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Mahr's Christmas Bock - Mahrs-Bräu

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Mahr's Christmas BockMahr's Christmas Bock

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BA SCORE
83
good

218 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 12-16-2003)
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Hhawk06

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This seasonal produced a wonderful head; one that was firm, cloudy, largely beaded and well sustained. The color of the brew itself was caramel-golden and abundantly clear. The nose was very sweet with hints of molasses and fig. I would say the mouthfeel was fairly thick, borderline syrupy but not quite. There is definitely a juicy malt and fresh biscuity overall feel to the beer. Clearly, plummy and sweet tobacco characteristics stands out at first and then slowly transforms in to some type of marmelade toast flavor (?). The malt dominance keep everything creamy and smooth throughout. The finish remains sweet with carameled fruit and also leaves a bit of a gritty dryness. Very average IMO.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 12:54:20 | More by Hhawk06
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3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 1 pint 9 fl oz bottle, bottled on date blank.

Pours a hazy golden body with average retention and almost no lacing. Kind of boring. Aroma is brown bread and flavor expands on that with spices that grow in intensity as it warms. Smooth and chewy, it's decent enough; just needs to work on its appearance.

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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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Big Y
Little y
A yawning yellow yak.
Young Yolanda Yorgenson
Is yelling on its back.

The label of this bottle looks just like the "Y" page from the "ABC's" book from Dr Seuss. I didnt notice this coinidenc in this store, but had I noticed, I would have purchased the bottle based solely on the label.

16 oz bottle (which happens to be the perfect size IMO) pours into a styrofoam cup. Give me a break, I am in a hotel room in the Keys without access to proper glassware. From what I saw, the beer looked amber in color and is topped with a stiff white head.

Aroma doesnt really possess any festive qualities. Its your basic bock with malt forward aromas, some grassy notes, perhaps a hint of cloves, but we are really just talking basic aromas here.

Nice flavor. Slight hop bite, maltiness, cracker like, bready, quite refreshing. The mouthfeel is great. Not too thin and not too chewy. A decent beer. Got this on sale at Total Wine for $1.99- Totally worth it!

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500ml poured into a pint glass a dull copper color with a white head. A ring left around the top with bits of lace.

Smell is really quite odd. Vanilla, caramel corn, confectionary sugar, grainy tones.

Taste is very sweet and feels off in general. Huge caramel/grainy/adjuncts/paper with some apples and earthy hops. Not good.

Lowish carbonation and a very malty, almost oily mouthfeel. Some booze.

Just not very pleasant to drink. Artificial sweet malts and paper tastes, doesn't really resemble a bock. Especially after enjoying Weissenohe Monk's Christkindl recently this seems like a disgrace to the style, and kinda to beer in general.

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Mahr's Christmas Bock from Mahrs-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.