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

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Bayern Dump TruckBayern Dump Truck

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).

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Photo of willsail4beer
4.84/5  rDev +30.8%
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 jrsqc7
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Smooth smooth smooth citrus biscuits butter paying the price of freedom critical mass nuclear assault brutal truth hemlock puts the montucky in Montana the best thrash lurks behind the big four

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i thought to myself, "a fall seasonal called dump truck should be a dark, autumnal beer, rich and big, powerful, maybe strong too" but i was really wrong. i couldnt believe when i ordered this at buffalo wild wings in billings and was delivered a beer so clear and yellow as this. i thought an amber at the very least, if not a big bock or something, but nope, a light lager for my troubles (it was raining sideways, gray and windy). seemed inappropriate as a fall seasonal but the beer is pretty good. im not sure it comes across as german as it is. i think the pils malt is really fresh, and i love the hop profile on it, but the yeast is wrong. it has some fruity notes like a wit yeast, and may have been fermented a little warmer than would have been ideal in this style. i see now that it says summer not fall, so perhaps this was a slow mover for buffalo wild wings and they still had it on. makes much more sense in that context. nice grassy euro hop profile and a dry finish to wind it down, but it was a little under carbonated and lacked body, even for a summer brew. solid on the whole, but not my favorite from bayern. nice with some hot wings though!

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Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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 Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy yellow amber color with a huge head of billowy white head. The head fades very fast at first, but then persists with it slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma of the brew is big of a bready and somewhat wheaty smell with a grand showing of a yeasty aroma. There is also a good level of a lemon citrus as well as a little bit of a hop aroma of floral and grassy nature wiht a little bit of pepper smell.

Taste – The taste starts with a sweeter malty taste beginning very bready with the sweet being a mix of a more candied taste as well as a good showing of a light fruity nature. A little bit of a yeasty flavor and some wheat develop as the taste moves on from the start. There is also a coming of some light grassy and haylike flavors that come to the tongue more toward the end. With a little bit of an increase in the sweet and some floral flavors that come to the tongue, one is left with a sweet, but still somewhat crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a 6 % abv. brew with a carbonation level that is rather high. The thick body really accentuates the malt and sweet nicely all while the carbonation level makes for a very refreshing brew.

Overall – A very flavorful and somewhat sweeter helles which is still very easy drinking and enjoyable. A rather tasty brew and one to try if you get a chance.

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Photo of stallion_air21
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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 beergoot
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow body with a foamy white head and big carbonation bubbles. Mild pine hop aroma with some wet grass notes. Light flavors of cereal and old lemon rinds; big hop bitterness. Medium bodied; crisp and dry finish.

An okay bock beer. Perhaps this one is a bit old as the smell was rather weak and stale. Still, it has that light, lager malt style with a bigger hop bitterness. Worth a try...

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce longneck into a Shaker pint glass. The label and name of this beer honor the excitement of nearly drowning after your raft tips over (what fun!!). Freshness date of July, 2013 (reviewed in late April). A moderate pour produces a 1/4 inch snow white head that reduces rather quickly, but leaves lace sticking to the sides that resemble snow ghosts. Nice carbonation. The color is a pale golden. The beer is supposedly unfiltered, but I don't detect any haze.

Hops dominate the aroma, but don't overpower. I think I detect a smell somewhat like corn mash, but I don't believe that's an ingredient. A slight tang, reminiscent of melon, is apparent in the taste, leaving a slightly sour but pleasant aftertaste. The hops lend more to the aroma than to the taste per se, but do offer a bitty bit of bitterness (how's that for alliteration?). The burps are the best part of the taste, with pleasant malt and tangy hops lingering in the nose.

The paleness and light body is somewhat surprising for a bock beer, even for a Maibock. Overall, I would say this highly drinkable beer offers an alternative for those who seek a lighter beer, particularly when the weather becomes more sultry (which, for the record, it hasn't yet where I live).

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Photo of zeledonia
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted 3 July 2012 (Independence Eve?), reviewed from notes.

Pours a very pale straw yellow with gold highlights. Just a faint haze obscuring the view through the glass. Nice visible carbonation. One finger of very white, relatively dense head. Decent retention but not much lacing.

Smells of pleasant lager yeast, noble hops, and some light bready malts. For a light lager, it's quite nice, starting out full but finishing crisper and lighter.

Taste is quite a bit more malty than the smell - bready and wheaty, with a rounded chewy flavor. A touch of banana combines with the bread to yield... suprise - banana bread. It's a very full flavor, especially as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly full-bodied for a light lager. Smooth fade-away finish. Nice.

