Bayern Dancing Trout Ale - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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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
3.48/5 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
3.43/5 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
2.58/5 rDev -20.4%
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.
07-11-2011 18:34:36 | More by logmacschlog15
2.93/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
06-12-2011 18:44:09 | More by Bitterbill
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
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
2.88/5 rDev -11.1%
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
04-22-2010 00:07:19 | More by pootz
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
3.18/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
02-19-2010 16:37:08 | More by TMoney2591
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
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
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
3.23/5 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
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
2.68/5 rDev -17.3%
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.
Overall it is a good beer. I really didn't care for the is beer at all.
12-12-2008 02:16:55 | More by colts9016
Bayern Dancing Trout Ale from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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