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Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb - Mahrs-Bräu

Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrübMahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb

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BA SCORE
89
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%


Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-30-2002)
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Thirtybird (thanks Rian) served in a willibecker at 53 degrees. 09.06.14 indicated on the back label. Pours a dull, orange-gold with a semi-hazy clarity and a four inch, voluminous, off-white head. Head exhibits excellent retention and there are thick, textured bands of lacing present during the tasting. Great nose - grassy, lager yeast, faint light fruit towards the back, pilsener malt throughout and a trace of noble hops. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is also a light, lemony presence towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, lively carbonation and a clean finish. Overall, a great beer. Simple, yet well done and highly drinkable. One of the few places I didn't get to visit while in Bamberg, so I'm glad to have had the opportunity to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 17:33:06 | More by Jwale73
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tmzl

Slovenia

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours with huge, thick, white (very light orange hue), solid, rocky head. Quite a sight. Slow, good retention, leaves a very thick, medium sized layer on top, fair amount of sticky lacing through. Clear golden orange with slightly messy pale haze.

Smell: Fresh noble hops - classical pilsner, delightfully aromatic. Grainy, pale malts with some melanoidins. Some very light lemony sourness.

Taste: Light/medium good and solid malt backbone sweetness, reminds to some extent to weizen characteristics with some melanoidins. Light sour lemon notes continue and ends with light grainy/münich sweetness and light to medium noble hop bitterness. Does everything right.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, crisp, fresh enough, easy to drink fast.

Overall: Impressive, well crafted beer. Was expecting something dense and fatter, but got a crisp pilsner with good package of malt character, perfect to drench your thirst.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 15:45:49 | More by tmzl
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught in Rome during December 2013.

Pours a misty golden colour with an off-white head.

Fruity and sharp with a slight sour tartness in the nose and taste, a bit 'fizzy' and yeasty also.

I found it interesting and different: a little dry in the finish and with a hop focus that hid the malts fairly well it was refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2014 11:39:03 | More by BlackHaddock
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boddhitree

Germany

4.81/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Nice dirty white head that dissipates relatively quickly. The color is amber and golden. I see absolutely no Trübheit (cloudiness) to se at all... I can see a decent amount protein haze at the end of the bottle, but not much Hefetrüb as my home-brews can be.

Aroma: Very aromatic with lots of Pils malts, but it became less and less over a 10 minute period. At first impressive but strange that it waned.

Flavor: The first taste in front is a little bitter but a also a decent amount of tartness. It's not sour but tart the way a lemon is, but without the lemon flavors and sourness. The middle has more bitterness. On the sides you get the first bit of sweetness of malts. It's very bready but tart at the same time. In the back it's the same, lots of bready, mainly caramel Münchner malt. If it weren't for the ever present tartness, which is even present in the aftertaste. It's a lot like a Märzen with sweet caramel, but there's also lots of bready Pils flavor, but what makes this beer unique is the overarching tartness that follows your taste buds from beginning to finish of your mouth. It's a wonderful complexity of flavor that no Pils, Märzen nor most Kellerbier has. The background also has a distinct yeastiness and perhaps a little dactyl. Is the tartness may come from leaving the bung off, allowing wild yeast to finish off the beer? That would also explain the dryness.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick, a little above average creamy thickness. It's not the thickest I've had but it's pretty close. Also, it's quite dry,... so thick and dry at the same time makes its feel like an even thicker mouthfeel.

Overall, a very unique beer. a 4.8/5

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 21:37:57 | More by boddhitree
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.7/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap into a large tumbler at Churchkey DC.

Deep apricot orange body, with some great lemon highlights. Slow rising and long streams of thin carbonation. Lots of ring lacing while drinking, topped with a creamy egg white looking one finger head. Very nice looking brew if a little cloudy.

The nose just hits with thick deep bread yeast. Ripped up malt and chewy dough balls and hints of faint lemon. Dense dense DENSE. Complimenting spicy herbal notes which are soft accent this wonderful bready body.

Palate just fills with huge malts and doughy goodness. THick breaded action, and this unbelievably creamy mouthfeel. I've never had a lager this creamy in my entire life. Slight herbal spicy finish that just wants to peak out over this hot bread, with a mellow hop juicy quality to match.

