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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
When Jürgen Knöller arrived in Montana in 1987 to take up his position as Brewmaster for Bayern Brewing, he was given the task of creating a beer that would win the hearts and tastebuds of Montanans who wanted, according to popular demand, a beer that is a traditional German Märzen beer with a distinctive hop flavor. After some consideration, Jürgen came up with Bayern Amber Lager. To reach this delicate middle ground, Bayern Amber is made with the same type and quantity of malted barley used in German Märzenbiers (an amber, rich "festbier"), and then hopped in the manner of existing Czech-style pilseners. So go ahead, have a Bayern Amber and taste Bayern’s legacy, which has become a bit of living Montana history.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2016
1" head atop a lite amber brew... descent lace and retention. Aroma is lite bready malts with touches of toast... and maybe some caramel. Flavor mirrors the nose with a slightly more assertive edge... some grassy hoppiness mid palate with a clean finish... body is a touch heavier than some of their other brews... and the carbonation is prickly but adds a layer to the drinkability

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2015
12 oz from bottle. Decent amber ale. A little sweet, a little bready, a touch of bitterness. Nothing amazing, but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (2266) - - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a rather medium amber color with a small fizzy looking head of white foam. The head fades almost instantly after pouring leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is mostly a mix of a slightly grainy and bready smell mixed with some hints of caramel and a bit of a fruity aroma of apple and pear. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and rather sweeter caramel taste with a little bit a grainy flavor. The grainy flavor is very light throughout, just gaining a bit of intensity toward the end of the flavor. The caramel is later joined by some light fruit notes of green apple and pear. A little bit of grass comes to the tongue at the very end rounding out the taste and leaving a somewhat sour and sweet bready flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is moderate in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather standard. Overall it is OK for the flavors as it keeps it drinkable all while supporting the flavors to a decent extent. Overall – Just a rather standard amber at best. A little too sour due to the green apple with not enough light roasted flavor to really be a good amber. Decent to drink, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly toasted caramel biscuit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft at Jedediah’s at Missoula Airport. Pours a clear, deep golden color with a thin, white head. Thick, malty aroma with a hint of hops. Amazingly, it has a great hoppy presence with some malt in the background. Not a terrible amber ale, but one I could drink more often. Not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerandhockey8 (354) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a transparent amber, thin white head. Aroma is stale, bready, and full of wheat. Taste is bland, light bitter. Ok beer, nothing that distinguishes it however.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12floz/355ml bottle into a shaker. Served cold. Aroma: Mild malt balanced with an equally mild hop bitterness. Appearance: Kind of hazy, translucent, very bright orange-yellow body with an exceptionally sparse white head. Taste: Bready malt. There’s an odd spiciness I wasn’t expecting from an amber lager. Kind of clove-like spice you’d get from a hefe. Interesting. Not any real hop bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Short-moderate spiced malt finish. Overall: An interesting beer, to be sure. It’s an amber lager that wants to be a hefe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap. Golden/amber with a thin white head. Scent is malty. Taste is caramel and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13263) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to IBrew2or3. Cheers, Dave! Pours a hazy orange with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, some bread, a hint of fruit, some floral notes, and some yeast. Flavor is similar with sweet malt all over, a hint of fruit, some floral hops, and a bit of yeast in the finish. Light to medium in body and lingering sweet and yeasty finish.

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