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Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu

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97 Reviews

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Reviews: 97
Hads: 112
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2002

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Reviews: 97 | Hads: 112
Photo of alalvarez75
4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was my first Weisse beer ever over 15 years ago in Bamberg. I recently found this beer at the Bowery Whole Foods in NYC.
I will say, that since I served this beer, I am very particular about its pour and can not see how it can be served on tap. I'd avoid all weisse beers on tap as it affects the yeast distribution which is essential to the beers taste.

When using a weisse glass the head will be 2-3 inches tall and very frothy.
The taste will be sweet with hints of iron and spice.
This wesse taste is typical of Franconia and Bamberg in particular.

The taste is very crisp and in this beer's case, I do no recommend the orange slice that comes with it at most pubs.

This is one of my top 5 Weisse beers in the world.

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Photo of aluskungs
4.7/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Only thing wrong with this beer's appearance is that my glass is not empty, but it soon will be. Cloudy banana colored hazy beer. It poured clear from the bottle but I shook up and added the last inch into my glass. The head is tight and thick and stays. Little bubbles rise and give a pleasant aroma of bananas, citrus, and spices.

The taste hits me and I've time traveled back in time to when I was in Germany. This is the real stuff (or as real as one can get drinking a bottled beer in Boston). A real pleasure to drink, this beer is full of flavor. A pleasant sourness that turns to sweetness and finishes with a dry clove taste. Very drinkable and memorable.

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Photo of granger10
4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden color with a large foamy, sticky head. Lots of lacing. Really sticky looking and nice. Aroma is strong on yeasty phenols with bananas and cloves as well as some citirc tannin notes. Taste is fruitier and more herbal than the aroma would lead me to believe. The body is dry throughout. Soft notes of spice linger in the background. Lots of banana in here as well. Some bitter orange notes cut through the finish. Quite an extraordinary offering from a fine brewery. Maybe I'm just sick of these oversweet wheat beers we have in America but the dryness and spice this beer had to offer was terrific. I could easily session this.

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Photo of inebrius
4.6/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Misty harvest moon juice secretes aromas of washed rind brick cheese, preserved lemons and wheat crackers. A draught is spacious and playful as it skips across your buds leaving prints of easy citrus peel and cream puff. I'm not what you'd call a wheat beer enthusiast but I'll readily admit the Mahr's Weisse is a lighter sort and certainly one I'd choose to down over other standard wheat drinks.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a bottle at the brewery.

This weisse bier poured a cloudy, golden color with creamy, pillowy foam that settled but clung to the glass. The smell was malty with banana, clove, wheat, and yeast and light citrus. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and moderate carbonation. The fruity, yeasty flavor lingered pleasantly. This was a very nice hefeweizen.

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Photo of Cassidey
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is blonde and cloudy.

The smell, well it smells like beer, but a little sweeter than normal.

The taste makes me think of bubble gum and bananas within the context of a beer.

The mouthfeel is lovely and this is a beer that is easy to drink and love.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was actually on tap at Moan and Dove. Once served, it had a huge, bubbly head on top of a very murky, golden liquid. This hefeweizen had delicious aromas of wheat that were strongly permeating from it. It had a great tangy aftertaste with powerful citrus flavors. It was also very light to the point of it being a very refreshing drink. Overall, one of the best hefeweizens I have had recently.

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Photo of crookedhalo
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

50 cl, Bottled 06/01/04. Pours a clouded golden orange-yellow color with a big white head that is lasting for a good while. Some sweet malted wheat, banana and lemony citrus esters and plenty of clovey phenols. Light tartness in the finish, sweet wheat malt up-front. Lots of esters and phenols. Delicious. One of the better hefes I've had recently. Extremely smooth and satisfying, especially on this warm, sunny afternoon.

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Photo of Domingo
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is from the bottle...although that bottle was filled about 50 feet away the previous day, so this is about as fresh as it gets. They don't do draft weizen in their brewery, so this is poured/swirled by their barman.
It's a super cloudy light khaki color. Even after 10 minutes, there's no sign of the yeast settling or the color losing any consistency. The head is thick like meringue and coats the walls of the glass.
While some weizens focus on either fruit or spice character, this one has a distinct creamy vanilla character that keeps coming back. Banana and nutmeg are ever present, but I really like the vanilla character. It's almost like a pie or dessert in a glass.
Mouthfeel is right in between thick and drinkably thin. If anything, it's my one knock on the stuff.
Honestly, this might be my favorite weizen anywhere. It lacks the giant fruity attack of the Munich-area weissbiers, but that creamy character is something I can't get enough of.
An excellent beer, and one I might actually even be underrating as odd as that sounds. Top notch in every way.
I'm going to see how this brew does as an import, as the one I had at the brewery was spectacular. The ratings don't really reflect that, so maybe this one doesn't hold up to time very well?

