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Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu

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Mahr's WeisseMahr's Weisse

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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
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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 goindownsouth
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice find, to be sure. The more I try this style, the more I am learning to appreciate its nuances...

This straw yellow brew - yet rather murky - left a vigorously bubbly head upon a solid pour from the bottle. The aroma was filled with fresh-cut wheat, some hints of citrus. Chewy in its wheat texture, this one was a pleasure to sample. Paired well with a Bockwurt and some spicy German mustard...


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Photo of TheQuietMan22
1.94/5  rDev -47%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of BierReise
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

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Photo of dgallina
2.65/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle dated brewed-on 2/4/2004.

Poured an almost clear golden yellow. A few inches of soapy white foam rapidly subsides to a film and no lace. Smells sweet and grainy; perhaps a touch of banana and honey, but not much else. Very thin and only slightly carbonated in the mouth. Tastes quite bland; honeyed grainy sweetness with a slightly astringent metallic finish.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of gpogo
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of inebrius
4.6/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Misty harvest moon juice secretes aromas of washed rind brick cheese, preserved lemons and wheat crackers. A draught is spacious and playful as it skips across your buds leaving prints of easy citrus peel and cream puff. I'm not what you'd call a wheat beer enthusiast but I'll readily admit the Mahr's Weisse is a lighter sort and certainly one I'd choose to down over other standard wheat drinks.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

A: Starts off crystal clear but gets cloudy. Large white head but not as big as I was expecting.
S: Big banana smell. Slightly vinegary. Peppy. As it warms I get lots of cloves.
T: Bananas and quite a pronounced bubblegum flavour, or something very close to the style of grapes grown in east Asia. Appears more in the finish. Bassetts Refreshers peppiness. Very dry. Better closer to room temperature. Getting a bit of citrus.
O: Love the bubblegum in this one, but I've had better. Can not wait to try this fresh in Bamberg some day.

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Photo of BuckSpin
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of alalvarez75
4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was my first Weisse beer ever over 15 years ago in Bamberg. I recently found this beer at the Bowery Whole Foods in NYC.
I will say, that since I served this beer, I am very particular about its pour and can not see how it can be served on tap. I'd avoid all weisse beers on tap as it affects the yeast distribution which is essential to the beers taste.

When using a weisse glass the head will be 2-3 inches tall and very frothy.
The taste will be sweet with hints of iron and spice.
This wesse taste is typical of Franconia and Bamberg in particular.

The taste is very crisp and in this beer's case, I do no recommend the orange slice that comes with it at most pubs.

This is one of my top 5 Weisse beers in the world.

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Photo of wnh
2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of moulefrite
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of hopsaplenty
2.48/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml brown bottle, bottled on 0712.

Obscured 18K gold. Short, fizzy head of fine brilliant white bubbles that disappeared before it was built and left no lacing. Swirling lines of firing carbonation. Lemon laced cloves with just a touch of gum wafts from the glass. Initially light and thin cloves fill the flavor before transitioning into a strange funky citrus tartness that is almost off putting. A distinct lemon juice bite dominates the finish overpowering all else and made it seem as though a lemon had just been sucked on. Light body with a thin slack and flat mouthfeel that possessed a barely detectable level of carbonation and was unpleasant. This was dominated by far too much lemon and lacked the style-defining clove and bananas. Not enjoyable and did not seem too close to style.

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Photo of CMW
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of Troyone
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of jtingue
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of MattBrooks
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of NardiByNature
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Notes from 5/6/13. Been on a righteous hefe kick.

Foam that would settle into a rocky head gushed from the bottle when I busted the cap. Dark grainy sediment.

This beer is conservative for a hefe but refined: what's in the nose (primarily bubble gum and banana) is spot on. Candied apple flavors. A bit watery.

This one is lighter and more effervescent than Ayinger (all time fave), Weihenstaph', and the like. I like a little more decadence in a hefe, but it's a pleasure to test the variance in one of my favorite styles.

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Photo of skivtjerry
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy light orange color, small sticky head.

S: Cloves, yeast and a rough grainy wheat note.

T: Clove and slight bubblegum up front, yeasty with a rough but not quite harsh wheat flavor. Nice tart dry finish.

M: Rough and rustic but finishes calmly. High carbonation. Refreshing finish.

O: Rough and ready old school hefe. Would like to taste a fresher example but this is tasting good right now.

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Photo of aluskungs
4.7/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jamiejohnson
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Cassidey
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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