Mahr's Weisse - Mahrs-Bräu

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2002)
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Photo of mrmanning
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Photo of beveragecaptain
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.5 L bottle. Mahr's Weisse pours out a cloudy yellowish color with a small head. The aroma is wheat with bananas and apples. Thick wheat flavor with nutty yeast. Just a little bit of apple and lemon fruitiness. Lots of clove and pepper spiciness. Some sweet caramel flavor too. Finishes dry and a little hoppy. The mouthfeel is creamy. This is a delicious weisse, crisp and refreshing. I could easily drink 3 or 4 bottles.

Photo of RedHaze
2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

Photo of seanyfo
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of loren01
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours farily clear yellow, lots of yeast at the bottom of the bottle, swirled and poured. Now slightly cloudy yellow. Small white head, no lacing down the glass
S: Smell is of wheat, yeast and slight lemon zest
T: Good wheat taste followed by a citrusy sweetness.
M: Light to medium bodied. Prickly mouthfeel
D: Pretty drinkable Hefe. Not the best I've ever had but not bad at all.

Photo of clarknova
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of fitzy84
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of CharlesRiver
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased this bottle at Colonial Spirits in Acton, MA. They had about 3-4 different Mahr's beers.

Cloudy orange-yellow body with a huge white head that lasts. Smells of citrus, yeast and bananas. The first thing I notice in the flavor is that it is a bit more fruity than I expected. Not overpowering in anyway though. Every effervesant with tons of bubbles going everywhere. Taste is citrus with a touch of tart. Very smooth.

A good beer I will come back to. Especially next summer.

Photo of twelvsies
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've got a little renewed interest in this style lately, and in my book Mahr's can do no wrong, so I picked this up the other day. Vibrant orange, fading to a bright yellow around the edges of the glass. Big and foofy white head, long lasting. Crazy scents coming off this one: plenty of citrus zest, lemons and oranges, with a nice fruity banana vibe as well, and some sweet and savory spices, pepper and cinnamon. Taste is plenty complex too, with plenty of those qualities previously mentioned transfering over to the taste. It's always disappointing when a beer smells good but then the taste falls short, as I often find in hefs, but this one comes through all the way. Lots of sweet banana bread, lemon rind, spicy clove and an herbal hop boquet meets a sticky, doughy, wheaty, pile of malt. Definitely on the meaty side. I think it's a seasonal thing, and I'm itching for this spring weather to really turn over, and a nice refreshing heffer is just alright with me this time of year.

Photo of goindownsouth
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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...

Prosit!

Photo of TheQuietMan22
1.95/5  rDev -46.6%
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.

Photo of BierReise
2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

Photo of dgallina
2.63/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of gpogo
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of inebrius
4.6/5  rDev +26%
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.

Photo of BuckSpin
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of alalvarez75
4.9/5  rDev +34.2%
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.

Photo of wnh
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Photo of moulefrite
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

Photo of hopsaplenty
2.48/5  rDev -32.1%
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.

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

Photo of CMW
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Photo of Troyone
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Mahr's Weisse from Mahrs-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.