Bayern Schwarzbier | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beernut7 on 08-19-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of beernut7
4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is probably my favorite brew from Bayern. Darker than the other brews (obviously) there is a light berry sweet aroma with a roasted rye-like flavor imbedded in it. This beer is very smooth and the flavors meld perfectly.

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Photo of mhewes
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Stopped at the brewery on my way through Montana and had to try this one.

A : A very nice black color with a decent tan head.

S : Very light aroma, hints of roasted malts, some sweetness to it

T : Nice light flavor to it with roasted malts note. A little bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Exactly what I would expect from a schwarzbier

M : Light, crisp, and refreshing

D : Real easy to drink. Too bad it's not bottled and available in Texas

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Photo of neckbeered
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of alphanon
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer in the tap room on a beer tasting trip to Missoula. It has prompted me to return twice and get it in growlers. The color is a real black color with deep reddish brown edges when held to the light. The nose is of roasted grain and maybe a little dark chocolate. Flavor is a melding of malt sweetness balanced with a roast and hop bitterness, that still manages to keep that refreshing lager quality. Mouthfeel is spot on lager, crisp, clean and refreshing. Overall this is a beer I would order and order again . . . . and again . . . and again . . . and again.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brenda and I stopped in at Big Sky long enough to realize there was nothing there for us.. so we immediately skipped across Missoula to Bayern... I love this place.. and I love the beers and the styles they brew.. that said.. this is the first time I've stopped in and the Schwarzbier was on tap.... I had a pint while the man behind the bar filled a growler for me.

Standard pint glass filled pretty much to the top.. what head was there was a khaki tan .. the brew is BLACK .. that is until I hold it up to the nearby window and a beautiful burnished walnut is revealed... very clear... and very pretty.

Aroma is continental.. I would if given blind expect this to come from Germany... very clean roasty and slightly toasty maltiness... rich with only the slightest whaffs of coffee..

Flavor is fantastic too.. slight malty sweetness combines seamlessly with roasted malts.. lite chocolate is apparent as it warms.. sorta nutty with a hit of dark rye crust... not really getting any hoppiness... but this brew is a benchmark for the American interpretation.. very very clean and very drinkable even on a warm summer evening.. the body is lite and the carbonation is prickly leading toward me wanting another pint.. but alas.... I have to take off... onward to Kettlehouse.

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Photo of EricCioe
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MTScotchAleLover
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of willsail4beer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Contrary to the posting, THIS BEER IS NOT RETIRED, and is available almost year round in the tap room of the brewery only.

Generally not a dark beer drinker, as in Porters and Stouts. This is a surprisingly easy drinking beer. You can taste this beer and not be overwhelmed. If you are a Pilsner drinker or prefer a beer that is not so heavy, you might like and enjoy this, for a Black Lager Beer.

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Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of zhanson88
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color, but not nearly black. Lots of ruby hints around the edges. Not much head to speak of or lacing. What head there is is a very light brown hue.

Smell: Smells of biscuity malts, a kind of berry like sweetness, and some light chocolate and roast notes as well. Very interesting.

Taste: Very dry initially with biscuity malts coming through. Some dark fruit flavors come through after that, think blackberries. Roast and dark chocolate are far in the background. It's pretty simple all in all, but I like it a lot. Pretty good in its simplicity.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Lighter bodied and very easy drinking. Extremely sessionable. I wish I had access to this beer all of the time. Has a lot of flavor for the ABV. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts for this beer.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sporklift87
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very deep brown nearly black color with a tiny fizzy tan colored head. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest lightly toasted malt smell along with some cola and caramel smells. Along with these aromas are some lighter earthy and herbal smells, creating a decently roasty and somewhat sweeter smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweeter flavor of some caramel and molasses as well as a little bit of a roasted malt flavor. The roasted flavors grow slightly more intense in nature as the taste advances to the middle with the caramel and molasses growing slightly stronger as well. At this point a little bit of a earthy and herbal hop taste work their way onto the tongue, leaving one with a moderately roasted and decently sweetened flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is on the thinner to medium side, with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly lower side. For the lighter abv. and the sweeter tastes the feel is quite nice, making for a rather easy drinking brew.

Overall – A rather decently big flavored brew at a lower abv. of only 4.8 %. A tasty one to try if you get a chance.

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Photo of Sark
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of elektronen
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Bayern Schwarzbier from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 21 ratings