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Bayern Dragon's Breath - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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75 Ratings

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not sure why a german style dark wheat beer thats under 6% abv is called dragons breath, with flames all over the label, kind of gimmicky or misleading or something, but nevertheless, the beer isnt all that bad. i can see a thick layer of yeast or bottling sugar on the bottom of the bottle, but a careful pour yields a slightly murky dark brown thin liquid with a half inch of head that fades instantly. the nose is not real german yeasty at all, nor german malty really, more american medium roast barley, somewhere between a porter and a black ale in that regard, with some doughy yeast and a lightness not explained by the color. the taste is rather generic, and off the mark a bit for the style theyre calling it, but its a drinkable dark brew. yeast forward, but nothing too interesting. nice roast on the malt, slight chocolate note and a tad sweet at the end, still clean in the finish and easy to drink a fair few of these. i didnt love this one, but it served its purpose as the only non gold craft beer i could find at a town pump servo in colstrip, montana. wont seek this out again, but it didnt offend me by any means, and at under 8 bucks a 6 pack, i cant really complain...

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 04:43:32 | More by StonedTrippin
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

01-21-2013 03:02:59 | More by DeekNayvuz
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3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #61 (Feb 2012):

LOOK: Hazed chestnut

SMELL: Fresh-baked bread, nutty yeast, faint tartness, dried grass, ripe fruit

TASTE: Bready, toasty, animal feed, mild tartness, caramel, brown apples, herbal hop, vague spice, yeast, melon, husky; semidry, pulling finish

Looking for a different kind of bock? Look here. This is not your typical clove-and-banana German Wheat beer profile. It’s more of a rustic Altbier yeast with some depth to keep things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 17:02:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
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1.75/5  rDev -50%

12-25-2012 23:49:43 | More by Jameswoody
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-24-2012 02:59:39 | More by NickThePyro
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3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 03:44:35 | More by Murrhey
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1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

09-30-2012 18:14:51 | More by brez8791
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-22-2012 04:47:31 | More by craigreno
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

09-08-2012 11:32:15 | More by Boz12
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

08-20-2012 05:00:06 | More by kylemckinnis
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2.85/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 03:55:36 | More by colts9016
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Come on people live a little. Its not a hefe, its not a dunkel. Its some of both, but neither.

Taste--its got the wheat thing going, but it's sweet. I like the sweet aftertaste, no zing here, but hey, it's different. I like it a lot, it goes down smooth for a lighter beer. The color is a little different to get used to, but its a one of a kind beer.

So what do you expect out of this beer? I m not expecting my world to shake here. It's pretty good and drinkable. It's not wine people. It's beer. Relax, enjoy.

Maybe they should remove the heff from the label.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 04:28:52 | More by timmos1
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-24-2012 02:55:20 | More by Jumski
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-23-2012 22:08:58 | More by mcneels
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-23-2012 05:04:26 | More by Irrationalist
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2012 20:47:28 | More by jheezee
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-12-2012 07:08:31 | More by shelby415
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

02-10-2012 01:02:30 | More by TCJosh
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-26-2012 17:59:21 | More by rogerthegill
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-02-2012 05:19:22 | More by Huffaroma
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

01-01-2012 16:23:46 | More by halo913
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-04-2011 22:35:41 | More by laxguy13
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had passed up on purchasing a six-pack of this beer for a long time. Mostly the dark hefeweizen title worried me, but one day I decided to go for it and buy a sixer.

This beer is truly unique. I have tried many good hefeweizen's in my day and this beer has a great heff flavor that hits you immediately, but there is much more to this beer than this first flavor lets on. After the first fairly normal, but good, hefeweizen flavor a darker malty taste starts to take over and blend with the wheat-like heff. This darker tone blends into the first flavor in a very bold way to give this beer a distinct, rare and bold taste. Dragon's Breath is definitely worth giving a try. I probably couldn't drink it on a regular basis but it is a solid beer that would be great every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 06:50:47 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2011 06:40:14 | More by EricCioe
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2.4/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2011 01:42:20 | More by zhanson88
Bayern Dragon's Breath from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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