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Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu

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97 Reviews

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Reviews: 97
Hads: 112
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2002

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Reviews: 97 | Hads: 112
Photo of stcules
2.21/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

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Photo of popery
3.72/5  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.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Suds
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of Gmann
3.77/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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


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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

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Photo of Vancer
2.7/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

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Photo of Todd
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
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...

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Photo of ADR
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of Offa
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of socon67
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gravity cask at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn NY

A - Hazy yellow pour that has plenty of foam at first, but zero retention. Cloudy look from yeast sediment in the glass. Lacing is in thin rings.

S - Citrus scents hit the nose, as does a mild hoppy smell. Fresh cloves and banana show up as the beer warmed.

T - Some light grains and the yeast make this feel hearier than you might think. Spicy finish from spices and earthy hops. Minor amount of sugar but more of a tartness.

M - Raspy feel on the tongue. Fresh and clean finish. A very refreshing beer that I can only imagine being in a German biergarten and kicking back.

O - Not my favorite Hefeweisen (and with options like Weihenstephaner not the best import either) but a good example of what Germany enjoys regularly. I've enjoyed the sampling I've had fromt his brewery.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of pootz
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of TerryW
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of granger10
4.65/5  rDev +27%
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.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of MTNboy
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.