Bayern St. Wilbur Weizen | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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Bayern St. Wilbur WeizenBayern St. Wilbur Weizen

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

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by jesseejames:
Photo of jesseejames
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice hazy dark golden with lots of head that leaves a nice lacing in the glass. The aroma is of fruits and spices a nice refreshing smell. It tastes of more fruits and much more spices and is quite pleasant on the palate and finishes with a touch of bitterness to cut the sweetness. I think this is a nice beer to have on a hot day to quench your thirst.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heapofaoatmeal
1.91/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

when i was young i used to do bottle drives with the boy scouts. all i remember is the smell of the un rinsed beer bottles. it was disgusting sweet rancid smell. this beer tastes kinda like the bottles smelled. there was little carbonation ~.1cm head. the smell was very sweet, a little tangy. i had almost no smell of clove or bananna. in the glass it was a nice orange -straw color and very clear. all i taste is wheat with a little pique of what might be hops.

is this beer just a wheat based lager? if so it isnt nearly as good as the one i had had bohemian in slc. is there clove in this beer, or is my mind playing tricks on me?

overwhelmingly wheat flavor lead to thoughts of pouring the glass. 25 minutes into this review i am a quarter of the way through a 12 oz bottle. ive had 2 bottled and 1 tap bayern product. the taped beer was amazing, the bottles were both dissapointing. is it the store i purchased them from, or the brewery?

way too many question marks in this review.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Thrasher
3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This attractive brew splits the difference between the familiar NW hefe and the beloved Bavarian original. It's a ripe, fruity orange and a sturdy white head that doesn't blossom as much as a Bavarian but is still a good size. The aroma is waxy, yeasty, slightly off but not at all unpleasant. There's also some bright citric hop flavors that let you know this was made in the US. The taste has wonderful composition, and is totally united without any flailing off-flavors or struggling elements that come short. Everything is here and it's rounded and refreshing. Grapefruit hops lead off, followed by a cookie-sweet malt base, with the yeast and wheat providing a supple, almost oaky-Chardonnay quality. It's very drinkable. A very good hefe; it does not manage to become the oft-attempted-but-nearly-never-succeeded craft American copy of a German, but it's got a bit more going on than most of the Pac NW hefes. It's a fine and likable beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

St. Wilbur pours a cloudy, yellow gold body beneath a good-sized head of bright-white that holds up quite well and leaves some very nice lacing throughout the entire glass. The aroma is mainly of wheat-malt and fruit with limited greenish banana. The body is medium-light, and it's zesty, and creamy as it warms. The flavor is of a fruity-accented wheat malt with a very light banana and just a suggestion of clove. It's phenolic, but in a different way from many others, and not as sweet as some of the big producers. A touch of spiciness is present, and some floral hops find their way in as well, which is nice. Balanced! Dryish. The finish is refreshing with a touch of hop bitterness. An excellent choice.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- This pours with an amazingly thick egg white colored puffy head.....seriously it is about three fingers thick and superb retention and there is a large amount of meringue like lacing sticking to the side! The beer is cloudy, yellow/gold in color and has plenty of good looking yeast suspended within. Due to this, the carbonation is hard to see....

S- Everything about the aroma is on the light side of things, but I do get some of the classic Hefe smell. Hints of clove, nutmeg, banana esters, wheat and barley kernels, along with some peppery spice and caramel malt sweetness....nothing that stands out.....could be more bold but it does the job I suppose.

T- The flavors are quite good, if not a little average.....I find the overall profile to be somewhat dry and grassy, with muted unmalted grains, some underlying clove and banana peel stiffness, and even some orchard fruits (peach/nectarine)....perhaps the tartness that I'm experiencing is some muddled citrus rind too. Theres a fairly long lasting floral & bittering hop presence....I started sampling this when it was straight out of the fridge but as it warms a couple of degrees I'm finding that the flavors are blossoming on the palate....still is light compared to what I would have expected but good!

M/O- Light/medium mouthfeel and the carbonation, while not to really be seen, is plentiful, smooth and slow to release on the palate. The alcohol may have a touch of zip to it, however, I find this to be highly drinkable and especially on a hot summer day, this would do the trick! It doesn't make a person think overly hard about it and I think it would pair well with bbq sausages and kraut on the side! Definitely worth a try and I hope that in the future the brewery would consider bulking it up a little bit more to compare closer to its' German counterparts!

