Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050
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German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #121
Ranked #30,421
3.75 | pDev: 10.13%
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050
Reviews: 93 | Ratings: 184
Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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 0%

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 -4.8%
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 +13.3%

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 -7.2%
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 +5.3%
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 -27.2%
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 -18.7%
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 jonb5
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -9.9%
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 +6.7%
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 -4.8%
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 +2.1%
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 -11.5%
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 +0.3%
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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Photo of soju6
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
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 CwrwAmByth
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a light amber colour with a decent long lasting head.

Smells of caramel like malts mostly.

Tastes quite nicely malty, some slightly bitter hops too giving the beer a kick.

Overall quite nice and very palatable compared to other Oktoberfest beers i've had.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

A- Light orange/dark golden colour. About 1 and a half finger of dense-looking white head that shows decent retention and leaves nice amounts of lacing in the sides of the glass

S- Fresh whiff of herbal/grassy hops right out of the bottle after opening. Also reveals a maltier, biscuity character after closer inspection, with maybe some light fruity (lemon) notes on the back of things

T- Slightly crisp crackery malts, with maybe some sweeter notes of honey. Lively refreshing but still extremely gentle hoppiness, with distinct fresh grassy notes, along with a more subdued floral feel. A hint of frutiness may be detected on the palate

M- Medium bodied with moderate but still decently mouthfilling carbonation, resulting in what i would describe as a slick but still pleasantly lively feel

O- A straight-forward marzen, it brings exactly what you would expect from a bavarian beer. No surpises here, just an highly refreshing, perfectly balanced beer

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Photo of RodneyFarva
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a stein

a: pours a light amber color with a fluffy two finger head. fades quickly leaving impressive lacing

s: biscuity malt, a light grassy and floral aroma, earthy notes, and some hops at the end

t: biscuit malts up front, grass, lemon, a very light toffee flavor, some hops bite.

o: crisp and enjoyable. a nice break from the heavier Belgian beers I have been drinking as of late.

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Photo of bump8628
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright orange, fluffy white bubbles come to the edge of the .5L stein. Good depth of grain husk, biscuit, and toasted sour dough. Clean bitterness with just a flash spicy hop flower. An excellent and authentic example. This one could be enjoyed liter after liter.

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Photo of KDawg
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
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 corby112
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale golden orange color with golden yellow edges and a 2.5 finger frothy, pillowy off-white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral, slightly earthy aroma with grassy hops countered by a sweet malt presence. Hints of grass and straw countered by sweet caramel malt as well as some biscuit and toffee in the nose. Faint light fruit.

Medium bodied with a crisp hop bite up front that gives off a dry, slightly bitter flavor that is nicely balanced by the earthy and sweet malt notes. Slight floral, pine flavor countered by slightly toasted malt, sweet caramel and toffee. Subtle peppery spice in the finish.

Overall this beer isn't terribly complex but it's very nicely balanced and pretty flavorful. The best beer I've had so far from Weltenburg.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
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 beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
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 MNJR
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
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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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 184 ratings