Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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4/5 rDev +5.3%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #61 (Feb 2012):
LOOK: Cloudy leather brown
SMELL: Toasted malt, dense dark bread, lemongrass, fainted roasted grain, spicy, herbal
TASTE: Smooth, silky, fullish body, malty, warming, toasty, husky, bready, biscuity, dried hay, ripe pears, slightly sweet, herbal hop, cocoa powder, dried coffee, spicy alcohol, grainy finish
This is what we in the beer-geek world would call a “malt bomb.” Explosively complex, the decoction mash is tooled here with precision to create this amazing brew with tons of malt depth. Another beer that shows that German Wheats brewed by American brewers don’t have to be clove-and-banana palate killers.
01-09-2013 17:04:03 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.72/5 rDev +24.2%
I poured two of these beers together into a nice big frosty mug.
A: A cloudy and very dark brown with a tan colored head. If poured hard the beer retains about a finger widths worth of head.
S: Slight roast smell and clove but only a minimal banana aroma. More than anything a nice wheat-like bread smell is the strongest.
The taste of this beer is as though they brewed it specifically for me, so good.
T: The first part of the flavor is a slightly bitter but mostly toasted bread with a hint of chocolate. The hefeweizen type taste, mainly a clove spice and slight hint of banana sweetness, comes in next blending smoothly with this sweet malty first flavor. This combined taste is homogeneous, full, and sweet. At the end a slight warm alcohol, also blends into the complex flavor leaving you with a nice warm tone.
M: There is a fairly strong amount of carbonation which I enjoyed, and the hef like, somewhat smooth, feel is also good.
Overall, I love this beer more than any other. It is sweet with a nice slightly roasted, chocolate type malt complex that is also blended with the flavors of a dark hef.
11-30-2011 21:53:23 | More by ShwarzAl3r
3.23/5 rDev -15%
12oz picked up from Brooks Market in Lewistown Montana. Poured into a big wine glass. tan head with good lacing... the brew is deep walnut.... pretty hazy.
Nose shows caramel along with some minor clove and banana...
Flavor has more of the expected flavors, but seem a bit thin overall... a little roast adds to the show and the banana finishes things out on the finish.
body is also a little lite with lesser carbonation. All of the bottles I picked up had different carbonation levels... this one just barely touched the neck of the bottle.
This is a good take on a Weizenbock, but completely in the wrong category right now.... nowhere near a doppelbock.
12-13-2010 08:14:39 | More by JohnGalt1
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a very dark red brown, two finger fine light tan head with great retention and lacing. Looks nice. Aroma of sweet malt with a hint of wheat. Flavor is rich sweet malt and dark fruit, only slight wheat and clove weizen elements. A slight rye-like sourness, but melds with the sweet malt nicely. Medium bodied with slight creaminess. Finish is a bit dry and has a slight hop kick with lingering malt flavors. Nice flavor integration. I really enjoyed this one.
03-01-2012 04:13:25 | More by LiquidAmber
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
Aggressive pour into a pint glass...
A: Dark brown body with a two finger cream colored head that falls fairly quickly but maintains a nice foam cap. Very little lacing.
S: Huge bready caramel malt nose, faint presence of banana and clove, along with a little toffee. Not bad...
T: Follows the nose pretty well with a touch of booze on the mid-palate that lingers into the finish. Pretty well balanced, the malt is fairly dominant, but the typical bavarian style hefe flavors rise up.
M: Medium light body with active carbonation, bubbles are very fine, pretty smooth, but just a hint of a metallic finish, any more and it would take away but its not bad.
D: At 7.5% this is very drinkable and smooth. Overall, pretty good especially for the price point in a sixer...
02-05-2010 00:35:02 | More by RedBrewer83
3.44/5 rDev -9.5%
This is a beefed up version of their Doppelbock lager hefting in at 7.5 abv. Saw it for the first time at the local beer store so will give it a whirl.
First. I have tried all the Bayern products, and found them all to be good beers, nothing real outstanding, just good beer in may styles that some might not have access to before. Bayern Doppelbock seems like a clone of Ayinger Doppelbock, although alot thinner and lacking in over all balance, still not good beer.
This pours and looks identical to the doppelbock. Flavor is less malty, and a lot more drinkable. Body is still thin without the "heft" of other doppelbocks. Drinkability is surprisingly good, considering the abv probably too good.
Overall, a good beer, although I would recommend don't finish a six pack although you will live up to the name of the beer!
12-01-2009 02:06:34 | More by TheBishop
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
Murky dark brown with a brief white head. Aroma is heavy with sugars, yeast, caramel malt and well-pronounced banana. Flavor is consistent with the smell as the banana and yeast are very prominent. There's also a light roasted malt component and a touch of lemon tartness. Finish is long and heavy on the sugars and yeast. The body has a medium feel with moderate carbonation that is a bit prickly. Sweetness limits drinkability somewhat.
While it's no Aventinus, this a solid beer and as best I can tell, a pretty authentic Weizenbock. Maybe just a little more malt to balance that sweetness, but this beer definitely grows on me the more I drink it.
01-16-2011 03:21:23 | More by GeezLynn
2.83/5 rDev -25.5%
12 oz single from "LifeSource" Salem. $1.79 Pours very dark brown almost black with a quarter inch tan head..daker than all the weizen bocks i have had. Very little aroma..which is a surprise for style what there is is spicy bubblegum Again the flavor is very poor for a Doppel weizen..its non-descript..yeah iots pleasant anough but not what i expected..malty,sugary. Palte is fine to be sure..soft and thick Very very dissapointed
12-03-2012 02:42:01 | More by Reidrover
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
On tap at Brooks & Brown where we won trivia night.
This pours a murky brown with a decent khaki head rising up for a bit. On the nose there is the characteristic soft and fuzzy wheat aroma plus toasted, nutty malt, with some clove further back. In the mouth there is a slightly bitter beginning to the taste quickly moderated by the hazy wheat. There is wheat toast here. The body is medium and fuzzy with a long finish of toast.
Overall, this is very similar to Bayern's other beers in that it is a very solid, highly drinkable representation of the style without standing out in any particular category. I'm happy to drink this at $7 a pitcher.
02-10-2012 22:59:42 | More by EricCioe
3.84/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. The bottle has a freshness date of May 2013 (reviewed on April 16).
Appearance: pale reddish brown with a 1/8 inch tan colored head with minimal lacing. Thin strands of carbonation rising to the surface. Lovely swirls as the head recedes- reminiscent of a spiral galaxy or a caramel roll.
Smell: malty, fruity with a hint of apple. Quite subdued, with barely a hop aroma.
Taste: Malt bomb, baby! Deliciously complex, with herbal spice, subdued bitterness. The aftertaste is of spice, warming alcohol, maybe a little brown sugar, and a slight bit of sourness. Possibly some diacetyl. The hops are present, but allow the natural sweetness and bitterness of the malt to come through.
Mouthfeel: Crispness, lingering, even down into the throat, giving a brief feeling of fullness in the stomach.
Overall: I've been drinking Bayern beer since the 80s, and have never been disappointed. This genuine brewmeister makes the best lagers in this region, hands down- and perhaps in the entire country.
04-17-2013 02:41:08 | More by archyquaffer
3.03/5 rDev -20.3%
Appearance: black with hints of brown. Bone white head that dissipates to a thin layer, decent lacing.
Smell: Heavy wheat, a little alcohol. Some dark fruit notes.
Taste: Follows the nose, slightly more pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Low bitterness of course, good amount of carbonation. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Overall: Drinkable beer but not worth seeking out.
01-30-2012 04:27:14 | More by TheFlern
Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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