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 DefenCorps
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from State Line. To say I've been impressed with other beers from this brewery would be an understatement.

Pouring a clear light amber with a beautiful beige head, dense and creamy, with excellent retention and lacing, this is a gorgeous marzen. The nose is great too. Rich, bready, mildly fruity and with a nice melanoidin character, this is great. A nice showcase for Munich malt, there's a nice brightness as well, with floral honey to go with the golden raisins, fresh bread and toasted grains. The hops aren't really noticeable on the nose, I guess this might not be the freshest sample.

The palate opens silky smooth with the classic Munich malt flavors of bread, toasted grains and a mild honey-like sweetness. A firm hop bitterness is also present, tempering the sweetness. Not as fruity as the nose would suggest, there still is some mild raisin character though. Drying and moderately bitter on the finish, the grainy flavors fade rather quickly, making this feel just a touch watery. Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation, this is excellent on the palate, apart from the mildly disappointing finish. A great beer.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance; clear orange-amber. Sticky white head, nice retention and stratus cloud-like lacing.

smell; dry, dusty malts. Very clean, with faint tea-like hops. Some deeper caramel malts that remain discreetly in the backround.

taste; malty but more biscuty than sweet. Herbal and grassy hops. Bready in the aftertaste with just a bit of hop bitters.

mouthfeel; very light, crisp, and refreshing. Gentle, fine carbonation and a smooth finish. Very pleasant and drinkable.

overall; a simplistic masterpiece, highly reccomended and true to the style.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a clear body and good effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of creamy foam leaving a good lace as it dissipates.

Smell: sweet, but not too sweet, caramelly malt with just a whiff of earthy hops. I like it quite a lot, actually.

Taste: lightly sweet with a bit of caramel. Hops are not quite as active in the flavor as in the aroma, but overall I think this is a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: body is on the lighter side of medium but the beer seems rather aggressively carbonated, which yields a pretty solid creaminess. Good stuff.

Drinkability: I'm finding this beer quite drinkable. It's certainly good after working out side for a little while, but I'm betting it's pretty good in other contexts, too.

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Photo of beertunes
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed this on a recent visit to Whidbey Beer Works. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clear, light honey/amber color with just under an inch of slightly off-white head that decent retention and OK lacing.

The aroma was malty sweet, caramel, and had a nice hop zing with a slight yeast funkiness. The caramel was more noticeable on the tongue, along with that bit of hop tang, and a kind of odd finish.

The body was decent, smooth and easy, but a little bit sticky-sweet. Drinkability was good, I had the whole 17oz bottle without even trying.

Overall, a very nice beer. Pick up a bottle if you see it in the store.

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Photo of baos
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into bicentennial Mason jar.

A: Nice coppery hazy body with bits of funk suspended throughout. 2 finger ecru head that stick around pretty well. Some lacing here and there.

S: Caramelly maltiness. Bit of spicy hops with a bit of grape in the background.

T: Nice toasty grainy malt balanced with floral almost grapey hops. Ends with a bit of herbal dryness. This one grows on you as it shrinks in your jar.

M: A bit on the light side but good for this style.

D: Very drinkable. I wish I have about 16 more. Gains character as she warms in your glass. A good beer. God bless dem monks.

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Photo of DoppleJock
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pt. 0.9 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Poured a nice, clean copper/amber with 2 inches of foamy head. Good retention with some decent lacing.

S: Grainy (barley) with some mild hops. Not too complex, but can still pick up on the basic elements.

T: Very nice balance of hops and malted barley.

M: Medium-bodied. Could be a little richer, but is still pretty nice.

D: Cracked this one open after coming home from an aggravating day at work. Perfect choice. Good 'n' cheap impulse buy from the grocery store down the street from me. Will have again.

