Bayern Pilsener | Bayern Brewing, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayern Brewing, Inc.
Montana, United States | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beernut7 on 08-19-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
23.12%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 84
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A single picked up whilst in Missoula...

This beer pours a slightly hazy, lazy medium straw colour, with one finger of soapy white head which leaves a thin ring of lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of sharp biscuit malt, and floral hops. The taste is crackery, biscuit malt, and soft earthy, leafy hops. The carbonation is fairly average, the body quite hefty for a lager, smooth and dense. It finishes with a definite push towards the dry side, the crisp grain and hops predominating.

A very nice new world rendition of the classic style. Quite drinkable in the Octoberfest manner, to be sure.

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Photo of appenzeller
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very thin head, clarity is opaque and not ideal for the style. Average carbonation.

Smell is very good, floral notes resembling a good European pilsner and rare for the American version.

Taste is good, fairly bitter hoppiness, little to no malt flavor, a slight harshness or metallic taste the only disappointing note.

Mouthfeel is good, not watery, holds quite a bite.

This is a highly drinkable beer, not a bad pils but just not up to technical standards for a great one. Too bad since there is a dearth of good pilsners in the Pacific Northwest and this could fill a niche.

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Photo of tempest
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Princeton's. I wasn't sure about this one at first, but I thought it was a fine German pils. It's not as hoppy as a Prima Pils or Pikeland Pils, but it still has a tasty pepper and herb citrus finish. Up front is a smooth toasted white bread that quickly rolls into the crisp hoppy finish. I think this could fool any German as to the bottle's origin. Check this out for a real, fresh pilsner beer.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - clear straw golden, thin white head dissipated quickly to a few random blobs
S - grassy and herbal hops with some adjunct, gentle citrus, and bubblegum aromas
T - crisp grassy and light pepper hop notes, toasty grains, slight metallic, with grassy and herbal notes lingering, very classic flavour
M - crisp, clean, light, with a pleasant dry
O - a quality pils with a noticeable softness, classic flavours, and chuggability, well done

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. 355ml bottle poured into Peroni glass.

Pours a clear medium straw yellow with a half finger of bone white head that leaves lumpy undersea rock formation lace as it recedes.

Smells of grainy crackery pale malt, apple skin, soft lemon zest and grassy, flowery noble hops.

Tastes of more grainy pale malt, faint unripe orchard fruit and more nobel hops.

Feels mild and refreshing. Light-medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

Verdict: Recommended. A tasty, refreshing pilsner.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz picked up in Lewistown Montana... poured into my makeshift pint glass...

Rocky white head... good lace and retention... the brew is a polished golden.

Aroma is clean pale malts with a nice punch of spicy hops.

Flavor is everything I expect out of a good fresh German pils... pale malts with a little bit of bready malt sweetness... grassy/sorta spicy hoppiness mid palate with a good bitterness out of the gate... very quenching and certainly drinkable given the heat... lite body and perfect carbonation beg for another sip.

Overall... pretty damn good beer... Bayern is putting out some classic German styles... too bad.. I don't feel the brewery and the styles get anywhere near the respect they deserve.

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good lacing
Proper hops
Crisp.

It's not novel, but it's solid, well executed, and flavorful. There is something to be said for well balanced flavors and a proper, traditional rendition of a classic.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by July '09 notched on the label.

Poured into pils glass:

Pours hazed, almost cloudy, light yellow (not quite golden). Too unclear for the style. It has a thin white head that holds up for most of the duration with some traces of lacing. Okay head/retention, but could be much clearer and more golden.

The smell is of sweet greain with a touch of floral, grassy hops.

The taste is very dry. Sweet grain pushed to the back by floral hop dryness. It's a bit aspirin-y with some yeast/chalk.

Despite tight-bubbled carbonation in the appearance, the carbonation doesn't really show much on the palate, giving it a bit of a watery character.

It should be dry, but this is a bit too imbalanced. Moreover, it seems to have some yeast issues, as it shows to much for the style. If it weren't for the yeast in the appearance and taste, and with a bit more grainy balance, this could be much better.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BigBry
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Bayern Brewery on our Montana Beer Trip, and brought back mixed 12 pack. Nice scenery label, BB date notched. From the neck label "Bayern Pilsener is an authentic Bavarian lager. Brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, this beer is golden in color with a crisp, hoppy taste and a beautiful crown. We think that you'll agree that Bayern Pilsener is one of the finest pilseners brewed on either side of the Atlantic". Big words - let's see:
Clear, golden color, small white head, thin string of lacing left on side of glass. Although small, the foam was thick and creamy. Smells a bit grainy and some sweet malts. Nice full flavored pilsner, flowery aroma. Tastes of malts and a touch hoppy. Nice sweetness throughout. Good mouthfeel, well carbonated, clean tasting. Nothing spectacular, drinkable, but a good example - what I expect of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of constantine_272
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow with low white head. Smells of lemon orange and wheat. Tastes malty sweet upfront with a tickly lemon zest and a dried grassy mild bitter finish. Slightly creamy with a light dry finish

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Photo of hopdog
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle labeled best before Oct. '05.

Poured a lighter and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of we grass, grain, banana and somewhat fruity. Tastes of banana, grain and a little doughy. The body was stronger compared to the other Pilsners of late (may have been the doughy/breadiness to it).

Notes from 11/25/05

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