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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Since we brew beer in the Bavarian tradition at Bayern (which means Bavaria in German) our list of beer styles would not be complete without our most recent addition: Face Plant Doppelweizen. This top-fermented, unfiltered Wheat Bock beer is the counterpart to Bayern’s famous Doppelbock Lager and is decoction-brewed, a technique used often in Bavaria but seldom in the US. The recipe uses five types of malt (Wheat, Pilsener, Carmel, Munich and Chocolate), and has an o.g. of > 17 % Plato, producing a stout 7.5 % Alc. by Vol. As with all Bayern wheat beers, Face Plant surprises with its complex flavor. German Hallertauer Perle hops give this hearty Bock beer a perfectly balanced sweetness. The formulation for this delicate beer came from the Brauerei zum Schiff in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria. Bayern Brewing’s proprietor, Jürgen Knöller, was one of the last of five brewers that brewed this special beer in 1979 before the brewery, which was founded in 1540, sadly closed its doors due to the owner’s passing. In fall of 2007, when it became apparent that the crisis of extremely high raw material prices would continue, the Bayern team decided to test the market with a brew that uses a very large amount of energy and raw materials while being the most difficult, labor-intensive, demanding beer that anyone could create. We told our distributors that we would do two brews at 1000 gallons each to see whether the market could handle the premium price that we had to charge due to these factors. Our "Super Brew" lasted only a couple of months and then completely sold out. So Bayern Brewing continues to brew Face Plant while its popularity continues to grow. Thus Doppelweizen has been revived here in Missoula, Montana, USA. We hope you will enjoy a piece of living beer history and a specialty beer that is truly rare, even in the Northwest’s highly diversified beer landscape.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Dark amber to brown color. Sips with malt and toffee. Medium bodied. Slight hop bitterness to counter the malt sweetness up front. Full bodied flavor throughout and chocolate in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle- Pours a nice clear ruby red with a one finger tan head that reduces. Aroma is pretty generic, some sweet brown sugar, wheat, malt, nothing offensive. The taste is smooth, sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, wheat, some yeast, this actually pretty tasty, I like it. Body is a little thinner than I would like, but it makes it very sessionable, I could drink more than one of these. Thanks Bro for sharing, more enjoyable than I thought it would be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2013
12 oz bottle from a six pack bought at a tiny little store in Montana. Pours opaque dark brown with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel, light banana. Taste is lightly sweet, tangy and a little savory; no bitterness. A little boozy. Body seems a little thin, texture foamy and a tad watery. Doesn’t taste bad but this might be the boringest weizenbock I’ve ever had. It doesn’t have the clove character I crave in this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Malty and toasty up front, this doppelweizen is just rich enough to make sense as a double of the classic dark weizen beer. Mellow but not boring, this beer is what I look for in cold winter months. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Poured out of a bottle Dark copper to brown in color No head very little carbonation Aroma is lacking any hop or malt presence Taste is malt forward with a little bitterness an alcohol on the finish Mouthfeel is medium to full A decent beer but not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle to solved plastic cup to drink discretely in the presence of my mother in law. My first wiezen bock. Brown color, off-white head. Aroma is toasty sweet malt. Taste is the same, plus bready yeast. Medium body, lively carbonation. Overall: the bottle art/name reminds me of all of my outdoor winter sport experiences. Sweet, drinkable, very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12 oz single from "LifeSource" Salem. $1.79 Pours very dark brown almost black with a quarter inch tan head..daker than all the weizen bocks i have had. Very little aroma..which is a surprise for style what there is is spicy bubblegum Again the flavor is very poor for a Doppel weizen..its non-descript..yeah iots pleasant anough but not what i expected..malty,sugary. Palte is fine to be sure..soft and thick Very very dissapointed

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap. Cloudy brown with a thin tan top. Scent is toasty, wheat and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt and wheat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Nose of dark wheat malt chocolate amd some dark fruity notes. Pours dark brown nice tan head and lace. Flavors of wheat chocolate light toast lighter dark fruits. Toasty dry finish. Smooth easy drinking stuff. Solid american take on german style.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Appearance is a dark amber brown supporting a steady healthy head leaving spotty lace. Smell is faint with dark malt, dark fruits and yeast. Taste of the dark malt, prunes and a little spiciness from the yeast. Mouthfeel has a medium body with a good spike of carbonation. For an American Weizen its not bad with the extra kick.


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