Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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From:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
 
Germany
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #168
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,375
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 10.43%
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
106
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 02:57 PM
Added:
Oct 21, 2002
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  27
SCORE
84
Good
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Rated: 3.25 by 88caprice from Virginia

Yesterday at 02:57 PM
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
0 ml Bottles
Consumed: 24 july, 2022
Glass: 0.5L Fest Mug
Temp at Pour: 51.6 F


Look:
Clear golden amber that is somewhat more gold than amber. Initial head is 1.5-fingers of off-white foam. The head dissipates quickly to a ring-and-cover. No lacing.

Smell:
A very restrained nose. Some sweet caramelly malts with an unexpected fruity note. No detectable hops.

Taste:
Again, somewhat restrained. Bread dough. Some caramel and even sweet fruits. Enough hops to balance. The taste is a bit off for a Märzen. Maybe not for a Festbier.

Feel:
Smooth but somewhat watery. Body is light-medium.

Overall:
Not what I was expecting. This beer is more an amber-colored Festbier than a true Märzen. It is definitely drinkable and it is not bad. It's just not really what I expect in a Märzen. I wonder if I got an old sample? I will have to re-review at some point.

My ratings are for this sample as a Märzen. I would rate it higher as a Festbier.
Jul 25, 2022
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Hazy orange copper, minimal white head, no retention.
Very light Oktoberfest malt smell, faint.
Very watery taste, it’s not bad but for sure not great. A little sweetness from the Marzen malts, enough hops to balance it. Very basic for the style.
It’s ok if you can get it for a good price. Don’t pay a lot for it expecting to be blown away.
Jul 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

2.97/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
500mL can stamped 010116 06:08 and 25L08 (whatever that means?) poured into a dimpled mug at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours fairly hazy opaque medium amber with minimal light khaki head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of tiny bubbles. The aroma is mild with sweet caramel malt. The taste is bittersweet caramel with light oxidation and low bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, not great.
Mar 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
November 2007: 500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 5.5. Deep golden colour, large head. Nice aroma for a golden lager: fruity and floral hops with moderate malts. The flavour is fairly malty and well rounded, some sweetness, balanced by moderate hops. Soft mouthfeel. A decent lager, well above average.
Mar 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
16oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a clear amber color with a one-finger foamy white head that has great retention long after the pour

S- rich toasted barley on the nose gives aromas of bread crust, crackers, caramel and forrest floor. Undertones of floral and spicy hops

T- malty and nutty up front with notes of caramel, toffee, toasted nuts and bread crust. Mid-palate gives notes of floral and peppery hop bitterness, along with more caramel. The finish is malty with lingers of caramel and bread

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation gives a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, high drinkability

O a full flavored Marzent with superior drinkability, very good
Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a light copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts. Taste is caramel malts, hint of banana, a touch on the sweet side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by rangerred from Tennessee

Nov 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.64 by npendres from Wisconsin

Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Mostly clear light amber with sparse fine bubbles. 1 inch off white head, creamy, with decent retention, leaving sheets of lacing.

Good aroma, toasted bread, some hints of dark fruits..

Nice flavor. Malty and bready, toast at the start. Slight bitterness in the middle, growing a bit into the finish. The back end picks up some spicy herbal hops providing a counterbalance to the bready malts. A bit sweet initially, but drying out toward with finish with a pretty much dry aftertaste. A very nicely put together märzen, if quite a bit less complex than some.

The mouth feel is light and smooth, body on the thin side.

Overall, this is a crisp, easy-drinking, light bodied märzen. It seems to fit in the middle between, say, the Ayinger and the lighter Festbier / Wiesnbier. Regardless of where you "slot" it, this is a good, enjoyable beer.
Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Unknown vintage (presumably summer/fall 2021); drank 10/6/21 @ the Yarchives.

See-through golden appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big eggshell head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Acorn, mild brown sugar & mild cream notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Apple cider, brown sugar, acorn & mild caramel flavors.

Malty, interesting and easy to quaff. I'd have another!!
Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review 1637
Anno 1050 Marzen
Weltenburger Kloster
Date: unknown
I am unsure what to think about this beer; I have never heard of this brewery. I used a German mug and served the beer around 45 degrees. The pour created a frothy and airy two-finger light tan head. The slow dissipation left gobs of lacing on the glass. The color charts around SRM 14, deep amber with a rusty tint. The beer is clear, with a few carbonation bubbles dancing their way towards the top.

The aromas are caramel, floral, toasted bread, a touch of clove, and earthiness.

I taste caramel, floral, toasted bread, crackers, a hint of cloves, a skosh of banana, and earthiness.

The mouthfeel is creamy and soft.

The body is medium, the carbonation is low, and a tender finish.

This beer is tasty. The malt is restrained, and the caramel character is not as pronounced. I am glad I got to drink this beer.
Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Beer_Economicus from Ohio

4.81/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Tonight is a new beer to me.

Weltenburger Kloster – Anno 1050 (Marzen)

5.5 %ABV

The beer is listed as “Marzen” on the label, and a “Lager – Marzen” on BA.

I am too lazy to go check the can, but I seem to recall there being an October on the can, so I assume this was Canned 3-6 months ago.

The beer was removed from a 45ish degree temp fridge after having been refrigerated for approximately 10 hours. Beer poured into a classic Haufbrauhaus dimpled mug.

