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


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A winter seasonal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Ah, not that impressive a beer, poured an amber light brown color, not really red or copper in there. Head was normal, lacing weak. Aroma was not pleasant, really metallic (yes in the aroma) and maybe some odd chemicals in there with some grass and herbal notes. The flavor was biscuity, grassy, caramel, herbs, faint metallic notes. Mouthfeel was moderate and carbonated. Why this is a vienna is beyond me. A weak beer, needed more nuts and bread and toastiness to score higher for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChazMania (668) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 6, 2006
One of those little pony-kegs (gift to me). Got it nice and chilly. Poured with a nice head but thats where the experience stopped. The flavor was flat, nothing to say at all. Maybe hoppy beers have ruined me to enjoy anything else. Iím not sure I will even drink anymore, it may simply get tossed. I donít have the patience to drink this thing "just because itís there" Iíd rather really enjoy my beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (5886) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Pours copper with a sudsy soapy off-white head. The aroma has musty caramel, butterscotch and milkshake malt - aroma just seems off. Smooth medium body with a good amount of soft carbonation. Starts with honey / caramel / dry caramel / smooth malt / lightly nutty. Fairly smooth. The finish is a bit spicy with a cardboard taste. Fairly bland overall. There are much better Viennas out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Aroma is very bready.Pours a very light copper with a small off white head.Lots of wheat in the flavors.Alittlr thin with a malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2006
I really like this beer. When compared to its own type of beer, its getting an 86% rating in its category, that says enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
Clear cobber colored body, big off-white head; Huge full super malty nose, a bit to the sweeter side very, very pleasant with some orange peel aromas; The body is a bit thin, but the very soft full carbonation gives a very nice impression; It finishes long with a thin texture and lots of full malty aromas. Another super well made German beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2006
16.9oz bottle. Clear deep golden hue. Spotty white head. Cocoa and brownies. Vanilla with a slight mustiness. Sherry. Medium and sweet. Cloying with a sugary malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 19, 2006
Veyr nice in flavor, I found it very wheaty, but it was very good in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 23, 2006
23-May-06 (500 ml bottle: $2.90 at Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR) If you can believe this, the date on the label is 12-Feb-01. Such is the chance you take when you order beer online without being able to see the actual bottle. But from Liquid Solutions? Anyway, you know, much to my surprise, this beer is quite enjoyable. True, it tastes a bit oxidized, but thereís no cardboard and no earth to be found, and the overall flavor is fairly caramely, moderately sweet and very lightly bitter, kind of reminiscent of a mšrzen. The toasty, sweet and caramely nose is even better than the flavor. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Amber in color and fairly clear. Average, off-white head gradually fades to a wide ring, and leaves a patchwork of spiderweb lacing. Who knows, maybe that date doesnít mean what I think it means because this has been a very pleasant and malty beer, right up my alley.

01-Oct-05 (500 ml bottle: $2.29 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) The label reads Best Before February, 2007, but Iím not so sure because this is tasting a little cardboardy right from the first sip. Moderately sweet and caramely, malty, and a bit earthy (not a good sign), and yes thereís that cardboard in the finish. The aroma is somewhat malty, but also a moderately earthy, so even though Iím 16 months within the window, this beer definitely seems a bit old. Medium bodied. Dark amber color, slightly hazy, and topped by a light-tan head that shows good retention by holding a thin, but complete layer. Lacing is modest, but small patches do remain on the glass. Yeah, this is really tasting like it aged too quickly, so Iíll want to do a rerate if I can find it again. (6, 3, 5, 3, 10 = 2.7)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2006
Nice pour, a bright copper/orange with a creamy, light beige head. The aroma is a sweet bready malt with some caramel highlights and a faint herbal hopping. The caramel dominates the flavor along with a light almond bitterness. Sweet yet dry finish. A very sessionable Vienna.

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