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Bayern Groomer - Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc. visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flagmantho on 01-22-2013

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
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

Photo of Murrhey
3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Photo of neckbeered
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LoganMc
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of archyquaffer
3.59/5  rDev -3%
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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LuauLarry
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Bayern Groomer from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.