Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Hell | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of T100Mark
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
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 Das_Reh
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good German lager, tastes of husky grains and leafy hops. Hay, some citrus, and a little bit of white bread. Clean, tasty and thirst quenching. 4/5

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Photo of flyingpig
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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 olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of imbibehour
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

A deep lemon and golden orange body, slightly hazy with some real microscopic rising carbonation. Head is supper creamy white, with a nice three finger cap and thick soupy like top. Creamed lacing on the glass with a soapy cling as well, bright white and thick. Just impressive.

Wow does this bouquet explode surprisingly. Huge hop herbal notes and sweet malt bready quality, with an incredibly smell of light honey and beeswax. Aromatic, spicy and real impressive. Fascinating bouquet, gives the impression a real big beer is coming.

Palate just coats like a giant paint brush. Huge, and thick and velvety cream notes all through everywhere. Banana slightly with a big note of honey candy and malt bread like action. Faint crisp finish, and even a steely fruit like aftertaste. Good malted bakery sense with a huge ester of banana to match.

This is unlike any helles I have ever had, and probably goes somewhere else for 5.6 abv. The result though is really memorable, absolutely love it.

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Photo of lmaduells
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mizx
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris84
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Malt_Man
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Served cold from 500ml bottle (best before April 2015) into my Veltins chugging mug.

A) On style. Slightly amber of the average Helles spectrum. Fairly thin white head, but it persists. Lots of bubbles. I look at this beer and think, " I want to drink a pint of Helles. Right now."

S) A good malt hit. Slightly above average for the style.

M) Smooth as a baby's bum. Could drink this all day.

T) Light quality Munich malt. The grass / hay descriptor is a cliché, but it applies. Refreshing.

O) Another excellent Helles. If you see it, buy it and guzzle it down as soon as it is cold.

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Photo of Critters
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of RoyFokker
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of nygannon
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of humulusphile
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of brandonld23
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of matjack85
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I got to try this at a friend's house while watching game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. 500ml brown bottle with no freshness date.

The beer poured a nice deep golden color, but I was a little surprised that it was more cloudy than clear. There was only a ½-finger of white head but it hung around for over a minute before fading to a thin rim. Lots of good lacing.

The beer had a grassy hay-like smell to it with some yeast and spices underneath.

Wow! Where did these flavors come from? The beer had some caramel malt sweetness to it, but I was surprised at the orange fruit flavor and funky yeast twang that was in it as well. Just a slight noble hop bitterness gave it a nice balance as did whatever spice they used. The end result was a really tasty brew.

Light to medium body with a crisp carbonation to it.

I really love this beer but can't get over how different the taste is from the smell.

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Photo of pinnser
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Chucker17
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Weltenburger Kloster Barock-Hell from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
3.92 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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