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Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu

Mahr's Weisse
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BA SCORE
82
good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%


Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

1.95/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured into a half liter weizen glass. I think this bottle was on the shelf a little too long. Poured a clear, deep straw yellow, but I noticed a huge hunk of dark yeast at the bottom as I swirled the remainder. I managed to break it loose and pour it into the glass. After that the color darkened to a diarrhea dark yellow/brown, and larger pieces of the yeast settled to the bottom. Surprisingly little head developed for a hefe. It doesn't look very appetizing.

Smell: Prominent sparkling apple cider aroma. At first I thought grapes, thinking it was skunked (and I'm far from convinced this bottle is in good condition), but I had to search for the right match from my memory, and, ironically, the Meier's brand sparkling ciders that we drank as kids on Thanksgiving fit best. It lacks all the other typical scents of a good hefe: no banana or cloves.

Taste: Very weak. The sparkling apple cider from the smell dominates, and it reminds me of flat 7-Up. This is, no doubt, a bad bottle.

Drinkability: I have the glass half empty, and I'm seriously debating whether or not to dump the rest. I may want to stay away from the dark chunks of yeast that settled to the bottom. Yeah -- I'm dumping it out. I'll have to review this one again, as this is the store's fault for not pulling this from the self.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 06:13:58 | More by TheQuietMan22
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wnh

Missouri

2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

9/13/09
500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a slightly cloudy light straw with a small-ish, short-lived fizzy white head that diminishes to nothing. Lively, with steady streams of bubbles rising to the surface. Becomes less and less cloudy as it warms, though it never becomes crisp.
Soda-like spice aromas on the nose, with a bright, estery fruitiness reminiscent of strawberries and peaches. This lacks any distinctive hefeweizen clove and banana aromas, sadly.
Light and fruity on the palate, but again lacking any distinctive yeast-produced hefeweizen qualities. The soda-like quality persists on the palate, and the overall feeling of this beer is not unlike an undercarbonated 7-Up or Sprite--though Mahr's Weisse seems overcarbonated for the style.

I'm uncertain what to think of this beer. I can't detect any specific off flavors, but I have a hard time believing this is the beer the brewers intended it to be. The label has the words "Bottled on:" with a stamp saying "1 8 07" (or "18 07"), so there's a chance this is just that old. However, the store from which I purchased this beer only received the shipment a couple of months ago, and the other two styles from this brewery have "Bottled on" codes printed on the back, none of which resemble an actual date, so it seems to follow that the apparent "date" stamped on this bottle is actually some four digit code. Still, this is not a good beer. Inoffensive, granted, but not good. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 19:39:28 | More by wnh
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Cassidey

California

4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2009 22:45:11 | More by Cassidey
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gpogo

California

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy straw colored body with lively carbonation. Large white head that dissipates to a cidery covering.

A- Light clove and banana aroma. A little yeast.

T- Lots of banana flavor, tastes like banana nut bread. Very light tasting. Interesting strawberry taste in the aftertaste.

M- Medium-light bodied with high carbonation. Very refreshing on a day when you are cleaning out your car. The body is a tad on the light side.

D- Good beer for a warm day. A bit light bodied, but still quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 19:51:20 | More by gpogo
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CMW

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow. Tall white head disappears quickly and leaves nothing but a lace ring.

S - Light wheat and malt notes. The focus appears to be on the yeast and citrus flavors.

T - Quite sweet upfront with flavors of banana and citrus. Malty and yeasty through the middle. The problem I have with this beer is that this is some serious medicinal tones in the finish.

M - Light and airy body is good.

D - The medicinal flavor makes even one hard to drink. I think I will choose an Ayinger or Paulaner from now on.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 23:30:50 | More by CMW
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Halcyondays

California

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy light orange, really light fizzy head for a hefe, not impressive.

S: Bubblegum, cherry, pineapple.

T: Honeydew melon, cantaloupe, banana, yeast chalk and citric-type acid form the mix of the main flavours. Strawberry makes an interesting appearance mid-palate. A unique tasting hefe for sure.

M: Tangy, mildly acidic, light-bodied, fizzy, needs more body in the style.

