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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.


2.7
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8802) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Toby. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is mostly a rich roasted nose, some chocolate and cocoa. A nice flavor; sweet dry chocolates, grainy, some light spicy hops. Enjoyable. Warm and full of flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Pours dark brown, medium sized beige head has decent retention. Aroma of dark fruit and dough. Taste is pretty sweet, lots of dark fruit again. The yeast gives some funk and the hops an herby balance to the sweetness. Very good beer and not even a hint of 7.5% alc. Thick texture, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. The nose is malty with some light roast and sweet wheat esters and raisin notes. The flavor has a thin impact with a sweet roasty note in the tail. Not very balanced, but the big body and high alcohol make for some exciting highs in the tail. Nice roast.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (1036) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to jake65. Thanks buddy. Poured a dark and hazy burnt orange with a 1/2 finger creamy khaki head, fantastic retention. Left lots of lace. Aroma was lots of wheat, a tinge of caramel sweetness and some earthy hops. Drinks super smooth. Flavors consisted of some wheat, a bit of bready malts and some caramel sweetness. Excellently balanced throughout. This was surprisingly super refreshing. I may just have to look more into this style as I wasn’t too familiar with it coming in. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle… Hazy dark ale that displays burnt orange when held up to bright light. Mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The restrained aroma is deeply roasted with a whisper of caramel, but is somewhat nondeScript. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Roasty, toasted grain flavor with light caramel. Crisp, malty finish. Not flashy, but well made and perfectly balanced. Bottle courtesy of jake65!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (3234) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Bottle: Dark leathery brown with a bubbly beige head. Smells malty, husky, and grainy. Light florals. Lots of carbonation at first and brisk. Mellows out after a few minutes into a toasty, caramel, toffee, and floral piece. Light yeast presence. Finish is dry and somewhat grassey.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5422) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Received single 12-oz bottle from trade with 5000. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of multi-grain malt, a hint of chocolate, fruit, some caramel and a touch of banana esters. Taste is quite complex, medium to full bodied, with flavors of chocolate, banana esters, a hint of clove, toffee, some cotton candy, and a touch of blackberry. Finish is slightly dry and has a mild bitterness at first and then a chocolate, brown sugar and banana aftertaste. A little alcohol presence in the finish but not overpowering. Hope to see this beer again next winter.


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