Bayern Dancing Trout Ale - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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3.43/5 rDev +5.9%
12oz bottle, from an Albertsons in Helena.
This beer pours a slightly hazy medium golden colour, with two fingers of tight foamy eggshell white head, which leaves a nice patchwork of ropy lace around the glass as it settles. It smells of wheat grain, mild yeast, and white grapes. The taste is sweet doughy grain - wheat and barley this time, mild citrus and overripe banana fruitiness, and a light earthy hoppiness. The carbonation is on the soft side, the body medium weigh, a little sugary, and pretty smooth. It finishes pretty sweet, the bready malt and somewhat spicy yeast holding sway.
Definitely a lot denser and lacking the crispness I've come to expect for the style. That said, it's still enjoyable as it is, if you're looking for a just off-center, skewed towards the malty, wheat beer.
08-03-2011 00:54:49 | More by biboergosum
2.93/5 rDev -9.6%
I picked up a bottle at Princeton's in an effort to try the Bayern beers available. This one wasn't a beer to write home about. It's one of the most bland wheat beers I've had, even considering that this is a kristalweizen. There's a faint wheat cracker taste and an indistinct sweet bready barley. I guess this is supposed to be a crowd-pleaser, but I'm not a fan.
11-27-2010 21:48:32 | More by tempest
3.5/5 rDev +8%
Not quite clear golden as there is some haze. One finger of head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Light spotty lacing is left on the glass.
Slight banana and wheat malt aroma.
Flavor is a little more impressive. Nice wheat base with hints of banana and some spice. Has a clean finish.
Light body with good carbonation. Feels good for a light, refreshing beer.
This beer fullfills the light, easy drinking beverage role nicely.
03-27-2011 18:37:23 | More by morimech
3.93/5 rDev +21.3%
Picked this up on a road trip to Idaho.
A) Pours with a finger thick head then quickly settles leaving a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Fairly clear body. Bronze in color.
S) A pleasant malty nose. Caramel. Brown sugar.
T) Starts with a nice malt flavor but thins out slightly and becomes a bit sugary sweet. Caramel. Grainy. Just a hint of hops in the finish.
M) Light bodied. Mellow fizziness. Fairly smooth. Finishes with a subtle dryness.
D) A nice brew. I'd have another if I only didn't live so far away!
12-18-2010 01:12:44 | More by u2carew
3.28/5 rDev +1.2%
12oz picked up at Brooks Market in Lewistown Montana.. Brooks was a surprising find in central MT... I will always hit it up when I'm in town.
Poured into the closest thing I could find to a pint glass... frothy 2 finger head.. the brew is a crystal clear straw color.
Nose is wheat and a little bread.. maybe some grassy hops, but I could be imagining things..
Flavor has more toasty notes and an unexpected caramel quality that is lite but definitely present.. the body is a bit thin with the bubbly carbonation..
I had a couple of these earlier in the night.. and am a little disappointed .. I swear this brew should not come anywhere close to the Kristalweizen category.. not anything German that I can come up with.. much more like an American Pale Wheat .... that said.. it's pretty refreshing and very drinkable.. would be a descent lawnmower beer if it was available here.
07-18-2009 09:02:10 | More by JohnGalt1
3.18/5 rDev -1.9%
Aggressively poured into hefe glass...
A: Pours an almost clear golden straw yellow body with a nice two finger head that unfortunately falls very quickly in one even motion into a thin foam atop the beer. Some decent lacing is left behind.
S: A nice aroma of banana, clove, and a faint whiff of bread and just a touch of wheat.
T: Follows the nose but a little more dominated by the banana than it should be, the cloves also come on a little too strong. The flavors are nice, they just need more balance.
M: Light body that is a little too aggressively carbonated and a little bit oily on the finish as well. Want something crisp and clean here...
D: Decent drinkability, nothing harsh, just a little off balance.
02-19-2010 00:29:35 | More by RedBrewer83
4/5 rDev +23.5%
A filtered hefe, which I've always considered not as good as regular hefes. I mean, the yeast adds a lot of great subtle flavors(not to mention vitamins and whatnot).
Honey yellow and still a bit hazy, despite filtering.
Yeast forward, malt in there too. Hops are not to be smelled.
A bit heavy on sweetness, which is kind of ashame. I would have loved this one to be more bitter/dry, or maybe had a spicier hefe presense.
Drinkability is decent, but I would eaisly get bored after two of these and want something with a fuller flavor.
From their website:
"Dancing Trout Ale is a German Wheat Ale, the filtered version of a true Bavarian Hefeweizen. In Bavaria this beer would be called a Kristall-Weizen (Crystal-Wheat) because of its clarity. Dancing Trout Ale is brewed with malted wheat, pale, carmel malt, and hopped with Cascade hops from Yakima, Washinton. You are enjoying a beer that has been aged a minimum of 28 days, versus 7-10 days for the average ale."
07-03-2008 03:05:22 | More by SurlyDuff
3.15/5 rDev -2.8%
12 oz bottle poured in into a standard pint glass. Nice light honey color, very clear. An aggressive pour yields a 1 finger bone-white head.
Smells very clean, actually. Lightly sweet with faint grass and fruit (not banana) notes. It reminds me a little of the smell of agave syrup.
More of the same when the liquid meets the palate. This is basically one dimensional....slight sweet and grassy, and little bit of earthy hop kick trying to be found. I wonder is Bayern, which specializes in lagers, use a lager yeast for this. It certainly feels very lager-ish.
Mouthfeel is understandably thin, with only modest carbonation.
If you're into summer beers or golden ales this will likely appeal to you more than it does to me on a 36F degree night with high winds and stinging rain. It's definately a summer beer, but not one I will be seeking out when the days get longer.
01-31-2008 07:25:09 | More by 1whiskey
2.95/5 rDev -9%
Poured a medium and clear golden color with almost no head. I'm searching for aromas here, very lightly fruity, bananas, and spices. Tastes of generic fruitiness, light wheat, and light spices. Thin and bordering on watery body. Not offensive, but not really anything there.
Notes from 1/13/07
11-24-2008 01:42:46 | More by hopdog
Bayern Dancing Trout Ale from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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