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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Jameswoody
1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Florida9
3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: clear golden color. Forms a small white head that falls to a patchy surface coating. No lacing. 3.5
S: corn, grain, and some light grassy hops. 3.5
T: light sweet corniness, grain, light breadiness, and a hint of toast. Finishes clean and quick with just a touch of citrus hops. 3.0
M: light-medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Very mild bitterness. 3.5
O: a fairly unexciting, yet easy drinking, mass-appeal craft beer. 3.0

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Photo of Yjt2
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of vinhgoh
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of cmstump
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of Jumski
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Bockrules
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into a Weizen glass

A - Pours a hazy gold with a small layering of white bubbles for a head. The head is a thin ring of bubbles for most of the glass and no lacing is left behind.

S - Just a hint of wheat malt upon opening the bottle. In the glass, banana and clove notes subtly emerge.

T - A bit of banana and wheat malt upfront. More of the same with some clove in the body and a tiny bit of hops for balance. Clean banana and clove finish.

M - Thin bodied with an ample amount of carbonation. Although, not amazing, lends well to high drink ability during the Montana Summers, which I think is what this beer is going for.

Although this beer is much too cloudy to be considered a traditional Kristalweizen, it did have the flavor profile. Subtle and simple clove and banana notes made this a solid summer drinker that will offend few. Hopefully many Yellowstone tourists will give this a try and save some trout in the process.

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rogerthegill
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ChrisCage
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TheFlern
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of UfosBigRigsnBBQ
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Huffaroma
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PhatAtUT
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of harrymel
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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Photo of arizcards
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up for $14.88 as part of a mixed 12 pack picked up on 9-2-11 at Wolds Valley Market in Seeley Lake, MT. Assembled on 7-18-11. Reviewed from notes made 9-3-11.

Beer poured golden with a solid white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is a tad wheaty but non-descript after the beer warms a bit.

Taste is a wheat backbone balanced nicely by euro hops. Finish is fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation, very refreshing.

Overall this is a nice crisp refreshing brew, perfect for a perfect labor day weekend in western montana!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, from an Albertsons in Helena.

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium golden colour, with two fingers of tight foamy eggshell white head, which leaves a nice patchwork of ropy lace around the glass as it settles. It smells of wheat grain, mild yeast, and white grapes. The taste is sweet doughy grain - wheat and barley this time, mild citrus and overripe banana fruitiness, and a light earthy hoppiness. The carbonation is on the soft side, the body medium weigh, a little sugary, and pretty smooth. It finishes pretty sweet, the bready malt and somewhat spicy yeast holding sway.

Definitely a lot denser and lacking the crispness I've come to expect for the style. That said, it's still enjoyable as it is, if you're looking for a just off-center, skewed towards the malty, wheat beer.

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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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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 morimech
3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not quite clear golden as there is some haze. One finger of head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Light spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Slight banana and wheat malt aroma.

Flavor is a little more impressive. Nice wheat base with hints of banana and some spice. Has a clean finish.

Light body with good carbonation. Feels good for a light, refreshing beer.

This beer fullfills the light, easy drinking beverage role nicely.

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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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