Bayern Doppelbock | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

Bayern DoppelbockBayern Doppelbock
BA SCORE
77.2%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 79 Ratings
Bayern DoppelbockBayern Doppelbock
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by alexgash on 11-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,435
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
79
Liked:
61
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
14.8%
Alströms:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of BulletsNBeers
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tastes like shit, but in a good way, like those coffee beans that monkeys shit for premium brew in South America. Nice buzz factor, too!

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Photo of Huffaroma
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of NodakEric
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of RHVC59
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rhinonau
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MtOrion
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pryopen
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Misajet90
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of alexgash
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark garnet-brown with a small, tight, light tan head.
Nose is rich, rummy malts, leathery plums, sugary-tangy grapes--almost vinous--with light alcohol notes. Delicious. Taste starts out very nice. Rummy, with ripe fruit skins (grape, apple, plum). Perfectly sweet. Rich, caramelly, malty base is exposed in the middle. Lightly roasted notes, and a spicy, vegetal hop bitterness take it gracefully into the finish. Finish is long, bittersweet, and warming. Good balance. Big-bodied. Good carbonation. Creamy feel on the palate with a syrupy finish. One of the better doppelbocks I've had.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wakeele
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a good example of a Bavarian Doppelbock. I live just 5 minutes away from the brewery, so I get it just about as fresh as anyone. Jürgen Knöller is a Bavarian Brew Master and so is one of his assistants--Thortsen Geuer. I've also been stationed in Germany, so I've been exposed to authentic examples strait from the source.

This beer pours nicely and has a modest head. A fresh pour is smooth and slightly creamy. There is some slight lacing. Good carbonation for an 8.4% ABV Doppelbock. Dark and malty. You get a nose of sweet malt. I get a slight taste of all the barleys used. You are certainly not aware of the alcohol level.

I really like many of their beers. This one isn't exactly like all the other Doppelbocks out there and isn't exactly what I've been use to. My favorite for a long time has been a Paulaner Salvator. This is no Salvator. The front is a bit more complex than most Doppelbocks, so it takes some thought to discern the qualities you're looking for and what is has to offer--this I've learned from drinking this quite regularly. At first, it may be a bit different from what you are looking for or what you are use to--I know it was for me--but it really does offer quite a bit if you really read it deeply.

But, that's what I get from it. This will change for me a month from now from regular drinking of it. I'll recommend it to anyone...but I'll also recommend to try every other one out there too.

Pröst!

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Photo of constantine_272
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, dark amber. Not quite black, still slightly translucent. Doesn't leave any sticky irregular foam. The foam is silky and thin and drifts down the glass.

S: Nice and light. Just a hint of sweet roast, very mild and clean.

T: Starts off with a bit of tanginess which fades quickly to sweet red fruit flavor which is balanced out with a mild roast. Very nicely balanced; nothing stands out as too bold or overbearing.

M: Nice mouthfeel except for a lingering roast aftertaste. Possibly a bit thick for my taste, but easily can overlook that for the amount of alcohol it's that's in there.

O: Excellent winter warmer. Very nicely balanced. Great soft flavor, but still a deep rich mouth filling beer. You would never know this beer delivered 8% alcohol.

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Photo of Abita45
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A personal winter favorite. Because its run had ended at Bayern, it was poured from a bottle into a pint glass about 15 minutes after I landed in Missoula.

It rose with a tight, slightly tan head and was aromatic from the start. Garnett colored with a rich smell similar to how it tastes. If there's such a thing as "roasted fruit" then that describes its taste; a semi-sweetness over top of a rich malt and caramel flavor. Full-bodied with a taste that really holds up through-out.

It has a high alcohol content, but for a morning of icefishing, nothing tastes better. A true treat that I look forward to all year long.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear mahogany with an inch to 2 inches of tannish foam.

Sweet smelling with doses of brown sugar and molasses and a candy like caramel.

Some roasted malt added to what I got in the smell and I end up with a great tasting Doppelbock. I don't detect any bitterness and why would I want any? Lol.

Pretty thick mouthfeel with perfect carbonation.

This is SO good!

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncjoshman
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I waited twelve long months for this beauty to come my way again.

A: A deep and dark, yet clear mahogany with a thin milky head. Lacing is minimal.

S: Not too much here. Roasted malt comes through the most.

T: A dark fruitiness fades into a super malty roasted flavor. God, is it good. Very bold, but not too much so.

M: Pretty thick, but with a wine-esque acidity. A very sticky aftertaste isn't my favorite thing.

O: Man o man, is this stuff excellent. I'm a huge fan of bocks, so this is right up my alley. No shortage of great beers in Montana, but this one is special.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a raisin brown with ruby and garnet hues up to the light. A fairly thin one-finger cream colored head of syrupy bubbles fades pretty quickly leaving behind a thin ring of bubbles without much noticeable lacing.

aroma is subtle, with light malts, vanilla and confectioners sugar. hints of raisin and spice... cinnamon and cloves?

The first sip is overly malty sweet, sugary, and maple. Once my palette adjusts, this brew opens up into a fairly complex expanse. Sweet rich malt with a fruity apricot, date, and raisin. woody oaky and rum notes mixed with a hint of smokiness... finishes with a smooth sweetness and a definite spice - pepper, clove and cinnamon. Interesting.

mouthfeel is full and slightly syrupy with a bit of vibrant carbonation that prickles the tongue and brings out the spices in the brew.

Every winter, I look forward to this one. It's definitely sweet, and if not in the right mood, could be slightly cloying. But it's richness and complexity is beautiful. All of the flavors blend nicely, yet remain distinct enough to be interesting and full. Not a bad iteration of a dopplebock. Very quaffable for an 8% brew... definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Malt and fruit nose
Ruby brown with a 1" tan tinted off-white foam cap.
Big malty rich flavors but there is something non-German about the palate.
Medium full body, medium carbonation.

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Photo of MTScotchAleLover
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheKitten
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Flathead_Monster
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of elglueckert
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Bighuge
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear mahogany body. Thick crop of rocky beige head on top. Retention is very good as is the lacing. Aroma is good and solid. Sweet and malty. Seems pretty rich by the smell. Some raisin accents. And a little rum on the nose as well. The taste is very even keeled and tasty. This isn't as thick, rich and complex as the best of them, but it is actually pretty good. Rich malts accented with molasses and chocolate. Nice lingering dark berry flavor. Solid flavor. I'd give it a 4.25 if I could, but it's not quite a 4.5 in my book. Very drinkable. Body is medium-full and carbonation is picture perfect.

Thanks for the minikeg mighty zap.

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Bayern Doppelbock from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
Beer rating: 77.2% out of 100 with 79 ratings
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