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

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 21
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 jera1350
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citra Charged version. Solid beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 ineluctablemodality
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Flathead_Monster
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dshansen1184
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 crytion
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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 LoganMc
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of beer_nibbler
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Beer-lock
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

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 ScottWestmaas
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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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Bayern Dump Truck from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
3.7 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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