Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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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
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
01-31-2012 23:08:39 | More by mndlssphlsphr
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
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
01-15-2012 09:35:21 | More by tonyf55
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
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
06-06-2011 00:28:10 | More by beerandcycling88
3.35/5 rDev -11.8%
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..
04-03-2011 02:23:44 | More by Shadman
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
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
01-30-2011 23:28:52 | More by brentk56
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
3.08/5 rDev -18.9%
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.
12-22-2010 04:24:07 | More by beertunes
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
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
12-12-2010 02:20:48 | More by Elimination
3.35/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
12-09-2010 06:58:30 | More by olmatty
3.8/5 rDev 0%
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.
07-05-2010 18:17:16 | More by chumba526
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
3.23/5 rDev -15%
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.
12-23-2009 17:27:51 | More by jdense
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
Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.