Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050

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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 10-20-2002

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Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 144
Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml brown bottle into a Creature Comforts glass.

Smooth, medium-full body with lively carbonation.
Aroma: Spicy and earthy hops with caramel and baked bread.
Flavor: follows the aroma, but stronger than the aroma suggests. Excellent balance. Lightly sweet up front and mildly bitter in the finish.

Overall: excellent for style.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Again, I am confused on how this one is not rated higher! Beautiful clear gold to amber with a fluffy white head that fades into a nice little ring. Smells of honey drizzled biscuits! Tastes similar with a nice sticky mouth feel, inviting to sip it again and again. Too easy to drink. What, not bitter enough!? It's a marzen people! Delicious. Prost!

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Photo of beergoot
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Copper hued body; creamy head. Malty nose with a ripe pit fruit edge; pear. Light bread flavors infused with esters; subtle bitterness. Heavy body; smooth and rich; sweet finish but nothing cloying.

A very fine late summer, early fall malt-forward beer. It has a big sweetness combined with a nearly tangy fruitiness that just meshes well. Nice balance, excellent complexity. A swifty little import...

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with thick frothy head. Subtle bready aroma. Flavour is a little on the light side, malty and mildly hoppy. A great example of the style

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This marzen pours a pale orange color (lighter than most marzens that I’ve seen) with a fairly high amount of carbonation and a thin white head. The smell is almost nonexistent, but there is a slight grainy, yeasty smell to this beer. The flavor is a little yeasty, with some bready malt flavors and a little bit of bitter hop character that goes along with a slightly dry finish at the end. The body is a little bit lighter than your average marzen, but not as much as I thought it would be based on the color. This beer is a little bit disappointing because I really liked this brewery’s dunkel and I thought it was really underrated, so I was hoping for a similar surprise here. Unfortunately this is really a pretty run of the mill beer and I’ve definitely had some better marzens even thought I haven’t tried many of this style before. It’s still quite refreshing though and not unpleasant in any way.

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Photo of stevoj
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice sharp taste in this one. Pours dark golden with light, airy head. Aroma is hops and malt. Taste sweet and bitter, with abrupt finish.A good one, but from Weltenburger, I expected nothing less.

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Photo of drmeto
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-pours a clear golden-amber with a medium to big, frothy, white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
Best Vienna Lager ive had yet.Just not a Style i particularly like

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Photo of RickyS
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light amber color, clear. The head dies off quickly. The smell is not hitting your face but is very pleasant. Caramel malts, toffee a bit of blood orange. The taste is on the same notes, very malty and sweet, maybe a bit fruity. The aftertaste is not very persistent. Maybe a bit bitter and liquorous. Fizzy carbonation and medium body. This is a straightforward beer
but is by far my favorite example of the style so far. Well done.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 has a very thick, frothy, creamy, off-white head, a mostly clear, amber-gold, bubbly appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, rich, somewhat sour, barley malt, and the taste is of the same, with sweet, white bread, mild hop bitterness, and a shadow of metallic. Mouthfeel is medium, and Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 finishes fairly crisp and highly drinkable.


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Photo of Svingjo
3.45/5  rDev -7%

Day 8 of the The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg - This poured a coppery colour and was slightly translucent. The head poured a thin white that gave way to little islands at the top. The nose was malty, with some bready hints, the hops are subtle. The tastes starts of with a toffee flavour and some toasty attributes. I don't get much in the way of hops, but the sweetness does stick around for a while. The mouthfeel was pretty thin and I was slightly disappointed with that but overall a nice marzen for the fall and winter months.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Day 8 from the BeerAdvent Calendar.

Pours a nice clear golden copper with lots of fluffy white head.

Nose has subtle biscuit, bready malt.

Taste is clean, crisp with biscuit and malt with a pleasant subtle fruity finish.

This is a great beer. Nice and subtle. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Beer # 8 in my Crafet Beer Advent calendar. This is clearly a beer that has stood the test of time. It pours with an nice Amber colour, a bit of head and steady carbonation. It's not as strongly flavoured as many of the Marzens I've sampled this fall, and that's not a bad thing. I can picture mein self hoisting stein after stein of this extremely pleasant brew. Bring on the oom pah pah band!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, day 8 of the 2014 Craft Beer Advent calendar. Sort of getting a bit on in the year to be having this sort of beer, is it not?

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some attractive eroded limestone cliff lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty bready caramel malt, musty yeast, sort of stale pear and apple fruit notes, and weedy, leafy, and primarily floral noble hops. The taste is more bready, grainy caramel malt, a retreating earthy yeastiness, muddled drupe fruit and perhaps a few of its lower-profile orchard friends, and still plain weedy and floral hops.

The bubbles are generally quite active, in a sort of tightly frothy manner, the body a solid middleweight, and more or less smooth, nothing really caring to have a poke here. It finishes off-dry, the caramel malt stumbling along, while the understated hops and ethereal alcohol bump heads.

Not among the best of the style that I've come across, and since mid-September of this year, that total is many. I thought I'd left Marzens in the dust for another year, but here comes the Craft Beer Advent calendar to remind me anew - yeah, and the consensus was that the IPAs would suffer most - hah hah again!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Sampling right now on 11/20/14. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for $2.99 from the local Hy-vee. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .3L "DINKEL ACKER" das boot.

