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RATINGS: 56   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 Bayerns 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 Brewings proprietor, Jrgen Knller, 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 owners 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 Northwests highly diversified beer landscape.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - 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.


3.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (10015) - 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.

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 (10148) - 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 Bayerns brews, the palate seems weakly flavored. This wasnt as anemic as their Dragons 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 (8996) - 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 (2399) - 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
BckDich (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 (1057) - 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 wasnt too familiar with it coming in. Well done.


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