Bayern Amber - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
OK, caveat: I found this in my dad's wine fridge. The bottle says best before August 2004. It is now November 2005.
Pours a slightly cloudy copper-amber hue with a nice, bright white head. Yeasty aroma is reminiscent of a Belgian ale, but that must be the aging at work. Notes of very sweet caramel malt and some light fruit come through. More yeast on the palate, along with a more subdued caramel malt flavor and a bit of a hoppy bite. Body is nice and substantial. I have to say, it must be a very different product when it's fresh, but this is still a pretty decent beer.
11-24-2005 04:30:16 | More by ElGordo
3.2/5 rDev -5.9%
Pours a light amber, awfully clear, no head at all.
Smells like a rice lager to this nose - clean and cloyingly sweet.
But, hey, wow. That's not what it tastes like. I'm surprised and pleased to say that it's got a fair amount of body to it for a lager. Nice and malty with hints of, hmm. No, not just hints of, but a fair amount of caramel.
We've got a fair amount of citrus hops in there but, to be fair, they're certainly not overpowering and you really only get hints of them around the edges of the tongue as you're swallowing.
There must be a little something else in the mouth... Maybe a little spice from the hops and then something else on the back left of the tongue (want me to look up that area of the tongue and see what flavors you taste there? Ok!) - well, the internet says that it's something between salty and bitter. Hmm. I guess so. And, wow, since they mention it, this does taste really salty. Crazy, huh?
So, to get higher marks from me we'd need more head, more body, fewer citrus hops and less of a salty flavor, I guess.
09-18-2005 20:49:40 | More by charlesw
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
12oz picked up at a little shop in Lewistown Montana called Brooks Market... Great little shop in a good beer desert.
Poured into a makeshift pint glass... foamy 1" head atop a lite amber brew... descent lace and retention.
Aroma is lite bready malts with touches of toast... and maybe some caramel.
Flavor mirrors the nose with a slightly more assertive edge... some grassy hoppiness mid palate with a clean finish... body is a touch heavier than some of their other brews... and the carbonation is prickly but adds a layer to the drinkability... Overall... this one tastes very fresh.
I wish I would have taken better notes.. but I was getting a little sauced by this point. :-)
07-18-2009 08:18:07 | More by JohnGalt1
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
AROMA: Low to medium malt sweetness, very slight hop, clean
APPEARANCE: Seeing "amber" on the label, I was surprised to see it pour so light--medium golden.
great clarity; small but lasting whitish head
FLAVOUR: malt sweetness with medium bitterness to balance; some noble hop flavour, which carries into finish. I would not call this a Maerzen/Oktoberfest, but rather more like a Helles, maybe a Vienna.
MOUTHFEEL: medium to medium-high carbonation, smooth, drinkable, light to medium body
OVERALL IMPRESSION: A very drinkable, simple beer. Maerzen style is a misclassification (IMHO), but considered as a Helles (but with a bit extra hop character) it does not disappoint. Nothing special, perhaps, but enjoyable.
04-12-2009 04:47:42 | More by nghab
2.75/5 rDev -19.1%
I find it interesting that they call this beer Amber, and the style listed here is Marzen/Oktoberfest, which I think is correct. I have tried this beer several times, as a friend just loves it. I don't. I think it is an average Marzen. Color a bit off to be called an amber and the head is just not impressive, but not too many Marzen beers have a good head. There is a strange after flavor I cannot identify, maybe that is why I don't care for it, don't know what it tastes like.
07-31-2003 18:40:46 | More by Fabric8r
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
Sampled at the Bayern Brewery on the Montana Beer Trip, and brought back mixed 12 pack. Nice scenery labels, BB date notched. Neck label describes this as 'a rich amber in color', but I thought it was a little lighter in color. Poured with half inch head that was gone before the first sip. Smells like other ambers, nice malts and light hop scent. Taste is light malt, very light actually. Good hop presence in the end. Average carbonation, smooth but nothing special. Good but nothing out of the ordinary.
01-29-2006 19:29:01 | More by BigBry
3.95/5 rDev +16.2%
Poured into tumbler glass. Born on date indicated best before April 2010. Poured a golden off caramel color with 3/4 inch head. Minutes after gracing the glass bubbles still surfacing. Pleasant aroma of toasted wheat and a bit of yeast. Very pleasing to the taste buds with a bold wheat taste initially followed by a rush of hops then to a smooth finish. Very easy to swill down. Great offering from Bayern.
01-09-2010 07:26:00 | More by einmt33
2.98/5 rDev -12.4%
12oz bottle acquired in trade with kyzr (thanks!).
Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of caramel and overall buttery. Tastes of caramel, buttery, and toasted malts. Was this a bad bottle with all that butteriness? I may have to revisit this one (send me one!).
Notes from 5/13/08
11-24-2008 01:41:58 | More by hopdog
Bayern Amber from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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