Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050
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German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #121
Ranked #30,426
3.75 | pDev: 10.13%
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
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Reviews: 93 | Ratings: 184
Photo of rebel1771
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
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 wedge
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright gold with a white foam head that leaves some solid, chunky lace. Bready, woody, black tea aroma with a bit of a spicy kick and a toasted nut skin quality. Smooth, lightly toasted malty sweet flavor and a mild hoppiness. There's a sweet, near gritty graininess thats actually very pleasant. Medium-light body is creamy in its low carbonation.

I'm not a huge Märzen fan but, this is a very pleasant beer. Seems to be a very accurate version.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
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 czechsaaz
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big malt aroma (Munich-type, sort of crystal but with a light roasty component) with some grainy cereal notes. Otherwise very clean.

Seems a little light colored for the style, just barely off gold, with a touch of haziness. Smallish head that fades after a little while. No visible carbonation rising.

Very nice malty profile. Sweet, but not sugary. Hop bitterness is well in balance but still very subtle. Clean fermentation. Very pleasant tasting malty beer.

Medium bodied and creamy with a low carbonation bite.

Really a nice beer. Great malt flavor and very easy going down. It's not really to style from other fest/marzen beers but it has some of the same character. Easy drinking and nice.

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

Bottle from Beer World of Largo

Malty sweetness of the aroma invokes sweet honey bread. Light copper/amber in color with a slowly diminishing two finger thick white head. Sweet bready fore..lots of powdered malt/honey sweetness. Very nice lacing and head retention. Solid mouthfeel. Finish is quite clean and abrupt. Has some backbone to it as far as a continued flavor intensity. You know your drinking a marzen though it gets sweeter than it needs to be.

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Photo of ProfessorHops
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
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 GCBrewingCo
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
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 kingjames1
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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 Dithyramb
2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
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 oberon
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
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 TerryW
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper with a good long lived head. Looks a bit like rough cider. Comfortable looking beer.

Fruit, malt and resiny wood in the nose. Interesting, gets your attention, a pleasant noseful. Full mouthfeel. Solid, smooth and tasty. Dominated by sweet malt. Enough hops to keep it from being oversweet. Nice fruity character with herbal/spice notes similar to a wheat beer.

Good beer to melt into a chair with.

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Photo of surfmeister
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice...
I had no idea what style this beer was supposed to be when I tried it, which made for a very interesting tasting. Coppery brown with a full, rich head, the murkiness did give it away as a wheat beer of some sort, nice malty taste with very subtle hopping, went down smooth, I was eager to have another and still didn't have a guess as to what style this was supposed to be. Kristal Weizen?, I've had other beers with that title that were just watered down Hefes. Well, I enjoyed this one and will try it again.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
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 beerguy101
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
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 TheLongBeachBum
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
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 Suds
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
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 mickeymac
2.68/5  rDev -28.5%
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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Photo of Murph
2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
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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Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 from Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 184 ratings