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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This top-fermented, unfltered Wheat Bock beer is the counterpart to Bayern’s famous Doppelbock Lager. Bayern’s only decoction-brewed beer, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Dark brown in color, slight haze with a thin head. Nice wheat and hops aroma and flavor. Nice easy flavor this was very drinkable and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1318) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2011
12 oz. bottle from a six pack that I purchased from the PCC in Fremont. Dark cola body, with relatively no head. Light banana and a little yeast come through. Also, I get a subtle dough aroma, as well. Subtle hints of wheat and chocolate actually come through. This aroma is growing on me. Taste is of subtle, banana, a hint of yeast and chocolate, and a small amount of wheat. Just on the border of too much carbonation. I’d like this to be a bit softer, texture wise, but what can you do. The complexity of the aroma doesn’t carry over into the flavor. Overall, fairly good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DannyInMT (1) - Whitefish, Montana, USA - DEC 4, 2011 does not count
The Face Plant is without question a great beer for after long runs on the slopes. With it’s warming notes that will tickle the senses, one can only do one better by pairing this with a beautiful girl and a warm fire after a day on the snow. The beer is well crafted and holds it’s integrity throughout an entire glass never leaving the consumer with a bad after taste. Definitely a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (932) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 11, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a rather dark brown-red with a large 2 inch, foamy, clingy, tan head that slowly fades. Taste is of malt, chocolate, smoke, caramel, some hops, some citrus and some resin. Similar aroma. Has a nice full body that is creamy. Has a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. The alcohol is well hidden and I would never guess it was 7.5%. An excellent brew, that is well balanced, drinkable and well worth having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Heavy garnet, almost brown, huge fluffy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Certainly looks the part.   Subtle aroma of dark pitted fruit, heavy bready malts, and toasted wheat.   Wheaty start, mild dark pitted fruit and dark breadiness on the tongue.   Smidgen of sweetness.   Has more in common with a bock than a wheat.   Airy on the tongue, but body feels a bock with hits maltiness.   Not very bright, seems a little dull.   Hard to compare when one of my favs is Schneider Aventinus.   For what it is, its entertaining and certainly flavorful.   Wished it to be more wheatish with some minor bock attributes, instead of vice-versa.   Decent however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
A bit of a complex aroma, some fruityness from the malts as well as % and some mustiness. Very foram, it lasts a long time too. Clear and quite dark. The malts are what comes through in the flavours, then the % and hops, then some yeast at the end. This has a pretty solid flavour but somehow seems subdued, like it could have been just a bit more bold but was toned down. Nice fade out of flavours, nothing out of place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 oz. bottle from curly- thanks, Jason! Pours a deep, cloudy chestnut brown color with a thick, frothy off-white head that heavily laces the glass. Aroma of toasted sugars, plums, caramel malts, nuts, wheat, and some earthy, citrusy hops. Flavor of toast, brown sugar, nuts, mixed malts, plums, and dark grains. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a wheaty mouthfeel enhanced by some fruit and sugar sweetness. Kind of dry on the finish. Pretty nice dunkelweizen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JobeKarp (1) - Montana, USA - MAR 17, 2011 does not count
Draft., poors dark brown. Light white head. Palate slightly rough and thin. The taste was slightly bland. Not my the best beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Light amber brown, off white head, no lace. Low aroma of bananas, cocoa, and soft spices. Flavours match the nose, but as with most of Bayern’s brews, the palate seems weakly flavored. This wasn’t as anemic as their Dragon’s Breath, but it was still pretty disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Creamy chocolatey nose, little spiced apple. Smoky campfire, creamy body, little metallic.

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