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Mahr's Christmas Bock - Mahrs-Bräu

Mahr's Christmas BockMahr's Christmas Bock

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83
good

215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%


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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Big Y
Little y
A yawning yellow yak.
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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.

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Mahr's Christmas Bock from Mahrs-Bräu
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