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Bayern St. Wilbur Weizen | Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc.
Montana, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beernut7 on 08-19-2002

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by Thrasher:
Photo of Thrasher
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This attractive brew splits the difference between the familiar NW hefe and the beloved Bavarian original. It's a ripe, fruity orange and a sturdy white head that doesn't blossom as much as a Bavarian but is still a good size. The aroma is waxy, yeasty, slightly off but not at all unpleasant. There's also some bright citric hop flavors that let you know this was made in the US. The taste has wonderful composition, and is totally united without any flailing off-flavors or struggling elements that come short. Everything is here and it's rounded and refreshing. Grapefruit hops lead off, followed by a cookie-sweet malt base, with the yeast and wheat providing a supple, almost oaky-Chardonnay quality. It's very drinkable. A very good hefe; it does not manage to become the oft-attempted-but-nearly-never-succeeded craft American copy of a German, but it's got a bit more going on than most of the Pac NW hefes. It's a fine and likable beer.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

St. Wilbur pours a cloudy, yellow gold body beneath a good-sized head of bright-white that holds up quite well and leaves some very nice lacing throughout the entire glass. The aroma is mainly of wheat-malt and fruit with limited greenish banana. The body is medium-light, and it's zesty, and creamy as it warms. The flavor is of a fruity-accented wheat malt with a very light banana and just a suggestion of clove. It's phenolic, but in a different way from many others, and not as sweet as some of the big producers. A touch of spiciness is present, and some floral hops find their way in as well, which is nice. Balanced! Dryish. The finish is refreshing with a touch of hop bitterness. An excellent choice.

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Photo of akorsak
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle from Liquid Solutions.

A: The weizen is a slightly hazy golden yellow color, showcasing the occasional orange note. The head was close to one finger and has dissapated to a small white band.

S: The aroma is wheaty, wholly devoid of any clove or banana esters. This, based on aroma alone, makes me look at this as an American pale wheat ale.

T: The ale continues the restrained wheat flavor that I found in the nose. The ale has a light tart wheat flavor that is somewhat grainy but finishes with a surprising strength.

M: The beer fits into the American pale wheat classification, IMHO. The wheat is refreshing and slightly tart on the palate.

D: I could drink a few of these. They are light though and lack the weizen esters.

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Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz picked up in Lewistown Montana... Poured into the closest thing I could find to a pint glass at Brenda's parent's house.

1" head is rocky and sticks around for quite a while... the brew is not as hazy as most hefes.... lite orangey golden color.

Nose is pretty standard American take on the style... maybe a tad light... mildly clovey with a little more banana..

Flavor has more clove than the aroma.. wheaty and sorta bready throughout with a touch of banana on a fairly short and a little dry finish... the body is light and the carbonation is prickly.

Not bad certainly.. sorta like a "hefeweizen lite".... I gave this to a bunch of Brenda's Pop's farmer buddies and it was quite a hit with them... sooo... I guess it would be a pretty good gateway beer to German styles.

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Photo of DeekNayvuz
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheBishop
3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok, despite what some reviewers here have said, this does not taste like a wit. This is pure Hefeweizen in every respect, I get no citrus overtones at all. This is a good Hefeweizen from Bayern and to be honest I have not found a bad beer from this brewery. Nothing exceptional but just good beer.

This beer pours a cloudy yellow, with a good head. There is not a lot of intense smells with this one just pretty typical. Taste is pleasant but not overpowering. Drinkability is exceptional. A good Hefeweizen

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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass:

Pours clouded lemon-drop yellow with a frothy white head that thins and stays through the duration. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of wheat tang with a hint of tart lemon. Not very banana/clove, but with some floral and slight spicing. Smells like an American wheat with a Continental leaning.

The taste is of wheat dough/bread, with a hint of lemon. Again, not much banana, but there is a clove spicing in the refreshingly dry, crisp, though rather abrupt, finish.

It is light-bodied and crisp.

A decent summer refresher that is, again, more of an American Pale Wheat with a Continental influence. For that, I think it's not a bad brew at all.

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Photo of Jameswoody
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Reidrover
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Label says "St.Wilbur Weizen" and has a St.Bernards Dog busting out of a barrel, but this is indeed an America wheat/hefe so I am sure this is the same beer. A nice looking Hefe, the looks are true to style hazy orange beer with a small tight bubbled white head. The aroma is barely there though some hints of wheat and a tiny bit of mashed banana. Flavours are not bad, mashed banan( like the baby food jars banana), quite spicy and very wheatlike..it does tend however to tail off a bit as the beer passes over the tongue. Best part about this beer is the palate, very soft and silky even, thicker than expected for this style..liked it. Overall not a bad attempt..on the border of American Wheat and true Hefe.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of hopdog
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle best before date of October '05.

Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, light wheat, and if I really push some banana in the background. Tastes of wheat, light lemons, light oranges, light bananas and light spices (get the trend - everything on the lighter side).

Notes from 10/6/05

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Photo of vinhgoh
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jdhilt
1.75/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color. Very light carbonation and medium bodied. Apple cider nose. Starts with a cider flavor expecting wheat and an unusual smoothness. Hoppy/cidery finish. Best before Oct 2005 explains why it is off. $1.30 for a 12oz bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or.

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Photo of PDXHops
2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottled poured into a weizen glass.

Nice looking brew. Cloudy golden body with a bright white cloudy head. Not as fluffy as I'd like, but not bad at all. Retention and lacing are good.

This is a pretty solid little hefeweizen. The nose is to style, but fairly tame. Flavors get a little livelier. Plenty of wheat with a lemony bite around the edges. Cloves are subtly present, banana even moreso. Kind of a general spiciness I can't quite put my finger on, too. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and fluffy. Goes down easy on a sunny afternoon.

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Photo of Keizerjl
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jesseejames
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice hazy dark golden with lots of head that leaves a nice lacing in the glass. The aroma is of fruits and spices a nice refreshing smell. It tastes of more fruits and much more spices and is quite pleasant on the palate and finishes with a touch of bitterness to cut the sweetness. I think this is a nice beer to have on a hot day to quench your thirst.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of WesWes
3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a 1/4" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a light wheat malt scent. It's also dry and musty with a bit of lemon zest. The taste is average as well. It has a weak and watery wheat flavor. It has no real character at all. There is no lemon or clove taste and there is no fruity yeast finish. The mouthfeel is average also. It is a medium/full bodied beer with less than adequate carbonation. This is a decent drinker despite it's flaws. It's not a bad brew. It's just a bad hefe.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beernut7
4.6/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This unfiltered German ale has an indescribable characteristic. I have had many weis beers with many of the same tangy sweet flavors, but the allure of this beer is strangely cosmic. I really, really like the beer from this company.

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Bayern St. Wilbur Weizen from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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