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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheBishop on 12-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
4.68/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured two of these beers together into a nice big frosty mug.

A: A cloudy and very dark brown with a tan colored head. If poured hard the beer retains about a finger widths worth of head.

S: Slight roast smell and clove but only a minimal banana aroma. More than anything a nice wheat-like bread smell is the strongest.

The taste of this beer is as though they brewed it specifically for me, so good.
T: The first part of the flavor is a slightly bitter but mostly toasted bread with a hint of chocolate. The hefeweizen type taste, mainly a clove spice and slight hint of banana sweetness, comes in next blending smoothly with this sweet malty first flavor. This combined taste is homogeneous, full, and sweet. At the end a slight warm alcohol, also blends into the complex flavor leaving you with a nice warm tone.

M: There is a fairly strong amount of carbonation which I enjoyed, and the hef like, somewhat smooth, feel is also good.

Overall, I love this beer more than any other. It is sweet with a nice slightly roasted, chocolate type malt complex that is also blended with the flavors of a dark hef.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Dulahan
4.48/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keizerjl
4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mr_Derp
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
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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Photo of ChrisCage
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
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 Flathead_Monster
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of rarigney
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elglueckert
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of delalove
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of LoganMc
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of sporklift87
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy ice tea brown; while it creates about a finger of head, this is nowhere near what one would expect from a weizen; leaves a trace of lace behind

Smell: More spice cake than banana, with some fig and date elements, as well

Taste: Opens with the spice cake and fig elements detected in the aroma but by mid-palate, the Hallertauer hops add a nice balance; lots of spice cake elements linger all over the tongue into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Having now sampled two Bayern beers, they both seem to lack the requisite mouthfeel/carbonation elements of their respective styles, but the taste profile is rather good and I particularly enjoyed this one

Thanks, sholle, for the opportunity

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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 Darkmagus82
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
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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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a very dark red brown, two finger fine light tan head with great retention and lacing. Looks nice. Aroma of sweet malt with a hint of wheat. Flavor is rich sweet malt and dark fruit, only slight wheat and clove weizen elements. A slight rye-like sourness, but melds with the sweet malt nicely. Medium bodied with slight creaminess. Finish is a bit dry and has a slight hop kick with lingering malt flavors. Nice flavor integration. I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #61 (Feb 2012):

LOOK: Cloudy leather brown

SMELL: Toasted malt, dense dark bread, lemongrass, fainted roasted grain, spicy, herbal

TASTE: Smooth, silky, fullish body, malty, warming, toasty, husky, bready, biscuity, dried hay, ripe pears, slightly sweet, herbal hop, cocoa powder, dried coffee, spicy alcohol, grainy finish

This is what we in the beer-geek world would call a “malt bomb.” Explosively complex, the decoction mash is tooled here with precision to create this amazing brew with tons of malt depth. Another beer that shows that German Wheats brewed by American brewers don’t have to be clove-and-banana palate killers.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TheKitten
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of drop6301
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Bayern Face Plant Doppel Weizen from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
3.7 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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