Pours a clear honey-amber in color with a good 1+-2 finger foamy white head that finally settles down to a good 5mm or better cap. Lots of lacing is seen which each sip that sticks to the glass like a good German brew does. The aroma is of caramel malts with some floral hops. More going on with the taste as there is some honey sweetness with some grass/hay flavor in the mix as well. Different than other Marzen / Oktoberfests brews BUT very tasty with no bitter or harsh aftertaste. Goes down easy and after the sip even, it gets better. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. A really tasty brew from the World's 2nd OLDEST brewery from 1050 AD!

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Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Color is a clear golden amber with an attractive white foam in the Einbecker Pilsner glass. Pleasant aroma of caramel and a funny flowery hop.

There is a distinct candy taste with the faintly skunky hoppy finish. This reminds me of the classic Eurolager with that weird hop taste but with the body and sweetness of a malt liquor. Or maybe it's a lightened-up Maibock with that scratch in the back of the throat. But if you triangulate all that you arrive at this sweet funky mess. Maybe it's the German version of a pre-war lager-- only they mean the Thirty Years War.

This is actually quite drinkable once you get over any expectations. It's a strong-tasting pale Bockbier with a moderate alcohol content. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of viers002
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

A: Copper-golden color, very clear, very little lacing

S: Caramel, malty, very straight forward

T: Kinda wheaty, very caramel

F: Very smooth, medium body

O: Good marzen that goes down easy, but nothing surprising

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2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Brass color, clear appearance. White froth & lose crown showing fairly good retention. Malty, floral & mild toasted aromas. Spicy upfront, candy & phenolic flavors follow. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Floral bitterness arises & lingers into bitter finish. Herbal infusion & liquor memories on the aftertaste.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ok now... Hmm... Picked this up on a lim at the local German deli and it's ok, I guess. When Raul sees a label with medieval churches on it, he thinks he's feelin' it. But this one, not so much. Ok, but way too syrupy like that one time Raul broke up with the captain of the cheerleading squad.

Bad memories, my friends.


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Photo of jonb5
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Golden colour, clear, medium head, moderate retention, kept some lacing but didn't look that lively.

S: Malt, grassy, caramel.

T: Caramel, grass, straw, hay, lots of farmyard, pepper, wheaty finish.

M: Slightly thick body, medium to low carbonation, bit of a coarse edge.

O: Ticks all the boxes a Maerzen should, subtle and very drinkable.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A orange golden beer with a nice lacing head.

The smell is very malty with distinct melanoidine whiffs. There are light dextrinous smells that are typical German. All very light.

The taste is light and medium malty. The beer has notes of melanoidines, amber malts and maybe some honey. The taste has a oktoberfest-like taste that is a bit thicker and maltier than a pilsner, but very drinkable. The bitterness is quite low, even for the style. The absence of bitterness gives the beer a slight unbalance.

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Photo of jesseejames
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice medium dark golden with a great head that lasts and has lacing complete to the end. It is a clear golden color that is hard to describe. It smell of really fine malts with hints of hops and nuts. It tastes great with nice almost biscuit malts with nice hints of nuts. It goes down really smooth with a nice hint of hops finish. It is super drinkable and is very nice with a meal.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Random find in a grocery store in Seville. Dated 3/27/13 and drank in October '12.

Big effervescent white head erupts and falls down as quick as it came on top of a clear orange/copper colored body.

Caramel, caramel, and a little more caramel. The hops come in a little bit.

Big malty flavor on this with caramel and bread. I love the big caramel aspect of this Märzen.

For the lack of head it is still bubbly and a little thin bodied.

A much needed Märzen white not having one in a couple months and having bunches of lame beers at bars and hostels.

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Photo of tubeboy
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color, very clear.

I smell grains and malt with no classic German skunk

A nice crisp lager that tastes like cereal and malt with a slightly bitter finish

Very refreshing moderately carbonated pilsner feel

This was a very enjoyable beer that would go great with some grilled brats.

Will buy again.

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Photo of FLima
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It had 5 months until expiration date.
Poured a two finger that faded quickly. Golden color. Faint grain aroma with distant hops. Good carbonation.
Sweet caramel and malty taste followed by a mild bitterness that doesn't linger much. Clean finish. Good drinkability.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: None listed
Glass: Standard US pint glass

An alright marzen, not my favorite for the style, but interesting in some components of taste. I probably won't seek this out again, but am still glad to have tried it, and would be interested to try it fresh.

Pours a voluminous head of dense, off-white foam that coalesces at the top of the glass into a meringue-like structure. The head slowly dissipates over a few minutes to a thin ring of bubbles around the glass. The collapsing of the head results in sheets of lacing along the sides of the glass that are disturbed, but augmented and re-supplied with each sip. Body is a medium tone of golden brown out of the light, golden orange when next to a lamp. Transparent body with fairly vigorous, visible carbonation.

Aroma features bright malt sweetness with slight floral hops. Very mild fruit-like esters. Rather clean and somewhat simple, nothing too exciting, but generally done well.

Taste opens with moderate German and slight caramel malt characteristics that are tempered by slight hop spiciness and slight hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Mid-palate is distinctly bready, particular wheat bread, and a continued light hop spiciness. Finish continues to be dominated by bread-like and slightly caramel malt flavors. Aftertaste is generically malty and slightly grainy.

Beer is medium-light in body, with mildly aggressive carbonation that creates a bubbly, pillowy, smooth-flowing mouthfeel on the palate. Carbonation initially feels a bit too high, and body is a bit thin for it and the style.

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