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Mahr's Hell - Mahrs-Bräu

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BA SCORE
89
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 12
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-28-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

lord_jordo, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

wattoclone, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

rapayn01, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

marshmeli, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Burt, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

djcira, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of IrishKevin
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

IrishKevin, May 19, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Mahrs itself in a 500 ml mug, on to the beer:

This one is golden yellow in color with a thick collar which retains well. Honey and grass make the aroma, and both aromas are vibrant. The taste is clean with pleasant grassy notes, honey bread, and a subtle citric note. With a slight crispness and light-medium body which helps make this beer very refreshing, this is one of many candidates for the stereotypical helles lager.

DoubleJ, May 09, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Eric908, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Solinsky
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Solinsky, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

lupercmda, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev +0.8%

mizx, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DilisioYCBC, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ejimhof, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Chucker17, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

HellesTrinker, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It’s always a great day when I’ve got a real German beer in my fridge. I just hope it made the trip overseas relatively quickly.

The date code reads “Bottled on: 312,” which could mean the 31st day of 2012 (January 31, 2012) or the 312th day of the year (earliest possible being November 8, 2011); either way, this one is over eight months old. Not optimal for a lager, but whatever.

A: Very pale yellow with a bright white, sudsy head that sits at about an inch: yep, that’s a German lager. Tumults of bubbles throughout the body support a thin covering of retention, accompanied by soapy lacing.

S: Nice bready aroma to the nose, with subsequent sniffs fleshing out buttery biscuit, grain husk, soft straw, and clean lager yeast. Hops give a sharp note of acidic intensity, pepper, lemon-lime, and floral herb character wafting up above the malts – it’s a great balance of scents. Some residual sugars show up as creamy vanilla and strawberry puree, showing off that sweet malt scent I’d been hoping for. This lager seems to be hitting all the right notes so far.

T: A beautifully-crafted lager at first sip: its flavors are silk on the tongue. Flavorful malt and clean, bready yeast take center stage in a battle between sweet, toasted graininess, floury biscuit dough, and mild grape and banana. None of them really wins, and that’s alright with me; I really enjoy that intricate balance. There is a noticeable lack of hop bite (possibly due to age), but notes of lemon rind, citrus (mostly mango), and tea leaf astringency are still there. Finishes with barely any aftertaste: only a tiny taste of sweet grains and metals linger.

M: Not a thin body, but one that doesn’t have a ton of carbonation. This is the definition of a smooth-drinking lager, with a light body.

O: It seems like the brewer was trying to make the easiest-drinking beer on the planet – something that Bud, Miller, and Coors have been trying to do for years – and I think they just may have succeeded. From first sip to last, this was everything I wanted in an everyday beer: smooth, pleasing flavors that still don’t lack depth, as well as a creamy texture that doesn’t fill you up. It’s a shame I won’t be able to have it fresh unless I buy a ticket to Europe; still, I’ll be buying up whatever bottles I can while I have the chance. Prost!

BarryMFBurton, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

wdarcy77, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had the pleasure of trying this one tap during its short span at 775 Gastropub. It's a perfectly clean lager with a nice dose of malts and just enough hops to balance it out. It was very, very smooth - almost too smooth! A little more crispiness would have been cool, but I liked it for what it was just fine. Why did the glass have to be 14oz? I wanted so much more.

TheRealBigC, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of jonb5
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden colour, medium head, clear. Initial red cabbage aroma faded, also detected some malt and citrus. Initially I tasted a burst of nut and mushroom which promised much but soon faded. It had a pleasant, balanced malty sweetness but it could have been more. Crisp texture, smooth on the palate, light to medium carbonation. Expected a lot after the first sip, eventhough it didn't quite deliver it was still not bad.

jonb5, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

rolltide8425, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Lord Hobo in a stein- pouts a clear golden straw color with two fingers of creamy white head; modest retention, a few spots of lacing, visibly effervescent.

Smells nice- pretty sharp dry hops and pale grains, good side if earthy yeast.

Taste is consistent with the smell- a little more pale malt sweetness, followed by a nice mic if the yeast and dry hops.

Mouthfeel is great- light body, moderate to full carbonation. Exceptionally refreshing for a hot summer day.

Hopdaemon39, Jun 29, 2012
Mahr's Hell from Mahrs-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.