The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #8 – Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 (Amber Lager)

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The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #8

Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050 – Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg, 5.5% ABV – 330ml., (Kelheim, Germany)

from their website:

“The classic Märzen beer of the world´s oldest Abbey Brewery.

Cultivated, elegant, golden yellow, excellently brewed on the basis of sophisticated, traditional recipes, a full-bodied balance of fine hops and energizing bitter-sweetness.”

  • Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
  • Taste: Crisp barley malt bready meal beer
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not explosive but solid

Visual: Pours clear golden yellow with a smallish head, a thin layer of ultra-micro retention, lots of fast loose-knit streams.

Nose: lagered barley malt, some grass (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp, barley malt,

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) bready, barley grainy malt, light lemon citrus

Finish: cuts dry, super subtle almost no hopped bitterness, burpy, barley malt finish.

Summary: A very easy-going and easy-drinking low bitter all malt lager; it certainly goes well with a hot meal.