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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of laxguy13
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of arizcards
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of dwarvenfriend
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 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 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 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 hopdog
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

Photo of RedChrome
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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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