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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
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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:
#16,682
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
63
pDev:
12.79%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of drop6301
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of beerandcycling88
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pours a dark brown, almost cola like with a thin head.

S a hint of banana, and a bit of what I think is coffee. Interesting aroma to this one.

T some banana again, along with more coffee, maybe a hint of coco.

M pretty thick.

Overall this is a decent beer that is worth a try. It is definetly different as you get bock like notes along with some traditional weizen notes.

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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 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 GeezLynn
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Murky dark brown with a brief white head. Aroma is heavy with sugars, yeast, caramel malt and well-pronounced banana. Flavor is consistent with the smell as the banana and yeast are very prominent. There's also a light roasted malt component and a touch of lemon tartness. Finish is long and heavy on the sugars and yeast. The body has a medium feel with moderate carbonation that is a bit prickly. Sweetness limits drinkability somewhat.

While it's no Aventinus, this a solid beer and as best I can tell, a pretty authentic Weizenbock. Maybe just a little more malt to balance that sweetness, but this beer definitely grows on me the more I drink it.

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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 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 Elimination
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Described on the bottle as a doppleweizin, listed as a dopple bock...I would say more of a double dunkel

Pours a considerable dark brown, slight light hues pouring but fairly deep almost black

Very little smell, faint cocoa, slight toffee, a bit of bread.

Taste is a mix of cocoa, coffee, wheat bread, subtle sweetness of a very german yeast like taste

It has a very light moutfeel, very easy drinking for the 7.5, something that really seems to warm up a winter night.

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

Appearance-A cloudy brown with amber at the edges. Low head with poor retention.

Smell-Slight creamy honey sweetness with a bit of sour aroma

Taste-Front end is an earthy German malt character which is followed by a burst of honey sweetness with a roasty pumpernickel bread quality to it and a characteristic lingering sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-Drinks a bit fuller than it looks. A little more body and complexity would be good. carbonation was somewhat prickly which detracted from smoothness.

Drinkability-A tasty beer and about as faithful representation of a German style as an American brewery makes. Overall nice, but not outstanding.

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Photo of chumba526
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a very dark brown color with a thin brown head.

Smells of smoky, roasted malts. There is also a tad bit of a banana like flavor to the ale as well.

The taste much like the smell is smokey. There is a mild coffee flavor and a banana hefe taste to the beer as well. There is also a mild caramel malty taste as well.

The carbonation is moderate. Even though there is a strong smokiness and sweet malt flavor the drinkability is quite good because the smokiness and the sweetness were not overbearing.

Overall nice ale that is worth trying. It is quite unique because of the hefe aftertaste for such a heavy beer.

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Photo of RedBrewer83
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aggressive pour into a pint glass...

A: Dark brown body with a two finger cream colored head that falls fairly quickly but maintains a nice foam cap. Very little lacing.

S: Huge bready caramel malt nose, faint presence of banana and clove, along with a little toffee. Not bad...

T: Follows the nose pretty well with a touch of booze on the mid-palate that lingers into the finish. Pretty well balanced, the malt is fairly dominant, but the typical bavarian style hefe flavors rise up.

M: Medium light body with active carbonation, bubbles are very fine, pretty smooth, but just a hint of a metallic finish, any more and it would take away but its not bad.

D: At 7.5% this is very drinkable and smooth. Overall, pretty good especially for the price point in a sixer...

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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 TheBishop
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a beefed up version of their Doppelbock lager hefting in at 7.5 abv. Saw it for the first time at the local beer store so will give it a whirl.

First. I have tried all the Bayern products, and found them all to be good beers, nothing real outstanding, just good beer in may styles that some might not have access to before. Bayern Doppelbock seems like a clone of Ayinger Doppelbock, although alot thinner and lacking in over all balance, still not good beer.

This pours and looks identical to the doppelbock. Flavor is less malty, and a lot more drinkable. Body is still thin without the "heft" of other doppelbocks. Drinkability is surprisingly good, considering the abv probably too good.

Overall, a good beer, although I would recommend don't finish a six pack although you will live up to the name of the beer!

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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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