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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kelheim, Germany

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Das Jubiläumsbier aus der ältesten Klosterbrauerei der Welt ist eine einmalige Komposition aus Malz- und Hopfenaroma und glänzt mit seiner goldgelben Farbe.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4541) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2009
(bottle) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of bittering hops, honey and lightly caramelized malts. flavour is lightly toasted heavy grain with a lingering light bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. a rather nice one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle, bought @ METRO, Kolding.
Pours clear golden with a nice, creamy, off-white head. Fine, light lacings. Aroma is rather grainy, light hay and some sweet, unfermented malts. Light carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is light sugary, bready malts. The finish is fine and hoppy with grass, hay and a little pine. Still too sweet, though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2009
Bottled 50cl. Courtesy of Quack-Duck. It pours a beautiful clear deep copper beer with a creamy persistent off white head. Earthy aroma of raisin, caramel, bread crust, barnyard and dog food pellets which is accentuated by the malt. Sweet malty taste. Medium bodied. A lot of raisins and caramel showing up. Low carbonation and bitterness. Nice lacework. Faintly astringent, especially on the swallow. Surprisingly dry finish which is reminiscent of raisin, caramel and a huge amount of bread crust. This beer really tastes artisanal. Thanks a lot Quack-Duck!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13710) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2009
Bottled (Beerangel, BB 02/2010). Pale copper color, good off-white head, lace. Metal, ash, clover, straw, grass and caramel in the nose - when warms up: barnyard. Crispish carbonation. Ryeish-caramelly malty, vague grassy-flowery hops. Only some metal. Bitter-harsh aftertaste. Biscuity. Unorthodox German Vienna (closer to hoppy Märzen), but not the most balanced one. Finish is also a bit thin for 5.5% German brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle. Low white and quickly disappearing fluffy head. Clear and beautiful golden body. Mild fruity honey aroma. Mild fruity honey flavor with a dry and bitter barley malt base. Long bitter aftertaste. Heavy carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8383) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2009
5l mini cask, bought at the brewery. Clear deep golden colour, large and creamy head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, intensively malty with good aromatic hop flavours. Very slightly fruity. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel, a pleasure!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2009
500 mL bottle from City Beverage in Winston Salem, NC. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. Fair retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty graininess, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is caramel, raisin, brown sugar, bread, lemon zest. Medium bodied.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pinball (11111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2009
bought 17oct. 2008 el corte ingles, palma, rated mar 31 2009. best before 3-jun-2009. clear yellow, small thick white head. hoppy, but also a bit earthy aroma. flavor is a bit alcoholic, sweet and dark caramelly. reminds me of a grolsch i once tasted that was few months after best before date. ends sweet. i’ll have to rerate a fresh sample, as this bottleed one was not tasting good, i think it aged badly or have had too much heat at some point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Tap at Zum Schneider: Copper golden pour with a dense off-white head. Clean, bready, softly caramelized aroma with a lightly spicy Vienna malt note. Creamy body- clean and firm malt flavor- mildly spicy Vienna malts, substantial but light caramel and bready character with a touch of toasted biscuit. As it warms, even more biscuity, clean and mildly sweet malt subtleties come out. A very good Vienna. I could drink a lot of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2009
Bottled (from beerangel.de). Deep golden colour (almost coppery) with big off-white creamy/foamy head. Aroma is bready malts, some fruity and metallic notes as well as quite earthy and herbal notes. At first the metallicness was strong, but vanishes, as the beer gets to stand for itself for a while. Flavour is bready malts along with caramel malts, some slight wooden bitterness and also nuttyness and both some floral and fruity hops. Not really that viennaish for anything but the flavour, but then again, very hard to place in any category. As it warms up it gets some slight burnt wet wooden notes. Probably one of the most interesting beers I’ve had from Germany.


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