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 jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly, long-lasting foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled somewhat spicy with some floral notes. There was a slight caramel nose, too.

T - Tasted of sweet breads and caramel. There is a slight spicy bitterness. Great balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager with a dry, clean finish.

O - I really enjoyed this brew. I've had quite a few Munich Helles Lagers lately and this was the most enjoyable.

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Photo of largadeer
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt, half liter served in a Weltenburger stein. Clear golden body with an inch of froth, solid helles appearance. Clean and crackery pale malt and lager yeast aroma, not much to it but quite good for the style. Palate is great, lightly sweet up front with pils malt and crusty bread, honey-like in the mid palate with a bitter and dry finish. No frills, exceptionally clean and drinkable, this is great stuff.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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 oberon
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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 ygtbsm94
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale lemon with superfine bubbles that take their time joining a wonderful looking bright white crown. The foam has quite a bit of character and is a pretty good lace maker as well. This is a good looking helles that is as clean and as bright as any I've seen.

The nose, while decent, is less impressive. Its best feature is its balance, if one cares about such things. Slightly sweet pale malt is countered by mildly musky hops, with the total being no greater than the sum of the parts. I wish I could figure out the dating code because I'd love to know how fresh my bottle is.

Barock-Hell is a fraction more hoppy on the palate. Otherwise, the same elements described for the nose are still present and accounted for. Unfortunately, all of the hop bitterness made the trek across the Atlantic, but some of the hop flavor didn't (which is another reason I'd love to know when the beer was bottled).

Thankfully, the metallic nature of the first few ounces is no longer present. What's left isn't overly special and is closer in personality to a hoppier than usual Euro pale lager than it is a Munich helles lager. Having said that, those two styles overlap to some extent; at least by my palate. I am enjoying the grassy spiciness more and more as I get deeper into the bottle.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium and is surprisingly well-carbonated. The flavor profile may not be overly 'helles' (bright), but all those bubbles ensure that the mouthfeel is. I'm still not inclined to reward it with a high score.

With the exception of their doppelbock (Kloster Asam-Bock), I haven't been bowled over by Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg beer. Barock-Hell is yet another better than average offering that does nothing to excite my taste buds or make me want to give it another go round.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle at Brass Rail, enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a willybecker.

The color is spot on with nice malt aroma and yeast esters are fruity with good flavor and mouthfeel. I would recommend this to fans of the German lager style. -very reasonable for the price.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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 MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I so wanna make some sort of Obama joke, but, alas, the spellings just don't mesh... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear lemon-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises barley, mild flowers, and a strong twinge of lemon rind that shocks from the start through to the middle, not unlike a bolt of pain from the sciatic nerve when that uppity ganglion group gets grumpy. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger sense of lemon, but one that is simultaneously milder, softer, less rind-y. A vein of lightly-buttered biscuit pervades in a constant undertow, providing a nice semi-counterpunch to the lightly-fruity aspects. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Overall, an enjoyable helles, something I could see drinking regularly with ease.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
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 rab53
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
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 Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had trouble finding this beer on the database, but I think I found the right one. My bottle reads: Marke Weltenburger Barock Hell.

Whatever it is, it's a good Helles. It is very close to a Czech Pilsener, but does have less hops spice/aroma and more malt to it. it's cleaner and crispier than a German lager typical. Bright pour, huge head that settled nicely. Faint hops aroma overshadowed by the malt. A bit grainy...like corn. Very easy drinking. Served at about 50 degrees F, should have chilled it a bit more.

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Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleJ
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle from the Wine Exchange, on to the beer:

Poured into a stange, this beer is hazy blonde-straw with a big puffy white head that holds well. The smell is mostly comprised of lemon notes and grass, while the flavor brings out more of the same. Maybe a little too much puckering lemon actually. Subtle hop bitterness is towards the back, and the beer has a light body with a kiss of carbonation. Solid in every other aspect, but the sweetness makes this borderline sessionable.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with three fingers of creamy white foam and tons of apparent effervescence. Rather nice, if a bit light.

Smell: lightly malty and lightly grainy; not too sweet and not sour at all. The aroma strikes rather a good balance.

Taste: rich in flavor yet surprisingly dry. Again, malty and grainy flavors are in good balance and there's no unpleasant sour taste. Noble hops round out the flavor with a balanced bitterness. I guess I'm saying that "balance" should be the motto of this beer. As light-colored lagers go, this is damn good.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an OK level of carbonation. Though it's got pretty good body for the style, this beer doesn't have a lot of creaminess; still, it is crisp and gets the job done.

Drinkability: very quaffable. I bet on a warm day it's even better, but I'm still enjoying this one here quite a lot indeed. These kinds of beers are made for drinkin', brother!

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Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.92 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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