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

Bayern Dump TruckBayern Dump Truck
68 Ratings
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).

Added by beertunes on 07-01-2010

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
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 Knapp85
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
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 LXIXME
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Erik-P
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 JohnGalt1
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
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 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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Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of beergoot
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
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 ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of juicebox
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of zeledonia
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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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