Bayern Groomer | Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro

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Bayern GroomerBayern Groomer

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by flagmantho on 01-22-2013

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of BlueSpader
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Generous head leaves no lacing. Colour is a deep red.

Taste malty sweet as one expects from a marzen... but with toasted malt and an additional hop presence adding some slight bitterness. Very smooth as well

An excellent beer!!

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Photo of DOCRW
2.81/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mncoinman
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice malty aroma with a balanced, low hops influence. Pours a rich medium dark brown with an excellent, foamy head that retains well. Above average carbonation. Reasonable bite (most marzen/octoberfest style beers are not overly tangy).. Good marzen style malt flavoring. A lighter impact on the palate means that I could drink a few of these at a single setting without getting bloated. A good beer of this style that I will definitely have again.

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Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 5EKF
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EXScotT
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

every time i have a beer from these guys i gain a new respect for them. authentic inspiration, new world innovation, and this fits that real well. marzen lager, we are thinking autumn, we are thinking oktoberfest, but no, a pinch of specialty dark malt (i assume) goes in, and bam, it becomes this really deep and tasty winter lager, similar to the oktoberfest style, but beefed up for colder weather. i love the dark malt addition, really appreciate its contribution to all aspects of this. i also love that i can taste the yeast, this is rustic german type, not overly purified or refined or anything, patiently brewed not hastily manufactured, and it really shows. enough body for the season too despite the low abv, it works on many levels. nothing else really like this going out there either. appreciably drier than the fall versions we are used to, i could drink a sixer without an issue. it doesnt always take pickles and carrots and chili peppers and boutique spirit barrels to make a beer an original recipe, and this is a great testament to that. really solid seasonal from one of my favorite operations in montana.

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Photo of slibby311
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of M1gunner3006
4.93/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this wonder on the slopes of Big Sky. It was fantastic. I can drink this all day!

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear, dark brown with ruby, copper, and caramel hues. Medium retaining head is a muted light, grayish brown. Fine, sweet, robust malty aroma of bread, caramel, and perhaps the faintest note of alcohol. Grain and caramel up front, then tartness (as others have said, cherries, when combined with caramel) and roastiness (more meat or nuts than coffee, in my opinion) come through, with gentle, hoppy finish. Slight warming quality goes well with bready/toasty aftertaste, hops subsiding. Equal parts smooth and crisp, medium in both body and carbonation.

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Photo of Huffaroma
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sporklift87
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a reddish brown/mahogany color with a nice two finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of sweeter caramel and molasses mixed with some notes of a roasted malt. Along with these smells are some lighter aromas of a darker fruit nature of plum with some other lighter notes of a grass and nut.

Taste – The taste begins much less sweet then would have been anticipated form the nose. The flavor begins with a moderately roasted malt taste along with a light molasses flavor with some notes of coffee. Right from the start there is a bit of an earthy and grainy taste with these creating a base flavor for the brew. As the taste moves forward, some darker fruit flavors of plum and red grape come to the tongue, but these remain quite light. A little bit of a bitter walnut taste comes to the flavor at the very end, leaving one with a dark and slightly more bitter roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the average side in both its thickness as well as its carbonation. For the darker flavors of the brew a little more thickness may have been slightly better, but overall the feel was pretty good.

Overall – A decent roasted and slightly more bitter but somewhat still easy drinking marzen. Overall a pretty decent brew and not a bad one to try for yourself to see if it suits your style.

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Photo of LoganMc
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of LuauLarry
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of neckbeered
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MTScotchAleLover
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheKitten
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Sark
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Bayern Groomer from Bayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro
3.71 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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