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Photo of dsa7783
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single, 1 pint, .9 fl oz bottle just purchased for $3.99 from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
A hefty pour yielded a hazy, cloudy, straw-colored hue with a modest head that quickly receded and left a miniscule amount of lacing...
Sweet, enticing aroma replete with wheat, pears, and fresh citrus...
Taste was rich, and laden with ripe bananas, honeydew melon, pears, green apples, and fresh grapes...
All in all, an outstanding depiction of a true-to-the-style German Hefeweizen...
Creamy, rich mouthfeel along with a superb level of drinkability, especially due to the modest 4.9% ABV...
Great stuff...

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Photo of MTNboy
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a strong wheat, fruit and spiced aroma. The body is a cloudy straw color with good lacing and ivory colored head. It has an apple and sort of a melon taste to it but mainly strong tones of clove, citrus and banana. It has a medium body but is not as full as a lot weizens in its class from this area. I honestly think that makes it a little better than most. All the flavor but doesn't sit as heavy.

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Photo of putnam
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pure scent of yellow banana belies a lean, tangy and dry taste. Despite this beer's forceful grip of chalk and lemon on the palate, it oozes a glycerin-rich texture. The color is a light yellow/gold, lighter than most boutique Bavarian wheats to be found in this market. The top is noisy and seltzer-like in durability. Mineral and alkaline floral aromatics leverage deeply savory impressions of dry cider and sourdough. Nutty, herbal notes tease the tart finish.

Fans of fruit-cocktail flavored wheat beers can pass on this one. Fans of traditional lambic, cidre, Berliner Weisse and Gose won't want to miss it.

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Photo of mschofield
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow-gold topped with a two finger creamy white head, leaves webs of lacing, fully cloudy with the yeast swirled and added in.
Lemon, and slightly spicy aroma, grass and wheat, light vanilla, clove.
Similar in taste, lemon zest, wheat, grass, citrus and clove.
Light and crisp, easy drinking.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bottled date on the back of the bottle just has the number "two". I have no idea what that means. Mahr's Weisse has the typical cloudy golden wheat color of a hefeweizen. Head is fairly large at first, but doesn't stay around as long as some hefes. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is moderately strong and clovey. The taste is very good with no element really dominating. A tasty mix of wheat taste, cloves, banana, lemon, and spiciness greet my palate. Everything is nicely balanced, yet interesting. This one stands out from the few hefes that I've had and is entirely too easy to drink.

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Photo of twelvsies
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've got a little renewed interest in this style lately, and in my book Mahr's can do no wrong, so I picked this up the other day. Vibrant orange, fading to a bright yellow around the edges of the glass. Big and foofy white head, long lasting. Crazy scents coming off this one: plenty of citrus zest, lemons and oranges, with a nice fruity banana vibe as well, and some sweet and savory spices, pepper and cinnamon. Taste is plenty complex too, with plenty of those qualities previously mentioned transfering over to the taste. It's always disappointing when a beer smells good but then the taste falls short, as I often find in hefs, but this one comes through all the way. Lots of sweet banana bread, lemon rind, spicy clove and an herbal hop boquet meets a sticky, doughy, wheaty, pile of malt. Definitely on the meaty side. I think it's a seasonal thing, and I'm itching for this spring weather to really turn over, and a nice refreshing heffer is just alright with me this time of year.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.5 L bottle. Mahr's Weisse pours out a cloudy yellowish color with a small head. The aroma is wheat with bananas and apples. Thick wheat flavor with nutty yeast. Just a little bit of apple and lemon fruitiness. Lots of clove and pepper spiciness. Some sweet caramel flavor too. Finishes dry and a little hoppy. The mouthfeel is creamy. This is a delicious weisse, crisp and refreshing. I could easily drink 3 or 4 bottles.

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Photo of Offa
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very tasty hefeweizen of the kind that leans a little toward a good lager or a kolsch in overall character.

Gold and bubbly but rather clear, it has a huge, off-white head but little lace.

