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Bayern Dragon's Breath | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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3.57/5
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121 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bkilpatr on 04-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,831
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
121
pDev:
15.97%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
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Photo of blimmi
5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of Vylo
4.85/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boz12
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of timmos1
4.72/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Come on people live a little. Its not a hefe, its not a dunkel. Its some of both, but neither.

Taste--its got the wheat thing going, but it's sweet. I like the sweet aftertaste, no zing here, but hey, it's different. I like it a lot, it goes down smooth for a lighter beer. The color is a little different to get used to, but its a one of a kind beer.

So what do you expect out of this beer? I m not expecting my world to shake here. It's pretty good and drinkable. It's not wine people. It's beer. Relax, enjoy.

Maybe they should remove the heff from the label.

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Photo of Brew_Zoo_Town
4.6/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap at Bayern. The color is a dark, murky black/brown that in the light looks a dark caramel. Light colored foam is slow to recede and clings to glass. The smell is an aroma heavy on malt and backdrop of fruit. Taste is excellent, Bayern is really good at providing a tasteful brew without being overly bearing or gimmicky - almost reserved in the taste of malt, some banana, and other fruits. Drinks very similar to a Rochefort 10 without quite the complexity, and almost half the ABV.

Carbonation is present but does not overbear - the mouth feel is superb and never grows harsh as you identify the flavors. Overall a terrific product that is often a first pick from this Brewery when their Doppelbock is out of season.

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Photo of jeffsmash
4.6/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer is bad ass. Goes down smooth and it's an easy drinker.

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Photo of rhinonau
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of AbbyOConnor
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Two-finger head of rich, off-white foam that falls at a moderate pace, leaving rings around the glass. Chocolate brown and cloudy. Held to a light, it's apricot brown/orange.

S - Biscuits, malt, and a hint of bananas.

T - Caramel, lightly toasted malt, touch of banana bubblegum on the finish. There's also a trace of bittering hops for balance.

M - Moderately fizzy. Great structure with well-defined body. Good carbonation. Moderately lasting finish.

D - When I lived in Missoula, Bayern was my favorite local brewery and this beer was my everyday brew. This review is of the last bottle of the several cases that came with me when I moved. It's next to impossible to have just one. Very delicious, very well-made. Precisely the type of the beer I enjoy as the refreshing, rewarding sure-thing. It's even better fresh from the tap.

BTW - it's not really a dunkel, but rather a "dark" hefeweizen. That's why it seems a bit more restrained than dunkels that really pop with the flavors.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.39/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Love the artwork on the label...full props! The brew itself pours a lovely partially yeast hazed coppery brown color. The head is slightly caramel in color and starts off about a finger in thickness, eventually settling down to a thin foamy layer. There appears to be modest carbonation lumbering to the top of my glass, and the lacing is quite impressive, leaving behind thick shapely pieces of soapy foam all around the inside of my glass. Very nice looking beer overall!

S- This brew has a rich, mellow, and malty aroma overall. More specifically, the malt sweetness smells like a combination of sweet toffee and/or chocolate. The richness has a yeasty quality, something like what fresh raw dough would smell like. I also smell an earthy hopped finish that gives this a well rounded aroma profile.

T- The flavors follow the aromas fairly well, with mellow sweet flavors of toffee/molasses, chocolate, and a yeasty rich flavor that is slightly fruity....bananas to be exact....nothing too ripe however. The finish comes across more crispy bitter on the palate than the aroma let on. Overall nothing really stands out....just a nice mellow and flavorful ale!

M- This is a very nice creamy ale! The carbonation is really plentiful yet the bubbles are very small individually....really allowing the flavors to burst on the palate properly! Overall this reminds me of enjoying the type of dessert that I really enjoy....complex and not super sweet.

O- This is a very highly drinkable ale in my humble opinion! I would have no problem enjoying this beer over the course of an evening and appreciate the well balanced nature of the brew! The alcohol is very well hidden, it's very flavorful and rich, yet it's also a very smooth and light on the palate. Now I can understand how this was brewed in Bavaria and won awards so many awards! I highly recommend this!

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Photo of PaulLindquis
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It could just be that I am extremely thirsty after hiking in Yellowstone National Park all day, but this beer really impressed me. I had been forced to drink other inferior beers until I found this one in the store's cooler. Love it!

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Photo of MisterClean
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At OBF.

A - Pours black with a 2 fingered cappucino head. Dissipates moderately fast and leaves little lacing.

S - Wheat and breadiness.

T - Wheat, breadiness, and bitterng hops. You're practically drinking bread here!

M - Full-bodied and well-balanced.

D - A great beer, but not according to BJCP guidelines. A bit dark and overly bready for the style. A good beer nonetheless though.

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Photo of Jackinape
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got 6er in Miles city today,had two outta the bottle on the way home.
Outta the bottle smell chocolate,
taste nice chocolate.
Get home outta of a glass now,smell cloves,slight banana, hint of chocolate.
Taste cloves,banana,hint of carob like flavors to me.Not much lacing or head.muddy brownish red color.Best Bayern beer ive had yet really like it.

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Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown color. A two finger white head forms an recedes to a ring. Some nice sticky lace is left behind.
S: Malty sweet with some banana, clove and spice. Very nice.
T: A great malty flavor of banana and citrus fruits with a hint of spice and cloves. Sweet caramel as well. Some dry wood as well. I really like this.
M/D: A medium body that is creamy and low on the carbonation end. Very easy and smooth to drink. An easy session beer for me.

One of the best Dunkelweizens I have had. Something I would highly recommend.

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Photo of LoganMc
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BlueSpader
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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Bayern Dragon's Breath from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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