Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #121
Ranked #30,424
3.75 | pDev: 10.13%
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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Reviews: 93 | Ratings: 184
Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-Commercial level appearance on this beer for sure. Nice amber golden colored lager with a nice rocky head that doesn't dissipate.
S-Pleasantly surprised by a nice stone fruit aroma up front. Typical malt follows, maybe some apple juice. Overall, although its quite nice aroma wise, it's not very strong in the nose.
T- Very drinkable. I mean that in a good way and a bad way. There isn't much pizzaz to the flavor of this beer, but it's extremely fresh tasting and enjoyable. There is nothing off-putting at all about this Oktoberfest at all. Cracker is upfront and present right away. With some other notes of apple juice, wheat and sweet malts in there as well. A bitter bite ends each sip nicely. My one con with this beer thus far is it's just a little too subtle and toned down.
F- Slightly more on the medium bodied side, very, very, drinkable.
O-This is a very well made marzen that is super drinkable. It knows what it is and it's been that way for quite some time. Not the best I've had of the style and of course not the best beer I've had ever but I enjoyed every sip taken and I appreciate the drinkability. This is perfect for Oktoberfest and would pair extremely well with some nice German food.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a fine glass of beer and a real dangerously drinkable dimpled mug, something about proper glassware still gets me stiff. a light but traditional take on the style, nicely foamy and frothy from the tap with some real gusto in terms of carbonation and zing on the palate. the balance is there, malty and earthy and with some sort of decadence to it, but its never really sweet or anything, and it ends up being something you could sort of slug into oblivion, at least thats how i feel. things like caramel and toffee are there, but there is a brilliance on the carbonation and a dusty sort of grounding old world vibe that keeps it from being big or overly rich, its smart and simple, classic and memorable almost instantly, and just one of those beers you shake your head and give thanks that it exists. there are so many more distinct and challenging and even better beers in this style, but a trusty steed like this is always appreciated, and i admire this for just being a very well executed example of a marzen without reinventing anything. we would all be lucky if we could drink something like this everyday, especially on draft. a winner in my book, and maybe the best one i have had from these guys so far...

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Photo of bigdeuce
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an oft-colored brownish red. Head dissipates but not entirely. Smooth caramel malts on the nose with a light tinge on the tongue. Very light but brilliant taste. Not overwhelming taste but very subtle Marzen taste with a smoothness which is undeniable. Woody clean taste which is fantastic. Very interesting beer which I wish were available in my state. This is a very nice offering.

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Photo of Nass
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tend not to like marzens, but this one is so well made that I have to give it a great score, too bad they don't put bottled on dates. This is certainly not the cheapest marzen around but it has a great balance of flavor. Cheers! B

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Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy yellow Amber with a large white head. The aroma is sweet malt. The taste follows the nose.

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Photo of aleigator
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear, vibrant golden color with a huge, stable head, building a soft yeast pillow atop the liquid.

Smells of wet straw, sweeter wheat and dried garden herbs among a note of caramel.

Drinks soft and smooth with a pleasant effervescent spark during its finish.

Tastes of fresh harvested wheat, botanical garden with a recognizable perfumy, flowery quality among a sweet caramel maltiness. The prominent malt base gets enriched by a whiff of hazelnuts, whole grain bread dough and just a faint dry bite during its finish.

Maintains a pleasant sweetness, which allows for a handfull of more subtle flavors to cut through.

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Photo of TexasBadger1954
4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly opaque coppery color with an off-white head; very subtle aroma. I would describe the taste as light with hints of spice and hops and malt. Altogether moderate carbonation that actually adds to the enjoyment of the beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Initial gut reaction from a bottle:


04/09/18 impression from a bottle:

Aptly medium-bodied. Munich malt is showcased nicely. Grassy hops.

Creamy mouthfeel. Smooth. Wet. Refreshing. Overcarbonated.

Well-balanced. Drinkable, though I doubt I could have more than a litre in one sitting (which is the point of the style, to be fair).

Suffers from a hint of green apple off-flavour - acetaldehyde? Needs to be conditioned longer.


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Photo of stephens101
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A white froth bursts over the rim and settles slowly across this amber brew. Smells of light fruit with subtle notes of wheat and pine. Tastes of caramel, faint green apple bitterness, and some grain. Light to medium in body. Always up for the real thing but might have to give this one another try at a different time.

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Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear coppery amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down, but left a large, thin patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass, and lots of lacing running down the edges.
S: Light to moderate aromas of green apples are present in the nose along with notes of sweet, grainy/toasted malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is rather sweet and has flavors of grainy and toasted malts along with hints of apple-like esters.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Oktoberfest is a little sweeter compared to other beers in the style but goes down rather easily.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$ 12.47 (Including tax)/six pack of 11.2 oz bottles ($0.672/oz) at Spec’s, I-35, Live Oak, TX.
Bottle dated 214H1116 stored on store shelf, then stored in the 41 degree reefer. Served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Caramel malt.
Head – Small (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), light tan, creamy, rapidly diminishing to an irregular three to four mm ring and a thin complete layer.
Lacing – None.
Body – Toffee brown with some haze.
Flavor – Begins slightly sweet with some caramel/toffee flavors. No trace of hops. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression: Seems very sweet for a marzen – no trace of hops. Otherwise quite nice.
Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.5.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Glad I found this. It always nice to compare how German Benedictine monks may have started a brewing tradition. But Anno 1050 was a bit of a disappointment after the 3 other beers I've had from Weltenburger, which averaged 4.07.
Their marzen is good, but not in the same class as those 3.

Looks like a marzen, nice amber. Smells, well, I prefer a sweeter malt to jump into my nose and this was, well, just malt.
Tastes also is balanced, but undistinguished... Feel is decent, nicely soft, minimal bubbles.
Would I have it again? Probably one and done.

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Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
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 VoxRationis
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a crystal clear, amber to light copper color with robust, egg shell white head formation, solid retention, but only modest lacing.
S: Aroma is subtle but detect largely caramel with some earthy notes.
T: Sweet to semisweet. Palate caramel malt with grains; earthiness gives way to a spiciness. Balanced bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with robust, then very light carbonation.
O: Solidly made and enjoyable.

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Photo of zeff80
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Poured out a dark amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, toffee and grasses. Sweet caramel and toasted bread taste with a mild bitterness.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
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 +8.3%
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 +10.1%
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 -1.9%
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 +2.1%
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 -11.7%
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 Ciocanelu
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear light amber color with light beige head. Aroma has deep malt notes, bread crust and some earthy hop notes. Taste is malty, slightly toasted, a bit woody and earthy, quite well balanced overall. Dry finish with a touch of lingering, leafy bitterness. Medium minus body with medium carbonation. Well made, hearty lager.

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Photo of RickyS
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +10.1%
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 -8%

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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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 184 ratings