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Bayern Dancing Trout Ale - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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Bayern Dancing Trout AleBayern Dancing Trout Ale

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BA SCORE
76
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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)
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

cmstump, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

ShwarzAl3r, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of SurlyDuff
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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."

SurlyDuff, Jul 03, 2008
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Flathead_Monster, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

TheFlern, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of midaszero
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A little hazy straw body with about half a finger of white head that doesn't stick around to long and not much lacing

S - Malts, yeast, and wheat. Nice cookie/bread scent.

T - Malty sweetness kinda fruity with banana.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Very nice balance.

D - Pretty enjoyable and easy to drink. Maybe a tad to sweet but I think it would make a nice hot weather beer that has a little more body than others.

midaszero, Feb 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

beer_nibbler, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

elglueckert, May 04, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

u2carew, Dec 18, 2010
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3.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by: Dec, 2011

A: pours yellow golden with less than a finger of off-white foam which immediately falls to a sheet of the same with bordered rim. excellent clarity. No lace.
S: Sweet and malty with some banana esters and some wheat tones. Really nice for the style.
T: Again, sweet, with malts and wheat tones. Again, some banana esters. Some corn tone as well.
M: Light bodied with moderately light carb with a semi dry finish.
O: Good beer. Really sessionable, would love to see this one in a can.

harrymel, Oct 10, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

fishguyac, May 13, 2012
Photo of therica
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very decent stuff. "Official Sponsor of Montana Trout Unlimited" on the label, I suppose that means some sort of donations to a trout-populating project or something.

A= nice rich golden, very little head when poured, little lacing until you start drinking it down and then there's a little.

S= outstanding, a whiff of inviting aromas-- caramel and malt and a slightly musty-nice smell from the wheat and Cascade hops.

T= not quite delivering in line with the scent but very nice. Clean, slight hop-bite, florals, slight grassy hints, sweet malts, caramel.

M= aftertaste of caramel and sweet malts with some mild grassy feel and hops-bite.

D= if this suits you, it's very drinkable and good for allnighters.

therica, Jul 17, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jheezee, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

morimech, Mar 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

UfosBigRigsnBBQ, Jan 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ChrisCage, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

NodakEric, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

thebigredone, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Huffaroma, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

PhatAtUT, Dec 03, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | 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 9-3-11.

Beer poured golden with a solid white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is a tad wheaty but non-descript after the beer warms a bit.

Taste is a wheat backbone balanced nicely by euro hops. Finish is fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, very refreshing.

Overall this is a nice crisp refreshing brew, perfect for a perfect labor day weekend in western montana!

arizcards, Sep 06, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a semi-cloudy, burnt golden brew with a dense, albeit thin, off-white head that retains poorly and leaves little in the way of lacing. The aroma makes up for the appearance's shortcomings, with pleasing notes of soft clove, grassy hops, and a hint of fruity yeast esters.

The taste mirrors the aroma well, with a spicy backdrop of clove and ginger alongside crystal malt, grassy hops, and light fruity yeast. The mouthfeel is a lighter version of a hefe-weizen (not-surprisingly), with a thin, well-carbonated body that is somewhat refreshing and crisp on the finish. Although this beer could use a little "oomph" to it, it seems to rep the style decently, and it performed amicably as a refreshing beer.

wagenvolks, Dec 12, 2008
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3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into a Weizen glass

A - Pours a hazy gold with a small layering of white bubbles for a head. The head is a thin ring of bubbles for most of the glass and no lacing is left behind.

S - Just a hint of wheat malt upon opening the bottle. In the glass, banana and clove notes subtly emerge.

T - A bit of banana and wheat malt upfront. More of the same with some clove in the body and a tiny bit of hops for balance. Clean banana and clove finish.

M - Thin bodied with an ample amount of carbonation. Although, not amazing, lends well to high drink ability during the Montana Summers, which I think is what this beer is going for.

Although this beer is much too cloudy to be considered a traditional Kristalweizen, it did have the flavor profile. Subtle and simple clove and banana notes made this a solid summer drinker that will offend few. Hopefully many Yellowstone tourists will give this a try and save some trout in the process.

Bockrules, Mar 31, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

biboergosum, Aug 03, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours out a slightly hazy gold with an extremely short-lived white head and no lacing. Smells a lot better than it looks- light wheat and clove with lots of subtle fruity notes- pears, peaches, apple cider. Tastes rather fruity as well, reminscent of baked pears and banana pudding. Plenty of light malts and wheat flavor. A small lemony hop bite at the swallow. Finishes a tad grainy. Light and crisp, with the exception of a bit of lingering doughy sweetness. Not a bad little beer.

PDXHops, Mar 09, 2010
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Bayern Dancing Trout Ale from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.