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Mahr's Pilsner - Mahrs-Bräu

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88
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-20-2002)
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Reviews by melagnus:
Photo of melagnus
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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!

melagnus, Jul 06, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice straw color with not nearly as much head as expected though not much of one at all,aroma is very bready and malty with a note of wet burlap wich was a little odd to me but not repulsing.Taste was definantly clean and crip with a sweet edge to it finish had a nice herbal hop note that lingers pretty well.A great beer to have sittin on the porch listening to the crickets.

oberon, Apr 10, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a light yellowish-orange in color. It was very clear with some strong carbonation and a nice white head.

Smell – This Pils has a malty slant to its nose, but otherwise everything is right on. The German hops are grassy and light.

Taste – The smooth grainy malt is sizable for the style. The light grassy hops from the nose make it righteously to the taste. There’s also an herbal flavor to this bier.

Mouthfeel – This is damn near medium-bodied with some good carbonation and a distinctive dryness that lingers throughout the finish.

Drinkability – The malts were kind of big for a Pils, but this really was an excellent drinker and one that I will not hesitate to buy again. Another fine bier from Mahr’s.

RoyalT, Jan 26, 2005
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

SD-Alefan, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
5/5  rDev +27.2%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light golden straw tone with a vibrant nice sized white head, leaves streaks of lacing as it dwindles at a moderate rate. Aroma: Great clean biscuit malts and two row barley, clean overall with a dash of Hallertau hops in the finish. Taste: Very clean classic example of a German pils, grassy taste with a slight lemon citrus bite to it hops leave a good bitterness on the palate a great all around go to pilsner. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied moderate carbonation good stuff. Drinkability: Excellent session brew the type of Pils that could be drank in number and enjoyed the entire time.

WVbeergeek, Feb 23, 2004
Photo of Sammy
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average pilsner. Nice floral scent, but grassy and dry and almost watery
and not all that smooth nor refreshing, even with food. Light sweetness ,contained in a bulk of soapiness. Metallic drying bitter aftertaste. I've had better homebrewed pils.

Sammy, Jun 26, 2005
Photo of plfahey
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pale Yellow and very lightly hazy. Moderate white head with fine bubbles and moderate retention. Some nice lacing.

Aroma-Complex aroma-sweet, grainy malt with some biscuit characteristics, floral/spicy hops with some citrus (I'm not sure if the citrus is from the hops or if it's a yeast character in this one), and very light background diacetyl. Yum.

Flavor-Hops make a greater showing in the flavor, but are not overly bitter and are certainly not harsh. Light grainy malt and almost a low honey flavor. Hops have a floral, spicy, and citrusy flavor. Malt dries out in the finish leaving the light hop flavors to play out into the finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium low body, Medium high carbonation. Medium crisp, could be a hair better in this department, but still quite smooth-no harshness or unpleasant astringency.

In the words of a great woman-I could drink a shitload of this. This is a delicious beer.

plfahey, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Whole Foods, Chicago. A pretty likeable after sampling their unfiltered lager before. Pour the familiar frothy lager-head (nyuk!). Color is pale straw, of course. The malt gives up very little character, per style. Hops are more sharp and spicy, and only at the end do they show a hint of Pilsener character. A bit gassy, too. Not much more than a well presented example of a bland style.

DrunkMcDermott, Jul 25, 2005
Photo of PaBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PaBeerLover, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of edchicma
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a huge Pilsner fan, but this was very good. The appearance is very appealing with a slightly opaque lemon yellow appearance. Head dissipated quickly, but left a great lacing. Smell was maltly with a hint of hops. Tast is mainly creamy and malty...I want to try this again in the summer on a hot day....macro brewers take note...this is smooth and drinkable! Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but light enough to be refreshing. Very drinkable...would defintely try again...especially in the summer.

edchicma, Apr 12, 2005
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5L bottle to a standard V-shaped pilsner glass. The liquid is straw yellow and clear with huge carbonation. It pushes up a tall 3 finger white head with a rocky surface that fades slowly to show a good lace.

The smell is of biscuits and killer hops.

The taste is grainy bread and hopy. Very nice indeed.

The mouthfeel is very good just how it should be when fresh, This might be over 6 months old but well kept. A lighter body, good carbonation, very refreshing.

