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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 Derek
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.

Derek, Aug 16, 2005
Photo of TurdFurgison
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mahr's isn't readily available in Ohio, I bought this bottle at Half Time in New York. I didn't see a date stamp so I don't know how unfresh it was.

The appearance was mostly clear yellow with no head and almost no carbonation. There was a little yeast sediment in the bottle but it stuck to the glass more than the beer.

The smell was sour and acidic, with hardly any of the normal hefe weizen notes. Same with taste, blech.

This bottle must have been contaminated or something, it was the worst hefe weizen I've tried.

TurdFurgison, Sep 03, 2006
Photo of stcules
2.17/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beautiful head, very creamy. Yellow orange colore, quite clear, very hazy. Some greenish effects. Good appearance.
At the nose light banana, cloves, wheat. Not bad, just a little sweet. After a while, light citric, e lighltly acidolous.
Very citric at the taste, and lightly acidolous. The sweet is under. In somewhat, not well amalgamated. Sour cream.
Maybe the smell is a little better, but overall, it is not well amalgamated. Ties.
Acidolous in the aftertaste, and lightly tart.

stcules, Nov 07, 2005
Photo of ZAP
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.

ZAP, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 popery
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.

popery, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of Gmann
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.

Gmann, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of Suds
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mahr’s Weiss is a cloudy, slightly milk yellow liquid with a fairly large head. The head doesn’t have the life that I expected, but it produces a respectable lace. The aroma is tart and lemony. Wheat and grass are quite pronounced in the smell. It’s a pretty dry beer, with an emphasis on the tart, tangy, lemon-like wheat quality. The finish is notably dry and very crisp. Moderate carbonation, maybe a little low for the style. This is a fine, middle-of-the-road hefe.

Suds, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried a bottle of this at the Mahrs pub in Bamberg. A cloudy Bier mit yeasties, it is a deep golden color. Head is white and starts at about 2", yet it shrinks down fast, still leaving nice lacework. Aroma is verrry nice, with a healthy mix of clove, banana and yeasty spiciness. Mmmmm! It has a welcome smoothness on the tongue, even with the plentiful Hefeweizen carbonation. Body is in the medium range of things. Lots of banana in the flavor, with clove present but playing second fiddle.. It is wheaty and crisp, with the banana and yeast flavors lingering well into the quaff. A real nice Bier! Zum Wohl!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

634

Bierman9, Oct 06, 2003
Photo of UncleJimbo
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a bottle at the brewery.

This weisse bier poured a cloudy, golden color with creamy, pillowy foam that settled but clung to the glass. The smell was malty with banana, clove, wheat, and yeast and light citrus. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and moderate carbonation. The fruity, yeasty flavor lingered pleasantly. This was a very nice hefeweizen.

UncleJimbo, Dec 10, 2003
Photo of Gagnonsux
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bottled date on the back of the bottle just has the number "two". I have no idea what that means. Mahr's Weisse has the typical cloudy golden wheat color of a hefeweizen. Head is fairly large at first, but doesn't stay around as long as some hefes. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is moderately strong and clovey. The taste is very good with no element really dominating. A tasty mix of wheat taste, cloves, banana, lemon, and spiciness greet my palate. Everything is nicely balanced, yet interesting. This one stands out from the few hefes that I've had and is entirely too easy to drink.

Gagnonsux, Apr 07, 2005
Photo of Vancer
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.

Vancer, Apr 19, 2007
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 dsa7783
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 ADR
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy light greenish yellow cast with a big and active charge and a very white-colored head. Leaves very little lace at all. Aromas of pineapple and estery dusty cinnamon and clove. Lightish mouthfeel, made more so by very spritzy and lively carbonation. Flavors of cotton candy, leaning toward a spiced bubblegum sense with a citrusy background. Solid yeastiness throughout. Tangy finish, elements of continuing esters into the full aftertaste. Refreshing and relatively true to style, could use slightly more body and fewer bubbles for my normal tastes in Hefeweizens.

ADR, Apr 24, 2005
Photo of Todd
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.

Todd, Oct 02, 2002
Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of BretSikkink
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.

BretSikkink, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of Offa
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.

Offa, Dec 03, 2008
Photo of pootz
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw color with a rocky white cap that reduced a tad too soon. Lovely large bubbles of natural carbonation. Aromas that seem all too standard for a German Weiss- heffe...banana prevalent..spice, yet nutmeg and some clove over a semi sweet malt tone. Starts with a great peppery tart hit to the tongue then this melts to an oily-silk mouth feel punctuated with banana, nutmeg and sweet malts and the spice delivery of the yeast...hops and wheat are there at the finish to provide a clean refreshing dry finish...but there is something lacking in this Weiss that stands it off from the best...to me (a rank amateur) it seems to be a mellow=aged presence that exists in the best Weiss biers.

pootz, Jun 28, 2004
Photo of PorterLambic
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy apricot color with a 2" head that was slow to drop any (a dirty glass is suspected) eventually dropped to 1/4".
Smell is sweet, orange, malt, and grapefruit.
Taste Is grapefruit & orange, malty, earthy with an alcohol presence late.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a light effervescence all over the mouth and a slight warming in the throat.
Drinkability is very high. Good flavor (could use a bit more though) & balance with no downsides at all.

PorterLambic, Nov 12, 2004
Photo of granger10
4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden color with a large foamy, sticky head. Lots of lacing. Really sticky looking and nice. Aroma is strong on yeasty phenols with bananas and cloves as well as some citirc tannin notes. Taste is fruitier and more herbal than the aroma would lead me to believe. The body is dry throughout. Soft notes of spice linger in the background. Lots of banana in here as well. Some bitter orange notes cut through the finish. Quite an extraordinary offering from a fine brewery. Maybe I'm just sick of these oversweet wheat beers we have in America but the dryness and spice this beer had to offer was terrific. I could easily session this.

granger10, Apr 16, 2006
Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Chucker17, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of paterlodie
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 ElGordo
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into an Erdinger weizen glass. Slightly hazy golden/straw color topped by a single finger of fizzy white head. Tons of carbonation keeps on coming for as long as there's beer in the glass. Aroma of crisp wheat, very light malt, and some clove spiciness. Not much in the way of banana or other fruit esters.
Palate is mildly sweet and highly agreeable. Light malt and some residual sugars up front yield to the crispness of the wheat mid-palate. Clove spice and a touch of sweet fruit come through towards the finish and linger in the back of the mouth. Body is light and well-carbonated, a great recipe for a highly drinkable beer. An excellent choice for sitting on the porch on a warm Labor Day weekend.

ElGordo, Sep 03, 2007
Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
82 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.