Love Love love this beer, easily my favorite Keller I've had to date.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 01:32:47 | More by smakawhat
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I believe this is my first Keller/Zwickel Bier! I've been waiting a long time to try this style and specifically this beer!

A: Very cloudy, golden-orange...like honey. Beautiful beer. Big, fluffy, pillowy head that settles into mounds of off-white foam.

S: Yeast, fruit, hay, grass, toasted malt. A hearty bouquet of German goodness.

T: Unique but delicious flavors. Part fruit, part yeast, part malt, with a bit of sweetness and funk even. Sometimes these German lagers have a bite or a distinct finish that makes them taste and feel German, regardless of the style. But this is missing that, which I like. It's just smooth and full of great qualities.

M: Creamy is an understatement. Great body. Unique mouthfeel. This is what the lagers of old probably felt like. Thick, rich, full-bodied, and full of yeast and vitamins!

O: I had high expectations for this style and this beer for unknown reasons. Just kinda knew it would be good. And I was not disappointed! An enjoyable and special drinking experience. Hope to one day try this style in Germany!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 02:00:28 | More by Gatch
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mahr’s Bräu Ungespundet hefetrüb has an extremely lively, thick, off-white head, a hazy, sediment-filled, orange-gold appearance, numerous, fierce bubble streams, and fairly heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong, bready, malt, cream cheese, slightly-turned milk, and iron-laced dirt. The taste is the same, with that overriding iron-dirt aspect. Bitterness is pretty low. Mouthfeel is light to medium and slimy. This beer finishes wet, turned, and strange. Overall, for those who enjoy ironized soiled, it should be a winner.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 13:50:58 | More by RonaldTheriot
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dar482

New York

4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a golden hazy orange color with a fluffy head.

The aroma has some cracker bready malt, but dominated by sweet sweet honey and floral hops.

The flavor follows with a punch of pure honey tea sweetness in the front. It lingers with some cracker malt, and then turns into this bright floral grassy hop. This beer really shows off the wonderful characteristics of noble hops. The floral and honey characteristics combine so perfectly together.

It's a full flavored beer, but quite smooth and light to medium bodied. Super drinkable and something I could drink over and over again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2013 02:04:21 | More by dar482
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popery

California

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light amber gold color. Glowy. It's quite hazy from all that yeast, I assume. Yellowish white head. Puffs up nicely at first. Some lacing, decent retention. The aroma is all sweet, fresh grain. It smells like high quality malt. Not an off note to be found. Just light doughy flavors with a floral hop background. The taste is similar. There's a wonderful, bready malt flavor and a bit more hops than come across in the aroma. It's a bit drier than expected. It's got a good amount of sweet malt flavor, but it pretty much dries out by the finish, and the beer finishes clean and pretty crisp. Nice floral, grassy hop flavor throughout the taste. Some light fruitiness - apples, apricots, pears - but it really tastes more like straight, clean grain. Lots of flavor for the abv. Light mouthfeel but the flavor still fills out the palate. Carbonation seems a bit low, which probably helps with that creamy yet light feel. Very refreshing and easy to drink. I grabbed this bottle before it even hit the shelf - came off the truck at a local store two days ago - so it's pretty much as fresh as I'm going to find it around here, and it definitely shows. I'd love for more American breweries to produce beers like this. It's right and light, and there's not even a hint of an off note. Very tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 05:02:01 | More by popery
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$6.50 at Atwoods, Somerville MA

Mildy hazy orange. Pretty clear for an unfiltered beer. Head didn't last long for a wheat beer but long enough for a lager. So just about right I guess. Smells like peppery herbal spice and light toasted grain. Tastes like it smells. Great spice character, I'm not sure if it's from the hops or the yeast some rye somewhere but I like it. Mild toasted golden fruit (over ripe golden pear, golden apple, etc) mix in with the spice whatever.

Scrumptious.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 01:23:09 | More by donkeyrunner
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and malt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 02:02:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, produces an inch of creamy off-white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Nice malty aroma of crackers, honey and caramel, as well as a leafy, herbal noble hop aroma and some sweet fruitiness.

T- A nice blend of noble hops, which have a bitter, herbal leafiness, and honey-sweet malts, which suggest toast, crackers, honey and caramel. Has a very slight fruitiness to it a nice yeastiness in the background.