The drinkability is good, no complaints. Prosit, MK

MuenchenerKindl, Sep 16, 2006
Photo of jsh420
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

bottled 5 0 22 - whatever that means

pours bright yellow gold - plenty of sediment in the beer - 2+ finger head that leaves no lacing

smell is sweet cereal grains with some spicey hops

taste is cereal grains lemon with some spice hops on the finish

mouthfeel is so so - beer is flat no real life

drinkability is good even though the mouthfeel is not so good - the taste is solid

jsh420, Sep 10, 2009
Photo of fitzy84
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Moan and Dove since they finally had this bottled again. The drink poured with a light murky orange-yellow appearance with a decently thick head. The aromas were rich in grassy and herby smells wrapped around bready overtones. The taste maintained an earthy feel to it through its bready-citrus, bitter-sour balance. The carbonation was good on this one, leading to a stable crispness throughout. Overall, a good pilsner.

fitzy84, May 17, 2008
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

17 oz bottle picked up at the Boise Coop for $3 ... poured into my small weizen glass... my label says 5%.

Nice pour leaves a 2 finger rocky head that drops leaving nice lace.. pale gold/dark straw crystal clear brew.

Grainy pale malts and spicy hops are at the top of the aroma profile .. Very clean.

Flavor is bready with a good punch of bitterness and floral hoppiness. Hop flavors linger for quite a while. Good body but with lighter than expected carbonation. Finish is noble hops with a slight metallic twang.. but that twang could just be I haven't had a good German pils in a while... Could maybe use a little more carbonation and a touch more body.. but still very drinkable.

Very good across the board.. I wish this was one I could find on draft... I would certainly park myself at a stool and enjoy more than a couple.

JohnGalt1, Mar 17, 2008
Photo of tfidler
4/5  rDev +1.8%

tfidler, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of tompearson
4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow.
I'm touring Pils beer these days and loving it. From a NW hop head that's saying a lot.
This one is my favorite. Here is what is really interesting:
We'll be in Bamberg Germany this summer so I'm ready for it on tap!. Mohr Pils in July on the Rhine River. Can't wait.

tompearson, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Amalak
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this and it's a decent pilsner. Light color and good carbonation. Has a good bitterness to it that Pilsners provide. It's very easy to drink.

I love Pilsners and this is very good. Not excellent (it could use a little more flavor to it), but it has a good taste.

Amalak, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Hazy unfiltered straw yellow, highly effervescent with a big billowing head that retains well, leaving behind thick lacing.

Lemony, zesty hop aroma; peppery yeast, pilsner malt. Mild but very pleasant.

The palate is delicate, malty and mildly sweet up front. Hops are floral, herbal, citrusy, while yeast lends a bit of peppery spice. The finish is dry but only mildly bitter - I find myself wishing it had more bite, though it's still a delicious beer.

largadeer, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and poured with a bright white head. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of grassy hops in the nose along with some notes of biscuit malts.
T: The overall taste is rather malty and has notes of sweetness; it has flavors of biscuit and grainy malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and smooth on the palate and relatively thick for the style. A moderate amount of carbonation is perceptible. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
D: It's very easy to drink this beer, which is quite refreshing. It wouldn't be too difficult to have several of these in one sitting. I definitely would try this again because the taste is very interesting.

metter98, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of Sayson
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice heavy bottle. Sampled at 66F, maybe too warm to serve. Foamed up through the neck when I popped the cap. Made a nice head. Smell is hoppy and something I can't place. Little taste in front, but nice mouthfeel and pleasant aftertaste. Tastes clean. Dry in the finish. Color was straw, a little darker than expected and slightly cloudy. Overall, I liked this beer. It was clean and refreshing.

Sayson, Apr 20, 2005
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a doughy malt and a spicy noble hop.

The taste consisted of a soft bready malt with an earthy noble hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side for the style.

Overall a tasty and well rounded pils.

plaid75, May 06, 2008
Photo of MTNboy
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours light yellow it has a little bit of carbonation streams to the body and has great white head and lace. The smell is of grass and a little bit bread like with some herbal hoppiness. It has an earthy grain taste with some herbal hop tones. It has a nice flavor in all but there is some metallic bitterness. It has a very light mouthfeel with a some bite.

MTNboy, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of mjc410
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly cloudy - not a good thing for a pils. Still slightly transparent, however, with a light straw yellow color. Forms a one finger eggshell head with sudsy lacing. The nose is very pungent, full of lovely edelhopfen, somewhat grainy sweet. Taste is not as bitter as nose suggested, more mild, with a sweet hoppy aftertaste. Has a light mouthfeel, with lower card than expected. Despite all of the hits against it, this is a good, but mild drinker.

mjc410, Aug 28, 2006
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Mahr's Pilsner from Mahrs-Bräu
88 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.