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

Bayern Dancing Trout AleBayern Dancing Trout Ale
BA SCORE
3.3/5
75 Ratings
Bayern Dancing Trout AleBayern Dancing Trout Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zeff80 on 09-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,699
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
75
pDev:
15.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Jameswoody
1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -47%

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1.75/5  rDev -47%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of logmacschlog15
2.58/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours about one finger of white foamy head that dissappears after a minute or so. A clear golden straw/apple juice color with some fairly active carbonation.

S: Some lighter fruitiness, almost like raisins, in the nose with grainy notes as well. There is also a slight cider aroma.

T: A very one dimensional malty sweetness followed by a slight hop bitterness and an odd aftertaste. The aftertaste is somewhat cidery like in the nose.

M: Fairly light mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O: This beer just didn't really do it for me. I'm not sure if the cidery taste was intended or not, but that definitely played a role in the so-so experience.

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Photo of colts9016
2.68/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour: a slightly dark golden yellow. with little head;
Nose: is malt and and not much else.
Taste: Malty like bread like, with lemons and apples hints.
Body Thin There is no mouthfeel.
Finish Nill
Overall it is a good beer. I really didn't care for the is beer at all.

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Photo of DeekNayvuz
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of pootz
2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Never have understood the reason for Kristalweizen...kind of a pointless genre...I have no frame of reference except North American filtered "wheat beer" to judge this with and as a Kristalweizen I suppose this is acceptable...no off tastes, well made but just pointless...notes of toffee malts, overly filtered with no fruity esters or phenols, no hop balance.. a tad bland and thin with a sweet finish....not my cup of T

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
2.89/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Aroma is of cardboard; smells like a macro. Color is deep golden, little head, slight lacing. Tastes like a tame hefeweizen. Banana esters, wheat are dominant flavors.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.91/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had at the Lander Brewfest.

It poured a pale golden colour, small head of foam with some lacing.

The smell was of wheat and grain, a bit yeasty, little bit of fruitiness but overall, an average nose for the style.

The taste follows the nose closely but comes across a bit better, a bit more energetic, but still in the general pack for the style and didn't enthuse me enough to say...I want more.

I see I should have tried their Schwarzbier, dammit.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.91/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fuzzy apricot with daffodil colored edges. The blurriness can't be yeast, since it's filtered out of beer of this style. Hence, the 'krystal' of the name. The manila colored crown has some tight-bubbled substance and is pretty good at laying down lace.

The aroma is nothing to get excited about... unless you have a thing for wheat malt and untoasted barley. With next to no hoppiness (Hallertau Perle) and no banana and clove yeastiness, there isn't much left.

Dancing Trout Ale tastes only marginally better than it smells. The malt is slanted too much toward caramel, which is odd for beer of this style. There's also a toasted graininess that doesn't belong. Sweetness is superceded by bitterness at all points along the way. That's fine, but more hop flavor is needed.

Kristalweizens have to go above and beyond the call to stand out, since they get next to no help from yeast esters. This floundering fish has no fruitiness and only a minimal amount of spiciness that doesn't taste very clove-like. The bottom line is that it just isn't very good beer.

The mouthfeel is okay. It's light-medium and is firmer than it is soft and smooth. A little less carbonation might have helped, but things don't appear to be settling down as the ounces roll by.

Bayern Dancing Trout Ale sounds like it might be a big seller for these guys. That's a hard one to figure because I find it to be bland and instantly forgettable.

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Photo of tempest
2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I picked up a bottle at Princeton's in an effort to try the Bayern beers available. This one wasn't a beer to write home about. It's one of the most bland wheat beers I've had, even considering that this is a kristalweizen. There's a faint wheat cracker taste and an indistinct sweet bready barley. I guess this is supposed to be a crowd-pleaser, but I'm not a fan.

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Photo of hopdog
2.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and clear golden color with almost no head. I'm searching for aromas here, very lightly fruity, bananas, and spices. Tastes of generic fruitiness, light wheat, and light spices. Thin and bordering on watery body. Not offensive, but not really anything there.

Notes from 1/13/07

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of rogerthegill
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of vinhgoh
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of cswhitehorse
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Dancing Trout Ale poured a hazy orange yellow color with a not much of a head and tight bubbles that didn't leave much for lacing.

The aroma was a subdued banana smell. The taste was like the hefe and left a spiciness on the tongue. It was fairly bitter which made it a little abrasive in the mouth. The label was quite interesting as the trout looked as though it was whispering sweet nothings into the fisherman's ear and had a best before date and serving temperature but after the art work this was just an okay brew.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-yellow body with a teeny tiny, white head.

Smell: Pale malts, some toasted wheat malts -- no banana or clove as they've both been replaced with heartache.

Taste: Sweetish pale malts and toasted wheat. Again, no bananas or spice. Extremely mild hop bitterness. Pretty much the same until the brief finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit too filtered, I'm afraid. Restrained and lessened phenolics, sure, but this thing's been wiped clean.

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Photo of 1whiskey
3.16/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured in into a standard pint glass. Nice light honey color, very clear. An aggressive pour yields a 1 finger bone-white head.

Smells very clean, actually. Lightly sweet with faint grass and fruit (not banana) notes. It reminds me a little of the smell of agave syrup.

More of the same when the liquid meets the palate. This is basically one dimensional....slight sweet and grassy, and little bit of earthy hop kick trying to be found. I wonder is Bayern, which specializes in lagers, use a lager yeast for this. It certainly feels very lager-ish.

Mouthfeel is understandably thin, with only modest carbonation.

If you're into summer beers or golden ales this will likely appeal to you more than it does to me on a 36F degree night with high winds and stinging rain. It's definately a summer beer, but not one I will be seeking out when the days get longer.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my dear friend Nick for bringing back a mixed sixer of Montana brews. I really like the art on this bottle.

Pours a clear caramel amber with a light golden highlights. Not much of a head and a very mediocre bubbles. The aroma has some funky German hops and a touch of old bananas. The taste starts with some light banana bready banas with a quick, crisp finish. Great Summer beer.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an Ayinger weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy pale golden straw with a small bit of white bubbly head that laces fairly nicely. The smell is weak, though watered-down hints of banana and wheat are there. The taste is heavy on the wheat, with a bit of a musty flavor constantly interfering. Touches of yeastiness spring up, but don't really make themselves known. The body is a bit heavier than I expected, but is still light enough to keep it from being too much. Overall, this is a fairly average brew, and I just could not get too far into it.

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Bayern Dancing Trout Ale from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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