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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 largadeer
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.

largadeer, Feb 23, 2011
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 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 TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of mrmanning
2.95/5  rDev -19%

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
Photo of TheQuietMan22
1.95/5  rDev -46.4%

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.

TheQuietMan22, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of wnh
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%

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.

wnh, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of Cassidey
4.4/5  rDev +20.9%

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.

Cassidey, Sep 13, 2009
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 CMW
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

CMW, May 05, 2009
Photo of Halcyondays
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.

Halcyondays, May 04, 2009
Photo of Gmann
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

Gmann, Apr 19, 2009
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 Troyone
3.93/5  rDev +8%

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.

Troyone, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of MTNboy
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%

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 Offa
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

Offa, Dec 03, 2008
Photo of Zorro
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.

Zorro, Sep 11, 2008
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 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 jamiejohnson
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

jamiejohnson, Aug 11, 2008
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 dsa7783
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%

Single, 1 pint, .9 fl oz bottle just purchased for $3.99 from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
A hefty pour yielded a hazy, cloudy, straw-colored hue with a modest head that quickly receded and left a miniscule amount of lacing...
Sweet, enticing aroma replete with wheat, pears, and fresh citrus...
Taste was rich, and laden with ripe bananas, honeydew melon, pears, green apples, and fresh grapes...
All in all, an outstanding depiction of a true-to-the-style German Hefeweizen...
Creamy, rich mouthfeel along with a superb level of drinkability, especially due to the modest 4.9% ABV...
Great stuff...
Recommended...

dsa7783, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of ZAP
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

ZAP, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of fitzy84
4.33/5  rDev +19%

This was actually on tap at Moan and Dove. Once served, it had a huge, bubbly head on top of a very murky, golden liquid. This hefeweizen had delicious aromas of wheat that were strongly permeating from it. It had a great tangy aftertaste with powerful citrus flavors. It was also very light to the point of it being a very refreshing drink. Overall, one of the best hefeweizens I have had recently.

fitzy84, Nov 16, 2007
Photo of aluskungs
4.72/5  rDev +29.7%

Only thing wrong with this beer's appearance is that my glass is not empty, but it soon will be. Cloudy banana colored hazy beer. It poured clear from the bottle but I shook up and added the last inch into my glass. The head is tight and thick and stays. Little bubbles rise and give a pleasant aroma of bananas, citrus, and spices.

The taste hits me and I've time traveled back in time to when I was in Germany. This is the real stuff (or as real as one can get drinking a bottled beer in Boston). A real pleasure to drink, this beer is full of flavor. A pleasant sourness that turns to sweetness and finishes with a dry clove taste. Very drinkable and memorable.

aluskungs, Sep 25, 2007
Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.