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Photo of popery
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very refreshing beer and I could easily drink it all night. The flavor is clean grain with an excellent bite in the finish. The beer is a nice looking - clear golden amber liquid with a healthy white head of foam. There are sweet caramel and sour lemon notes. All around very nice for the style.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16.9oz brown pop top slimline bottle with a nice label and clearly marked freshness date

Appearance: Pours a medium amber/orange hue with a little bit of fine sediment in suspension. The nice, fairly substantial ivory cap soon fades to a medium film

Smell: Toasty malts...sweet and warmly inviting, but not a lot else going on here

Taste: Mild sweet caramelly malts, just a touch of balancing hops...quite smooth, simple, and toasty

Moutheel: Medium-bodied

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: Simple, tasty, well-priced, malt-forward example of the style.

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Photo of jsh420
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

date on bottle 09.03.09(march 9, 2009)

pours clear copper with a 2+ finger head that coats the glass with lacing

smells of bread/cereal but also pick up some metallic scent

taste is nice and light bready/cereal malts - not much else to it but very solid

mouthfeel is light with good carbonation that gives it a creamy finish

drinkability is great - i could drink many more but i only bought one

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Photo of rtepiak
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a marzen with a wonderful body and a surprisingly wide solid palate of flavor. pour is light amber, almost on the side of gold with no murk really and nice decent amount of foam about 2 and half fingers. nose of stale apples and a ton of malt which i was worried would lead to a breadier than anything beer. not the case. smooth and robust. late late summer of something quite nice like apple pie... with a good tea without sugar. balanced. isn't dense, or sweet... just an apple without the sour acids. a mild sweet with no hint of bitter. light body but a creamy consistency. how do the germans do it.

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Photo of steveh
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"From the Oldest Monastery Brewery in the World." Gotta love that. Except that the label appears to be dated best by: March of '09. We'll see.

Poured into my tall Willi Becker.

A -- Nice clear, orange amber color with a thick, long-lasting, light tan head.

S -- Bready/yeasty malt up front in the nose. Just what I'd expect. Some very vague fruitiness back -- a bit off to style, but it's faint.

T -- Yeah -- that's the stuff. Big chewy maltiness with a breadiness that starts sweet and finishes dry. Faintest hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M -- Soft mouthfeel with a medium body.

D -- Terrific. I found a good, local source for this and plan to look for it more often.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Came off tap with a dark gold body and two-finger white head that looked appetizing. Nice aroma of a mix of citric/leafy hops and caramelized/roasted malt. Light to medium body with a mix of citric hopiness for flavor and hop bitterness for a dry backend. Also has some mild maltiness to it for some minor sweetness on sides. A sturdy beer that holds up that is easy to drink, albeit nothing spectacular.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at deep ellum in allston, massachusetts. served in .4L tall slender stein. tasted in mid-april 2009

clear, golden straw color with faint amber tint. frothy head, fades to wisps and ring. great lacing all down the glass.

bready and toasty malt aroma, with hint of toffee, and an almost white-grape fruitiness. gentle but fragrant noble hops.

taste: toasty bread with hint of caramel. crisp noble hops with mild to moderate bitterness, into a crisp finish with yet more bready character.

light to medium body, some semi-astringent texture near the finish, but smooth and drinkable with crisp carbonation.

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

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appears a clear orange color with a big one and a half inch off-white head on top. A big sheet of lace is left on the glass.

Aroma is of caramel malts, a bit of toastiness, and a vague earthy hop presence. Overall it's quite mild, but nothing bad about it at all.

Taste has some sweet caramel malts up front with some toastiness coming in quickly. Midway through I end up getting that same honeycomb like taste that I kind of didn't like in their other beers, but it works better in this one. Finish brings some mild hops of the earthy variety, but the malt definitely dominates.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy carbonation that has the crispness of a lager still.

