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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 | Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 88
Reviews by jesseejames:
Photo of jesseejames
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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 oberon
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours lighter copper with a nifluffy two finger head that settles into a creamy-like top,aromas are quite fruity with a noticable sharp spiciness.Flavors are on the sweeter side but not cloying and quite grainy I notice as in the nose a touch of herbal sharpness in the finish.Seems a bit heavy for only 5.3% alc but I like it fruity and a little sweet but I wouldnt be able to drink this all day I dont think.This I would put in the Vienna style lager category or maybe a Fest beer but no way in hell a Kristall Weizen.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a dark orange in color with brownish tones and a good, pure, white head that showed strong retention and left some cool-looking foamy pits on top of the liquid.

Smell – The malts here are well toasted and smooth. There is also a complex structure of sugars that I couldn’t quite dissect.

Taste – This one is super-sweet. The malts are laden with sugar syrup and a light, casky, chardonnay-type of woodiness. There’s a subtle hop balance that slows up the sweetness.

Mouthfeel – This is a solid medium-bodied Lager. It is heavy and chewy and finishes with a soft herbal bitterness. The ABV is evident.

Drinkability – This is straight German malt liquor. It’s not for the faint of heart but packs a good, solid punch.

Comments – This was originally entered on the site as a Kristal Weizen but is most definitely a German Lager.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TexasBadger1954
4.36/5  rDev +16.9%
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 SmellsofMahagony
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of merlin48
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle pours a clear amber body with a small almond head. Some sparse sketchy lacing is left on the glass. Aroma of caramel and spicy and earthy hops. Light medium body becomes a bit watery. Spritzy carbonation. Taste is toasted grain, caramel, and spicy and floral hops. Nicely balanced lager.

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Photo of BRuhman
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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 kingjames1
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Retired??? I just picked this one up at a local grocery mart.

Pours a nice copper with a decent, white fluffy head. Smells of sweet, fruity malts with a nice balance of hops. This is hardly a kristal weizen. This is a lager, maybe a Vienna style or maybe a marzen(?).

Whatever it is, it is a nice bavarian style beer, and brings me back to Munich (mmmm, munich). Nothing too exciting or extraordinary to be sure, but lovely nonetheless.

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Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
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 RickyS
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
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 biboergosum
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
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 tastybeer
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a light, olive-like cooper color. Big foam head that fades readily to a foamy soapy retention. Lacing is spotty and not bad. Nose is very bready, a little caramelly nicely toasty, fruity and spicey. Taste is pretty smoothly blended.and matches the smell well. Not bad, and especially since I've found this style lower on my list of favorite beer styles. Mouthfeel is smooth and mediumish. Good drinkability too.

Good and I may pick it up again. It doesn't bother me in anyway and is enjoyable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken at the Zum Schneider in New York, June 30, 2007.

Pours a slightly hazy amber body beneath a full head of white froth that gently settles into a solid 3/4" cap. Average-sized bubbles rise steadily towards the surface, taking their place at the bottom of the slowly eroding cap. Minor spots and splashes of lace are left about the glass.

The nose is malty with an edge of caramel and a hint of Vienna-malt juiciness. Only slight background hops are present. Clean and direct. Welcoming.

The flavor is as might be expected - this is a slightly bigger version of a standard Marzen - mainly malty, even slightly biscuity and grainy, with the typical caramelish notes and subtle juicy fruitiness backed by grassy hops and a moderate, balancing bitterness.

It's quite easy to drink, and enjoyable the whole way through. It finishes dry with a swirl of grassy, and very subtly spicy hops, and a short lingering note of gently caramel-accented malt. Nicely done!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
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 VoxRationis
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adamcthomp
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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 DOCRW
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BKotch
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rebel1771
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazey copper color with a decent head.

Smells of toasted malts dominate the aroma along with hints of citrus fruits.

The flavor is actually really nice. The same maltiness that dominated the aroma dominate the flavor. Along with the sweet maltiness is a bit of a herbal flavor that is quite nice.

All in all a very good beer, very smooth, I could have a few of these.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Brillant clarity with a brassy-lemon peel coloring shows a rapid effervesce moving within. The head builds respectably even with a gentle pour to a creamy 1 finger height and was chalky white in color. Head retention was moderate, mostly lasting throughout the drink always leaving you with a thin skim coating ontop, while the lacing was short and weak on the visual appeal.

S: Fairly clean aroma, fresh grass with lightly toasted cereal and sweet grains (Vienna). Some fresh whole noble hop cones tread lightly on the nose with some dry forest tones. Overall very soft in delivery.

T: Sweet toasty caramel grains with some fresh grassy hopping. Honey malt and buttered caramel toast finishes sweet and slick off the tongue with a soft touch of flowers. Very clean, with an old world flavor.

M: Good amount of carbonation is detected with a slick, slippery and medium-heavy like texture of malts on the tongue.

D/O: Easy drinkability and moderate alcohol content of 5.5% should make this go down easy enough, true to style. Overall not what most people would pick up on as a octoberfest beer at first, again, an old world style and feel. The body is a brassy-lemon color and not marzen and the grain base seems more Vienna sweet then munich dry toasted, similar to a fest bier by Victory. Cleanly brewed and a great beer for the extreme hot weather or try to sneak on to your BMC drinking friends. Clean and well crafted for the German beer enthusiasts , yet no reason why a BMC drinker would shun this. Again this is not your Americanized bastardized octoberfest bier loaded with speciality grains and hops, rather a true old world german style beer that is geared towards session drinking and sharing good times with friends.

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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 176 ratings