Bayern Dancing Trout Ale | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zeff80 on 09-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
15.76%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 36
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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +24.8%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of midaszero
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A little hazy straw body with about half a finger of white head that doesn't stick around to long and not much lacing

S - Malts, yeast, and wheat. Nice cookie/bread scent.

T - Malty sweetness kinda fruity with banana.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Very nice balance.

D - Pretty enjoyable and easy to drink. Maybe a tad to sweet but I think it would make a nice hot weather beer that has a little more body than others.

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A filtered hefe, which I've always considered not as good as regular hefes. I mean, the yeast adds a lot of great subtle flavors(not to mention vitamins and whatnot).

Honey yellow and still a bit hazy, despite filtering.

Yeast forward, malt in there too. Hops are not to be smelled.

A bit heavy on sweetness, which is kind of ashame. I would have loved this one to be more bitter/dry, or maybe had a spicier hefe presense.

Drinkability is decent, but I would eaisly get bored after two of these and want something with a fuller flavor.

From their website:
"Dancing Trout Ale is a German Wheat Ale, the filtered version of a true Bavarian Hefeweizen. In Bavaria this beer would be called a Kristall-Weizen (Crystal-Wheat) because of its clarity. Dancing Trout Ale is brewed with malted wheat, pale, carmel malt, and hopped with Cascade hops from Yakima, Washinton. You are enjoying a beer that has been aged a minimum of 28 days, versus 7-10 days for the average ale."

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3.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a road trip to Idaho.
12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a finger thick head then quickly settles leaving a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Fairly clear body. Bronze in color.
S) A pleasant malty nose. Caramel. Brown sugar.
T) Starts with a nice malt flavor but thins out slightly and becomes a bit sugary sweet. Caramel. Grainy. Just a hint of hops in the finish.
M) Light bodied. Mellow fizziness. Fairly smooth. Finishes with a subtle dryness.
D) A nice brew. I'd have another if I only didn't live so far away!

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3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.86/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper pour with moderate head and little lacing.

It's a rather fluffy brew; light hop bitterness with some apples and malt sweetness. Very well balanced!

Quite good.

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3.81/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by: Dec, 2011

A: pours yellow golden with less than a finger of off-white foam which immediately falls to a sheet of the same with bordered rim. excellent clarity. No lace.
S: Sweet and malty with some banana esters and some wheat tones. Really nice for the style.
T: Again, sweet, with malts and wheat tones. Again, some banana esters. Some corn tone as well.
M: Light bodied with moderately light carb with a semi dry finish.
O: Good beer. Really sessionable, would love to see this one in a can.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another under appreciated from a small Montana brewery here. Not sure it fits the style guidelines it's listed under here, not much German about it and the yeast isn't right for that, but I love it just the same. It has a great nose and taste, fairly sweet and rich, yet clean and dynamic with what appears to be a wheat malt base and a nice clean light clave punctuated by effervescent carbonation and a bright almost Belgian fruitiness. Pears and yeast in the finish either a little residual sugar. Creamy texture and a bubble feel. Better than anything I have had from these guys so far.

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Photo of therica
3.72/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very decent stuff. "Official Sponsor of Montana Trout Unlimited" on the label, I suppose that means some sort of donations to a trout-populating project or something.

A= nice rich golden, very little head when poured, little lacing until you start drinking it down and then there's a little.

S= outstanding, a whiff of inviting aromas-- caramel and malt and a slightly musty-nice smell from the wheat and Cascade hops.

T= not quite delivering in line with the scent but very nice. Clean, slight hop-bite, florals, slight grassy hints, sweet malts, caramel.

M= aftertaste of caramel and sweet malts with some mild grassy feel and hops-bite.

D= if this suits you, it's very drinkable and good for allnighters.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Bayern Dancing Trout Ale from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
3.3 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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