The aroma is bread, pear, banana, a cross between a good lager and a truehefewizen aroma.

The taste is grain, fruit, banana, pear, apple, again a cross-between lager and more paradigmatic hefeweizen, giving a very nice, well-rounded quality. It is highly drinkable.

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Photo of Tballz420
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew is a hazy orange brew, with a big white head on top. Nice banana and lemon scent, the usual german hefe. The traditional flavors are all present, a little more lemon zest than the banana end. Nice wheat malts, yeast, not the best out of all the german hefes, but its damn good.

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Photo of largadeer
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber-tinged blond with a small but dense head. It appears to be less carbonated than most hefeweizens.

There's a lot of bready malt on the nose, paired with clove-like phenolics, banana, and a touch of lemon.

The palate is bready, semi-sweet; fruity esters bring to mind banana and lemon. Lightly spicy, bringing some clove character that's signature of the style. Medium-light body. The beer becomes fairly dry in the finish, with lingering notes of spiced banana bread. It's not a terribly unique take on the style, but it is very good. Hefeweizen fans should love this.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16.9 oz long slender Euro style brown bottle, a bottled on date on the back label. Thin layer of brown sediment on the bottom of the bottle stay compacted while pouring.

Appearance: Clouded beige with a fluffy bubbly white head, good retention.

Smell: Yeasty with earthy overtones, spicy with aromas of black pepper and clove. Twang of fermented wheat on the nose also.

Taste: Firm medium body with quite an effervescent carbonation, both spiciness and a nutty yeast are intertwined with flavours of cracker and clove. Hops are minimal though show a splash of bitterness, fruity of vague lemon and apple. Mild esters from a light alcohol note start to warm things up. Big wheat malt character with a healthy balancing twang and a drawn-out grainy dryness. More rustic yeast flavours in the end with left over spicy clove flavour to make a decent semi-dry finish.

Notes: In the raw with very rustic flavours, this seems more like an old world wheat beer that is unadulterated what so ever.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy peach golden hue very carbonated brew that forms a large white head that dwindles down leaving fine scattered lacing. Aroma: Sharp citrus with banana esters with the malted wheat making a mark on the senses as well. Taste: Great overall flavor perfect mix contains every characteristic that I love about weizens sharply sweet wheat notes with banana, clove, and some citrus notes adding to the harmony of flavor. Mouthfeel: Light medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Drinkability: Definitely one of the most drinkable hefeweizens I've imbibed on.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy beige and cream head. Herbal hops and yeast in fine aroma. Corriander and mild citrus fruit, pepper, clove. Nice flavour mix with wheat. Semi-dry aftertaste. Nice with lunch. Creamy banana mid-texture mouthfeel. Not too sweeet or fruity. Session beer.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

A: Starts off crystal clear but gets cloudy. Large white head but not as big as I was expecting.
S: Big banana smell. Slightly vinegary. Peppy. As it warms I get lots of cloves.
T: Bananas and quite a pronounced bubblegum flavour, or something very close to the style of grapes grown in east Asia. Appears more in the finish. Bassetts Refreshers peppiness. Very dry. Better closer to room temperature. Getting a bit of citrus.
O: Love the bubblegum in this one, but I've had better. Can not wait to try this fresh in Bamberg some day.

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Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried a bottle of this at the Mahrs pub in Bamberg. A cloudy Bier mit yeasties, it is a deep golden color. Head is white and starts at about 2", yet it shrinks down fast, still leaving nice lacework. Aroma is verrry nice, with a healthy mix of clove, banana and yeasty spiciness. Mmmmm! It has a welcome smoothness on the tongue, even with the plentiful Hefeweizen carbonation. Body is in the medium range of things. Lots of banana in the flavor, with clove present but playing second fiddle.. It is wheaty and crisp, with the banana and yeast flavors lingering well into the quaff. A real nice Bier! Zum Wohl!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of jamiejohnson
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a typical German Weisse, which means it is good. Some Germans are better, some are worse, but I happen to like this style so this one's alright with me. The bottle's an inviting eyecatcher that begs you to purchase one (so I bought three.) I guess it could be a bit heavier in body, but lightness is the nature of this style. Overall it is a refreshing example of a true German Weisse. The girls seem to like it so that's a definite plus - gotta keep'em happy. Thank you Germany for serving up this genre of our favorite beverage, and this particular brew.

The girls are pretty,
The beer is nice.
Everyone's smiling
And drinking Weisse.

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Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.