D: Great label that caught my eye. In the end a unique but middle of the road hefe that isn't as good as it's less pricey contemporaries.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 21:58:15 | More by Halcyondays
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Gmann

New York

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a bright yet murky golden color with a smallish white head that was a bit disappointing for a hefe. The aroma is of a crisp wheat malt, some banana and clove, and a touch of pepper. The taste is of light banana and bubble gum, not a very sharp wheat presence, a bit watery in the taste. Rather ho hum in the taste department, a bit too watery. However the feel is not watery, moderate body, a bit fizzy, crisp but not too edgy. Quite a neutral feel. This has to be one of the easiest drinking brews that I have had. Goes down way easy. Though the flavor lacks, the smooth body with crisp carbonation makes this one easy to kick back. Though not very flavorful, no off-putting flavors. Worth a try, great for summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 05:30:56 | More by Gmann
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popery

California

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark banana yellow liquid with a sadly dissipating head. The bottle started to slowly gush on me when I uncapped it, but the head faded to almost nothing after a minute. I like the look of the liquid quite a bit, though. The aroma is very good with some sweet bananas mixed with clove and coriander. The flavor is similar with a healthy bitter bite at the finish. I actually wish that the beer was a bit less biting and a bit stronger, but then I dearly love Weihenstephan's version. The feel isn't quite right with the bitterness and a touch of astringency. The really unfortunate thing is that the good hefe flavors are in there. They just get a bit overshadowed by the problems. As for drinkability, I just love to drink hefeweizens. Reading about Prohibition killing American wheat beers makes me sad.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 05:31:58 | More by popery
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Troyone

California

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy lemon/apricot color with minmimal white head and lots of action.

Lots of bubblegum and banana aroma with a hint of a sour note.

Has a bland buttery wheat grain taste with a hint of a sour butterscotch background.

Light bodied, buttery blended with a watery texture, and a lively soft carbonation.

A different taste to the point that this seems to elighten the optional methods and recipes from the country most known for this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 01:59:45 | More by Troyone
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MTNboy

Germany

4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 12:45:24 | More by MTNboy
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Offa

California

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 22:22:56 | More by Offa
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Zorro

California

3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow colored beer with a tall white head, looks picture perfect.

Smell is sweet and mainly clove in scent with s lesser musty fruit aroma apple mostly. No banana at all and a strong wheat cracker aroma.

Taste starts out neutral and quite strongly of vanilla cake batter only less sweet. Very high carbonation level makes this quite refreshing. Little bit of clove and banana here but not much, this is really lightly flavored.

Mouthfeel is light.

Super easy to drink, mostly from the carbonation level. Lightly flavored and low in alcohol, this is an excellent thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 01:03:20 | More by Zorro
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1pint 9 fl oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a very cloudy opaque yellow body with a half inch of off-white head. Smells citrussy with banana notes. Tastes lemony with a fair bit of spice, nut, banana. Medium bodied with restrained carbonation. Tasty and complex for sure, but not the most drinkable example of the style. A good hef, but at over 6$ per bottle, this will probably be an occasional treat.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 22:36:09 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy medium straw hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured some light yeast esters and a touch of wheat spice.

The taste was toward the lighter side and consisted of a light wheat ma;t and some subtle esters.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

As always with hefes, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 02:17:17 | More by plaid75
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jamiejohnson

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 23:07:25 | More by jamiejohnson
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Boilermaker88

California

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a .5L bottle at my local Glendora BevMo. Poured into my beloved Weihenstephan weissebier glass.
Appearance: cloudy pale golden coloring; tons of carbonation briefly stoked a tall snow white head before it collapsed in on itself, leaving a ghostly ring of lace.
Smell: modest aromas of yeasty malts, vanilla, and clove. Not able to pick up any banana aroma.
Taste: dry hayfield maltiness yields to a bready malt taste. Slightly spicy with clove and vanilla flavors but none of the flavors were all that pronounced.
Feel: light, crisp, refreshing and very tingly on the tongue thanks to all that carbonation.
Overall, a decent, though not great hefeweizen. Definitely a good one on a hot summer day. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 05:27:23 | More by Boilermaker88
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
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...
Recommended...

