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Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu

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Mahr's Weisse
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BA SCORE
82
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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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whatsgoody

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-11-2013 23:19:35 | More by whatsgoody
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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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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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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
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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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Todd

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy (yeast, it's okay), dirty blonde beer with a lackluster head -- white, a bit foamy, but it dies a sudden death once poured, and leaves little trace of its existence in the glass.

Mega citrus in the nose (lemon rind, orange), musty yeast and a light, spicy clove ... a dash of pepper too.

Very light-bodied, but with hard watery consistency/mouthfeel. On the malt side ... things seem to concentrate on the body, as there's very little sweetness. What is there, is thin. A light banana flavour, which kind of makes up for things. Wheat flavours are, as they should be, a bit dominant, lending a dry crispness to the beer and a slight husky tannin character. Quick lemony acidic snap, touch of sour, followed by a spicy clove flavour. Finish is a bit bland with a bready leftover and faint nutty character (probably from the yeast, too).

A traditional, and authentic example of the style. Enjoyable, but nothing to get too excited about. There are definitely better examples from Germany, or the US for that matter. Weisse fans ... worth a try for sure, this is still quite decent.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2002 17:34:50 | More by Todd
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2005 22:24:26 | More by jdhilt
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2004 20:05:08 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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BuckSpin

Maine

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 500ml bottle ("Bottled On" date of 10(?)) in a classic Weizen glass

Poured crisp n' lively. Initially some metallic aromas, but soon replaced with qualities like faint clove, mild black pepper, light banana, sweet apple, dry like straw & slate. Color is a classic dull straw gold, clouded, paler at the glass bottom changing to a more golden tone near a fat 3 fingers of lively, noisy, snappingly crisp & loose pearl white head that faded rather quickly to a thin sheen, albeit still crackling. A steady stream of bubbles rises up slowly & haphazardly thru it.

Its light and crisp, a dry, subtle sweetness, traces of clove & ripe banana, apple, whisper of butter, dull malts, some citrus (sour lemon). The snappiness carries, albeit thinner and more watery, thru onto the palate where the grains are more noticeable, a coyly sweet, cider like dryness still dominant with a mild pepperiness. It thins considerably more on the throat, finishing with what can best be described as a watered down, slightly dry, feeble aftertaste, dry & coating with an oddly bitter, sour citrus residue thats films over and is reminiscent of a canned macro lager...sad.

For a style that is supposed to be refreshing and slaking, this required way too much effort to finish. This shares way too many characteristics with non-Weizen styles, and poor ones at that. I did not enjoy this, and actually found it a wee bit unpleasant. If you want a German Hefe Weizen, I strongly suggest you try a Kapuziner instead.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 01:31:49 | More by BuckSpin
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kojevergas

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

B-

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 22:53:05 | More by kojevergas
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falloutsnow

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 05:11:04 | More by falloutsnow
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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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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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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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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-26-2013 13:58:04 | More by jaydoc
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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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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

50cl bottle poured into branded Mahrs weissbierglass at Mahrs Brau, Bamberg

A - Pale straw cloudy body with very good head retention and lacing from the 4 finger creamy white head.

S - Classic aroma. Mostly clove with a hint of banana in the background.

T- A little light banana/clove mix which fades to a thin weaker spritzy dry finish.

M - Medium to high carbonation. Body is light.

D- A pretty standard weiss. Flavour profile is too thin aswell as the body to make it a classic.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 18:25:16 | More by seanyfo
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jtingue

New York

3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle dated 07 12 (not sure how to decipher). Poured into a hefe glass.

Appearance. very slightly cloudy, even after proper pour. Slightly orange tinted yellow in color. Pours with 3 fingers of head which quickly dissipate to a thin layer leaving no lacing.

Smell. So similar to slushies I used to get as a child. Very syrupy, ranging from cherry to raspberry.

Taste. Starts out with a wierd medicinal taste that goes away quickly. Carries over the fruits noted in the smell. Tastes more like juice than anything else. None of the yeast that I normally get out of hefes.

Mouthfeel. Very thin in body, not the same syrupy impression that I got from the smell. It even verges on dry at time, which I actually quite enjoyed. Some carbonation, but not enough for the style in my opinion.

This one was just a mess for me. Too much emphasis on the fruit, so that it seemed like something was added to it. Im not sure if the fruitiness is from the yeast or not, if it is not there is little to no yeast presence for this one. Makes me question the categorization as a hefe.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 22:17:18 | More by jtingue
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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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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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BierReise

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I didn't have a lot of faith in this one to begin with and my suspicion was right. Pours the usual cloudy honey color of most Weizens but the head was minimal and short lived. Taste was mostly clove and a little wheat malt flavor. Flavor deteriorated over time and finished a little stale. Not a satisfying wheat, you could do much better.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2003 17:59:22 | More by BierReise
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Muddy, brownish-yellow appearance, without much head.

Spicy clove odour, with a touch of fruity esters.

Has a slight spicy taste, with a bit of fruit... though the flavours seemed a little muddied as well. The flavours were there, but they didn't stand out.

Light mouthfeel. Could be a good session beer... though it wasn't all that thirst quenching.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2005 13:07:36 | More by Derek
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clarknova

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

10-03-2013 09:59:44 | More by clarknova
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RedHaze

Nebraska

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

Pours a slightly hazy pale orange with a quarter inch head that fades very quickly to a spotty cap and thin ring, leaving behind small amounts of lacing. This is much more clear that I would have expected from a hefe-weizen, and half-way through the glass the head completely disappeared, as well as any lacing.

Smell; fruity esters of banana, with some sweet honey and cloves. The wheat is present, but doesn't seem to have as strong a presence as I would have liked.

Taste; the bananas and cloves are present, along with a very sweet honey-like flavor. As with the smell, the wheat is there just not in the way I think it should be for a hefe-weizen. There's a kind of tanginess, that just seems out of place, and the second half of the glass a mild vinegar flavor came out that I did not enjoy. This just doesn't really stack up to most of the other weizens that I've had in the past. Mouthfeel is very thin for a hefe, and due to the thinness and that strange tanginess, and eventual vinegar flavor, the drinkability is not there.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2006 00:07:27 | More by RedHaze
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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
Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
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