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Mahr's Hell - Mahrs-Bräu

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BA SCORE
89
very good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 14
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-28-2003

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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 65
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3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 500 ml bottle (bottled on 7 according to the label) to a nonic glass.

A-The head is surprisingly short for the style with just a wisp of white foam that settles to a film. The beer is a nice light, clear golden color. I can see a few streams of carbonation in there.

S-The aroma has a good dose of clean grain and very light hop notes. The beer tends toward malty with lots of honey and a bit of caramel and some caramelized barley sweetness. Not mind blowing.

T-The taste is similar to the smell with a light, clean grain flavor, some hop spice (especially on the finish), and a honey flavored malt bill. Despite the honey and doughy bread malts, the beer is not "sweet," just sweeter than average for this style.

M-The feel is pretty robust with a softer level of carbonation. It drinks really well.

O-This is a solid tasting beer that drinks easily. It doesn't have the complexity of the best lagers and it probably is a bit too malty, but it would be very easy to drink a few of these over the course of an afternoon or evening when hanging out with friends.

Photo of jtosch
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of smakawhat
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep bright and dark glowing shimmering brass yellow body. Very clear with super fine carbonation. Head is creamy in look and creation, with a big bleach white color and sitting easily three fingers tall. Speckled and pill like lacing with some good staying power and some clumping. Very nice.

Good notes of chewy malt, and a bready sweetness. Liquid bread once again, with a mild herbal hop tone, and faint honey sweet slightly. Very nice.

Palate comes more with a denser malt creation, more to standard German Pils. THick bready coating with large mouthfeel. Dense and continuing with a mild coating sweetness almost like faint honeycomb. Moderate carbonation, with just a hint of hop and popping herbal bubbles to come out.

Overall a real interesting helles that seems to be bigger on taste and certainly feel than expected. All this in a slightly lighter package, really well done.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jbertsch
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a tight, bubbly white head.

S: Aromas of straw, grass, grain, wax, honey, lemon, biscuit, crackers, and mild herbs are present on the nose.

T: Gentle notes of minerals, herbs, beeswax, honey, grass, straw, grain, lemon, biscuits, and crackers slowly fill the mouth. The finish is clipped, yet flavorful with a great integration of biscuit, herb, lemon, and honey flavors.

M: Fairly full in body, at least for the style, yet not all that dry. Carbonation is delicate and airy, imparting near effortless ease in drinking.

O: A superb German lager and a wonderful, authentic representation of a classic and often underappreciated style.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

.5L bottle:

The beer poured a clear golden color that produced big, light, white head that was very well retained, which settled into a thin cap for the duration of the beer. The beer had a good aroma to it, sweet malt with a hint of lemon and spice. The taste of the beer was just as good, if not better, and exactly what I would think of for this style. Nice balance with just a slight edge to the malt and still with that hint of lemon. The beer had a light body to it. The beer was clean, crisp smooth and extremely easy to drink. I could drink this all of the time.

Photo of Chico1985
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times now, updating from a 3.5 'Had' score.

500ml bottle pours to a pint glass a very light orange/dark yellow color. Decent retention and lace.

Lots of baked bread and pilsner-y malts with some grassy and earthy tones and light fruitiness as well. Decent strength, solid.

Taste follows suit nicely. Grains and toasted bread mostly with light sweetness, decent hop presence of grass, herbal, floral, light fruitiness. Really nothing for off-flavors which is nice for this type of lager.

Very full, nice malty mouthfeel, carbonation is maybe a bit low for the style but ample, nice crispness to it and some hop bitterness.

I think freshness is definitely key for this beer, I've had some 'meh' bottles and I've had great ones, this particular one falls in the latter category. Nice straight up lager that's stellar all around, definitely sessionable, the 500ml size is nice but I'd love to see this in 6-packs.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Gatch
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The "bottled on" space on the label is blank!

A: Clear, clean, golden-straw-yellow with a big, fluffy, pillowy, bright white head leaving behind a bit of lace and retention.

S: Lots of sweet and sugary malt with a hint of hops. Spot-on for the style!

T: So damn smooth, clean, crisp, and delicious! Everything I expected from this long-awaited drinking experience.

M: Carbonation is good. Body is great. Finish is superb.

O: Wish I had another bottle. This is seriously good stuff. I'm a huge fan of the style and this is up there with Schlenkerla. I could drink endless amounts of this delicious lager!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Mahr's Hell from Mahrs-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.