1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bayern Dancing Trout Ale - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

Not Rated.
Bayern Dancing Trout AleBayern Dancing Trout Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
76
okay

63 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 09-06-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bitterthebetter:
Photo of bitterthebetter
bitterthebetter

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -0.3%

pours a clear bubbly golden yellow with creamy white head

aromas of bread, lemon, lager yeast notes

light bodied, lemon citrus upfront with a slight wheaty backbone, semi dry on the finish, slightly piney hop balance

light, smooth, not too sugary, except the fruit seems to fade away on the finish

smooth, light bodied, not as full bodied as some hefes and the finish leaves a bit to be desired

02-13-2009 08:25:27 | More by bitterthebetter
More User Reviews:
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.4%

04-19-2012 01:38:41 | More by BuckeyeSlim
Photo of rhinonau
rhinonau

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-28-2013 15:28:42 | More by rhinonau
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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
Photo of cgman1985
cgman1985

Montana

1.75/5  rDev -46%

08-03-2013 22:18:23 | More by cgman1985
Photo of tempest
tempest

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of jheezee
jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8%

03-16-2012 20:47:08 | More by jheezee
Photo of morimech
morimech

Minnesota

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
Photo of JamLand
JamLand

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2013 23:54:56 | More by JamLand
Photo of UfosBigRigsnBBQ
UfosBigRigsnBBQ

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8%

01-12-2012 15:33:32 | More by UfosBigRigsnBBQ
Photo of ChrisCage
ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +8%

01-16-2012 15:43:41 | More by ChrisCage
Photo of ShwarzAl3r
ShwarzAl3r

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +23.5%

11-15-2011 06:57:03 | More by ShwarzAl3r
Photo of rogerthegill
rogerthegill

Oregon

3/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2012 17:58:38 | More by rogerthegill
Photo of u2carew
u2carew

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +21.3%

Picked this up on a road trip to Idaho.
12oz longneck.
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
Photo of JohnGalt1
JohnGalt1

Idaho

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
Photo of DeekNayvuz
DeekNayvuz

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

01-21-2013 02:40:09 | More by DeekNayvuz
Photo of NodakEric
NodakEric

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8%

11-17-2013 16:37:53 | More by NodakEric
Photo of RedBrewer83
RedBrewer83

Oregon

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
Photo of SurlyDuff
SurlyDuff

Oregon

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
Photo of 1whiskey
1whiskey

Oregon

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
Photo of Jameswoody
Jameswoody

Montana

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

12-25-2012 23:48:03 | More by Jameswoody
Photo of Flathead_Monster
Flathead_Monster

Montana

4/5  rDev +23.5%

11-15-2013 00:21:23 | More by Flathead_Monster
Photo of cmstump
cmstump


4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

06-25-2012 03:41:58 | More by cmstump
Photo of Eric908
Eric908

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

08-17-2013 04:45:16 | More by Eric908
Photo of hopdog
hopdog

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -9%

12oz bottle.

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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bayern Dancing Trout Ale from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.