Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Ranked #252
Ranked #24,901
3.67 | pDev: 11.17%
Apr 28, 2023
Nov 17, 2002
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Rated by sokol_1993 from California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Got a bottle in Le village de la Biere in Strasbourg.
Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by iftcoach from Germany

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear copper color with a big top of white head that dissolves slowly.
Aroma is of caramel, bread, toasted malts, nuts and spices.
Taste is malty with bread and caramel notes allong with some notes of spices. Finish is slightly dry with some earthy hop notes.
Smooth and creamy mouthfeel withmedium carbonation and a medium body.
A nice and enjoyable märzen.
Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by safaricook from Netherlands

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Another one of this delicious Bavarian Christmas beers that I am working through. They all seem to have in common this deliciously increased herbal noble hopping. This one is no exception only it differs from most other by adding some darker malts (Munich probably) like in a Märzen instead of relying on the Pilsener malt flavours alone, which is a negative point for me in taste, as I am not the biggest fan of this kind of malts in lagers. Still worth trying
Dec 19, 2019
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Served at hme in a shaker glass. Pours a deep golden colour, big head that remains all the while, good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, yeast, bananas.
medium body, good carbonation, sticky texture.
Taste of caramel, anise, bananas,
Simply good.
Jun 12, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a slightly richer lager for the winter time, looks and drinks like a marzen, which if it isnt one, is pretty darn close to one in terms of style and the way it presents itself in my glass. cool to have this on tap, not enough old school german beer around on draft anywhere anymore, so it was fun to see and i jumped right on it. a hazy rusty orange pour with a tall and rising airy white head, pretty beer in its rawness. aroma is less sweet than expected for the style and color, a drier cooked and toasted cereal complexion with a classic german lager yeast to it, slightly dusty to me as it almost always is, just a weird way i smell and taste this yeast, strange association i know, but its there, and hardly any hops at all, but this might be a little older now, being spring and all at this point. the flavor has a nice earthy grain profile, a baked warmth about it, some minerals, maybe some wheat too, a breadiness, and not much residual sugar at all. i love the high carbonation keeping the fuller body moving along, and i like it being on the dry side for the style, the yeast kicks butt in the finish. not my favorite example of the style, and an unexpected find this time of year, but ill never be dissatisfied with a well made german lager, and i enjoyed this accordingly.
Apr 17, 2019
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2.2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Cerveza de color ámbar con una gran cabeza espumosa. De cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta tostada, caramelo y un poco de levadura. En boca destaca la malta y un sabor herbáceo. Moderamente amarga con un final largo y un poco seco.
Mar 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Anacross from Oregon

4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bright copper liquid pours beautifully. Smell is nutty, toasted malts and grains, with notes of toffee, cocoa and berries. taste confirms the smell's first impression.
Great balance between dry and sweet, solid, rich flavor combined resulting in a superb beer.
Too bad this one is around only around the holiday, I wish I could enjoy it all year long.
Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by mizx from England

Oct 23, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Hanyuu from Finland

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by JTuomi from Finland

Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2016
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Normally, when you enjoy a lager beers tend to be very balanced, excess bitter taste or staying some part unbalanced. This beer is round without imbalance. Although not the style I do recognize that there are craft beer.
Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by samEBC from Belgium

Dec 15, 2015
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
From Hipercor Huelva. In Paulaner glass. Watching Narcos 1x09. A very drinkable and nice tasting brew
Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Malt_Man from England

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served cool from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Deep amber colour, clear, lots of bubbles, 2cm bright white bubbly head, dissipates to <1cm fairly quickly.

S) Nothing huge, but some fairly weak odours of warm malts.

T) Deep malty flavour, slight refreshing acidity from carbonation, light hop bitterness at the back. Nothing complicated here.

F) Medium carbonation for a lager, and a bit of density. No bitterness or unwelcome aftertastes.

O) Malty Vienna-type lager, easy drinking, a good chewy chugger for lager drinkers in the winter months.
Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by dcmchew from Romania

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
Clear, amber, finger and a half of a slowly receding off-white head. Seems rather carbonated, too.
Sweet malt, caramel, toasted grain, hint of citrus peel, stale fruit, faint German hop.
Sweet malt syrup and caramel in the taste, on the brink of being simply too much. Biscuit, some spiciness, a generic fermenting fruit note too (apple, faint dark grape). Some woody, or rather hay-like notes, some hops in the finish, trying to be bitter enough to cut off the sweetness, but failing. Bit of metal instead.
The body is really nice, rather smooth, fluffy, tho a bit sticky. Not overly carbonated. Aftertaste has lingering sweet malts and an off note, probably the lager yeasts.
Doesn't really warm much, but it's almost tasty, better than many other märzenbiers out there and almost fitting that profile (makes me think of a Vienna lager more), so might be a good alternative to those. Finishing it wasn't a chore, so i guess it's ok.
Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by wrightst from Maryland

Aug 12, 2014
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Reviewed by jonb5 from England

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark, orangy amber, clear, large thick tanned head which didn’t hang around
long, moderate lacing.

S: Malt, charcoal, reminiscent of a dunkel.

T: Started with hints of slightly sweet malty charcoal which was balanced out by some fuggles hop like earthy hoppy bitterness.

