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


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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A winter seasonal.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1686) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2007
Clear, deep amber appearance with a large, off white head and modest lacing. Sweet, bready, caramel malt aroma. Rich, roasted malt taste with low keyed hoppiness, bittersweet chocolate and toffee. Turns a little bit more bitter, along with a hint of sourness, in the aftertaste. Smooth, medium-to-full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel. Lingering, long lasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12375) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours pale copper with a small white head. Not much aroma - some rye bread. Medium carbonation. Flavour is very malty and sweet. Finishes nice and round - killing off some of the malty sweetness (which is nice!).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2007
Bottle. Huge fizzy white head that really lasted long. Excellent lacing. Clear sparkling amber colour. Rye bread, caramel, fruit and some burned notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was light to moderated sweet with some burned bitterness. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a light head. The aroma is malty and caramel and the flavour is slightly yeasty with a caramel malty body. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10693) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 10, 2007
Bottle. Copper colour with a short lasting puffy white head. Aroma of malt with caramel and some fruit. Flavour is mild with a toasty maltiness, caramel, hoppy, little bit of fruitiness. Finish is a little bitter and bit sweet. An allright brew though nothiong special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Tried this first at a Bon Vivant tasting, and brought home a 0.5L bottle to enjoy further. This pours with a uniquely amber color for a German brau, dog (ha!), looking American ... kinda like a European tourist wearing white sneakers. Anyway, the aroma ends the illusion, a full-force blast of cookie-maltiness with a sharp sweet tinge at the end. That Teutonicness carries into the flavor, bready, doughy, and sweet ... toffee, butter, and maybe a little green raisin. Pretty sweet for a "Vienna", but this is an enjoyable quaff nonetheless. (#2741, 3/9/2007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a moslty clear with slight haze at first, medium copper with a thin white lasting head and modest carbonation. Aroma is pretty bland, light caramel and toasted malts, and some light spciy hop character. Flavor is on the side of metallicy hops with a mineral palate, light toasty malts, and slightly astringent and bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (13725) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber golour with a nice off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt and hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10478) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1269) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Poured from the bottle a semi-cloudy orange/amber color, with a modest foamy head with shorter retention, but decent cling and lacing. The aroma had a malt/barley liquor scent with hints of fruit, perhaps apricot, and also some floral tones, light hops, and hints of yeast and straw. The taste was somewhat bitter with a grainy-malt blend and a sour mix of fruity and floral tones along with a touch of yeast. The beer featured low carbonation with a flat body and a somewhat wet and watery lifeless feel with a subtle alcohol presence and a light, thinnish mouthfeel.

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