Bayern Doppelbock | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

BA SCORE
86
very good
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
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
14.95%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Jameswoody
1.25/5  rDev -67.8%

Photo of harrymel
1.96/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From notes verbatim on 11/27/10

A: Little/no foam on this one. Deep brown easily transferred by light making a cherry red hue. Excellent clarity.

S: Sweet rye bread with a hint of nutmeg/allspice. Okay.

T: ABV is poorly addressed here. Boozy and warm with toasty flavor.

M: Very light and flat for a Doppelbock IMO.

D: Good for a pint, not much more.

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Photo of DeekNayvuz
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of gkunkle
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown color. Despite A relatively aggressive pour the head didn't develop much, it stood 1/4 inch at its tallest. Retention is disappointing. I can see carbonation rising in my glass. Smell is of sweet dark malts, raisins, dark fruit. Taste touches on the dark fruit in the middle of the tongue. I also get sort of a citrus and chocolate taste toward the back of the tongue. Body is of appropriate thickness with good carbonation. Sadly, sort of a letdown. I've had other doppelbocks that have been significantly better at a similar price point.

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Photo of rkuhnel
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From Ashand, Oregon this poured dark ruby with a tiny brown head and little lacing. Nose was mostly of sweet malts. Thin body and mouthfeel nothing like it looks. Flavor is sweet and there are fruits in the finish. Overall the flavor is not bad, not good. I am not very expert on the type so don’t know how to compare it on that basis, but I note below others thought a lot more of this than I did.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: a hearty brown color with red at the rim and base of the glass. Soapy-oiled reflection in the weak foamy head and a thin trace of lace

S: very sweet raisins and malts, and wet paper

T: malt heavy, cinnamon, light raisins and figs paired with a good chunk of caramel sweets. Somewhat of a festive beer according to the label, seems different for a doppelbock style, not really digging it. Alcohol notes showing through in and about the halfway mark

M: lingering fruit astringency and clove. Body is the best feature about this one, smooth/creamy and mild feel

D: as far as the flavor is concerned it is a bit to sweet at times and redundant. I was hoping for more hops, not really any that I picked up on. I thought it said that it was brewed with a few hops...if so, they take the backseat in this one. It is a doppelbock after all...

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Photo of neckbeered
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of TheBishop
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bayern Doppelbock is a decent representation of the style, not spectacular like Ayinger Celebrator but a good accessible beer especially here in Montana. I'm not sure why any Micros here in the US have not come close in this style to Celebrator. This one is above average though.

This beer pours very dark, head is average with little lacing. Carbonation is almost non existent. Smell is not pronounced, but there is a hint of cherry. Mouthful is pleasant and light. Taste is smooth and silky good in my opinion. Drinkability is pretty low due to the very evident alcohol bite to it which detracts from the overall experience.

If you see it at your local store pick a 6er up and try it.

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Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of doughanson78
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Roasted chestnut brown with generous coppery orange highlights. A lack of opacity isn't a problem for a doppelbock. An increasingly vigorous pour generated just one finger of ecru colored foam. It looks decent enough, but is leaving the glass almost untouched.

The aroma needs to be more malty... and more powerful in general. Despite the rapidly disappearing cap, no more than a whiff of darkly earthy malt and smidgen of chocolate makes it out of the glass. Warming helps a little.

Bayern Doppelbock could use more malty guts where flavor and mouthfeel are concerned. Beer of this style should be at least a little bit rich and full-bodied. The flavor is acceptable enough, but I want more of it and I want it to last longer than a quick 'how do ya do?'.

Specifics include pumpernickel bread, cocoa powder, a date-like medium-dark fruitiness and a hint of spice. The relative lack of malt sugars allows the Saaz and Hallertauer Perle hops to make contributions, both in terms of an underlying grassiness and a balancing bitterness.

The mouthfeel was way too light initially and is beginning to firm up a tad as I get deeper into the bottle. It's still on the thin side for the style, though the laid-back bubbles are within the wide range of acceptable.

With a few changes, Bayern Dopppelbock could be pretty good beer. It has the flavor profile down pat. Now it needs the boldness and depth of flavor that only more malt can provide. While it isn't as classic a version as Pilsner, this big lager definitely has potential.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to howl1309 for sharing. Poured brown with red highlights. Some light penetration when backlit; no head or lacing. Nose is dark fruit (raisins and prunes) and molasses. Taste follows nose, but flavors are somewhat subdued for the style. Mouthfeel is light-bodied with an even amount of background carbonation; no burn, just a presence. Easy drinking with a subdued flavor profile, which makes it easy drinking and less cloying.

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Photo of BastardKing24
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first from this brewery, from the bottle.
Pours a dark ruby red with a small wispy beige head that leaves lacing and bubbles.

Smell is slightly muted with molasses, caramel, toast, and dark fruits.

Taste is a mediocre blend of dark fruit and brown sugar.

Feel keeps this one from being a complete failure as its well carbed and has a nice slickness that compliments its average taste.

Overall there nothing really wrong with this beer its just rather bland and average.

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Photo of LoganMc
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ppoitras
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from weefisheads via trade. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" tan head above the translucent dark reddish brown brew. Head quickly fades down to an uneven layer of bubbles, with very nice lacing. Aroma is heavily sweet and vinous, enough to almost remind me of Samichlaus and Sam Triple Bock, but let's hope it's not that intense. Taste is dark malt sweetness, coupled with an anise character. Mouthfeel and drinkability are pretty good, but this one just goes a bit past dbock for me.

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Photo of Sark
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- pours with a thin surface head and a dark red-brown tone

Smell- mild noble hop tones with lightly toasty malt character, very mild mannered overall

Taste- sweet bread with nice yeastyness, mellow hop and malt isn't as sweet as i normally find doppelbocks

Mouthfeel- medium bodied with crisp bite on the end

Overall- a good standard version of a German classic, nothing super spectacular or over the top

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Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of elektronen
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of avaldivia
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bayern Doppelbock from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
3.88 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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