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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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63 Ratings
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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)
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Jameswoody

Montana

1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

12-25-2012 23:48:03 | More by Jameswoody
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cgman1985

Montana

1.75/5  rDev -46%

08-03-2013 22:18:23 | More by cgman1985
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neckbeered

Montana

1.75/5  rDev -46%

06-09-2013 16:13:37 | More by neckbeered
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

09-13-2012 00:43:06 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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logmacschlog15

Iowa

2.58/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours about one finger of white foamy head that dissappears after a minute or so. A clear golden straw/apple juice color with some fairly active carbonation.

S: Some lighter fruitiness, almost like raisins, in the nose with grainy notes as well. There is also a slight cider aroma.

T: A very one dimensional malty sweetness followed by a slight hop bitterness and an odd aftertaste. The aftertaste is somewhat cidery like in the nose.

M: Fairly light mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O: This beer just didn't really do it for me. I'm not sure if the cidery taste was intended or not, but that definitely played a role in the so-so experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 18:34:36 | More by logmacschlog15
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colts9016

Idaho

2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour: a slightly dark golden yellow. with little head;
Nose: is malt and and not much else.
Taste: Malty like bread like, with lemons and apples hints.
Body Thin There is no mouthfeel.
Finish Nill
Overall it is a good beer. I really didn't care for the is beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 02:16:55 | More by colts9016
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

01-21-2013 02:40:09 | More by DeekNayvuz
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Yjt2


2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

07-15-2012 22:43:38 | More by Yjt2
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Never have understood the reason for Kristalweizen...kind of a pointless genre...I have no frame of reference except North American filtered "wheat beer" to judge this with and as a Kristalweizen I suppose this is acceptable...no off tastes, well made but just pointless...notes of toffee malts, overly filtered with no fruity esters or phenols, no hop balance.. a tad bland and thin with a sweet finish....not my cup of T

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 00:07:19 | More by pootz
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 21:48:32 | More by tempest
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had at the Lander Brewfest.

It poured a pale golden colour, small head of foam with some lacing.

The smell was of wheat and grain, a bit yeasty, little bit of fruitiness but overall, an average nose for the style.

The taste follows the nose closely but comes across a bit better, a bit more energetic, but still in the general pack for the style and didn't enthuse me enough to say...I want more.

I see I should have tried their Schwarzbier, dammit.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2011 18:44:09 | More by Bitterbill
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fuzzy apricot with daffodil colored edges. The blurriness can't be yeast, since it's filtered out of beer of this style. Hence, the 'krystal' of the name. The manila colored crown has some tight-bubbled substance and is pretty good at laying down lace.

The aroma is nothing to get excited about... unless you have a thing for wheat malt and untoasted barley. With next to no hoppiness (Hallertau Perle) and no banana and clove yeastiness, there isn't much left.

Dancing Trout Ale tastes only marginally better than it smells. The malt is slanted too much toward caramel, which is odd for beer of this style. There's also a toasted graininess that doesn't belong. Sweetness is superceded by bitterness at all points along the way. That's fine, but more hop flavor is needed.

Kristalweizens have to go above and beyond the call to stand out, since they get next to no help from yeast esters. This floundering fish has no fruitiness and only a minimal amount of spiciness that doesn't taste very clove-like. The bottom line is that it just isn't very good beer.

The mouthfeel is okay. It's light-medium and is firmer than it is soft and smooth. A little less carbonation might have helped, but things don't appear to be settling down as the ounces roll by.

Bayern Dancing Trout Ale sounds like it might be a big seller for these guys. That's a hard one to figure because I find it to be bland and instantly forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 14:00:11 | More by BuckeyeNation
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 01:42:46 | More by hopdog
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.4%

04-19-2012 01:38:41 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2012 17:58:38 | More by rogerthegill
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vinhgoh


3/5  rDev -7.4%

07-14-2012 04:09:31 | More by vinhgoh
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.4%

11-22-2013 19:45:29 | More by jmdrpi
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.4%

01-17-2013 06:52:15 | More by spycow
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-25-2013 16:45:34 | More by IDABEERGUY
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Dancing Trout Ale poured a hazy orange yellow color with a not much of a head and tight bubbles that didn't leave much for lacing.

The aroma was a subdued banana smell. The taste was like the hefe and left a spiciness on the tongue. It was fairly bitter which made it a little abrasive in the mouth. The label was quite interesting as the trout looked as though it was whispering sweet nothings into the fisherman's ear and had a best before date and serving temperature but after the art work this was just an okay brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 02:35:28 | More by cswhitehorse
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-yellow body with a teeny tiny, white head.

Smell: Pale malts, some toasted wheat malts -- no banana or clove as they've both been replaced with heartache.

Taste: Sweetish pale malts and toasted wheat. Again, no bananas or spice. Extremely mild hop bitterness. Pretty much the same until the brief finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit too filtered, I'm afraid. Restrained and lessened phenolics, sure, but this thing's been wiped clean.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 23:53:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
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1whiskey

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 07:25:09 | More by 1whiskey
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RedBrewer83

Oregon

3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 00:29:35 | More by RedBrewer83
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an Ayinger weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy pale golden straw with a small bit of white bubbly head that laces fairly nicely. The smell is weak, though watered-down hints of banana and wheat are there. The taste is heavy on the wheat, with a bit of a musty flavor constantly interfering. Touches of yeastiness spring up, but don't really make themselves known. The body is a bit heavier than I expected, but is still light enough to keep it from being too much. Overall, this is a fairly average brew, and I just could not get too far into it.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 16:37:08 | More by TMoney2591
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Florida9

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: clear golden color. Forms a small white head that falls to a patchy surface coating. No lacing. 3.5
S: corn, grain, and some light grassy hops. 3.5
T: light sweet corniness, grain, light breadiness, and a hint of toast. Finishes clean and quick with just a touch of citrus hops. 3.0
M: light-medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Very mild bitterness. 3.5
O: a fairly unexciting, yet easy drinking, mass-appeal craft beer. 3.0

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 02:33:40 | More by Florida9
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Bayern Dancing Trout Ale from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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