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Bayern Groomer - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 22
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 21.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: flagmantho on 01-22-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 22
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label calls this a "winter Märzen lager".

Appearance: very dark brown hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam. Probably the darkest Märzen I've ever seen, but still it's pretty attractive.

Smell: lightly sweet caramel aroma with a hint of toasted malt and a light aroma of earthy hops. Not bad; it comes together pretty well!

Taste: sweet malty flavor with a little bit of caramel and a little bit of chocolate malt, it seems. Toasty and biscuity flavors, while often present in other beers of the style, are welcomingly absent here. I actually rather like this brew.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with a good level of carbonation and a surprisingly good creaminess. I can dig it!

Overall: this beer may be a little sweet for some, but I happen to quite like it. It's got a good dash of chocolate to it which really works for me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sporklift87
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

picked up in a random mixer pack on a trip to Montana
A - clear dark mahogany brown, thumb of tan head retained very nicely with consistent lacing as it receded to an eventual thin cover
S - starts with a sour and adjunct type aroma, some mineral bloodl ike sweetness, but something doesn't quite jive in this aspect
T - solid sweet molasses and blood like metallic flavours up front, somewhat earthy with a nutty background
M - medium body and carbonation, somewhat sweet with a prominent minerally finish
O - a nice take on a marzen, definitely has the dunkel type qualities that I love in festbiers, definitely pleased this was in the mixer

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Photo of MTScotchAleLover
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TheKitten
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of slibby311
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LuauLarry
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of neckbeered
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of archyquaffer
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. The freshness date is June 2013 (reviewed in late April). The grooming machine depicted on the label honors the Snowbowl ski hill near Missoula, Montana. Color is a medium reddish-brown. An aggressive pour yields a 1/4 inch head that quickly reduces to 1/8 inch and sticks to the glass. The foam covers all but an oblong area of deep brown, which reminds me of pond ice breaking up on a late Spring day in bog country.

I have a poor sense of smell, but I definitely detect some caramel from a long-simmering wort, with barely a whiff of earthy hops. The taste is caramel-malt, with perhaps some bruised apple or mincemeat pie. The mouthfeel is light and fairly refreshing, with some pleasant burpiness in the nose.

I drink alot of this brewery's beer because it's pretty darn good and pretty darn cheap, especially when the stores decide they have to unload their "winter" beers.

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Photo of Huffaroma
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Murrhey
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a standard pressure-cap 12oz bottle into a shaker pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. Best-by May 2013.

A- One finger cream colored head with moderate retention. Walnut body with some light coming through. High clarity, medium darkness. Some sticky lacing.

S- Nutty, chocolate, actually a little grassy. Not the most appealing aroma.

T- Malty, nutty, spicy. Has the right flavor and consistency for a Marzen, but is missing that punch.

M- Smooth and wet finish.

O- Certainly not bad, above average for the style. However, another Montana brewery, Great Northern, makes a vastly superior Marzen to this one. That being said, drinking a sixer of this would not be a chore.

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Photo of Sark
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of M1gunner3006
4.93/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this wonder on the slopes of Big Sky. It was fantastic. I can drink this all day!

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear, dark brown with ruby, copper, and caramel hues. Medium retaining head is a muted light, grayish brown. Fine, sweet, robust malty aroma of bread, caramel, and perhaps the faintest note of alcohol. Grain and caramel up front, then tartness (as others have said, cherries, when combined with caramel) and roastiness (more meat or nuts than coffee, in my opinion) come through, with gentle, hoppy finish. Slight warming quality goes well with bready/toasty aftertaste, hops subsiding. Equal parts smooth and crisp, medium in both body and carbonation.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a reddish brown/mahogany color with a nice two finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of sweeter caramel and molasses mixed with some notes of a roasted malt. Along with these smells are some lighter aromas of a darker fruit nature of plum with some other lighter notes of a grass and nut.

Taste – The taste begins much less sweet then would have been anticipated form the nose. The flavor begins with a moderately roasted malt taste along with a light molasses flavor with some notes of coffee. Right from the start there is a bit of an earthy and grainy taste with these creating a base flavor for the brew. As the taste moves forward, some darker fruit flavors of plum and red grape come to the tongue, but these remain quite light. A little bit of a bitter walnut taste comes to the flavor at the very end, leaving one with a dark and slightly more bitter roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the average side in both its thickness as well as its carbonation. For the darker flavors of the brew a little more thickness may have been slightly better, but overall the feel was pretty good.

Overall – A decent roasted and slightly more bitter but somewhat still easy drinking marzen. Overall a pretty decent brew and not a bad one to try for yourself to see if it suits your style.

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Photo of LoganMc
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of delalove
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of beertunes
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Bayern Groomer from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.