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

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A winter seasonal.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2005
(bottle) Clear copper colour with a foamy slightly off-white medium head. Dusty slightly sweet malty aroma with lemon peel. Light sweet fruity flavour, medium body. Smooth sweet malty taste, drying out towards the finish; slightly bitter and hoppy aftertaste with a consistent and almost complex malts character. A tasty seasonal brew, nothing great but well quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8641) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
Red/brown with a small white head. Aromas are sweet malty and doughy with hints of fruit. Flavours are sweet and malty with a roast character, bready dough and some smokiness coming through. Has rich winter fruit, quite Xmassy. Quite light on the finish but all up to that point is very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
[From trade with McTapps] Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, hay, grass, Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long grainy, grassy and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (8603) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Old bottle. Don’t know if this is a Vienna or an Oktoberfest but it is not what I was expecting.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8484) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle. Butterscotch malt and tin aroma. Amber color with giant head. Mildly sweet buttterscotch malt and moderate bitter grass hops flavor. Medium body. Not bad - easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8377) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2009
bottle, thank you pivnizub. Amber-golden yellow, large beige head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, pleasantly malty with a touch of caramel and spicy hops in the finish. Shy hint of apple present.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy deep copper with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy Wheaties dipped in almond, with some toffee and mild spicy hop notes. The palate was medium heft, with flavors of grainy malty Wheaties, some caramelly toffee-like hints, and mild fruit and hop notes. Gets a bit more tart and hoppy as it warms.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8089) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle, purchased from the Dodgy Deli’ Cowley Road, Oxford 30-12-08 and consumed same evening. Pours reddy amber in colour with a good white foamy head. Maltiness comes through first along with some caramel and the expected clean, pure, smooth taste that you expect of a solid well respected German brewery like this. What I never expected was the occasional worrying foray into Top Deck shandy territory which this surprisngly reminded me of on the odd occasion, it always managed to pull itself back from the precipice but it did worry me at times and I had to do a double take and read and re-read the bottle to make sure that I hadn’t gone back in time to an era of tank tops, Smiths salt and shake crisps and Marathon bars. That one rather serious criticism aside, I actually enjoyed this beer and whilst I would go for the others in the Weltenburg rosta first I wouldn’t pass this by. A6 A4 F6 P3 OV12

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7867) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 500 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Copper colour with small off-white head. Malty, caramel sweet and dryish hoppy aroma. Flavour is caramel malty with some mild hoppiness but not much bitterness. Highly drinkable but not that interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 30, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Bottle at Dancing Camel brewery in Tel Aviv. Thanks David C! Deep golden color. Aroma of malt and some herbal hops. Sweetish flavor at first with malt and bread, continues mildly bitter with slightly spicy and slightly herbal hops. Medium-bodied.


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