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Photo of akorsak
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle from Liquid Solutions.

A: The weizen is a slightly hazy golden yellow color, showcasing the occasional orange note. The head was close to one finger and has dissapated to a small white band.

S: The aroma is wheaty, wholly devoid of any clove or banana esters. This, based on aroma alone, makes me look at this as an American pale wheat ale.

T: The ale continues the restrained wheat flavor that I found in the nose. The ale has a light tart wheat flavor that is somewhat grainy but finishes with a surprising strength.

M: The beer fits into the American pale wheat classification, IMHO. The wheat is refreshing and slightly tart on the palate.

D: I could drink a few of these. They are light though and lack the weizen esters.

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Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz picked up in Lewistown Montana... Poured into the closest thing I could find to a pint glass at Brenda's parent's house.

1" head is rocky and sticks around for quite a while... the brew is not as hazy as most hefes.... lite orangey golden color.

Nose is pretty standard American take on the style... maybe a tad light... mildly clovey with a little more banana..

Flavor has more clove than the aroma.. wheaty and sorta bready throughout with a touch of banana on a fairly short and a little dry finish... the body is light and the carbonation is prickly.

Not bad certainly.. sorta like a "hefeweizen lite".... I gave this to a bunch of Brenda's Pop's farmer buddies and it was quite a hit with them... sooo... I guess it would be a pretty good gateway beer to German styles.

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Photo of DeekNayvuz
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Impetuous
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic mouth feel. Very crisp.
Light fruitiness
Some malt
In the best possible way
Such a great summer beer

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Photo of TheBishop
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok, despite what some reviewers here have said, this does not taste like a wit. This is pure Hefeweizen in every respect, I get no citrus overtones at all. This is a good Hefeweizen from Bayern and to be honest I have not found a bad beer from this brewery. Nothing exceptional but just good beer.

This beer pours a cloudy yellow, with a good head. There is not a lot of intense smells with this one just pretty typical. Taste is pleasant but not overpowering. Drinkability is exceptional. A good Hefeweizen

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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass:

Pours clouded lemon-drop yellow with a frothy white head that thins and stays through the duration. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of wheat tang with a hint of tart lemon. Not very banana/clove, but with some floral and slight spicing. Smells like an American wheat with a Continental leaning.

The taste is of wheat dough/bread, with a hint of lemon. Again, not much banana, but there is a clove spicing in the refreshingly dry, crisp, though rather abrupt, finish.

It is light-bodied and crisp.

A decent summer refresher that is, again, more of an American Pale Wheat with a Continental influence. For that, I think it's not a bad brew at all.

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Photo of Jameswoody
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Reidrover
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Label says "St.Wilbur Weizen" and has a St.Bernards Dog busting out of a barrel, but this is indeed an America wheat/hefe so I am sure this is the same beer. A nice looking Hefe, the looks are true to style hazy orange beer with a small tight bubbled white head. The aroma is barely there though some hints of wheat and a tiny bit of mashed banana. Flavours are not bad, mashed banan( like the baby food jars banana), quite spicy and very does tend however to tail off a bit as the beer passes over the tongue. Best part about this beer is the palate, very soft and silky even, thicker than expected for this style..liked it. Overall not a bad attempt..on the border of American Wheat and true Hefe.

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Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of d5001986
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopdog
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle best before date of October '05.

Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, light wheat, and if I really push some banana in the background. Tastes of wheat, light lemons, light oranges, light bananas and light spices (get the trend - everything on the lighter side).

Notes from 10/6/05

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Photo of vinhgoh
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jdhilt
1.75/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color. Very light carbonation and medium bodied. Apple cider nose. Starts with a cider flavor expecting wheat and an unusual smoothness. Hoppy/cidery finish. Best before Oct 2005 explains why it is off. $1.30 for a 12oz bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or.

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Photo of PDXHops
2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottled poured into a weizen glass.

Nice looking brew. Cloudy golden body with a bright white cloudy head. Not as fluffy as I'd like, but not bad at all. Retention and lacing are good.

This is a pretty solid little hefeweizen. The nose is to style, but fairly tame. Flavors get a little livelier. Plenty of wheat with a lemony bite around the edges. Cloves are subtly present, banana even moreso. Kind of a general spiciness I can't quite put my finger on, too. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and fluffy. Goes down easy on a sunny afternoon.

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Photo of Keizerjl
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Bayern St. Wilbur Weizen from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
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