Mahr's Christmas Bock - Mahrs-Bräu

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83
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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: maxpower on 12-16-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of pkalix
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

hmm, i may have ruined the first small part of the pour.... into a frozen Golden Harvest Drinking Jar (for a little style....) but it foamed HUGE...
dark straw color, huge foamy head, and smells a little spicy and lager-y in the bottle and the jar.
with a now-shrunken and textured head, the first sip is a bit like a soft pilsener, with the medium sweet malts up front and a slight bitterness on the sides of the tongue. there's a certain robustness to it, which wasnt expected after seeing how light-colored it is in the glass. i should probably save the "drinking jar" for those lame, commercial brews as these german brews always seem to foam up when i pour into it, regardless of how softly i may try to pour.
overall, an exceptional brew! not an entirely complex beer, but for the style this is something i'd endeavor to find out of the tap in a nice, dark, warm ambience.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Philousa
2.84/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear pale, nearly amber in color. Aroma is clean and nutty, some hint of barley grist. Flavor is clean like a pilsner and turns thicker with some smoke and umami. Coppery aftertaste with some fruity, nectary hops. Feel is more watery than anything with medium carbonation, but tending towards flat. Finish is somewhat sweet, but mostly balanced. This is nothing special. I'm not one for bocks, but this doesn't taste like a bock or a pilsner. Not bad, but not good either.

Photo of Hopswagger
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

P: Crystal clear copper body with a thin layer of airy white bubbles that settle to a thin film. Slowly active bubbles climbing to the top.

S: Toasted caramel malt, yeast, cereal grains and dull spice.

T/M: Taset follows the nose with heavy malt, toast and earthy yeast. Apple peel hops with cinnamon and other spices balancing delicately on the palate. Light body with zesty carbonation. Finish is dry with timid bitter apple peel.

O: As a Christmas beer I feel lack of spice was really a downer. A good beer that is easy drinking and enjoyable but not a Christmas miracle. A solid offering none the less.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of silverking
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a beautiful golden color with a white head that fades fast. It smells of fresh baked bread and yeast. The taste starts malty, yeasty, and sweet and then delicately fades into a mildly bitter hop finish. The malt and yeast never really give up their grasp on your tongue though. In fact, the malt and yeast can be tasted long after the hops have faded from the palate. The carbonation is a bit on the heavy side, but the thick/creamy mouthfeel counteracts it beautifully. This beer was a new experience for me. I usually target hop forward beers that are intensely bitter, but this one was a bit different. Thoroughly enjoyable, but completely out of my normal beer style.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was gold in color with a medium-sized white head. There was a little bit of lace.

Mostly a caramel aroma, sweet. A bit outdoorsy, grassy, herbal.

Taste followed form. Caramel, fairly malty. A kiss of herbal hops.

Crisp mouthfeel.

A nice enough beer.

Photo of plaid75
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

The smell featured light earthy malts, metal and a light grassy hop.

The taste consisted of a light round caramel, cereal grains and grassy and herbal noble hops.

The mouthfeel was round and clean with a vigorous carbonation.

Overall a tasty winter bock. Light and enjoyable.

Mahr's Christmas Bock from Mahrs-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.