Bayern Dragon's Breath - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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2.4/5 rDev -31.4%
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.
09-09-2011 01:42:20 | More by zhanson88
2.65/5 rDev -24.3%
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.
07-25-2010 05:26:27 | More by Parrotbeak
2.85/5 rDev -18.6%
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.
06-22-2012 03:55:36 | More by colts9016
2.88/5 rDev -17.7%
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.
05-24-2011 01:18:30 | More by feloniousmonk
3.13/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
08-27-2011 03:31:18 | More by Bobheed
3.2/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
01-16-2011 20:52:39 | More by morimech
3.2/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
09-07-2010 14:02:14 | More by JackieTH
3.28/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
04-11-2010 22:03:51 | More by beertunes
3.28/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
10-23-2010 01:13:18 | More by Bookseeb
3.3/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
12-23-2012 03:44:35 | More by Murrhey
3.33/5 rDev -4.9%
pours a nice glowing orangey-amber hue with some nice cloudiness. an off-white frothy cap thins to a blanket of foam that leaves minimal tracing of lacing.
aroma is pleasantly wheaty with notes of clove, molasses, cinnamon and a hint of malt.
taste has some interesting spice to it. clove, cinnamon, some herbal notes. touch of spearmint. green herbal hops. caramel malt comes through. way more spice than an average dunkel, this one is interesting, although I'm not sure I'm feeling it entirely.
mouth is nicely creamy. moderate body with ample carbonation. smooth and creamy, especially for a dunkelweizen, which i'm kind of liking.
All in all, an interesting take. I feel like this follows the typical Bayern pattern of almost-awesome but just falling a bit short. The spice is a bit pungent for this one to work well... I could see myself drinking it again, but not my favorite dunkel.
04-08-2011 07:51:28 | More by djeucalyptus
3.33/5 rDev -4.9%
Thanks to my dear friend Nick for bringing back a sixer of this from Montana for me.
Huge tan head after the initial pour that recedes to a film after a couple of minutes. Very dark brown, almost muddy with a little cola. The taste has some nutty roasted malts, clove like yeast and a pretty dry middle and fiish. None of these flavors stand out, pretty subtle overall. But still an ok session wheat beer.
08-19-2009 00:35:18 | More by scruffwhor
Bayern Dragon's Breath from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.