Bayern Dancing Trout Ale - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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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
4/5 rDev +23.5%
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.
02-24-2009 05:18:57 | More by midaszero
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
3.78/5 rDev +16.7%
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.
10-10-2011 12:27:31 | More by harrymel
3.7/5 rDev +14.2%
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.
07-17-2008 22:18:09 | More by therica
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
3.48/5 rDev +7.4%
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!
09-06-2011 19:27:46 | More by arizcards
3.48/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
12-12-2008 08:21:44 | More by wagenvolks
3.45/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
03-31-2012 05:25:07 | More by Bockrules
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
3.43/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
03-09-2010 16:15:26 | More by PDXHops
3.38/5 rDev +4.3%
Purchased as part of a variety 12-pack for $13.99 at a convenience store. Interesting label art, as usual, but I wish the brewery would indicate the style of beer. A moderate pour produces about 1/2 inch of bubbly white head, which dissipates really quickly, leaving no lace on the sides. The lightly carbonated brew is a pale honey-amber color.
I detect a fruity aroma, with a kiss of floral hops. A fruity-honey and spicy taste is quite noticeable and reminds me a little of mead. Undertones of melon and maybe a slight bit of banana are apparent. Just a touch of bitterness on the palate. The mouthfeel is rather thin but the beer is pretty refreshing.
06-20-2013 01:43:23 | More by archyquaffer
Bayern Dancing Trout Ale from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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