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Bayern Amber - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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56 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001)
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of froghop
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a rather medium amber color with a small fizzy looking head of white foam. The head fades almost instantly after pouring leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is mostly a mix of a slightly grainy and bready smell mixed with some hints of caramel and a bit of a fruity aroma of apple and pear.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and rather sweeter caramel taste with a little bit a grainy flavor. The grainy flavor is very light throughout, just gaining a bit of intensity toward the end of the flavor. The caramel is later joined by some light fruit notes of green apple and pear. A little bit of grass comes to the tongue at the very end rounding out the taste and leaving a somewhat sour and sweet bready flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is moderate in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather standard. Overall it is OK for the flavors as it keeps it drinkable all while supporting the flavors to a decent extent.

Overall – Just a rather standard amber at best. A little too sour due to the green apple with not enough light roasted flavor to really be a good amber. Decent to drink, but nothing special.

Photo of tavernjef
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of charlesw
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Bayern Amber from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.