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Bayern Amber - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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52 Ratings
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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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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

06/28/05- Purchased at Osco Drugs in Billings, MT.

Presentation- 12oz dated bottle of best by 07/05 nothced on the label. Poured into my Anchor X-mas pint glass.

Appearance- Light amber colored pour with a nice 1/4 inch head and very light lacing.

Smell- Smells that of an amber. A bit darker than a normal ale and nice malt and light hop scent.

Taste- Lightly malty. Very light for an amber ale. Maybe some toasted malt in the flavor. Tastes like a stronger pils from the hops they use.

Mouthfeel- Average carbonation, slightly fuller mouthfeel. Leaves mouth a tad dry.

Drinkability- Pretty crisp and smooth brew. Kinda light tasting for and amber though. But, otherwise a pretty decent brew.

GClarkage, Jun 29, 2005
Photo of BillRoth
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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. :-)

JohnGalt1, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

harpus, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of tavernjef
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

tavernjef, Jul 31, 2003
Photo of hopdog
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
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

hopdog, Nov 24, 2008
Photo of jmdrpi
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

jmdrpi, May 01, 2013
Photo of beerguy101
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
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

beerguy101, Jun 24, 2003
Photo of arizcards
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

BigBry, Jan 29, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

thebigredone, May 25, 2014
Photo of ElGordo
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

ElGordo, Nov 24, 2005
Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.08/5  rDev +20%
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.

SkeeterHawk, Jul 20, 2005
Photo of Eric908
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Eric908, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of froghop
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

froghop, Sep 02, 2008
Photo of beernut7
4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
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.

beernut7, Aug 19, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Eighty, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

bluckbeyes, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of kbub6f
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

kbub6f, Jul 19, 2005
Photo of therica
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
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

therica, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of loren01
4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

loren01, Dec 16, 2005
Photo of juicebox
1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

juicebox, Aug 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

neckbeered, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of EricCioe
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

EricCioe, Jun 24, 2012
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Bayern Amber from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.