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

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81
good
119 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): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bkilpatr on 04-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
16.34%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of BlueSpader
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zestd
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and copper brown in color. The head us off-white and peaks at a finger's width before dying down in fair time. Breaks down to a thin, broken layer of suds.

Smell - Aroma hits on some darkened wheat, grain and a touch of grassy hop.

Taste - Follows the nose. Wheat, touches of caramel and a light grassy hop. Faint lemon. Finishes somewhat clean.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with bitey nation. Crisp, mostly dry finish.

Overall - Dunkelweizen? Hardly. I should have known better to buy when I saw the label saying it was a "Dark Heff Ale". This is the "dunkel" equivalent of Widmer's "Hefe"; that is to say, it's a sad Americanized version of in the style. It's a fair, easy drink, but nothing I'd buy again.

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Photo of GRFounder
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sporklift87
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of misternebbie
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronbo5421
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Harvest06
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
2.82/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer takes me back to my first visit to a pub in Dusseldorf. I learned later that the amazing beer from the wooden keg was called Altbier. Dragon's Breath is reminiscent of that beer - deep and rich in colour, slightly sweet nose, plenty of toasty malt flavour. I will freely admit that it's New Years and my taste buds may be somewhat dulled, so I will keep it short and sweet. Good beer - I'm looking forward to trying one with a clean palate tomorrow!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a burnt orange-red mahogany color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a slightly burnt wheat bread smell with a strong showing of yeast. There is a little bit of a banana and a bit of a coriander and clove smell as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a caramel and wheat bread taste with a bit of roasted malt mixed within. Some dark fruit flavors are there as well, along with some of the banana that was detected in the nose. Other light coriander flavors come to the taste later in the profile, and with the other flavors, ends up leaving a rather smooth, darkened wheaty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average. For the wheat and darker flavors of the brew the feel is rather nice and with its carbonation level it makes for a very easy drinker.

Overall – A pretty nice drinker overall with a good blend of wheaty and darker flavors all while keeping a good drinkability.

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Photo of blimmi
5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of PalatePilot
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of AbbyOConnor
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of LoganMc
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of beer_nibbler
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Big handsome foam in the tall Blanche de Chambly glass. Brew is a brownish orange. Aroma makes me think "rusty." The foam piles up and lasts to the end of the glass.

Tangy on the tongue. Watery and weedy. Malty with a sharp edge. As much as I like the idea of a "dark Hefeweizen" I don't taste anything like wheat. There is a little sweet maltiness.

It's a big and tangy brew with a lot of carbonation but the oxidized taste is more like an Old Ale. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Wash.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Beardo
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of elektronen
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Mobius
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Bayern Dragon's Breath from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
3.55 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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