Bayern Maibock Lager | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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Bayern Maibock LagerBayern Maibock Lager

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Reidrover on 07-03-2006

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of delalove
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Tone
4.14/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of fresh bread dough yeast aroma, pale malt, sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an Maibock / Helles Bock. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, sweet malt, yeast - bread dough, hint of alcohol, hint of floral hops, and a hint of citrus hops. Wow, the doughy yeast flavors are amazing, and the rest of the body is well blended.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium bronze amber with a half finger off-white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, estery dried fruit, hints of grassy hops. Flavor is caramel malt with light biscuity elements, toffee, light grassy hops, tapering off to a somewhat drier, earthier caramel malt finish with light grassy hops. Medium bodied. A satisfactory maibock that starts out with some nice caramel malt, but seems both a bit too sweet at first and too dry and attenuated in the finish. Although not a great maibock, a pleasant malty ale that kind of grew on me as I finished the glass. Seems a little harshly reviewed here for an ale with no real flaws.

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Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of elglueckert
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Murrhey
3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Quarter-finger head with low retention. Brown-orange color with medium clarity. No lacing. Fairly unimpressive beer.

S- Apples are the dominant thing in the aroma. Crisp apples, slightly grassy, some noble hops. Quite a lovely aroma actually.

T- Crisp, refreshing. Apples, light-bodied malts, and some strong noble hops.

M- Medium bodied, smooth and wet. Nice feel.

O- Personally, I quite enjoyed this beer. I'll review it on that principle. An important caveat is that I believe it is a pretty poor example of a Helles beer or Maibock.

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Photo of TheBishop
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mid gold color, with a light haze head on the thin side, but good. Taste is heavy in malt, and a little on the thin side, with a slight bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is not up front in this beer, well hidden. Not very good lacing. Drinkability is very good, could drink a few at a time.

All in all not a bad offering from Bayern.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle, with a great label featuring a fierce looking mountain goat in an alpine wild flower meadow. Nice enough looking Bock dark amber , slightly hazy with a small light tan head, attractive. Aroma is mostly malty,,its rather subdued but it is ok. Flavour is mainlly MALTY..bitter-sweet and slightly fruity, there is hops present but they only add a nice feel to the beer.Slight lactic like sourness, which I actually enjoyed. Pretty average on the palate, long lasting aftertaste, some alcohol detected i suspect this is around 6.5%..but I could be wrong. Over all I found this quite drinkable and pleasant.

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Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of thebigredone
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of sanford_and_son
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured this 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Maibock poured an orange color, slightly hazy. Produced a small white head, below average retention. Aroma consisted of malted grain, green apples and grassy hops.Medium bodied, there was a foundation of malted grain and grassy hops. Decent session beer not the greatest example of the style.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of neckbeered
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of chumba526
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears a light brown/amber color with a small white head.

Smells slightly sweet, there are hints of raisons and caramel in the smell.

The taste is much like the smell with a strong fruity raisin taste. There is also a slight caramel malt taste. The body of the beer is medium and so is the carbonation.

The drinkability is just about average for the style.

Overall it has a nice flavor but is not amazing. I find it perhaps a bit too sweet. Worth trying though.

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Photo of zhanson88
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Bayern Maibock pours a clear copper color with a finger of white head. Retention is not very good, and the lacing is very minimal.

Smell: Pale and biscuity malts show up the heaviest, with a bit of toffee, and noble hop character that smells pretty good but isn't overwhelming.

Taste: Biscuity malts on the front end along with toffee and caramel. Plenty of noble hops on the back end round it out pretty nicely.

Mouthfeel/Overall: This beer is light bodied with medium carbonation, and fairly smooth. Overall I liked this beer a lot better than I had anticipated. Pretty tasty and easy drinking, and not at all offensive.

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Bayern Maibock Lager from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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