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Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu

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Mahr's Weisse
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BA SCORE
82
good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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)
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Photo of socon67
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gravity cask at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn NY

A - Hazy yellow pour that has plenty of foam at first, but zero retention. Cloudy look from yeast sediment in the glass. Lacing is in thin rings.

S - Citrus scents hit the nose, as does a mild hoppy smell. Fresh cloves and banana show up as the beer warmed.

T - Some light grains and the yeast make this feel hearier than you might think. Spicy finish from spices and earthy hops. Minor amount of sugar but more of a tartness.

M - Raspy feel on the tongue. Fresh and clean finish. A very refreshing beer that I can only imagine being in a German biergarten and kicking back.

O - Not my favorite Hefeweisen (and with options like Weihenstephaner not the best import either) but a good example of what Germany enjoys regularly. I've enjoyed the sampling I've had fromt his brewery.

socon67, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from Friar Tuck's in Peoria, IL
Bottle has "Bottled on 2" stamped on it, whatever that means. Not too much dust on the bottle (somehow typical of Mahr's), so perhaps it's only a few years old...
Poured into a tulip glass

Mahr's hefeweiss differs markedly from their saphir weiss, with emphasis less on hops and more on yeast, wheat, and untraditional flavors in hefeweizens. While I didn't find the beer unappetizing, I don't think I'd seek or try this again unless the bottle was known to be very fresh.

Pours a crisp white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring around the glass, leaving no lacing at all. Body is a hazy orange color, cloudy from the suspended yeast. Becomes more noticeably orange when held to light.

Aroma is mostly yeasty and of wheat-grain, with a bit of light orange citrus. Not particularly what's expected from a wheat beer, nor particularly strong or appealing.

Flavors are a bit adrift from normal hefeweizens, or at least in this bottle, but not bad. Taste is of prominent wheat and yeast, which then meets some orange flavor. Generally sweet with a mild tartness from yeast usage. Aftertaste is slightly yeasty and grainy.

Body is medium-light to medium, with ample carbonation that creates an at first crisp, then smooth mouthfeel due to the carbonation being slightly prickly, then foaming to smoothness. Finish is quite dry from residual sugars.

falloutsnow, May 12, 2012
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale straw color with plenty of yeast haze. The head is typically enourmous for a hefe, and it lasts the entire glass. Peculiarly theres no lace at all. The aroma is fragrant wheat malt, some banana esthers and lots of lemon and other fruits. The taste is very boldly citrusy with that nice hefe banana flavor but very little clove. It seems a little unbalanced. The malt is also a little thin. The mouthfeel is medium and almost gooey, that sound crazy but I cant think of a better discription. Maybe theres tonnes of wheat malt in this or something. Overall this is an OK Hefe, though not the best one Ive tried, probably the worst one actually.

CAMRAhardliner, Dec 20, 2004
Photo of MTNboy
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.

MTNboy, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of Wildman
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured light gold color and formed a foamy white head the disappeared fairly quickly leaving very little lace. A small medium amount of carbonation is present. The aroma is of hops, clove, banana and some grain. A flavor of hops, citrus and a touch of caramel. A bit sprite in the finish. Not a bad hefe, but nothing special.

Wildman, May 09, 2003
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - wow, i thought Ommegang Witte was pale, this is crazy pale, with a short lived thin white head, plenty of swift carbonation streams up

S - a nice wheaty, spicy aroma, very classic, slight sugary esthers as well, spices seem like coriander or nutmeg, an incredibly inviting aroma

T - a mellow wheaty aroma with nice transfer of spices from aroma to taste, the nutmeg steps up with support from the coriander, the yeast/breadiness is mellowing, creating a nice, layered blend, a marvelous taste

M&D - easy to put down, a highly drinkable beer, with a slightly fizzy nice mouthfeel, a bit thin bodied, but not to the point of being a setback

sinstaineddemon, Jan 26, 2007
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Schneider-Weisse Weizen glass.

Pours a fairly hazy pale golden colour with a pretty nice head.

Smells weizen-y - faint hops with light biscuity malts.

Tastes wholesome but not as much as you'd expect from a hefeweizen. Tangy yeast, fruity hops - lots of banana actually, balanced with mid-light malts.

Overall quite a nice beer, but I wouldn't go back to it, considering all the other, better ones on offer.

CwrwAmByth, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of TerryW
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy honey-gold with a moderate white head settling to a ring.

Wonderful smoky, spicy nose. Banana and clove. Quite tempting.

Light spritzy mouthfeel. Sweet to start, gentle yeast or breadiness, citric tartness to finish. Pretty easy drinking beer, maybe a little too gentle but interesting across the board and worth a try.

