Bayern Pilsener - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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3.88/5 rDev +9%
A single picked up whilst in Missoula...
This beer pours a slightly hazy, lazy medium straw colour, with one finger of soapy white head which leaves a thin ring of lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of sharp biscuit malt, and floral hops. The taste is crackery, biscuit malt, and soft earthy, leafy hops. The carbonation is fairly average, the body quite hefty for a lager, smooth and dense. It finishes with a definite push towards the dry side, the crisp grain and hops predominating.
A very nice new world rendition of the classic style. Quite drinkable in the Octoberfest manner, to be sure.
08-29-2010 02:46:13 | More by biboergosum
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
Pours a very thin head, clarity is opaque and not ideal for the style. Average carbonation.
Smell is very good, floral notes resembling a good European pilsner and rare for the American version.
Taste is good, fairly bitter hoppiness, little to no malt flavor, a slight harshness or metallic taste the only disappointing note.
Mouthfeel is good, not watery, holds quite a bite.
This is a highly drinkable beer, not a bad pils but just not up to technical standards for a great one. Too bad since there is a dearth of good pilsners in the Pacific Northwest and this could fill a niche.
05-25-2010 08:17:01 | More by appenzeller
3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
Picked up a single from Princeton's. I wasn't sure about this one at first, but I thought it was a fine German pils. It's not as hoppy as a Prima Pils or Pikeland Pils, but it still has a tasty pepper and herb citrus finish. Up front is a smooth toasted white bread that quickly rolls into the crisp hoppy finish. I think this could fool any German as to the bottle's origin. Check this out for a real, fresh pilsner beer.
11-27-2010 01:15:31 | More by tempest
3.53/5 rDev -0.8%
A - clear straw golden, thin white head dissipated quickly to a few random blobs
S - grassy and herbal hops with some adjunct, gentle citrus, and bubblegum aromas
T - crisp grassy and light pepper hop notes, toasty grains, slight metallic, with grassy and herbal notes lingering, very classic flavour
M - crisp, clean, light, with a pleasant dry
O - a quality pils with a noticeable softness, classic flavours, and chuggability, well done
04-28-2012 02:19:04 | More by joemcgrath27
4.33/5 rDev +21.6%
12oz picked up in Lewistown Montana... poured into my makeshift pint glass...
Rocky white head... good lace and retention... the brew is a polished golden.
Aroma is clean pale malts with a nice punch of spicy hops.
Flavor is everything I expect out of a good fresh German pils... pale malts with a little bit of bready malt sweetness... grassy/sorta spicy hoppiness mid palate with a good bitterness out of the gate... very quenching and certainly drinkable given the heat... lite body and perfect carbonation beg for another sip.
Overall... pretty damn good beer... Bayern is putting out some classic German styles... too bad.. I don't feel the brewery and the styles get anywhere near the respect they deserve.
07-18-2009 08:04:55 | More by JohnGalt1
3.08/5 rDev -13.5%
Best by July '09 notched on the label.
Poured into pils glass:
Pours hazed, almost cloudy, light yellow (not quite golden). Too unclear for the style. It has a thin white head that holds up for most of the duration with some traces of lacing. Okay head/retention, but could be much clearer and more golden.
The smell is of sweet greain with a touch of floral, grassy hops.
The taste is very dry. Sweet grain pushed to the back by floral hop dryness. It's a bit aspirin-y with some yeast/chalk.
Despite tight-bubbled carbonation in the appearance, the carbonation doesn't really show much on the palate, giving it a bit of a watery character.
It should be dry, but this is a bit too imbalanced. Moreover, it seems to have some yeast issues, as it shows to much for the style. If it weren't for the yeast in the appearance and taste, and with a bit more grainy balance, this could be much better.
06-20-2009 13:49:41 | More by jwc215
3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
Sampled at the Bayern Brewery on our Montana Beer Trip, and brought back mixed 12 pack. Nice scenery label, BB date notched. From the neck label "Bayern Pilsener is an authentic Bavarian lager. Brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, this beer is golden in color with a crisp, hoppy taste and a beautiful crown. We think that you'll agree that Bayern Pilsener is one of the finest pilseners brewed on either side of the Atlantic". Big words - let's see:
Clear, golden color, small white head, thin string of lacing left on side of glass. Although small, the foam was thick and creamy. Smells a bit grainy and some sweet malts. Nice full flavored pilsner, flowery aroma. Tastes of malts and a touch hoppy. Nice sweetness throughout. Good mouthfeel, well carbonated, clean tasting. Nothing spectacular, drinkable, but a good example - what I expect of the style.
02-28-2006 04:04:58 | More by BigBry
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
12oz bottle labeled best before Oct. '05.
Poured a lighter and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of we grass, grain, banana and somewhat fruity. Tastes of banana, grain and a little doughy. The body was stronger compared to the other Pilsners of late (may have been the doughy/breadiness to it).
Notes from 11/25/05
11-24-2008 01:43:36 | More by hopdog
3.1/5 rDev -12.9%
pours a cloudy golden yellow with a thin head, some sediment floating around, just a little lacing.
smell is faint and simple, lemon, grain, and corn.
taste is crisp, slight funk, sweet grass, lemon, and some hops in the back, ends on the oily side.
08-26-2008 22:44:49 | More by froghop
4.1/5 rDev +15.2%
12 oz bottle. 10/05 date so maybe on the verge of freshness.
Pours a straw color with a white head. Sweet malt and hops aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit more body than a typical pilsners. Sweet malty taste with good hop bite finish. A nice example of a true German pilsner with a bit of American malt and hops attitude.
03-03-2006 03:31:41 | More by kgotcher
Bayern Pilsener from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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