Of the three different Weltenburger beers I have sampled tonight this one is easily the best. There's definitely many better Marzens I've tried, but this one is pretty good.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.56/5  rDev -31.7%
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 opwog
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Now listening to: Morgion - Basking Under a Black Sun Dawning

A- golden/bronze witha short white head of larger bubbles
S- Roasty malt and some herb/spice
T- heavy malt and alchohol. In fact, this tastes like a much stronger beer than is noted on this listing.
M- Kind of "festy" with a lot of malt aftertaste
D- while it is in the 5% range, it is unlike a fest, in that it seems much stranoger when drinking it.

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Photo of Offa
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is a very tasty vienna or vienna-style oktoberfest.

Golden amber, not as dark as some darker oktoberfests or viennas, it has a medium off-white head that shrinks quite slowly and leaves some good, thin lace.

The aroma is very nice. It seems sweet, malty, mildly caramelly and leafy with dough, pine and herb, and a hint of sulphur.

The taste is similar, a little earthy, caramelly-bready malt body with lots of herbal hops, leafiness. It's zesty/tingly tingly, with a light, persistent bitterness that just dominates the sweetish body. It is lighter than many vienna-style beers, but has more hop character than usual, more like a pilsner, yet with great balance. It is highly drinkable and holds up very well.

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Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark Gold with a malty nose this a rounded beer that is full flavoured and very drinkable.Big head and nice malty nose The smoothness of the finish is a treat as this is one of the better OK fests I have had lately. Too bad it seems to be hard to find.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
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 JohnGalt1
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

17oz bottle picked up today from Tres Bonne Cuisine for about $4... poured into my Smokestack goblet.

1" head takes a little while to die back leaving a nice collar atop a polished copper brew.

Aroma is very bready and toasty.. subtle spiciness.

Flavor is toasted malts with a soft bready maltiness to it... again some very subtle spicy hop flavors.. Tastes very fresh.. nice dry finish. Body is smooth and carbonation may be a little prickly.

Nice Marzen from a shop that I need to hit more often...

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Photo of AlexLMS
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The label of Anno 1050 has been changed to a clearer one. Now it presents a Bavarian town over a white background.

Appearance: very clear deep orange colour. Head: white, very large and moussy. May not be long lasting and leaves little lacing.
Aroma: sweet malts, grains and a hint of caramel.
Taste: the sweet malts dominate the flavour, accompanied by grains and caramels. Some fruitiness and a biscuit presence. Very light on the hoppy side.
Mouthfeel: smooth, moderate carbonation, low alcoholic strength and medium body.
Finish: mainly sweet malts, but gradually shows a touch of herbal bitterness.

Overall: in my humble opinion Anno 1050 should be classified as a Vienna Lager. It is a nice beer, sweet but not cloying, enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was thrilled to be able to try this one when my mother had gotten it for me in Germany. I had never head of the brewery, but upon learning a little something I was thrilled to find out how old it was. Popped this one the other night with dinner. Served into a pilsner glass it poured a nice golden yellow, with a great amount of clarity and a touch of sediment on the bottom. Nice amount of head reach about three inches up the glass and settled down quickly, leaving behind only token side glass lace. Nice carbonation could be seen streaking skyward.

The aroma was rather bland which suprised and dissapointed me. Light bready tones and a hint of banana, that was about it. Very faint aroma for sure. The flavor was a little bit stronger, with a nice classic biscuit like malt bill, and a touch of spice. Decent amount of grass like flavor in the finish with a touch of clove as well. Really nice feel on this one with a good carbonation profile and a light to medium body. An easy session ale that did not even feel close to the 5.5% it was billed as. I would have easily had another.

Overall this wasa fairly good beer. By no means my favorite thing, but still a more then decent effort. I would have no issue with trying this again, and I am sure on tap it is stellar.

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

Pours a slightly clouded gold with some crème head. Nose is heavily malted. Strong syrupy sugar character follows that. Flavor is malty with a strong sweetness and an underlying tone of bark or possibly a mild wood. Touch of smoke on there. Feel is bordering on syrupy. Drinkable, sure. A good brew. Nothing outstanding, but pretty solid all the same.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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 merlin48
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
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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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 184 ratings