First Impression: This is a beautiful beer. It pours with all the carbonation and head that it should. You actually get an effervescent aroma as you pour. It is also a beautiful colour, and as the head resides some head remains on the surface for >20 mins.

Appearance: To me, this is what an Oktoberfest is supposed to be like. Orange-golden hay in color, with a heavy emphasis on the orange side of the color wheel. Beautiful head from a moderate pour (had to actually be more careful because there was so much head.) I rarely give 5s, but what more could you ask for in appearance for this style? 5.0

Smell: Unlike most other beers within this category, this beer actually has a fairly strong aroma. The nose follows the taste: Belgian yeast (i.e. bready with hints of banana and clove), and also “bier,” as I like to say. 4.5

Taste: This is pretty much perfect for me. I’m sure others think I’m crazy. I love their Dunkel as well, and it’s not rated as highly as I would either. There’s so much flavor, especially for a 5.5% ABV beer. You get a lot of the bready flavors associated with Oktoberfest beers, but you also get the banana/clove from the yeast. It’s insanely crushable, which for me is a test of just how good a low ABV beer (like 5.5%) is. At 5.5%, you better be able and want to drink more than one. 5.0

Mouthfeel: Nothing unique or special, but spot on for me. More viscous than water. Just feels (get it) right to me. 4.75

Overall: This is what all future Oktoberfest beers will be judged against for me. To me, it is everything that I want. It’s clean, it’s crisp, it has the Belgian esters that I enjoy, but it’s distinctively marzen. It is absolutely drinkable, it’s not heavy (although, I guess, maybe you might think the mouthfeel is too heavy). I mean, I just really don’t have anything to knock against it from the perspective of what it is and the style. 4.75

BA Review Score: 4.81

This is pairing quite well with our dinner tonight – semi-homemade Indian. I actually got out some more rice/vegies, tofu and korma sauce because I opened this. -And, I did so after tasting it. Immediately, it was, “wow, this would pair perfectly with that food.” At first I had just wanted to buy a single in case I did not enjoy it. I was forced to buy a 4-pack, which I only chose to do given my love for their dunkel. I’m glad I did. I’ll drink these.
Oct 01, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like spicy hop character, breadiness, biscuits, and a light grainy sweetness.

This is a fairly standard but tasty take, with a light but present spicy hop character, very little sweetness, a touch of toasted grain, and maybe a bit of honey.

This is light bodied, clean, and very crisp, with a wonderful drinkability.

This scratches the itch for this style - it feels like a lighter version of a marzen, but not quite all the way down to a festbier.
Sep 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by BigIronH from Michigan

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by Machus from Montana

Jan 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle
Prost! to Ken for the share!
L: copper colored bier; foamy beige head leaves lacing on the glass
S: toasted/doughy grain, herbal noble hops
T: caramel, toasty grain, spicy & herbal hops
F: medium body, well balanced, very dry finish
O: good Märzen here
Oct 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Georgiabeer from Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A somewhat simple, but very satisfying Marzen. Very balanced, with a clean finish and a decent body. Tastes like liquid bread without being too heavy. Just what I was craving on a crisp autumn day!
Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
32oz growler filled 9-18-20, opened 9-19-20.
1 finger white head, retains at a solid cap. Wispy lacing with minimal stick.
Orange-golden with an appearance of being unfiltered.
Sweet grain, feed store type of aroma. Some biscuit/toast and honeyed malty notes.
Malty flavors of bread crust, honey, apple...all on the slightly sweet side.
Medium body, low-medium carbonation. Malty and semi-sweet finish.
The pour I had last night paired with a brat and potato salad shone way brighter than today unfortunately.
Good to Very Good.
Sep 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by generallee from Virginia

Sep 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by BarrelAgedG from California

Sep 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: nice medium amber color with a white head, lots of carbonation

Smell: bready malt smell, yeast too

Taste: malt, a little bit of yeast and bread, although weak flavor for the style. Closer in flavor to a Festbier

Feel: very bubbly
Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Fig, malt nose, pours darker than expected. Sweet malty, but not quite in the way of a marzen. Not a bad beer, but not what expected or wanted from this style.
Aug 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Aug 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Nice golden amber color in the glass. Modest white head with some lacing. Much sweeter malt than I was expecting, with an almost apple-like flavor combined with hints of honey and caramel. Finishes with a very slight hint of bitterness.

Overall, a little too sweet of a märzen for me, but still quite drinkable and a decent option in a pinch/out of season.
Jul 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.45 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

May 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.37 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Mar 12, 2020
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
11.2 ounce can - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a pale golden-amber body, some sustained haze to it. Medium-slim, off-white head.

Smell: Sugar-dusted bready barley with a rather distinct, strong apple note to it. Notes of Angel food cake, faint herb, honey-flavored alcohol.

Taste: Fairly sweet - confectioners sugar folded into raw amber honey. Bready barley, lightly musty, but feels a bit like low-grade cake when paired with the sweetness. Pinch of dried herb. Big ripe red apple flavor. Touch of alcohol. Remains sweetish through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Certainly on the sweet side and with its apple flavor, it's more Mott's than Märzen.
Jan 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jan 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by CJRubes from Massachusetts

Dec 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by Hophazzard from California

Dec 05, 2019
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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.
Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Oct 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by Corkykab from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.76 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Aug 14, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
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...
Jul 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 24, 2019
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