some sweet sugar notes and a touch of corn. Light fruit notes of apple and a light floral hoppiness to the beer as well.

T: Pale malts with a touch of a cracker character and some bread. Sweet light fruitiness of apples and a touch of sugar. Definitely some grainy and a little bit of corn. Light floral hop qualities.

M: Light in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: Really easy to drink and really clean and pleasant.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a good of shade, slightly dull yellow. Hardly any bubbles , and very little to no head. Just a small ringof foam that holds on till about three-quarters through the half liter of beer. Very light grassy, pilsnery, crystal, malty goodness hits you with the first sip. Te finish s a tangy light hop finish. The palate is a little dry, tangy, but very refreshing. Great beer to be served in big mugs.

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Photo of J_Snax
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

tasty! just ordered a case of it I liked it so much. Poured into a nonic pint glass on a hot summer day....I thought I died and went to heaven!!!!

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Photo of DogFood11
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer to look at. Healthy, Ivory white loose head has alot of staying power and leaves behind DNA with every pull. Bright golden/yellow body with swirling angry carbonation.

Smell is of sweet grain and saaz like hoppy backer.

This is a balanced brew all the way around. Soft, light, sweet malts are easily balanced out by a slightly spiced drying hop backer. Mouthfeel is smooth up front and sharpens up towards the end. Carbonation snaps in to finish this off, although a peppery hop backer gets stuck for a few seconds.

Very subdued and mellow in all areas. Really a treat and well put together. Easily a sessionable product, it held my interest till the end and I was dissapointed to have to move on to something else.

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Photo of shbobdb
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Ahhh, nothing beats a well done Helles. The only problem I have with this beer is that they went a little too artisanal with it. It pours a brilliant gold, and the mouthfeel is very thick and chewy. The nose has a nice blast of earthy hops balanced out with some light DMS and a good clean malt aroma. The taste starts off quite well, a nice mix of earthy noble hops and thick, chewy goodness. As is languishes in your mouth, the hop contribution fades and there is nothing but a nice clear sweetness. Unfortunately, as the beer goes down, this sweetness builds and it ultimately hurts the drinkability of this beer.

It is very good, a "sipper" in helles form. It would be ideal, except that I don't think a good helles ought be a "sipper".

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Photo of Chris84
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A rather subdued Helles, with a more pronounced taste of alcohol. Somehow it feels both strange and inviting.

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Photo of T100Mark
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 500 ml Euro Bomber poured into a Weltenburger dimpled glass mug (How cool is that?!).

Appearance - A bright (helles) yellow color. Slightly hazy. Almost the look and color of unfiltered apple juice. A big head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Fresh cut pineapple. Sweet. A whiff of sour.

Taste - Initial sweet fruit flavor. Mildly sour. The subtle hop flavors add a bit of citrus flavor to the mix. Delicious!

Mouth - Buttery. Fine carbonation.

Overall - I found another Weltenburger outlet in Southern California! Mattern Sausage, in Orange, carries the stuff. This is good news as Weltenburger is not available at BevMo, Total Wine, of High Times. This is a very nice lager. The flavor is subdued yet complex. Absolutely chugable. My only issue with this beer is that I wish it were a bit more aggressive.

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Photo of Gooljd
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a nice orangish-yellow with a good head that stayed a bit and left some substantial, foamy lacing.

Smell – The grain is nice at the nose. It is sweet with hints of orange and grapefruit juices and also has a firm bitter balance.

Taste – This big malty lager starts very tight then opens up nicely with some light caramel flavors. The finish starts off bitter but ends with some big, creamy sugars.

Mouthfeel – This medium-bodied Helles is very smooth and creamy with lots of structure.

Drinkability – This was a great “first Friday” beer. Nothing ends the workweek quite like a good German lager.

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Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of RyanK252
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Spicy, fruity, mild citrus, bready malt, and and a little caramel/honey sweetness.

T: Mild citrus up front, orange and lemon, a bit spicy, fruity notes, pear, apple, bready malt, and honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Nice way to jump into Oktoberfest. Digging the citrusy notes.

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Photo of Critters
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of humulusphile
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Hell from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 75% out of 100 with 128 ratings
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