Bayern Amber - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001)
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Photo of Norm406
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of QXSTER1
4.45/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp, hoppy, and refreshing. Well balanced with a sweet malt enhanced by the hop bite. A fest beer for year round drinking.

Photo of beernut7
4.43/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is another quality beer form Bayern. The light amber color is inviting. The flavor and body profile is very similar to the Trout slayer, except the amber has a slight roasted malt character to it.

Photo of loren01
4.28/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all, being a Central Montana guy; I gotta say I love the painting of Square Butte and the wheat field on the bottle label.
A: Pours a golden color, not much head at all. Moderate amount of carbonation.
S: Smells very fragrant, but I cant really put my finger on exactly what it is. Grains I guess would be the best way to describe it although, not like a typical malty beer would smell like. Very different. Also some hop scents present.
T: Taste is sweet and malty up front with a nice balanced hop finish. Tastes almost like a pilsner only a shade darker in the color.
M: Nice and crisp, very easy drinking.
D: Very nice beer from Bayern, goes down very easily. I know its called Bayern Amber, but if it was a blind taste test I would almost put it in a pisner or some other category.

Photo of LoganMc
4.12/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Extremely clear pale golden color. There is a head of tight bubbles at first pour that retains pretty well.

Aroma: Some toasty malts noticeable in the aroma. The aroma is pretty clean with little to no hops to speak of.

Taste: Clean malty flavor that only has the hops to balance the malt. The finish is definitely toward the sweet. There is a bit of yeast character there, but it isn't overpowering enough to put this beer out of style.

Opinion: This is a really clean and drinkable beer. As it warms, I notice a bit more of the yeast coming out that seems out of place. It is a really well crafted brew, but I would expect there to be a bit more of the toasty malt and a few melanoidins thrown in for flavor. It is a bit more flavorful than the Dark Lager category that Shiner and Blackened Voodoo fit into, but the taste is similar.

Photo of laxguy13
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of kbub6f
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head is very small, pale beige, noisy-fizzy. The body is a clear coppery amber. Somewhat pale. The aroma is butter and peanuts, sweet cookies. Wow, very fruity start: apples and strawberries. A buttery, caramel, full-bodied middle. Peanut butter and strawberries in the tangy finish. The aftertaste is just a little sourish. Wow. Really buttery, nutty, tasty. Full flavor.

Photo of einmt33
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of kgotcher
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle,

Pours a hazy amber with very little head, even with pouring into the middle of the glass.

Aroma is grainy malt, caramel, nut and hint of vanilla , very subtle hops.

Medium creamy body, malty buiscut finish,

Pronounced grain flavor. Lots of malt, a bit of caramel. balanced noble hop flavor.

A good martzen, watch the temps when serving. Mine was a bit cold at first and it does hurt some of the balance. Very sweet at first but as it warmed the hops came out a bit more.

Photo of beerguy101
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty. A lighter bodied amber. Malts are prevalent and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Smooth flavor. Clean taste. Nice drinkable amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

Photo of Beardo
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of chumba526
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a medium bodied orange/ amber color with a thin head of white foam.

Smells of caramel sweet malts, grassy sweet hops, and citrus.

Tastes of caramel, cloves, grassy hops and fruitiness. The taste ends with mild bitterness.

The carbonation is moderate high. This is quite easy to drink because it is well balanced.

Overall a decent flavorful amber lager. Worth drinking if you see it, but it is nothing amazing. It's just good solid amber.

Photo of archyquaffer
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was included in a variety half-rack dated March 2013, and purchased for $13.99 at a convenience store (and no sales tax either- this is Butte, Montana). The bottle had a "best before" date of July 2013.

Poured from a 12 ounce longneck bottle into a Shaker pint glass. A moderate pour produces a 1/2 inch creamy white head. The head sticks around for a good bit and coats the glass. Plenty of swirls of carbonation are evident within the beer, which is a pale amber in color.

The beer has a touch of yeasty fruitiness in the aroma and a tartness in the taste (faint raspberry?). Just a touch of bitterness on the tongue, with lingering fruity, mead-like highlights. The beer is fairly light bodied, yet has a creamy mouthfeel.

Another very good lager beer from Bayern at a reasonable price. Bayern is rapidly becoming my go-to beer (also, an old favorite), as it is relatively inexpensive, readily available, not insanely hopped, refreshing, and yet complex enough to savor and enjoy.

Photo of therica
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= lighter-brown nut color, almost no head (poured slowly into a tall glass mug)

S= nice whiffs, some burnt caramel, sweet malts, slight florals and mild hops scents.

T= bolder than the scent, but similar; roasted malts, modest sweetness, hops florals, and a mix of burnt-caramel and hops bitters in the end. Maybe some fruitiness in there, too.

M= nice, not overpowering, a little sweet on the tongue with some deeper burnt roasted bite and modest hops bitterness.

D= very drinkable

Photo of ElGordo
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. :-)

Photo of nghab
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of EricCioe
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Bayern Amber from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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