Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu
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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 96 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
07-11-2004 03:57:46 | More by Sammy
3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that died down but never completely disappeared.
S: There are aromas of citrus, wheat and yeast in the nose along with some hints of spices.
T: The taste has a slight amount of sweetness and flavors of bananas with hints of clove.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing.
02-05-2011 14:25:40 | More by metter98
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
Unfocused ripe banana with sheets of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. The head is cotton white, large-bubbled, rumpled looking and nicely sticky. Thin bridges of foam run from head to glass and leave meandering strands of lace when they break. I prefer yeast-riddled hefe weizens, but this one clears within seconds of each pour. I've seen better.
The nose is well above average for the style and definitely isn't shy. It's moderately heavy on the sweetened banana esters with a complementary amount of clove spice. There's also a musky hoppiness that adds olfactory interest.
Things aren't quite so wonderful on the palate. For one thing, the beer is too sour. I don't mind a little (or even more than a little) wheaty tang, but this one is sour to the point of being lemon juice-like. Thankfully, the weizen character isn't lost, but it is wandering around and refusing to ask for directions.
A little more wheat malt would help matters. Banana isn't nearly as noticeable in the mouth as it is in the nose, so I'm going to go with a hefe weizen banan-o-meter score of 2.0/5.0. When lemon fruit fights monkey fruit for supremacy, you know the yeast strain is something less than world-class. There's isn't much clove either; further evidence of a less than kick-ass yeast strain.
I like my hefe weizen mouthfeels to be creamy above all else... and this one isn't. That's the main reason why I asked for more malt in the previous paragraph. It's light-medium for the style with no sense of expansiveness. It's saved, however, by a lightly coating finish and by an acceptable amount of carbonation.
Mahrs Brau beers, in my experience, have been uniformly good, though nowhere near great. Mahr's Weisse follows the path trod by its forebeers, although 'good' may be stretching the truth just a little. There are many, many German hefe weizens that I'd grab before this one.
03-23-2006 14:51:20 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a big, frothy head; the retention was fair, as was the lacing
Smell: Wheat bread, apple and banana, with a clove-y aspect, as well
Taste: Whole wheat bread and banana, up front, with a developing apple and clove character in the middle; after the swallow, the banana returns, providing a sweet, banana pudding finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a somewhat spritzy character; lacks the creaminess to go along with the fizz
Overall: A decent example of the style, but there are better ones out there
12-29-2011 03:06:18 | More by brentk56
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
Bottle: Poured a light hazy yellow beer with a nice head with standard retention. Aroma is mostly comprised of wheat. Taste is very refreshing with the wheat taking a lot of place. There is a small but discernable taste of water at the end that I would have wish not to taste. Overall, this is a very refreshing wheat beer perfect for those hot summer days.
06-18-2004 14:27:21 | More by Phyl21ca
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
Well its that time of year to start drinking up the wheat beers down here in NC,this one pours a hazy golden color with a nice blooming head that leaves some globs as it settles.Aroma is mainly spicey and clovey with a hint of iron,taste as well is on the spicey side a big shot of clove with some lemony tones in the finish.A good solid weisse spicey and a little tart, a real good one for a lazy hot day.
04-30-2004 21:23:03 | More by oberon
3.3/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
06-11-2007 16:31:36 | More by zeff80
4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
02-23-2011 07:04:21 | More by largadeer
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of wheat, bananas, light malts and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with bready flavors of wheat and a light malt character. Then some banana sweetness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, there are others in the style that I would choose first but this is still a solid beer to drink for a while.
04-12-2010 02:38:21 | More by TheManiacalOne
4/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
10-31-2002 05:30:21 | More by Jason
4/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
09-23-2004 22:39:51 | More by WVbeergeek
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
Had on tap@ Armsby Abbey.
Starts.with a fluffy light 1 finger head that's fades slowly over a slight hazy orange peel wheat color.
Nose of Bavarian wheat, citrus, banana, light spices, a slight toasty malt sweetness, touch of lager crispness. Typical Bavarian hefe.
Taste is also typical, with lots of wheat, banana, citrus, some sweet malty flavors, slightly toasty and crisp lager, but not quite as crisp as i would have expected. Very slightly creamy, and a slight tingly touch. Light orange peel and light spices. Mostly typical with a slightly lighter flavor than i would expect.
Mouth is a little lighter with decent carbonation.
Finishes mostly dry with a touch of a lingering sticky sweet feel, a little banana and fruit. Some lingering creaminess as well, which detracts from what shoud be the crisp lager.
08-22-2010 23:18:32 | More by jlindros
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
The beer pours a hazy light gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light wheat and pale malt scent along with a slightly fruity yeast aroma. It doesn't have a very intense banana scent; more of a clove smell. The taste is decent. It has a very citousy flavor that goes down easy and refeshes, but isn't exactly what I'm looking for in a hefe. It has interesting earthy finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty decent brew, but there are plenty of better ones available.
02-07-2006 18:45:59 | More by WesWes
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
05-04-2009 21:58:15 | More by Halcyondays
3.35/5 rDev -8%
Bottle served into a hefeweissbier glass at Mahr's Brau in Bamberg, Franconia, Germany. Reviewed from notes taken early June 2011.
Paired with a buttered pretzel (to my great delight).
A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, good thickness, and below average retention. Colour is a cloudy hazy yellow.
Sm: Sourness alongside moderately full barley. Strange for the style. The sourness is dominant.
T: Pleasant crisp slight lemon on the finish. Crisp and refreshing with a nicely crafted barley foundation for the body. The lemon citrus ester hops are the best part of the beer. It's pretty simple, but effective for the style. A different take on a hefeweizen to be sure. I do like it.
Mf: Smooth, wet, and refreshing. Matches the tone of the body and flavours.
Dr: Affordable by German standards. Easy to drink. Not fantastic, but certainly worthwhile - especially for hefeweizen fans.
A poor candidate for aging.
05-21-2012 22:53:05 | More by kojevergas
3.53/5 rDev -3%
Pours a cloudy goldn yellow color with a two finger, frothy white head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lace left behind.
Spicy aroma with lots of clove and pepper along with some citrus fruit and bread. Hints of banana and lemon peel.
Crisp medium body with some soft carbonation up front followed by a huge zesty spice presence. Lots of pepper and clove flavor that is countered by a faint banana presence, bread and citrus rind. The bready yeast adds another dimension to the palate and the citrus presnce provides a sweet balance to the heavy spice character. Refreshing and easyto drink. Not the best example of the style but solid.
11-29-2011 01:58:04 | More by corby112
3.45/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
05-16-2007 15:44:39 | More by Georgiabeer
3.38/5 rDev -7.1%
Pours with a one-finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color and some yeast left in the bottle. Light bodied and light-medium carbonation. Nose is slightly malty. Starts cidery - different for a wheat, prickly finish, better as a summertime beer. $2.25 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
04-13-2005 22:24:26 | More by jdhilt
3.18/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
09-11-2008 01:03:20 | More by Zorro
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
08-14-2008 02:17:17 | More by plaid75
2.55/5 rDev -29.9%
Hazy dull yellow. No carbonation is evident. Thin froth of dirty white sits on top. Lace is minimal. Aroma is a little phenolic. Sweet. Banana. Spicy. Notice the taste is tangy and a little phenolic right off the bat. The tanginess to this extreme I could do without in my hefes. Some sour pineapple accents. Spritzy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Not a hefe I'd return to.
04-28-2006 03:11:51 | More by Bighuge
Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.