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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
84
good

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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 stereosforgeeks
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Appearance: A cloudy gold and a fluffy white head. good retention.

Smell: Wheaty and spices including pepper. Maybe a little citrus.

Taste: This a nice spiciness with the yeast. The citrus seems to be of the lemon and apple variety.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Exciting carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Drinkability: This a nice rustic hefe.

stereosforgeeks, Mar 22, 2007
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

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 MattBrooks
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured from a .5L bottle, this German brew had a rich, golden color with a medium sized head and on-going carbonation. The smell was of traditional Hefe's: bananas, wheat and earth. The taste was pleasant, but sharper than I had expected; with a long, lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel was a bit on the lighter side, but that only added to this beers' easy drinkability.

MattBrooks, Jan 25, 2006
Photo of popery
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

popery, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of TerryW
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

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 Boilermaker88
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%

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 AtLagerHeads
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

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 metter98
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.

metter98, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of gpogo
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

gpogo, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of shivtim
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

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 WilliamPhilaPa
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

Body is medium, cloudy yellow/gold with dense tiny particles. Aroma is lightly yeasty, lightly malted, with light notes of clove and banana. Flavor is moderately sweet, slightly acidic.Overall a decent hefeweizen.

WilliamPhilaPa, May 15, 2002
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

.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 plaid75
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.

plaid75, Aug 14, 2008
Photo of paterlodie
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

BB 14-02-07. Poors out of the bottle with only litle head and beers collor is lightamber brown with white haze due to the yeast. Nose is good banana even bit to the buble gum side. Maltcaracter is very mild and wheat noticable. Taste is full and even bit sweet and has quiet high bitterness for a wheat maybe with bit of yeast. Mouthfeel is due to low carbonisation bit pale but cause of that also very easy drinkable. Enjoyed this one.

paterlodie, Oct 11, 2006
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Presentation: 500ml (1 Pint 0.9 fluid ounce) standard looking tall thin bodied brown glass bottle. Regal looking label is classic Teutonic in style. The main label, neck label and crown cap all have the same red, gold, black and white Mahr’s Bräu design with a blue sash which contains the word “Weisse” in white text. Listed as “Bamberger Original” a strong hint to its proud regional identity and heritage and “Mahr’s Bräu Weisse”. Bottled on “5080” and listed at Alc. 4.9% Vol. My bottle looks just like the one in the BA Database.

Appearance: Thin watery pale milky golden body with a yellow character. Big bleached white head rises quickly and never settles to anything less than its highest peak, it does however slowly pop and fizz away which leaves behind a fantastic looking cavernous interior whose surface is full of crevices and deep pot holes. The lacing is smattered in appearance but the conditioning is wholesome if average in strength. The head eventually gives in and when it does it is quick to dissipate to a thin broken cap. Fizzy top-ups are noticeable.

Nose: Cloves and a gentle teasing of Banana, mushy peas, blue navel fluff and a wet Jock strap. Lemony endings.

Taste: Starts with a clove entrance, wheat middle and a zesty lemon, almost tart finish. Middle can develop a very artificial bubblegum dimension at times, whilst the finish is bolstered by a spicy aspect. Settles down and balances itself out overall though.

Mouthfeel: Light and airy with a soft feel. Gentle, and certainly manageable with a rather simplistic texture. Conditioning is only average but it is lively and talks itself up.

Drinkability: Typical Wheat beer, often suffers from a thin feel but it is always refreshing and very drinkable nonetheless.

Overall: Two-for-Two. I tried the Pilsner earlier which turned out to be a very enjoyable and interesting effort. This too cost me $3.99 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. I was in one of those moods for trying something so new splashed the extra Benjamin’s to pick up some of the Mahr’s brews. Not as impressive as the Pilsner but not that far behind.

TheLongBeachBum, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of BuckeyeNation
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.

BuckeyeNation, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of moulefrite
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

Typical in color-hazy honey. The head is however miniscule at best, and rapidly fades to nill. Some subdued banana and clove, and just a touch of sourball on the finish. A lighter, less flashy style yet, It certainly does refresh. I'd take it over most domestic interpretations of the style. The competition is fierce in this style however, and this is pretty much average all in all. Pricey too at 2.79!

moulefrite, Aug 02, 2003
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

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 corby112
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.

corby112, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Jun 18, 2004
Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of WesWes
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.

WesWes, Feb 07, 2006
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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
Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.