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 00:23:39 | More by dsa7783
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is one of my favorite styles of beer and this is definitely a decenthefe. But, it falls short of the top hefe's I have had and really seems thin and light bodied.

It is pretty clean looking and spritzy in the glass...a manageable 1/4 inch head.

Nose is yeasty...sweet...not so much bananas but more of a dulled vanilla aroma...also some cloves on the nose.

Body is very thin for the style...makes it easy drinking for sure but the feel is almost like a hefe light.

Nothing wrong with the taste but nothing that really grabs me either....vanilla...a little bit of banana...leans sweeter rather than spicier...

A nice drinker...factor in the price though and there are many more I would drink rather than this. Now toss this in a new Miller Light Weisse six pack for $7 and I'd buy it on occasion.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2008 05:30:00 | More by ZAP
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aluskungs

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +29.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 02:54:12 | More by aluskungs
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into an Erdinger weizen glass. Slightly hazy golden/straw color topped by a single finger of fizzy white head. Tons of carbonation keeps on coming for as long as there's beer in the glass. Aroma of crisp wheat, very light malt, and some clove spiciness. Not much in the way of banana or other fruit esters.
Palate is mildly sweet and highly agreeable. Light malt and some residual sugars up front yield to the crispness of the wheat mid-palate. Clove spice and a touch of sweet fruit come through towards the finish and linger in the back of the mouth. Body is light and well-carbonated, a great recipe for a highly drinkable beer. An excellent choice for sitting on the porch on a warm Labor Day weekend.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 22:42:11 | More by ElGordo
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loren01

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours farily clear yellow, lots of yeast at the bottom of the bottle, swirled and poured. Now slightly cloudy yellow. Small white head, no lacing down the glass
S: Smell is of wheat, yeast and slight lemon zest
T: Good wheat taste followed by a citrusy sweetness.
M: Light to medium bodied. Prickly mouthfeel
D: Pretty drinkable Hefe. Not the best I've ever had but not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2007 07:59:37 | More by loren01
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zeff80

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - It poured out a golden/yellow color with a fizzy, shite, one-finger head. It was highly carbonated.

S - It smelled of wheat, citrus and clove.

T - It tasted strongly of wheat. There was also an odd fruit flavor. It tasted a little like banana or a tropical fruit. It wasn't a good quality.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A good amount of fizziness on the tongue. A light-bodied beer.

D - The odd-fruit flavor was a detrement to the overall quality of this beer. Otherwise, the wheat flavor was very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2007 16:31:36 | More by zeff80
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw color with a very fizzy head that's constanly replenished by fresh bubbles streaming up. The smell is of wheat crackers. Fairly fresh smelling. The taste is dry, crisp wheat with a grainy finish. Malty but dry aftertaste. Fairly crisp but with some body to it as well. Pretty drinkable, a little thick compared to some others in the style, but fresh clean wheat tastes make it okay for a go.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2007 15:44:39 | More by Georgiabeer
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Vancer

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one gets a thumbs down. I wouldn’t waste any more good money on this – there are much better locals brews out there.

Plain clear yellow pour, minimal heading. Subtle notes of malty banana come and go – mostly go.

Darn perfumy taste, not pleasant to really quaff or sip on. One and done for me. And no, didn’t do this “drain pour” crap some talk about.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2007 13:24:26 | More by Vancer
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a little lighter yellow, not as hazy as some other German wheats. This one didn't have great head retention, although I'm not sure if the ceramic hefeweizen glass makes a difference. Yeast flavors big in the nose; slight spiciness, slightly full phenolic alcohols.

Flavor is more of the same, good weissbier tastes. I prefer a fuller body, would be disappointing for a hefeweizen. Polished grains, crisp and refreshing. A little clove flavor, to me it seems like a bottle conditioned lager. There's a little vanilla flavor too.

A good German blonde bier, nothing too exciting but could be good with a variety of palate-cleansing duties.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2007 05:27:51 | More by BretSikkink
Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.