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Bayern Dump Truck - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
The recipe for this light, unfiltered, lager bock beer uses German sauermalt, organic Montana “Spitz malt”, Pilsener malt, plus three hoppings using Hallertauer Perle and the rare Tettnang aroma hops (both imported from Germany).

(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-01-2010)
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by zeledonia:
Photo of zeledonia
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted 3 July 2012 (Independence Eve?), reviewed from notes.

Pours a very pale straw yellow with gold highlights. Just a faint haze obscuring the view through the glass. Nice visible carbonation. One finger of very white, relatively dense head. Decent retention but not much lacing.

Smells of pleasant lager yeast, noble hops, and some light bready malts. For a light lager, it's quite nice, starting out full but finishing crisper and lighter.

Taste is quite a bit more malty than the smell - bready and wheaty, with a rounded chewy flavor. A touch of banana combines with the bread to yield... suprise - banana bread. It's a very full flavor, especially as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly full-bodied for a light lager. Smooth fade-away finish. Nice.

This beer is better than I'd expected. It's full-flavored, full-bodied, and with a robust malt presence that I like. Tasty, though I don't know that I'd call it a true summer beer - it's heavier, warmer, and less refreshing than I like my hot summer day beers to be.

zeledonia, Aug 02, 2012
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rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
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juicebox, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of bravejoejoe
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this beer from a bottle. Not very much of a head. it is a straw yellow golden that is hazy. The smell is of some malt, with hops faintly in the background. Taste is sweet, lemon, and a nice mix of hops. Being from Missoula, I drink a lot of Bayern beers, and they all have a very similar flavor. Not sure if it is the yeast they use or what but I can always pick a Bayern beer out of the pack.

bravejoejoe, Oct 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ste5venla, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy pale straw hue, with fine sediment churned up all in it, and two fingers of soapy white head, which leave a sudsy ring of lace around the glass. It smells of lightly toasted grain, mild spicy hops, and a slight alcohol warming. The taste is grainy malt, a bit of acrid citrus, soft old-world hops, and a metallic alcohol stripe. The carbonation is on the lower side, the body medium weight, a bit tacky, and it finishes dry, and warming.

Definitely on odd duck for summer time. It's a bit like the experience depicted on the label, that of a capsizing raft - I feel like I've swallowed some seawater...

biboergosum, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of cgman1985
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

cgman1985, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of stallion_air21
4/5  rDev +6.4%

So I was nervous about this beer at first mainly due to the very light color (since I am more of a darker beer fan) however in this review this surprised me threw and threw.

Color is a VERY clear almost water like with a light tint of yellow (just for fun) almost light corn color.

Smell is hard to pull out. Takes a few minutes but you then can really get the German aromas flowing. The multiple smells really surprise you and make you keep wanting to pull more from the glass. With the German malts and yeast you also get a very clean smell and nothing pungent or overwhelming.

Taste is what really got me. Going with the clean taste this is a very smooth drink. You can get flavors rolling with the full tongue full and taste the MUCH different ingredients. The Hopps are light and near the end with the yeast and malts.

Overall this is a very relaxing beer even coming from a slighter higher ABV 6% this has very little punishment for the after effects.

stallion_air21, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MTScotchAleLover, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz picked up at Brewforia last night on the way home from work... poured into my Shorts Imperial Pint glass...

Thin 1" head dies very quickly.. the brew is surprisingly cloudy for a maibock... turbid straw golden. Too cloudy.. a bunch of sediment was left in the bottle.

Nose shows the expected pale maltiness, but it seems a bit lite.. maybe that's why it's called the "Summer Bock".... not much else going on.. but really there shouldn't be... pretty clean... maybe some background DMS.

Flavor is American pale malt .. again maybe some acceptable very lite DMS.. still surprisingly clean.. just the malt flavors are pretty low given the nice ABV.... there could be some background earthy hops in there, but my palate may be playing tricks on me.

body and carbonation are medium... could use a touch more discernible deeper malts.. and IMO more (a gentle touch) of hops.

Glad I got the chance to try this one without making the mammoth trip to MT..


JohnGalt1, Sep 24, 2010
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cre83, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

RHVC59, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

neckbeered, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of archyquaffer
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce longneck into a Shaker pint glass. The label and name of this beer honor the excitement of nearly drowning after your raft tips over (what fun!!). Freshness date of July, 2013 (reviewed in late April). A moderate pour produces a 1/4 inch snow white head that reduces rather quickly, but leaves lace sticking to the sides that resemble snow ghosts. Nice carbonation. The color is a pale golden. The beer is supposedly unfiltered, but I don't detect any haze.

Hops dominate the aroma, but don't overpower. I think I detect a smell somewhat like corn mash, but I don't believe that's an ingredient. A slight tang, reminiscent of melon, is apparent in the taste, leaving a slightly sour but pleasant aftertaste. The hops lend more to the aroma than to the taste per se, but do offer a bitty bit of bitterness (how's that for alliteration?). The burps are the best part of the taste, with pleasant malt and tangy hops lingering in the nose.

The paleness and light body is somewhat surprising for a bock beer, even for a Maibock. Overall, I would say this highly drinkable beer offers an alternative for those who seek a lighter beer, particularly when the weather becomes more sultry (which, for the record, it hasn't yet where I live).

archyquaffer, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a touch of haze. Head is a thick finger of creamy, frothy white foam which leaves a nice lace on the glass. Nice.

Smell: light, sweet malty aroma with a hint of grain and a light floral component. Somewhat mild, and yet I like it a lot.

Taste: malty flavor with some pear and apple fruitiness, which I love in a beer like this. It reminds me of a light tripel in a lot of ways, which is good. Hops are floral and combine well here; bitterness is low but present. Quite good!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a very well-integrated carbonation which yields a big and fulfilling creaminess. I can dig it!

Overall: I really like this beer. I have a tendency to be partial to maibocks, but I feel like I could drink this all day.

flagmantho, Jun 21, 2012
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Bayern Dump Truck from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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