M- Light to medium bodied, has a very smooth, crisp and dry feel.

O- This is an excellent kellerbier, very tasty and high drinkable as well, definitely give this a shot.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 04:52:33 | More by WillCarrera
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium copper with an off-white head. No real lace, ok retention.

Malt aroma, with some brown bread and burnt caramel in the nose.

Nice malt, with good balance of burnt sugars and toasted bitterness. Notes of bread crust, mild sugars, and moderate bitterness leading to a cleaner malt finish.

Medium body, good carbonation.

Nice brew. Great balance and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 04:10:54 | More by OtherShoe2
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
Burn orange in color. Two finger of white head easily forms, but fades to a white cap.

Aroma
Sweet malt dominates but it's elegant. Candied sugar yeast immediately comes to mind. Honey and caramel malts. Faint note of banana in the back.

Taste
Matches the aroma but is more pronounced. It actually tastes bright while offering up firm flavors of caramel covered apples with some banana and toasted bread. It's not ladened down with heavy flavors. Makes a great fall beer.

Mouthfel
Refreshing and carbonated on the tongue..more so than I thought. Its malt aroma and taste makes you think it should be a little heavier on the tongue, but its not. It goes down very easy.

Really nice. It has that Beautiful malt profile you associate with darker German beers, and yet that great drinkability is still there. I'd been eyeing this one for a while as I love other Mahr's beers. If you like marzens, helles, and Dunkels, definitely give this a shot.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 01:46:32 | More by jbertsch
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50cl serving in seidel at Mahrs Brau, Bamberg

A - Cloudy amber body with creamy 3 finger white head. Retention/lacing pretty average.

S- Notes of toffee, butterscotch, light vanilla and a hint of green apple

T- Biscuity malt base up front with a hint of green apple coming through again. Faint hop note in the semi dry finish.

M - Medium body/carbonation

D - Tasty stuff. Malt dominant as most franconian lagers but the hint of green apple and drier finish provided a bit of balance. Went well with my Zwiebelrostbraten which i thoroughly recommend trying if at the pub.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 18:20:26 | More by seanyfo
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle from Luvians, St. Andrews, BB (09.01.13) Pours a nice cap of foam, colour is a really nice amber/copper gold, with an active carbonation and is clear. Leaves respectable lacing and film.

The smell has a pleasant malt character, with a bit of a nutty/cinnamon aspect to it. Yeast is detectable, but mild. Hop character is pretty light. Light, though there's a fair bit of character and overall respectable.

The taste has initial maltiness, with a touch of caramel sweetness. There is a good balance from a complimenting hop bitterness that works quite well, complex and interesting on the palate. Hops are a bit herbal, yeast character is quite present, all together quite a flavourful and intense German lager.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, high for the style, carbonation is complimentary, alright drinkability, though aftertaste is bitter and a bit unclean.

I am glad I tried this beer out. It has some good characteristics, and although there are a few flaws, it makes a good case for the character of this style. Worth trying out, and puts other 'lager-styles' to shame in terms of flavour and complexity. Good balance all-round.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 17:22:57 | More by mick303
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gatornation

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from 500 ml bottle bottled on 11 on back

A-pours a hazy apricot/peach color with a creamy white 1 finger head

S- crisp floral hops with baked bread and malt some grassy lemon smells

T- crisp hops are mixed with baked bread and lemon grass i get a wheat style taste in this mixed with a noble hoped pils

M- smooth creamy bready and sweet with medium carbonation

O- a smooth and creamy tasting keller unfiltered and delicious

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 20:08:32 | More by gatornation
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maximep

New York

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at La Fine Mousse, Paris

A- brown, tannish beer with creamy white head

S- grassy, sweet, a bit of bananas, but more straw grassy lager goodness

T- sweet caramel roasty malts with a subtle but present grassy hoppiness

M- lovely creamy head with a very drinkable medium body

O- not too familiar with this style but i thought this was a wonderfully drinkable lager that quenched my thirst really well, which is about all you can ask for from a lager.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2012 23:08:28 | More by maximep
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange amber. No head and therefore no lace.

Malty sweet aroma.

