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

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

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

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of thebigredone
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of fakehat
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of neckbeered
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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 rhinonau
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Smurf2055
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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 Jameswoody
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of sanford_and_son
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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 MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of archyquaffer
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Served from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. I like the nod to tradition exemplified by a picture on the label of a bighorn sheep with daisies in the foreground and cliffs in the background- I think maybe the Chinese Wall in Glacier Park. Freshness date of June 2013 (reviewed April 16).

Appearance: Golden amber, similar to a medium-dark honey in color, with hardly any head, even with an aggressive pour. A nice lingering lace though, with brief stickiness. The dissipating head produces little islets of foam. A fairly robust effervescence partially compensates for the lack of head and lace. After awhile, the head is reduced to forlorn specks around the rim of the glass.

Smell: My sense of smell is the least acute of all, but I can definitely smell the malt with some earthy hops in the background. A bit of citrus or perhaps a sort of herbal sourness is detectable.

Taste: Definitely a hop presence here (more noticeable in the aftertaste), but not overpowering by any means, as befits the style. A bit of citrus perhaps or a hint of sour apple or cherry. Not terribly complex but easy drinking.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin- a bit more head might help here. I'm also noticing a general lack of the pleasant burpiness with the delicious aftertaste and aroma that I usually get from this brewery's products.

One good thing about Bayern beer is that it's a little less pricy than most micro beers in my area but still delivers a superior product. I wouldn't rate this particular beer as high as some others, but it's still highly drinkable and well worth the 7.50-8.50 a sixer that it usually goes for.

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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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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