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Bayern Dragon's Breath - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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BA SCORE
80
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83 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of brez8791
1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

brez8791, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Jameswoody
1.75/5  rDev -50.3%

Jameswoody, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of zhanson88
2.4/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Finally getting around to trying this beer. Always on shelves but I've never had the desire to buy a six-pack.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color. A bit of off white head forms, no retention or lacing.

Smell: Dark(ish) and caramel malts, some clove, a bit of banana. A bit odd smelling, to be honest.

Taste: Caramel malts, with clove and a bit of banana. Not well integrated and again, odd. I can see what they were trying to do with this, but execution was poor.

Overall: Light bodied with moderate carbonationl. Not too bad here. Overall, not a real good dark hefeweizen.The flavors just clash rather than complement.

zhanson88, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of TCJosh
2.5/5  rDev -29%

TCJosh, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Smurf2055
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Smurf2055, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of halo913
2.5/5  rDev -29%

halo913, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Parrotbeak
2.65/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber, with a greenish-gold hue around the edges. Frothy, white head that remains. Pretty good lacing.
Smell is fairly vapid. Very light malts and hops...can't get much else.
Taste is light, creamy malts, with some very faint hops. Very faint notes of barley and corn.
Mouthfeel is flat and watery. Wet on the finish. Light-to-medium body.
Drinkability is decent. Very bland, but not offensive.

Parrotbeak, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of DeekNayvuz
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

DeekNayvuz, Jan 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

CarriebBecker, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of colts9016
2.85/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a wiezen glass at 47 degrees

Appearance: A monster 3 finger head that is foamy and airy. The retention on the head is okay. The color of the beer is a medium brown color with a light tan hue. The clarity of the beer is opaque but there are some particles floating with in the vessel. Overall the appearance of the beer is above average.

Nose: A very medium roasted dark malt that is toasty and has some bread notes. The malt is more dominate in this beer with some chocolate and espresso notes. The hop character is subtle in the beer with some fruity and wood notes.

Taste: The medium roasted dark malt with toasted bread notes. The yeast flavor is noticeable as with the hop flavor. The hops is slightly fruity and woody.

Mouth Feel: Slightly coating, carbonated, and astringent.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium. This beer is slightly disappointing and a tad watered down. I have tasted better Dunkelweizens.

colts9016, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bayern Dragon's Breath, Dark Heff Ale, Bayern Brewing, Missoula, Montana

Dark brown color, thin creamy, cocoa-toned head.

Aroma, roughly suggestive of a wizen, there's a whiff of wheat, sure. Caramel, clove, latent banana. Some of that. But what does "heff ale" mean? Have they created their own colloquialism for "hefe" as in in "hefe weizen." Are they sure that the unwashed masses will have no truck with a "Dunkel wizen", and need to coin the ugly phrase, "dark heff ale." I'm a bit turned off by this.

Smells okay, actually, but uninspiring.

Taste: dark malt, smooth, refreshing what, but comes across as very pedestrian. Eh, it's beer and you can drink it,..I guess. But doesn't do hardly a thing for me. No complexity, nothing special, bland as can be. Sorry.

feloniousmonk, May 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

kylemckinnis, Aug 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

mcneels, May 23, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Big handsome foam in the tall Blanche de Chambly glass. Brew is a brownish orange. Aroma makes me think "rusty." The foam piles up and lasts to the end of the glass.

Tangy on the tongue. Watery and weedy. Malty with a sharp edge. As much as I like the idea of a "dark Hefeweizen" I don't taste anything like wheat. There is a little sweet maltiness.

It's a big and tangy brew with a lot of carbonation but the oxidized taste is more like an Old Ale. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Wash.

mactrail, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Bobheed
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: dark/medium brown, fairly murky color with a one finger ivory head

S: Lots of wheat in the nose, little bit of spiciness

T: Nice, smooth, get some of that spicy flavor I picked up in the nose. Has kind of a sourdough bread taste(probably would pair well) and has a crisp malty finish

M: Pretty typical heff feel, smooth, watery, not much carbonation

O: Overall, this was a pretty good beer. Would drink again for sure, but it's not my first choice.

Bobheed, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of morimech
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a murky, dark brown color with a large head that had good retention. Very little lacing is left on the glass. The yeast gave this beer a spicy note rather than a banana, bubblegum one. A little bit of dark wheat bread aroma but otherwise the smell is muted. The flavor also is a bit weak. The yeast does not add much to the flavor. Almost like it was brewed with an ale yeast. Some wheaty malt and a touch of spice and that is about all that there is in the flavor. Not bad but far from great. The body is alright but feels a bit watery. Nicely carbonated. Just a weak tasting wheat beer in the end. It drinks alright but why bother when there are far better ones in the market.

morimech, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of JackieTH
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Fats for hauling back & sharing a growler from Montana!

Appearance: Brown & cloudy body with one-two fingers of tan head.

Smell: Not much nose, was very muted. Traces of toasted bread, sweetness, yeast, malt, cloves.

Taste: Malty, cloves, toasted bread with a hint of molassas sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodies, smooth with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: The flavors are all present and accounted for but overall are quite muted which I suppose makes it easy to drink and the low ABV doesn't hurt either.

JackieTH, Sep 07, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

JamLand, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

elektronen, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

casapy, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

PsychicBubblegum, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Weizen glass. The beer poured a semi-cloudy deep brown color with about an inch of dark khaki head that had OK retention and lacing.

A solid wheat scent greets the nose with a dark background note I couldn't quite place. The flavors were pretty similar to the aromas, just not as bold.

The body was nicely full, with a dry finish. Drinkability was pretty good, I could drink a couple of these on a sunny afternoon with no trouble. Overall, a decent beer, worth a shot if you see it.

Update 10/3/10: Thanks to Miss Whitney for bringing me back another one of these that she grabbed on her vacation. Many kisses sugar. My first review holds up to my second experience with this brew, I'd like for it to available local to so I could drink it more regularly. Perhaps worth a trade.

beertunes, Apr 11, 2010
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3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance has a dark ruby red with a firm fluffy head that dissapates slowly leaving nill lace. Smell is lightly roasted with not much else as it is in the Taste as well, also having grain and light caramel with moderate hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Not a bad dark heff, but could use a little more compexity.

Bookseeb, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of Murrhey
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- one finger tan head. Decent retention. Partial lacing. Auburn body. Looks nice.

S- wheat, yeast, cloves. Not great, but still appealing.

T- heavy flavors, dark yeasts, tasty. Maybe a smidge of dark fruits?

M- syrupy, leaves a thick feel on the aftertaste.

O- tasty, but don't go out of your way to get it. Subtle and fairly forgettable.

Murrhey, Dec 23, 2012
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Bayern Dragon's Breath from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.