TerryW, Jul 22, 2005
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5 L bottle to a big weissen glass. Pours fast not a lot of head. Liquid is medium yellow semi cloudy lots of big bobble carbonation pushing up a weak head. The 2 finger head is white and fades slowly leaving no lace.

The smell is citrus, some bready wheat and faint yeast.

The taste is of lemons and wheat, some notes of cloves in the finish

Mouth feel is thin, lots of carbonation action. This brew is very crisp, clean and refreshing in a light body.

Drinkability is very good as a mid day summer pick me up. The thin boby and under 5 % ABV fits just right, the perfect summer cooler. Prost MK

MuenchenerKindl, Jul 02, 2006
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy amber body topped by a foamy white head of short life. The nose is fruity giving off hints of banana and yeast. The flavor is of the same banana sense with the addition of cloves and rough spices, along with a hop component. The body is pretty decent with light to medium feel and decent crispness in the finish. Fair drinkability but a bit spicy for some palates.

AtLagerHeads, Dec 11, 2003
Photo of Domingo
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
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?

Domingo, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of putnam
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

putnam, May 19, 2005
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
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.

MrHurmateeowish, Aug 17, 2008
Photo of mschofield
4.15/5  rDev +14%
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.

mschofield, Mar 23, 2005
Photo of daledeee
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another German hefe. My local store stocks every German Hefe availaible so I tried this one. Very typical. Good head. Cloudy yellow/orange. Yeasty sweet nose. Citrus taste and a little spice. I would say this one is a little more orange tasting than others. Very enjoyable. A little watery but good

daledeee, Oct 10, 2003
Photo of aforbes10
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle that i mixed and matched into a six pack at city wide in south bend. looks ok...a bit like pee but i use that only as a visual analogy, not a description of the quality of the beer (as so many others do). massive banana ester odor. very sweet smelling and fresh. wheaty, banana taste goes down easy...kind of like drinking a banana soda. i really like bananas though so this is good. refreshing too...tasty. solid mouthfeel. actually too banana-y to drink tons of because that would get old fast. i think its a good beer to have after you've already had a beer.

aforbes10, Apr 24, 2006
Photo of Boilermaker88
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.

Boilermaker88, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of Tballz420
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Tballz420, Oct 04, 2004
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

.5L bottle:

The beer poured a darker than expected, hazy golden color that produced a rocky, dense white head, which was well retained a settled into a thin cap for the duration of the beer. The beer gave off a nice wheat, bready aroma with a very unexpected sour aroma, almost like a Berliner Weiss. The taste follows the nose almost to a T. The beer had a lighter feel (as expected), and was smooth. Overall, not sure if it is misclassed or perhaps fermented with wild yeast, but the sour aroma and taste was a little unexpected, but if you get past the sourness, a decent beer for the style.

PhillyStyle, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Shiloh
2.4/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This wheat beer from Germany is a very pale yellow offering with a very short crown leading to a very thin ring.
The body is a medium and the carbonation is very light.
The added cloudiness to this product makes it a very unappealing brew to look at, let alone consume.
The nose is lightly yeasty.
The taste is very sweet and lingering.
I did not enjoy this brew...nor is it close to my favourite style...others think highly of it.

Shiloh, Dec 19, 2004
Photo of crookedhalo
4.33/5  rDev +19%
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.

crookedhalo, Apr 09, 2005
Photo of atis
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours hazy dark yellow with large foamy head that immediately completely disappears, no lacing. Aroma is bready yeast, clove, banana, all that can be expected in a typical Hefeweizen.

Taste is brady malt with significant amounts of fruity esters, mostly citrus, spicy yeast, clove and slowly drying finish. Mouthfeel is light with loads of carbonation and faint, but pleasant warming feel.

Nice Hefe, but there are better ones out there. It somehow reminded me of good quality Radler, there was a lemonade feel to it.

atis, May 02, 2011
Photo of shivtim
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head; good lacing. The nose is subtle, with mostly wheat and citrus. A surprising amount of banana comes through on the taste, making it just a bit too sweet. Mouth feel is a little thinner and less "abrupt" than most hefes, perhaps making it more drinkable. The low ABV adds to drinkability.

shivtim, Jun 04, 2006
Photo of mrmanning
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light and cloudy yellowish body with a thick and foamy white head that lasts. Aromas are banana but not as strong as I would like. Taste is banana with some floral notes. Mouthfeel is watery, with only a slight fruity aftertaste. A little weak for the style. In any event, a good session weisse.

mrmanning, Mar 08, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.