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

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3.83/5
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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
Ranking:
#16,843
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
63
pDev:
12.79%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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 a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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 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 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 flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich brown hue with a pretty heavy haze and two thick fingers of frothy tan head. Quite good.

Smell: quite malty aroma with a big grainy character. Not much wheat aroma, but it's definitely got that sickly-sweetness of a strong lager. Not bad for the style, but not outstanding either.

Taste: flavor is a little wheatier than the aroma, but it's still got that bock-y over-sweetness and some not-so-great yeasty fermentation byproducts. Again, within the style, but a bock (and even a doppel or weizenbock) can be done a lot cleaner.

Mouthfeel: big body with a decent carbonation and a rich smoothness. Not exactly creamy, but not bad.

Overall: if you are really into bocks in general, this beer might work for you. I just think it could be a bit cleaner.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz picked up from Brooks Market in Lewistown Montana. Poured into a big wine glass. tan head with good lacing... the brew is deep walnut.... pretty hazy.

Nose shows caramel along with some minor clove and banana...

Flavor has more of the expected flavors, but seem a bit thin overall... a little roast adds to the show and the banana finishes things out on the finish.

body is also a little lite with lesser carbonation. All of the bottles I picked up had different carbonation levels... this one just barely touched the neck of the bottle.

This is a good take on a Weizenbock, but completely in the wrong category right now.... nowhere near a doppelbock.

3.5/3.5/3/3/3.5

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Photo of beertunes
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very dark (just translucent around the edges) brown/mahogany with a thin cap of tan head that had low retention and medium lacing.

The aroma was malty/sweet and average for the style. The same can be said for the flavors, with the addition of a slight tang (a touch of hops?).

The body was thin for the style, a bit too thin IMHO. Drinkability was OK, I enjoyed the couple I had, and would have more, but it's not the first example of the style I'd seek out. Worth trying if you see it.

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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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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of Reidrover
2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz single from "LifeSource" Salem. $1.79 Pours very dark brown almost black with a quarter inch tan head..daker than all the weizen bocks i have had. Very little aroma..which is a surprise for style what there is is spicy bubblegum Again the flavor is very poor for a Doppel weizen..its non-descript..yeah iots pleasant anough but not what i expected..malty,sugary. Palte is fine to be sure..soft and thick Very very dissapointed

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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 Massbmx
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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 Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jdense
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle from John's Marketplace served during Twelve Beers of Christmas tasting 12/22/09.

Dark brown body 1/2 finger white head, quick dissipation and minimal lacing. Big malt presence in the nose, not too sweet more bready, but some subtle hops on the back end. Nicely carbonated mouthfeel, it's obvious this brewery does lagers right. Too heavy tasting for my liking have to admit this isn't my favorite style. A big burly bock to be sure.

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Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Photo of Shadman
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Blake @ Trackside in Medicine Hat...the place to buy beer in the SE corner of Alberta...

Damn! that's one dark looking weizen..hazy, with so-so head and lacing. My wife said it looked liked someone dissolved a bunch of those old coke bottle cap candies and then added a little milk...can't argue..it does look like that.

Aroma is all faint weizen, slight banana and clove spice. maybe a bit darker malt roast in there, but overall...faint

Herbal, almost medicinal taste..hints of weizen, banana, et al...alcohol is well masked until the finish, when it tends to leave a certain astringent feel on the inner cheeks of the mouth.

Given the style, quite thin with an almost medium light feel..

Would like to make the trek to SW Montana an try this on tap..not a bad substitute if the better Bavarian beers are not available..

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Photo of Murrhey
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger light brown head, small bubbles, but a fluffy head. Decent retention, chocolate brown color with high clarity considering the darkness.

S- Toasted malts, some chocolate and roast smells. Warm malts, very low hop profile until the end of a good sniff.

T- Somewhat bitter with a strong toasted malt backbone to calm down the bitterness of the hops.

M- Thick, wet and sticky feel.

O- Not my favorite style, but not bad by any means. Balances the hops and sweet malts well. Above average. Enjoyable.

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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 Bookseeb
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a dark amber brown supporting a steady healthy head leaving spotty lace. Smell is faint with dark malt, dark fruits and yeast. Taste of the dark malt, prunes and a little spiciness from the yeast. Mouthfeel has a medium body with a good spike of carbonation. For an American Weizen its not bad with the extra kick.

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Photo of neckbeered
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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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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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