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Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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Bayern Face Plant Doppel WeizenBayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen

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BA SCORE
85
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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Reidrover

Oregon

2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:42:01 | More by Reidrover
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neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-12-2014 16:08:26 | More by neckbeered
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TheFlern

Idaho

3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 04:27:14 | More by TheFlern
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beertunes

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very dark (just translucent around the edges) brown/mahogany with a thin cap of tan head that had low retention and medium lacing.

The aroma was malty/sweet and average for the style. The same can be said for the flavors, with the addition of a slight tang (a touch of hops?).

The body was thin for the style, a bit too thin IMHO. Drinkability was OK, I enjoyed the couple I had, and would have more, but it's not the first example of the style I'd seek out. Worth trying if you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2010 04:24:07 | More by beertunes
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

3.5/3.5/3/3/3.5

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 08:14:39 | More by JohnGalt1
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jdense

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle from John's Marketplace served during Twelve Beers of Christmas tasting 12/22/09.

Dark brown body 1/2 finger white head, quick dissipation and minimal lacing. Big malt presence in the nose, not too sweet more bready, but some subtle hops on the back end. Nicely carbonated mouthfeel, it's obvious this brewery does lagers right. Too heavy tasting for my liking have to admit this isn't my favorite style. A big burly bock to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 17:27:51 | More by jdense
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Blake @ Trackside in Medicine Hat...the place to buy beer in the SE corner of Alberta...

Damn! that's one dark looking weizen..hazy, with so-so head and lacing. My wife said it looked liked someone dissolved a bunch of those old coke bottle cap candies and then added a little milk...can't argue..it does look like that.

Aroma is all faint weizen, slight banana and clove spice. maybe a bit darker malt roast in there, but overall...faint

Herbal, almost medicinal taste..hints of weizen, banana, et al...alcohol is well masked until the finish, when it tends to leave a certain astringent feel on the inner cheeks of the mouth.

Given the style, quite thin with an almost medium light feel..

Would like to make the trek to SW Montana an try this on tap..not a bad substitute if the better Bavarian beers are not available..

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 02:23:44 | More by Shadman
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olmatty

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-A cloudy brown with amber at the edges. Low head with poor retention.

Smell-Slight creamy honey sweetness with a bit of sour aroma

Taste-Front end is an earthy German malt character which is followed by a burst of honey sweetness with a roasty pumpernickel bread quality to it and a characteristic lingering sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-Drinks a bit fuller than it looks. A little more body and complexity would be good. carbonation was somewhat prickly which detracted from smoothness.

Drinkability-A tasty beer and about as faithful representation of a German style as an American brewery makes. Overall nice, but not outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 06:58:30 | More by olmatty
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beerandcycling88

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pours a dark brown, almost cola like with a thin head.

S a hint of banana, and a bit of what I think is coffee. Interesting aroma to this one.

T some banana again, along with more coffee, maybe a hint of coco.

M pretty thick.

Overall this is a decent beer that is worth a try. It is definetly different as you get bock like notes along with some traditional weizen notes.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 00:28:10 | More by beerandcycling88
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TheBishop

Montana

3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 02:06:34 | More by TheBishop
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a dark amber brown supporting a steady healthy head leaving spotty lace. Smell is faint with dark malt, dark fruits and yeast. Taste of the dark malt, prunes and a little spiciness from the yeast. Mouthfeel has a medium body with a good spike of carbonation. For an American Weizen its not bad with the extra kick.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 01:04:31 | More by Bookseeb
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laxguy13

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-02-2012 10:08:30 | More by laxguy13
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Elimination

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Described on the bottle as a doppleweizin, listed as a dopple bock...I would say more of a double dunkel

Pours a considerable dark brown, slight light hues pouring but fairly deep almost black

Very little smell, faint cocoa, slight toffee, a bit of bread.

Taste is a mix of cocoa, coffee, wheat bread, subtle sweetness of a very german yeast like taste

It has a very light moutfeel, very easy drinking for the 7.5, something that really seems to warm up a winter night.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 02:20:48 | More by Elimination
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 03:21:23 | More by GeezLynn
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich brown hue with a pretty heavy haze and two thick fingers of frothy tan head. Quite good.

Smell: quite malty aroma with a big grainy character. Not much wheat aroma, but it's definitely got that sickly-sweetness of a strong lager. Not bad for the style, but not outstanding either.

Taste: flavor is a little wheatier than the aroma, but it's still got that bock-y over-sweetness and some not-so-great yeasty fermentation byproducts. Again, within the style, but a bock (and even a doppel or weizenbock) can be done a lot cleaner.

Mouthfeel: big body with a decent carbonation and a rich smoothness. Not exactly creamy, but not bad.

Overall: if you are really into bocks in general, this beer might work for you. I just think it could be a bit cleaner.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 02:29:41 | More by flagmantho
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Murrhey

Montana

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger light brown head, small bubbles, but a fluffy head. Decent retention, chocolate brown color with high clarity considering the darkness.

S- Toasted malts, some chocolate and roast smells. Warm malts, very low hop profile until the end of a good sniff.

T- Somewhat bitter with a strong toasted malt backbone to calm down the bitterness of the hops.

M- Thick, wet and sticky feel.

O- Not my favorite style, but not bad by any means. Balances the hops and sweet malts well. Above average. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 23:42:59 | More by Murrhey
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mndlssphlsphr

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The head is a snowy Santa beard white compared to the very dark body of the beer. The taste is interesting. I was hoping for the feeling that I got when I dove head first into two feet of snow, except that it slightly melted and froze a layer of ice two inches in. I was hoping for that tingly feeling, a bit of pain, but everything would be alright if I managed to man up.
Anyway, the pour from the tap I swear was black, but the light allowed it to ‘lighten up’ to a dark, dark brown. At the same time I must admit I am thinking a bit too hard about this, my attention span allowed me to draw a :) in the remaining head which is now has a visible tan line with the light, but a millimeter (if that) tall. The smell has the aroma of a dark roast, almost hoppy, but more of a malt sense. The feel is smooth, I do like this, but no sharp tastes, a smooth blend. I feel that it is a bit thin, which deceives the feel of the color. I also break social norms, I do not see any banana resemblance whatsoever. This is a sweet mix, the aftertaste lingers in a positive light. I do feel the positives toward winter when I sip this...where are you Santa? I would put this by the fireplace for you, as I would drink this and share it with others.
3.8/5 Maybe...stats lie though....I will give a .2 margin of error.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 23:08:39 | More by mndlssphlsphr
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-16-2012 20:46:40 | More by jheezee
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-27-2013 05:31:04 | More by Massbmx
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-17-2013 04:47:02 | More by Eric908
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elektronen

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-14-2014 02:36:55 | More by elektronen
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Misajet90

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-03-2013 16:47:51 | More by Misajet90
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Irrationalist

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-23-2012 05:04:16 | More by Irrationalist
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EricCioe

Montana

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 22:59:42 | More by EricCioe
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chumba526

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 18:17:16 | More by chumba526
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