Bayern Dump Truck | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
The recipe for this light, unfiltered, lager bock beer uses German sauermalt, organic Montana “Spitz malt”, Pilsener malt, plus three hoppings using Hallertauer Perle and the rare Tettnang aroma hops (both imported from Germany).

Added by beertunes on 07-01-2010

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of willsail4beer
4.84/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great summer beer, especially on the river, in a crowler. Slightly cloudy, easy drinking beer, but be careful, ABV is over 7%. Sometimes the brewery does a Firken with this beer, which you may only enjoy during Missoula Craft Beer Week.

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Photo of Renfield
4.57/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle served in a nonic pint glass

A: Light yellow with a touch of gold. Scant white head which dissipates quickly leaving a slight ring around the edges. No lacing.

S: Noble hops on top of a rich but light very slightly sweet malt tone.

T: A perfect balance between the crisp noble hop bittering and a slightly grainy, slightly sweet malt tone. Fades off the palate leaving a mild pleasantly lingering bitterness.

M: Medium to light body, appropriate for the style. Finishes malty but dry.

D: Highly drinkable. Very flavorful but not heavy or cloying.

A nice change from citrusy hop bombs. The overall presentation is malt-focused with the right amount of balancing bitterness. An easy drinker. The hop nose is unmistakeably Hallertauer of some type.

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Photo of cgman1985
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of delalove
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of loren01
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color, nice frothy white head.
S: Smell is spicy/peppery, also has some yeasty scents
T: Sweet up front, peppery/earthy hops. Nicely balanced beer
M: Light to medium bodied good amount of carbonation.
D: This is a very drinkable beer, would be a great summer beer. One of my favorites from Bayern.

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Photo of TheKitten
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of colts9016
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass at 42 degrees

Appearance: A 1 finger frothy foamy off white head with good retention...the clarity of the beer is cloudy with some yeast and effervescent particles floating within the beer. The color of the beer is a pale yellow. Overall appearance of the beer is very good.

Nose: There is a pils hop aroma that is slightly spicy and floral. The malt is very lightly toasted and a slight yeast aroma. Some underlying aromas do exist but they are too hard for me to detect.

Taste: The hops are the dominate flavor in this beer. The aroma is spicy, perfumy, floral flavor that is clean. The malt in this beer takes a backseat to the hop profile in the beer. The malt is very lightly toasted and with a very mild flavor. The yeast is noticeable but still backseat to the beautiful hop flavor.

Mouth feel: It is carbonated, slightly spicy, and coating.

Overall: The body of the beer is light and the finish is light and crisp. I have never really been a huge fan of Bayern beers however this one is an exception! The flavors is something perfect for a hot summer day and a very good beer overall. Next time I wouldn't mind taking a ride in the Tonka truck

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Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sediment in the bottle, and there is some yeasty flavor, but it didn't appear hazy. Light golden color with plenty of suds. Just slightly sweet with a rich malty flavor. A little tangy with just enough bitter edge. Light but still bock-tasting.

One of the best Maibocks I've tasted. Extremely drinkable. Not missing the candy bitter flavor of too many in this style. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor, Washington.

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Photo of LoganMc
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of stallion_air21
4/5  rDev +6.4%

So I was nervous about this beer at first mainly due to the very light color (since I am more of a darker beer fan) however in this review this surprised me threw and threw.

Color is a VERY clear almost water like with a light tint of yellow (just for fun) almost light corn color.

Smell is hard to pull out. Takes a few minutes but you then can really get the German aromas flowing. The multiple smells really surprise you and make you keep wanting to pull more from the glass. With the German malts and yeast you also get a very clean smell and nothing pungent or overwhelming.

Taste is what really got me. Going with the clean taste this is a very smooth drink. You can get flavors rolling with the full tongue full and taste the MUCH different ingredients. The Hopps are light and near the end with the yeast and malts.

Overall this is a very relaxing beer even coming from a slighter higher ABV 6% this has very little punishment for the after effects.

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Photo of Jameswoody
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ineluctablemodality
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a touch of haze. Head is a thick finger of creamy, frothy white foam which leaves a nice lace on the glass. Nice.

Smell: light, sweet malty aroma with a hint of grain and a light floral component. Somewhat mild, and yet I like it a lot.

Taste: malty flavor with some pear and apple fruitiness, which I love in a beer like this. It reminds me of a light tripel in a lot of ways, which is good. Hops are floral and combine well here; bitterness is low but present. Quite good!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a very well-integrated carbonation which yields a big and fulfilling creaminess. I can dig it!

Overall: I really like this beer. I have a tendency to be partial to maibocks, but I feel like I could drink this all day.

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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sark
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Norm406
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jera1350
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citra Charged version. Solid beer.

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Photo of beertunes
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a light gold color with a half-inch of white head that decent retention and traces of lacing.

The aroma was nice grains, with gentle hopping and a touch of sweetness. The flavors were pretty much the same. The body was far lighter and crisper than I was expecting. Drinkability was excellent. I had this beer at at bar in Seattle, and now I'm hoping we can get these brews up here in the Fourth Corner.

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Bayern Dump Truck from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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