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Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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3.83/5
Very Good
63 Ratings
Bayern Face Plant Doppel WeizenBayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by TheBishop on 12-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,852
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
63
pDev:
12.79%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of Libeertarian
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken 02/18/17:

Bottled late 2014, but just high enough level of alcohol to allow it to age well. Also, darker and wheatier and lighter-hopped beers seem to do quite well in proper storage.

Clear reddish cola-brown at first, darker and cloudier as the rest is poured, mostly opaque after few minutes. Also, sparse tannish chunks of yeast surrounded by thick swirls of abundant fines, all in suspension. A heavy, foamy, creamy head of golden-tannish-brown. Moderate retention, little lace. Toasted grains, molasses, a little dark fruit, smoked cheese to the nose. Tastes somewhat like a Belgian Dark. Dark fruit is the strongest but not by much, this is sweet but not too sweet of a beer in the balance. Next are toffee, light roast, toast, a somewhat soily and spicy finish morphing into a black pepper retro-olfaction. Medium-bodied, with medium levels of very fine, velvety, somewhat tingly carbonation. More acidic than astringent, but not unappealing. Tiny amount of warmth. This is my first Doppelweizen review, so I have to measure it in my head against Dunkelweizen and Doppelbock, but that’s fun to me.

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Photo of rarigney
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsqc7
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep deep brown with a slight amber hue. Very close to opaque... but not.

Taste is a maltnado. Just a whirlwind of bread and raisins and drop biscuits and rainier cherries and white rye bread.

Quite excellent overall.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a very muddy dark brown that is clearly from the yeast suspension. The head is tan colored and starts out about one finger in thickness....it retains quite well, eventually settling to a thick foamy layer over the brew. Lacing is quite nice too, with some sticky bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. As for carbonation, well, it's much too hard to see what is happening.

S- Gooey sticky toffee pudding/caramel sweetness is dominant....quite succulent! There is some toasted malt, dry wheat, nuttiness, chocolate covered cherry, banana esters, yeasty bread....just overall rich! The finish is sweet and lingering...no hop bitterness!

T- The flavors follow suit to the aromas, with plenty of toffee sweetness! Malt dominance as well, with nutty barley and grainy wheat that lead into some chocolate fondue banana slices, cooked brown sugar, raisined dark fruits and bready yeast to help round everything out. The finish is surprisingly clean and just leaves a hint of roasty malt character on the palate...no hop bitterness.

M/O- Creamy texture, smooth carbonation, well hidden alcohol....yup, this is a very nice beer! I could happily enjoy several of these without tiring out the old palate....there's so much going on here....sweet, robust and a filling body make this drinkable with or without a meal to accompany it. I highly recommend it and will seek this one out again!!

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Photo of Dulahan
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Derek. Higher ABV not readily apparent. Nice silky body, medium creamy head. Toasty malts, decent weizenbock. Need to see more of this style in the US.

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
1.92/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Sixpoint
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer, but it's plain in comparison to Aventinus. The flavors seem muted by comparison. There's still sweet caramel malts with a hint of fruit esters. It's very smooth, and I get a hint of toast, but it's not your best doppelweizen option.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FreeBeer_Score99
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Keizerjl
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

To quote Lloyd Christmas, "I like it a lot." I have enjoyed Face Plant on tap and from bottles during my last two Montana ski trips. Both versions pour nicely, with about a inch of foamy head that does not hang around. The strength of this beer is the taste - wheat, dark malt, and what I can only describe as "Cadbury Fruit and Nut Bar." I enjoyed this on a chilly New Year's Eve while watching he torchlight and fireworks.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a brownish color with a one finger head of a tan colored foam floating atop. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel sweetness mixed with a decent showing of a wheaty and toasted malt smell. Along with these aromas comes some other lighter chocolate and toast smells adding a bit more roastiness to the aroma as a whole. Other darker fruit aromas of cherry and raisin are there as well adding a touch more sweetness to the smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor with the mix being of some toasted malt, a little bit of wheat, and a rather decent showing of caramel. Some other flavors of a dark fruit nature are there as well enhancing the other flavors nicely. The dark fruit start out almost entirely of a raisin taste, but as the taste moves on, it gains a bit of a cherry flavor as well. The wheat grows stronger and stronger as the taste advances with the increase in the fruit and a little bit of more roasted malt tastes coming to the tongue, one is left with a nice sweet and malty taste 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 on the lower side. For the darker and roasted flavors of the brew the feel is good and accentuates the flavors rather decently.

Overall – This is a quite tasty doppelbock. Not super wheaty, but smooth, sweet, slightly fruity and rather easy drinking. And for the nice price, this is a good winter go to.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of LoganMc
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Solobrow
4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Mr_Derp
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Bayern brews, one of the best breweries in the state of Montana for sure, i love the dark taste of the Faceplant beer, I always look forward to the end of November not only for the start of ski season, but also the release of this magnificent brew! Cheers!!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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