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Bayern Amber - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001)
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

juicebox, Aug 10, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

DeekNayvuz, Jan 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Jameswoody, Dec 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

neckbeered, Jun 09, 2013
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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.

Fabric8r, Jul 31, 2003
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

jmdrpi, May 01, 2013
Photo of hopdog
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

hopdog, Nov 24, 2008
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

ShwarzAl3r, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Yjt2, Jul 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

weerezboy, Jan 27, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -10.9%

A-Pours a light, straw color, maybe a little darker. Very little lacing.

S-I get a nice rich caramel, apricot nose.

T-Taste is nice and soft with a nice forward malt and the hops open up on the back of the tongue.

M-Very soft, I think the cleanliness of the lager really takes from the mouthfeel of this one.

D-Good session beer. With a lower alcohol content, I love drinking this one on a hot day sitting on the porch.

dwarvenfriend, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of froghop
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

pours a clear orange-yellow with a small white head that goes away quickly, brown sediment is abundant, some lacing.

smell is of sweet caramel and roasted malts.

taste is watery, sweet caramel, few hops, some malt, roasted nuts, ends oily in the mouth with a little bitterness.

froghop, Sep 02, 2008
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3.18/5  rDev -6.5%

Bayern Amber is not amber, it is however a dirty brownish cloudy yellow, no amber to be seen, I guess it fits though for a Marzen, so why call it amber? ...gets a thin white fluffy head that poofs away and leaves some spotty lace with a ring. Smell is faint sweet musty malts and very light and dull citrus notes. Taste is mild mellow frothy malts, lightly sweet and moderately crisp, light and easy, nothing stands out, kinda bland and boring. Feel is thin and favors a lighter medium body, one thing going for it is that its not watery. At least thats something. Very average drinker all around.

tavernjef, Jul 31, 2003
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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.

charlesw, Sep 18, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

drinkin-beeers, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Eric908, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

mcneels, May 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

harpus, Oct 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

PalatePilot, Jul 30, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

A hazy dark straw colored body. A third of an inch of light white froth on top faded fast. No carbonation rising at all. Minimal lace spots in a ring shape.

A very grain heavy presence on the nose. Sweet caramel aromas coat a light hay in the back of the scent. A very minor bitterness of hops.

Flavor is all grains to lead of on the tongue. Caramel is still present, but is very muted. Hops bitterness steps up a bit from the nose.

A bit to heavy on the carbonation tingle distracts from the flavor. Decent viscosity lies right between the ends of the spectrum.

An average brew in the style. Great with a spaetzel dish of any sort. A style with many offerings anyone could enjoy. This is another average beer in a good field.

RedChrome, Oct 30, 2008
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3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

Picked up for $14.88 as part of a mixed 12 pack picked up on 9-2-11 at Wolds Valley Market in Seeley Lake, MT. Assembled on 7-18-11. Reviewed from notes made 9-2-11.

Beer poured a light copper with a thin white head that dissapated quickly.

Nose was an inv=itial blast of bavarian wheat, non-descript as the beer warmed.

Taste was well balanced as the wheat based beer finished with a nice balancing metallic hop.

Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated but very refreshing nonetheless.

Overall a nice little session beer that is refreshing and with some flavor to make it interesting.

arizcards, Sep 06, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

BuckeyeSlim, Apr 19, 2012
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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. :-)

JohnGalt1, Jul 18, 2009
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Bayern Amber from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.