This beer is better than I'd expected. It's full-flavored, full-bodied, and with a robust malt presence that I like. Tasty, though I don't know that I'd call it a true summer beer - it's heavier, warmer, and less refreshing than I like my hot summer day beers to be.

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Photo of colts9016
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
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 flagmantho
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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 Murrhey
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high altitude Libby, MT. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width white head with middling retention. Large bubbles, some white, soapy lacing. Cloudy orange-straw color. Clarity is low.

S- Sour malts and some noble hops. Smells like sourdough bread.

T- Sweet and sour. Has a sweet hoppiness, some sugary flavors in the first taste, and then the sour malts unfold later. Light and very drinkable.

M- Very light, wet finish.

O- Feel is weak, but everything else is average or above.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a hazy looking yellow color with a clean white head on top. The smell of the beer was citrusy and not much else really... The taste of the beer was also a little too citrusy for me, I was hoping to get more malt flavors out this one but fell short of my expectations. The mouthfeel was pretty standard feeling in my opinion. Overall I wouldn't seek this one out again, I'm glad I tried it but I would go after several other summer beers before getting this one again.

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Photo of bravejoejoe
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this beer from a bottle. Not very much of a head. it is a straw yellow golden that is hazy. The smell is of some malt, with hops faintly in the background. Taste is sweet, lemon, and a nice mix of hops. Being from Missoula, I drink a lot of Bayern beers, and they all have a very similar flavor. Not sure if it is the yeast they use or what but I can always pick a Bayern beer out of the pack.

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Photo of Tballz420
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I checked their website cause this doesnt seem like a maibock at all, and they say its their take on a lager bock style, acknowledging that its a departure from the norm. They also offer an actual maibock too, so the know the word, and probably wouldnt call this a bock is it was intended to be the former. So in my opinion this beer has been mislabled.

Very hazy straw gold color, looks like a hefe. Small white head. It kinda tastes like a hefe, minus the wheat. light, zesty , refreshing, mostly sweet malt with a touch of spice. And I just noticed that drinkablility has been changed to overall?... What the?

Anyways, i'll continue to rate how i always have.

Its not a bad beer, but i will report it as being mislabeled. If it still reads maibock in the future, then you should know that thats not what youre getting here. That said, its pretty tasty.

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Photo of loren01
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
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 philbertk
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Dump Truck Extra Pale Summer Bock Lager--Class VI Rapids--Decoction Brewed--Unfiltered--Bottle-Conditioned--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 20 IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Pale Lager? Lacy thin white head. Slightly hazy fizzy bright lemon yellow color. Mild floral Tettnang hop German Bock stank hint ester front. CO2 zesty mild sweet soft Pils wheat Hefe hint rich pale butter bock body. Smooth mild hop clean mild citrus end. Odd but tasty. Sampled 10/21/2010 from 6-Pack purchased for $8.25 @ PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 7/2/2010.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz picked up at Brewforia last night on the way home from work... poured into my Shorts Imperial Pint glass...

Thin 1" head dies very quickly.. the brew is surprisingly cloudy for a maibock... turbid straw golden. Too cloudy.. a bunch of sediment was left in the bottle.

Nose shows the expected pale maltiness, but it seems a bit lite.. maybe that's why it's called the "Summer Bock".... not much else going on.. but really there shouldn't be... pretty clean... maybe some background DMS.

Flavor is American pale malt .. again maybe some acceptable very lite DMS.. still surprisingly clean.. just the malt flavors are pretty low given the nice ABV.... there could be some background earthy hops in there, but my palate may be playing tricks on me.

body and carbonation are medium... could use a touch more discernible deeper malts.. and IMO more (a gentle touch) of hops.

Glad I got the chance to try this one without making the mammoth trip to MT..


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Photo of biboergosum
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy pale straw hue, with fine sediment churned up all in it, and two fingers of soapy white head, which leave a sudsy ring of lace around the glass. It smells of lightly toasted grain, mild spicy hops, and a slight alcohol warming. The taste is grainy malt, a bit of acrid citrus, soft old-world hops, and a metallic alcohol stripe. The carbonation is on the lower side, the body medium weight, a bit tacky, and it finishes dry, and warming.

Definitely on odd duck for summer time. It's a bit like the experience depicted on the label, that of a capsizing raft - I feel like I've swallowed some seawater...

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Photo of Renfield
4.57/5  rDev +23.5%
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 beertunes
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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
3.7 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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