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Bayern Dragon's Breath - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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76 Ratings

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bkilpatr on 04-24-2009)
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Reviews by GClarkage:
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3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

08/25/09- Purcahsed at Osco Drugs in Billings, MT.

Presentation- 12oz bottle, did not look for freshness info. Poured into my Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance- Deep amber colored pour, actually more brown-ruby in color. Full 3/4 inch creamy and thick head with nice staying power. Leaves some nice patchwork and slight clumps of lace behind.

Smell- Not a huge nose, but has the normal suspects of clove, banana, bread and some other mild spices.

Taste- Quite nice for an american made Dunkel. Not any huge flavors, but as in the nose..it has a nice light clove flavor with a very slight banana flavor. More caramel malted and bready in flavor.

Mouthfeel- Good mid range carbonation level with a minor clove aftertaste.

Drinkability- Very nice job by Bayern. I would buy this off an on for a change of pace beer if I lived back there.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2009 00:50:46 | More by GClarkage
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2014 00:20:53 | More by thebigredone
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3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this from a friend from Montana. Murky dark brown-mahogany pour with a two finger creamy beige head with decent retention and nice lacing. Earthy, malty nose with hints of brown bread, subtle dark fruit, toffee, and a some metalic/mineral notes as well. The taste follows suit with lots of earthy, bready malts up front along with hints of molasses, brown bread, toffee, dark fruit, and a touch of banana. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and subtly creamy with good balance and drinkability. Overall, while this is not the dark Weizen I'm used to here in Germany, it's still a solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-30-2013 01:13:13 | More by DerekMorgan
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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a growler into a weizen glass

A- Poured brown with some reddish hues, very clear with lots of visible carbonation and a giant fluffy off-white head that left splashy lace.

S- Mineral, bready, and banana notes. Fairly faint aroma.

T- Bready, banana, caramel, toffee, and mineral notes.

M- Very easy drinking, light bodied, soft carbonation, and semi-dry finish.

O- A very nice and easy drinking dark wheat ale, which is a style I enjoy but don't see too often.

Serving type: growler

12-20-2013 05:22:04 | More by Hoptometrist
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

08-07-2013 05:56:48 | More by Smurf2055
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2013 16:35:23 | More by Eric908
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-26-2013 22:43:04 | More by PsychicBubblegum
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3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out a nice brown with a nice creamy brownish head with lots of lace. The smell is of fruits with a hints of nuts. Nice really malty taste that is just a touch sweet which I like in a nice dark wheat beer. Has a really smooth finish with a bit heavy mouth. For a dunkelweizen this is one of the better ones. Goes great on a hot summer afternoon with salsa and chips.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 05:08:27 | More by jesseejames
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-25-2013 23:54:37 | More by JamLand
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Alberta (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Love the artwork on the label...full props! The brew itself pours a lovely partially yeast hazed coppery brown color. The head is slightly caramel in color and starts off about a finger in thickness, eventually settling down to a thin foamy layer. There appears to be modest carbonation lumbering to the top of my glass, and the lacing is quite impressive, leaving behind thick shapely pieces of soapy foam all around the inside of my glass. Very nice looking beer overall!

S- This brew has a rich, mellow, and malty aroma overall. More specifically, the malt sweetness smells like a combination of sweet toffee and/or chocolate. The richness has a yeasty quality, something like what fresh raw dough would smell like. I also smell an earthy hopped finish that gives this a well rounded aroma profile.

T- The flavors follow the aromas fairly well, with mellow sweet flavors of toffee/molasses, chocolate, and a yeasty rich flavor that is slightly fruity....bananas to be exact....nothing too ripe however. The finish comes across more crispy bitter on the palate than the aroma let on. Overall nothing really stands out....just a nice mellow and flavorful ale!

M- This is a very nice creamy ale! The carbonation is really plentiful yet the bubbles are very small individually....really allowing the flavors to burst on the palate properly! Overall this reminds me of enjoying the type of dessert that I really enjoy....complex and not super sweet.

O- This is a very highly drinkable ale in my humble opinion! I would have no problem enjoying this beer over the course of an evening and appreciate the well balanced nature of the brew! The alcohol is very well hidden, it's very flavorful and rich, yet it's also a very smooth and light on the palate. Now I can understand how this was brewed in Bavaria and won awards so many awards! I highly recommend this!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 22:38:44 | More by ChrisCage
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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. The label features a fire-breathing dragon. I'm not sure of the symbolism, if any.

Appearance: A not-very-aggressive pour produces a one inch pale brown creamy, billowy, sticky head, which is unusual for this brewery. The color is a pale reddish-brown with thin haze.

Smell: Malt, yeast, perhaps some dark fruit- raisins or prunes. The hop aroma is very subdued.

Taste: Sweet malt, with subdued earthy hops. Perhaps some rye bread, molasses- like the stuff they put on horse feed. Loved eating that stuff when I was a kid. Otherwise very smooth with some crispness.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy, primarily due to the creamy, billowy head, which sticks around.

Overall: This beer is very unlike most wheat beers- which is okay by me, since the bananas and cloves can get to be tiresome. Another easy-drinking beer from Bayern.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 02:22:09 | More by archyquaffer
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Bayern Dragon's Breath from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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