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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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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.

Photo of rogerthegill
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of neckbeered
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a hazy looking yellow color with a clean white head on top. The smell of the beer was citrusy and not much else really... The taste of the beer was also a little too citrusy for me, I was hoping to get more malt flavors out this one but fell short of my expectations. The mouthfeel was pretty standard feeling in my opinion. Overall I wouldn't seek this one out again, I'm glad I tried it but I would go after several other summer beers before getting this one again.

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ScottWestmaas
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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...

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).

Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Murrhey
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high altitude Libby, MT. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width white head with middling retention. Large bubbles, some white, soapy lacing. Cloudy orange-straw color. Clarity is low.

S- Sour malts and some noble hops. Smells like sourdough bread.

T- Sweet and sour. Has a sweet hoppiness, some sugary flavors in the first taste, and then the sour malts unfold later. Light and very drinkable.

M- Very light, wet finish.

O- Feel is weak, but everything else is average or above.

Photo of Jumski
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Nohair989
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of PsychicBubblegum
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow body with a foamy white head and big carbonation bubbles. Mild pine hop aroma with some wet grass notes. Light flavors of cereal and old lemon rinds; big hop bitterness. Medium bodied; crisp and dry finish.

An okay bock beer. Perhaps this one is a bit old as the smell was rather weak and stale. Still, it has that light, lager malt style with a bigger hop bitterness. Worth a try...

Photo of philbertk
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Dump Truck Extra Pale Summer Bock Lager--Class VI Rapids--Decoction Brewed--Unfiltered--Bottle-Conditioned--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 20 IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Pale Lager? Lacy thin white head. Slightly hazy fizzy bright lemon yellow color. Mild floral Tettnang hop German Bock stank hint ester front. CO2 zesty mild sweet soft Pils wheat Hefe hint rich pale butter bock body. Smooth mild hop clean mild citrus end. Odd but tasty. Sampled 10/21/2010 from 6-Pack purchased for $8.25 @ PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 7/2/2010.

Photo of Tballz420
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I checked their website cause this doesnt seem like a maibock at all, and they say its their take on a lager bock style, acknowledging that its a departure from the norm. They also offer an actual maibock too, so the know the word, and probably wouldnt call this a bock is it was intended to be the former. So in my opinion this beer has been mislabled.

Very hazy straw gold color, looks like a hefe. Small white head. It kinda tastes like a hefe, minus the wheat. light, zesty , refreshing, mostly sweet malt with a touch of spice. And I just noticed that drinkablility has been changed to overall?... What the?

Anyways, i'll continue to rate how i always have.

Its not a bad beer, but i will report it as being mislabeled. If it still reads maibock in the future, then you should know that thats not what youre getting here. That said, its pretty tasty.

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..


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.

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rhinonau
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Bayern Dump Truck from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.