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Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-01-2011 19:54:43 | More by Rochefort10nh
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 01:58:04 | More by corby112
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Domingo

Colorado

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?

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 17:01:56 | More by Domingo
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atis

Finland

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 17:44:02 | More by atis
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alalvarez75

New York

4.9/5  rDev +34.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 04:59:19 | More by alalvarez75
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largadeer

California

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2011 07:04:21 | More by largadeer
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metter98

New York

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 14:25:40 | More by metter98
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2010 23:18:32 | More by jlindros
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 02:38:21 | More by TheManiacalOne
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 21:51:21 | More by mrmanning
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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
Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
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