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Mahr's Pilsner - Mahrs-Bräu

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BA SCORE
88
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 11
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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-20-2002

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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 75
Photo of andyinsdca
2/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Weak yellow color, thin foam.
Taste/smell: Not much beer taste of any sort, hints of corn, reminiscent of a "light" beer from an American mass market brew. Not awful, but nothing good about it.
Overall: Nothing to recommend this beer.

Photo of kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle served into a bierkrug at Mahrs Brau in Bamberg, Franconia, Germany (they were out of the draught version). Reviewed from notes taken June 2011. It was very affordably priced.

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.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick and a bit lumpy. Matches the style but not the beer's flavours.

Dr: Affordable garbage. A "student beer" in polite terms. Not a good choice if you're at Mahrs Brau.

D+

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.71/5  rDev -30.9%
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.

Photo of Jadan
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Photo of mschofield
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Foam pours out of the bottle upon opening - this one is well carbonated. Slightly hazed (chill haze?) yellow-gold, topped with a two finger creamy white head, the glass ends up entirely covered by webs of lacing.
Nice grass and lemon pilsner aroma, light toast note, earthy, herbal and tea notes.
"Chewy" malty taste, maltier than I'd expect from a pils, plenty of lemon zest and grassy notes.
Light-medium bodied.

Photo of albern
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad pilsner but not overly impressive either. The beer pours a pale straw color with some white thinnish head that does hang around the rim of the glass for awhile. The aroma to the beer is a bit musty straw, a bit floral hop, a bit lemony. The beer is pretty well carbonated and there are some yeasty bits floating about. This is an unfiltered pilsner, which makes it somewhat more interesting. The taste is quite watery with a noticeable hop bite in the finish. As things settle, the bite mellows out and there are more smooth, almost creamy grain husks in the body of the beer. Overall, this is a thin beer, not all that great, not bad either, but just a little too watery for my tastes.

Photo of John_M
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a bright gold color with excellent head retention and fair lacing. I don't get a lot on the nose, just some light honey and hoppy bitterness. On the palate, this beer is not particularly impressive. There's some light honey, along with some biscuit and dough flvors. However, the flavors are pretty light, and the beer is really a bit watery. Not bad, but hardly impressive. Mouthfeel is light and alcohol is not at all noticeable. However, the flavor profile is so one dimensional and boring, it's really not a lot of fun to drink.

OK, but can't see ordering this one again.

Photo of
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy, pale yellow color with a modest off white head. Aroma was honey and citrus. Taste was a nice balance of malt & hops, with the hops primarily coming into play during the finish in a citrus kind of way. Mouthfeel was light, carbonation seemed to be low to medium, and it was just slightly drying. A very drinkable beer on a summer evening.

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Gavage
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy pale yellow color with a 1/2" head that fell apart quickly. No lacing developed.

Smell: grass is all that was detectable.

Taste: grass, mild saaz bitterness, green grapes, and a mild malt profile make for a simple but tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. The finish is also quite clean. Refreshing beer.

Drinkability: easy to quaff pils. This one will not blow you away, but several of these can be drank in a session. Worth a try.

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of clarknova
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bighuge
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a hazy golden. Little white head. Nice noble hop aroma. Spicy and a little smoky. Taste has a definite German slant. Bitter and a bit smoky. Good malt base. A bit of complexity in this pilsner. The bit of smokiness really grows on you as you drink it. Makes you want to keep drinking and drinking.....Not an outstanding pilsener, but definitely worth a try for a slightly different twist on the German Style Pilsner.

Photo of Chico1985
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pre-gaming for a German beer tasting with, well, a German beer. 500ml pours into a mug straw-yellow with a thin and quickly dissipating white head.

Very clean pilsner. While there's no weird adjuncty off-flavors at all, the smell and taste do come off as sorta weak, but pleasant enough. Nice lager-y flavors of toasted grains, buttery bread, and maybe a touch of caramel sweetness. Little bit of floral and spicy noble hops coming through. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a great body for the low ABV and style. Maybe could use more carbonation.

Solid no-frills pils, nothing too exciting flavor-wise going on but definitely smooth and nice and easy to drink. Pairs fine with some spicy soup on an almost-fall afternoon.

Photo of TinusTime
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden colour with a tight foamy white head. Smell is crisp and hoppy with a bit of malt.. Taste is very crisp malt up front, a bit of metal then some dry floral hoppy finish. An average Pils taste.. Nothing of not. It is good but it just has an average taste drawback. Mouthfeel is good with lovely carbonation and a typical crisp taste. Drinkability-- well It aint the best German Pils I have had, but its not the worst. Its just kinda there.

Photo of jettjon
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the 500ml bomber marked “Bottled on: 5043.” Not sure how to decipher that…. Into a pilsner, it’s a slightly hazed pale golden color with plenty of carbonation. Fluffy white head fades slowly down to a thick cap and ring, leaving plenty of sticky lace behind. Nose of powdery, bready malt, a touch of citrus hops, and perhaps sweet-ish yeast. Mouth follows nose more or less precisely: bready, yeasty, with a touch of citrusy hops bitterness. Clean mildly bitter finish. Good semi-creamy mouth without going over the top with viscosity. Good mellow carbonation. Nice and easy on the palate; satisfying. Drinkability is good; it’s unassuming and drinkable.

Overall: A pretty decent pils; too bad I have no way to check on the freshness. I’m willing to bet it’s fairly old, and I’m quite sure it would be better if I had a truly fresh sample. Worth a try, especially if you can guarantee it’s fresh.

Photo of jsh420
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
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

Photo of Amalak
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color, with slight haze, adorned with a fine, thick, bone-white head. Nose is soft & sweet, malty, light as a cloud, with distant floral, honey notes.
Clean entry on the tongue, sweet, pleasing and mild. Light body, delicate texture, thoroughly malty, and very, very smooth
Nearly no hops at all, but this is a German pils, and if you want something nice'n'easy, you can't miss here.

Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Extremely cloudy for the style. Slight white head and light lace. Light golden color.

Ever so slight the skunk; otherwise, there's a strong raw grain aroma, almost like the brewery floor.

Of the beers I've tried in the flight, this Pilsner is the bitterest of the European offerings. Still, it is not at the level of the American versions. Plenty of raw grain flavors in the mouth. The swallow is all hop. Nice full body (like skim milk) for the style and the carbonation is perfect.

I'd love to try this beer in Germany where it would be fresh. I am certain that this score would appreciate considerably. The smell is a strong distraction, but overall, I think this would be a great pilsner when fresh.

Photo of horndecker
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a clear and bright, honey-colored beer, and has a bright white, finely carbonated head. The head is just a bit sticky, and has just a bit of staying power, thoguh it's nice while it lasts.

It has an assertive, hoppy nose - grassy and herbal, with lemon and slight apple aromas. There is sulfur and sweet malt underneath.

The first sip shows that herbal hops up front, and a somewhat spicy, perhaps peppery tang. A decent, round malt lies below, giving way to a dry and mildly bitter finish, with a tannic aftertaste. The hops are nicely assertive throughout, carried on a medium to light body and plenty of carbonation. A good pilsner.

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Mahr's Pilsner from Mahrs-Bräu
88 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.