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:
None provided.

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Reviews: 89 | Ratings: 177
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 0.5 litre bottle, BBD is smudged so not sure if the beer was in date or not.

Poured into a pint pot (glass).

Dull, deep old gold colour, typical of an O'fest bier. Good white foaming head sat on top.

Cut grass is the first aroma followed by bad Body Odour, then I wanted to smell hops, yeast and malts. Sadly I didn't although a none discript beery aroma did appear.

This beer (according to the label) won some accolade at the Beer world Cup in San Diego 2008. whoever voted for it has different taste buds to me.

The richness I remember from O'fest biers and the depth of flavours were not present in this version. A weak attempt of the style in my opinion. Dry and bland throughout.

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Photo of mickeymac
2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It comes in a nice looking bottle but goes downhill from there. It pours golden-orange with a smallish white head and has little chunks of yeast floating about. Unfortunately, the smell and taste are almost non-existent. There's not much left to say.

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2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
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 Dithyramb
2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Wasn't sure if I should go with this one. I know that it isn't available in the States any longer, but the guy at Dilly Deli kept telling me how nice it was. Some ink jet code on the back, but I was too lazy to check it out properly. I was told that the beer was at least three years old, but had "held up pretty well."
Looks just like the Uerige sticke I had the other day. Light burnt orange color with a weak, large bubbled head. Had little retention power, but had a bit of lacing. For a beer this old, there was quite a lot of carbonation feeding through the sides of the glass.
Fruity/earthy malt aroma with yeast.

Sorry, but as with my recent Sticke brew, this one came off as a weak home brew. The malts came off much like a can of syrup one would use to formulate a Mr. Beer container. Not horrible, I could note that there was some earthy malts with some bare hints of fruite, but not enough to warrant a try. Mouthfeel was almost non-existant. If the recent Lost episode wasn't so riveting, I probably would have poured half down the drain.

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Photo of Murph
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear bright golden color with a big fluffy head that settles to a film and leaves a nice trail down the glass. Weak smell of wheaty graininess and not much more. The huskiness carries over into the taste and makes it, initially, rather crisp but the brew turns to a malty sweetness that is a bit cloying and out of place. The brew is a bit cloying as mentioned and that really detracts from its mouthfeel, especially for the style. The beer is tolerable from a drinkability but why would I when there are so many better beers out there, including everything else that I have had from this brewery.

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Photo of Suds
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a nice, big white head. The liquid is a cloudy, dark straw color. Aroma is slightly of citrus and caramel...and a bit malty. Tast is really nothing to write home about. Fleetingly nutting with medium bitterness and medium heft. Not a lot going on...can be on the sweet side. Drinkable and satisfying, but just not very interesting.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: A 1 Pint 9 fl.oz brown glass bottle with a very colourful, Germanic looking label depicting a picture of old buildings set in a green valley. Advertised as the oldest Monastery Brewery in the world (Since 1050). Labelled as “Weltenburger Anno 1050” on the main label, with a neck label that also describes this as a 950th birthday beer. Some Birthday!

Appearance: A slightly hazy, but clean looking amber color. The head is white and massive at first, but this soon settles to a ¼” covering that remains to the end.

Smell: Grainy, wooden smell with a sweet caramel malt dimension. Has a fruity aspect also. Quite strange.

Taste: Has a slightly cloying sweet caramel introduction mixed with some grainy malt. This leads to a creamy toffee middle, and a grainy biscuit finish with some fruitiness

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation lends this beer a solid mouthfeel.

Overall: Brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot of 1516. But this tastes far from clean; in fact it is a rather ‘sticky’ beer. Not bad, but not one I could drink too much of to be honest.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ok now... Hmm... Picked this up on a wim 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 Knapp85
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours out as a brownish color with light tan head. There was some light lacing on the glass in the beginning. The smell had a decent malt backbone with some earthy aromas in there as well. The taste of the beer was alright a mild brew for an Oktoberfest. There wasnt much spice in this one. The mouthfeel was smooth and fairly light bodied. Overall it was a decent brew.

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Photo of ProfessorHops
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- reddish gold. No sedimentation or haze.

Smell- sweet and crisp.

Taste- very malted and scrumptious. slightly watery and has a robust sweetness.

Mouthfeel- a little thick, but thins in the finish.

Drinkability- easy to drink.

I enjoyed this beer, drinks well and has a bold flavor. The finish is quick and has a neat minty spicy thing happening.

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Photo of KDawg
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice copper gold color. Softer tones of grains, malts, and some caramel flavors. Good fat and fuller feel with caramel and malty flavors on the palate. It’s pretty straightforward and not much nuance. But what it does well, it does it very well. Not the most complex or deep beer, but a very enjoyable one

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Photo of kojevergas
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
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 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 drmeto
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
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 FLima
3.32/5  rDev -11%
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 aleigator
3.32/5  rDev -11%
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 soju6
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an amber color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Fairly mild aroma of malt, grain with bit of caramel sweetness and trace of fruit.

T: Taste of malt and grain with a mild caramel sweetness and fruit in the background. Mild bitterness with a fairly clean finish and a lingering stickiness.

F: Medium body and smooth. Seems just a bit bland.

O: Decent drinker that goes down easy. Good for a couple. Needs just a bit more character.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear amber golden with a white and frothy head which rose very tall and fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was nutty with a nice Vienna/Munich character and a bit of a grainy note.

The flavor was nondescript with a bit of Munich malt, but nothing special. The beer was lightly malty but that was about it.

The finish was dry with a nice crispness that lasted into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a fairly low carbonation. Not a bad beer, but missing complexity and interest.

16.9 ounce bottle. Code date 15.01.02 on label.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
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 seanyfo
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

50cl bottle poured into my Paulaner Seidel.

I got this beer and poured it without knowing it was a festbier, i thought it was a helles!

A- Dark amber colour, (like an festbier, i thought!), 3 finger creamy head with good retention but low lacing. Moderate beading.

S- Floral hops, like an IPA, im getting! Some faint biscuity malt.

T- Floral hop bite comes through again for me. Some sweet malty backbone holds it together into the finish.

M- moderate carbonation and body.

D- An odd one, a bit too hoppy and floral for any festbier. Some malt gets through, but overall its drinkable but definitely not gold standard sessionability which is required for this style. A confused beer!

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Photo of beerguy101
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium copper color. Large head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A medium bodied Vienna lager. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. There is also a touch of fruit. Hops are a little spicy. Smooth taste. Well balanced. Nice drinkable Vienna. Mouthfeel is full and round Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of Svingjo
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%

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 MNJR
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rich, malty, spicy, smoky. Color is light brown/amber. Smells of prune, earth, and malt. Rich texture - grainy, leathery, nutty. The aftertaste is a bit sickly sweet, and there is a burnt caramel/marshmallow taste in the background. So, not great, but good of you're in the mood for what this has to offer. Lots of flavor, but the character is a bit off.

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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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Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
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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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 177 ratings