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Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBishop on 12-01-2009)
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4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Mr_Derp
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Bayern brews, one of the best breweries in the state of Montana for sure, i love the dark taste of the Faceplant beer, I always look forward to the end of November not only for the start of ski season, but also the release of this magnificent brew! Cheers!!

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.24/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy ice tea brown; while it creates about a finger of head, this is nowhere near what one would expect from a weizen; leaves a trace of lace behind

Smell: More spice cake than banana, with some fig and date elements, as well

Taste: Opens with the spice cake and fig elements detected in the aroma but by mid-palate, the Hallertauer hops add a nice balance; lots of spice cake elements linger all over the tongue into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Having now sampled two Bayern beers, they both seem to lack the requisite mouthfeel/carbonation elements of their respective styles, but the taste profile is rather good and I particularly enjoyed this one

Thanks, sholle, for the opportunity

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a brownish color with a one finger head of a tan colored foam floating atop. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel sweetness mixed with a decent showing of a wheaty and toasted malt smell. Along with these aromas comes some other lighter chocolate and toast smells adding a bit more roastiness to the aroma as a whole. Other darker fruit aromas of cherry and raisin are there as well adding a touch more sweetness to the smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor with the mix being of some toasted malt, a little bit of wheat, and a rather decent showing of caramel. Some other flavors of a dark fruit nature are there as well enhancing the other flavors nicely. The dark fruit start out almost entirely of a raisin taste, but as the taste moves on, it gains a bit of a cherry flavor as well. The wheat grows stronger and stronger as the taste advances with the increase in the fruit and a little bit of more roasted malt tastes coming to the tongue, one is left with a nice sweet and malty taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the darker and roasted flavors of the brew the feel is good and accentuates the flavors rather decently.

Overall – This is a quite tasty doppelbock. Not super wheaty, but smooth, sweet, slightly fruity and rather easy drinking. And for the nice price, this is a good winter go to.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of RedBrewer83
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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...

Photo of tonyf55
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a Delirum Tremens tulip

Visual (3): Very dark, opaque black colour hearlding it's 'bock' base. Minimal visual carbonation bubbles, with little to no white head that leaves an attractive ring of small bubbles around the crown of the beer. Lack of a head is a little disappointing for an beer touting itself as a weizen.

Aroma (4): scents of alcohol, light smoke, grassy hops, and grains (wheat?). The alcohol hits the nose first and lingers for a while. The overall combination reminds me of a light scotch ale, or light barrel-aged porter.

Taste (4): Malty sweetness dominates with an alcoholic flavour that is light on the pallet. Deceptively light on complexity, but satisfying none the less. Little to no evident hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel (3.5): smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. The alcohol doesn't really linger on the pallet as would be expected. A coarse grainy feel is light and does not detract from the smooth drinkability.

Overall (4): A tame beer for its dark colour, high alcohol, and 'bock' name. The weizen traits really shine through in the light malty wheat flavour and the creamy and easy-drinking mouthfeel. The power of the double malt is hinted at in the aroma and the colour. The higher alcohol content is effectively masked. Well done on an original style.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of chumba526
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a very dark brown color with a thin brown head.

Smells of smoky, roasted malts. There is also a tad bit of a banana like flavor to the ale as well.

The taste much like the smell is smokey. There is a mild coffee flavor and a banana hefe taste to the beer as well. There is also a mild caramel malty taste as well.

The carbonation is moderate. Even though there is a strong smokiness and sweet malt flavor the drinkability is quite good because the smokiness and the sweetness were not overbearing.

Overall nice ale that is worth trying. It is quite unique because of the hefe aftertaste for such a heavy beer.

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Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.