Bayern Amber | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
Montana, United States
bayernbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.3%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of archyquaffer
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was included in a variety half-rack dated March 2013, and purchased for $13.99 at a convenience store (and no sales tax either- this is Butte, Montana). The bottle had a "best before" date of July 2013.

Poured from a 12 ounce longneck bottle into a Shaker pint glass. A moderate pour produces a 1/2 inch creamy white head. The head sticks around for a good bit and coats the glass. Plenty of swirls of carbonation are evident within the beer, which is a pale amber in color.

The beer has a touch of yeasty fruitiness in the aroma and a tartness in the taste (faint raspberry?). Just a touch of bitterness on the tongue, with lingering fruity, mead-like highlights. The beer is fairly light bodied, yet has a creamy mouthfeel.

Another very good lager beer from Bayern at a reasonable price. Bayern is rapidly becoming my go-to beer (also, an old favorite), as it is relatively inexpensive, readily available, not insanely hopped, refreshing, and yet complex enough to savor and enjoy.

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Photo of neckbeered
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of Yjt2
3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of laxguy13
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of arizcards
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up for $14.88 as part of a mixed 12 pack picked up on 9-2-11 at Wolds Valley Market in Seeley Lake, MT. Assembled on 7-18-11. Reviewed from notes made 9-2-11.

Beer poured a light copper with a thin white head that dissapated quickly.

Nose was an inv=itial blast of bavarian wheat, non-descript as the beer warmed.

Taste was well balanced as the wheat based beer finished with a nice balancing metallic hop.

Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated but very refreshing nonetheless.

Overall a nice little session beer that is refreshing and with some flavor to make it interesting.

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Photo of dwarvenfriend
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a light, straw color, maybe a little darker. Very little lacing.

S-I get a nice rich caramel, apricot nose.

T-Taste is nice and soft with a nice forward malt and the hops open up on the back of the tongue.

M-Very soft, I think the cleanliness of the lager really takes from the mouthfeel of this one.

D-Good session beer. With a lower alcohol content, I love drinking this one on a hot day sitting on the porch.

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Photo of chumba526
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a medium bodied orange/ amber color with a thin head of white foam.

Smells of caramel sweet malts, grassy sweet hops, and citrus.

Tastes of caramel, cloves, grassy hops and fruitiness. The taste ends with mild bitterness.

The carbonation is moderate high. This is quite easy to drink because it is well balanced.

Overall a decent flavorful amber lager. Worth drinking if you see it, but it is nothing amazing. It's just good solid amber.

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Photo of einmt33
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tumbler glass. Born on date indicated best before April 2010. Poured a golden off caramel color with 3/4 inch head. Minutes after gracing the glass bubbles still surfacing. Pleasant aroma of toasted wheat and a bit of yeast. Very pleasing to the taste buds with a bold wheat taste initially followed by a rush of hops then to a smooth finish. Very easy to swill down. Great offering from Bayern.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz picked up at a little shop in Lewistown Montana called Brooks Market... Great little shop in a good beer desert.

Poured into a makeshift pint glass... foamy 1" head atop a lite amber brew... descent lace and retention.

Aroma is lite bready malts with touches of toast... and maybe some caramel.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a slightly more assertive edge... some grassy hoppiness mid palate with a clean finish... body is a touch heavier than some of their other brews... and the carbonation is prickly but adds a layer to the drinkability... Overall... this one tastes very fresh.

I wish I would have taken better notes.. but I was getting a little sauced by this point. :-)

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Photo of nghab
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

AROMA: Low to medium malt sweetness, very slight hop, clean

APPEARANCE: Seeing "amber" on the label, I was surprised to see it pour so light--medium golden.
great clarity; small but lasting whitish head

FLAVOUR: malt sweetness with medium bitterness to balance; some noble hop flavour, which carries into finish. I would not call this a Maerzen/Oktoberfest, but rather more like a Helles, maybe a Vienna.

MOUTHFEEL: medium to medium-high carbonation, smooth, drinkable, light to medium body

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A very drinkable, simple beer. Maerzen style is a misclassification (IMHO), but considered as a Helles (but with a bit extra hop character) it does not disappoint. Nothing special, perhaps, but enjoyable.

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Bayern Amber from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
3.53 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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