M: Slightly thick texture, low to moderate carbonation,

O: Combined aspects of an English bitter, Munich dunkel and a Franconian
kellerbier. Pretty solid.
Feb 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by bsm80x from New York

Oct 24, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Jul 08, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Luiz0930 from California

May 31, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Bill235 from Ohio

May 09, 2013
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Reviewed by pkalix from California

4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
pours a darker golden honey color, minimal head. nice uneven lacing down the side.
smells like a dark honey. sweet, caramel-y malts in the aroma and in the taste. minor bitterness longer after the liquid is down but it's actually very balanced. some healthy carbonation rising in the tall Paulaner glass.
trying to check my son's homework but incredibly distracted by this greatly balanced, semi-sweet, delicious brew. i like the even taste and the european accent.
Mar 15, 2013
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Two fingers of head on a cloudy copper colored body.
The aroma is malty, barnyard, hay and caramel. It borders musty, but it's still nice.
The flavor has a malt sweetness, mild bitterness and a curious spice note at the end.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and heavier body.
An enjoyable beer. The taste is a bit different with the spice, but it's a good addition.
Jan 16, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Peyton5410 from New Jersey

Jan 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jan 09, 2013
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Reviewed by BigBry from Canada (AB)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I just found my notes and the good looking label that I had carefully soaked off of this bottle.

Coppery orange color with an off-white, creamy head. Thick sheets of lace stuck to the glass.
Biscuity malt smell, but also alot more hoppiness than I was expecting.
The flavor also had more hop strength compared to the malt. A bit tough to put into words, as I was expecting a malty marzen / winter ale. Slightly buttery, and caramel notes, but more akin to a pale ale.
Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation level gave it a smooth finish.
Pretty average all in all, I guess I was expecting something more and different.
Dec 09, 2012
Rated: 3 by jsladky from Germany

Dec 08, 2012
Rated: 4 by whatsgoody from Vermont

Nov 26, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by t0rin0 from California

Oct 19, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by beerpadawan from California

Aug 27, 2012
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Reviewed by thekevlarkid from Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Wow. Big name for a beer. But would it live up to all that? Out of a bomber this beer was a clear orange color with lots of rising carbonation that produced a cap of tan head. The retention was good and it left lacing in sliding bands. The aroma was of dry grains, caramel malt, hints of pepper and fruit. The flavors were pretty dry overall and not spicy like I was expecting. Mostly toffee and caramel first followed by some doughy malt and a bit of green apple. The finish was mildly hoppy and crisp/dry. A curious combination, especially for a winter beer, but not at all unpleasant. It wasn’t much of a stand-out either, just sort of blasé. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation frothy.
Mar 05, 2012
Rated: 4 by Mdodge8837 from Minnesota

Feb 16, 2012
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Reviewed by falloutsnow from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from Binny's in Schaumburg, IL
No obvious bottled on date
Poured into a US pint glass

Weltenburger has produced a solid winter lager with its Winter-Traum, as it is pleasing in all areas. For those who enjoy German styles, this is a must-try as it is delicious, relatively low in alcohol, and affordable for an import at $3 per bottle.

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 cap of bubbles atop the body. The collapsing of the head results in columns of lacing along the sides of the glass that are disturbed, but augmented and re-supplied with each sip. Body is a moderately dark golden brown out of the light, a mid-intensity amber when in it. Transparent bod with slow, visible carbonation.

Smells of rich, dense caramel and deep golden malt syrup alongside spicy and herbal components from the hops. Nearly reminiscent of a doppelbock in aroma. Also a faint hint of cloves, but unsure what this could be from. Enjoyably complex for a lager.

Taste has a whole-grain bread, malt-forward opening that is also joined with herbal hop components. Mid-palate picks up mild hop bitterness and increasing levels of caramel and bready malt components. Mid to back of the palate shines, as I get: a mild spiciness from hops; a certain herbal character; fruit, particularly plum in the back that peaks and then returns to caramel malt flavors. Aftertaste is bready and somewhat biscuit-like.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with gentle, but noticeable carbonation that creates a smooth-flowing mouthfeel on the palate.
Feb 07, 2012
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Reviewed by ADZA from Australia

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear golden caramel hue with a big fluffy three finger head that stays and leaves nice everywhere,the smell is sweet toffee,caramel,sticky date pudding and a touch of hops,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and slighty creamy and has tastes of caramel pudding,candied figs,sticky toffee and marzipan with a light ever present slight hoppiness that keeps the sweet in check and overall its definately one of the better Marzens out there and would drink again.
Feb 02, 2012
Rated: 3 by pperez38 from California

Jan 31, 2012
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Reviewed by J23hc from New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
,Poured into pint glass. Typical dark reddish clear body, but with a very nice frothy head that lasts. Not too much on the nose, just a maltiness and a faint vegetable characteristic, like cooked stringed beans. A little more on the palate, good malt presense, sort of earthy flavors. Wet, crisp, refreshing and drinkable. Can't call it complex, but definitely not undrinkable
Jan 21, 2012
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Reviewed by jtierney89 from New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a bright orange with impressive clarity and a big sticky white foam head. Some dark fruits on the nose with underlying notes of dark fruits.

Medium body yet its a bit watery on the finish. Some dark fruity taste up front. Some toasted biscuit. No detectable hop presence really. Grapey like taste which is odd due to the light color. Definitely a strange oktoberfest at a strange time of year.

Some good butter toast like notes in this as well.

Okay beer. Nothing spectacular. Definitely doesn't remind me of winter.
Jan 17, 2012
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