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Mahr's Pilsner - Mahrs-Bräu

Mahr's PilsnerMahr's Pilsner

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BA SCORE
87
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%


Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-20-2002)
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Reviews by melagnus:
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melagnus

California

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pilsner malt produced Straw (SRM 3.5) to Pale Gold hues, with finger-thick white head that fades quickly. The head has a sudsy consistency and is easily roused when swirling this fine looking liquid in the snifter.

S - A beautiful bouquet of Hallertau hops consumed the senses, giving off a mild citrusy note that seems dry and crisp. Phenolic spiciness also comes through on the nose.

T - Medium in body, this beer balances the hops and malts perfectly for this style, with a to-style edge going to the bittering Halertau hops. The beer has a sweet malty consistency, which gives a slight syrupy aspect to the beer, but then dries out on a bitter-note in a crisp refreshing way. By no means the crisp finish of a Bohemian Pilsner, this Franconian-style Pils is an absolute gem! Although it states 5.0% on the label, their website states the beer is 4.9% ABV, so not sure what to believe. Either way, a Session Beer it is and a damn good one!

C - I haven't had a proper German Pilsner since leaving Germany and after tasting this, I've started to long again for the beer I once used to be able to get so fresh! Old World they are, but the traditional brewing method utilized in brewing most German beers clearly shows the love and passion they still have for all things beer-related! Pair it with some German Kartoffelsalat (potato salad), Schnitzel (traditionally utilizes a pork cutlet) and some Sauerkraut (pickled sour cabbage) and enjoy!

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 18:46:25 | More by melagnus
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Look: Pours with light (medium bubbles), large, white head. Good, slow retention (breaks down with bigger bubbles). Leaves a solid, thick layer, stays for the whole ride. Huge amount of carbonation, lots of tiny bubble chains. Clear and golden, as it should.

Smell: Hay that goes floral with some light citrus, grassy touch. Soft pale malt sweetness with some bitter honey notes. A bit peppery. Pleasant and fresh.

Taste: Hay goes to light pale bread, biscuit malt sweetness and continues into spicy floral hop notes that transform at the end into a spike of medium noble hop bitterness with very light biscuit, herbal honey sweetness. Very light zesty sourness and earthy notes. A fun ride for a pilsner.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shipped fresh from the brewery, best buy date 5 months out, so a 4 week old beer.

For those of you who gave this beer a low rating (under 4.0) ,either 1) you didn't get a fresh bottle and missed out on most of the subtle flavors herein and therefore your review isn't valid IMO, or 2) you have horrible taste, or 3) stay away from rating Pils beers if you are DIPA-lover or hop-head.

Aroma:
Some Pils malt aroma and Noble hops, bu I have to swirl it to get it really popping. Mahrs' is also a tad sweeter in aroma, less rich deep bread-like malty smell.

Flavor:
Mahrs Bräu's Pilsner is good, bready, more like fresh toast. The front has some bitterness but it's in the middle of the tongue where all the giant bitter notes pop out. I've never had a beer where the middle was bitterer than the front of the tongue. On the sides, some Pils malts but not so sweet, again bready. In the back, mmm :) the Pils malt sweetness and a nice blast of caramel. In the aftertaste, more sweet Pils malts but also a bite of sharp bitterness to bring back a balance. I has very slight metallic taste, maybe not exactly metallic, but something in that direction near the end, too. Overall, very balanced and wonderful.

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Wonderful, the thickness you expect in a Franken beer, cozy, süffig.

Overall:
The Mahrs is most balanced and managed to get caramel flavors in the mix, too.
I love the Mahrs Pils for just being the goldilocks of sweet Pils malts and hoppiness, and finding a way to incorporate hints of caramel into a Pils.

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A: Pours a two finger head of no cream, bad thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a clear yellow-gold.

Sm: Cream and clean full barley. That's it. A rather simple unflattering aroma.

T: Stale crystal malt and crystal hops, with light cream over a mediocre barley foundation. Mucky aftertaste. Simply crap. Poorly built. Imbalanced.

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Mahr's Pilsner from Mahrs-Bräu
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