This is the second beer we’ve included from Bavaria’s Weltenburg Monastery brewery, and I reckon it is every bit as good as the first.
Our Anno 1050 Marzen is a beer brewed to celebrate the anniversary of the Monastery. It is the oldest monastery brewery in the world, having been established in 1050. No surprise that the beer style chosen is a Marzen, which is a seasonal specialty beer that allows for some prolonged celebrating.
The beer is a lovely clear amber colour, giving an aroma of caramel and bready malt with a hint of fruit and grassy, floral hops.
A rich caramel malt body dominates the taste, quite sweet right up front but it is steadily balanced out by the grassy hop bitterness from Hercules, Perle and Tradition hops used.
The executive summary for this beer must be that it is just so drinkable. That is the idea of these beers, balanced and flavoursome without being challenging or intense. They are the traditional session beers, and prove that lagers don’t have to be boring!