Sweet but not cloy. Has a modest hop kick. Rich body with a low level of carbonation. Moderate aftertaste of caramelized sugar and alcohol.

Drinks like a thick ale not a lager.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2012 12:52:03 | More by smcolw
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hagbergl

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb on tap at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. It was served in a huge Mahrs Braü Bamberg, Germany mug–nice touch, it being served in the intended glass (one of the reasons Armsby Abbey rules).

Appearance (4.5/5): The beer is a cloudy orange topped by a two finger, frothy white head of foam. It might be the best looking lager I've had, what with the cool cloudiness and its burnt orange hue and generous head. Plus, bonus points for being served in the proper glassware–glassware straight from the brewery to boot.

Smell (3.5/5): Scents of warm dark bread and grains dominate the nose, though I detect some banana bread-y notes that remind me a lot of hefeweizen. While pretty good, the nose is more subdued than I'd like–not a huge deal, but also keeps me from bumping the smell scores up to a 4 or higher.

Taste (4/5): Mahr's U has a bready and wheaty flavor that reminds me of a combination of a Munich helles and a hefeweizen. Bread flavors hit first. Lemon-like and herbal hop flavors come in towards the finish to give this beer a pretty unique character, though it tastes SO German. Very nice level of complexity for a lager. No alcohol presence to my taste.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Perhaps its best feature, Mahr's U has perfect medium carbonation and a light body. While light, it possesses a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. An ultra drinkable beer, given its relatively low ABV that goes down easy and feels great doing so.

Overall (4/5): Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb is a highly refreshing beer whose flavor profile exhibits characteristics of other well-known, far less obscure German beers. So, I think anyone who enjoys German beer would enjoy it. An easy-drinking lager that definitely brings the flavor. Good stuff. Glad I tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 00:15:04 | More by hagbergl
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champ103

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA

A: Pours a cloudy/hazed golden orange color. A minimal white head forms, but recedes to nothing in a second.
S: Toasted malt, bread. biscuit, and citrus hops in the finish. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose with a great toasted malt flavor. Bread and biscuit. Plenty of citrus and grassy hops in the finish.
M/D: A medium body that is a bit light in carbonation for my tastes. Very easy to drink though. I can quaff this all day.

I really like this. An unusual style, and well done by a traditional German brewery. Something I enjoy and would recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 04:35:36 | More by champ103
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 06-03-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Willibecher
Purchased: Single from Wino's Depot, Bowling Green KY

Appearance is a hazy, golden-bronze color and topped by a huge off-white head more than 5 fingers in height. Features excellent head retention and lacing.

Aromas are clean and lager-like, with spicy, earthy and citrus fruit components.

Taste is firstly of citrus and a moderate hop bitterness level. This is followed by a light caramel malt sweetness. Other flavors include some yeasty/earthy notes and a light tartness.

Mouthfeel is zesty, with medium to high carbonation. The lager yeast gives it a crisp feel, but there's also a creamy aspect from the unfiltered nature. The finish is dry with some hop bitterness and a little bit of sourness.

Overall this was a tasty and interesting beer -- my first from Mahr's. I'd recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 04:22:41 | More by sommersb
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metter98

New York

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color. It has a moderate amount of visible carbonation that causes lots of small suspended particles to circulate as they rise up in the stream of bubbles and fall back down near the edges of the glass, similar to a lava lamp. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The overall smell is quite malty and yeasty with notes of biscuit, crackers, grain and spices.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very complex. A very slight amount of bitterness is imparted by the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is remarkably complex considering it is easy to drink and not that full-bodied.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 13:23:18 | More by metter98
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wino's in Bowling Green, offered as an alternative and in protest of green-dyed St. Patty's beers. Relatively low level of carbonation, but still lively enough. Very clean flavor, with a light wheat note, going just a little watery toward the finish. Overall quite refreshing. Kudos to Blake for making arrangements to have the beer served in the brewery's stoneware mug, chilled to the same temperature as the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2012 20:06:21 | More by Brent
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pt and .9 oz bottle into a pilsener- pours a BEAUTIFUL slightly hazy orange color with a great frothy white two finger head. Great retention and a few spots of lacing.

Smell is very inviting- pale and amber malts and a little lager yeast. Nothing outrageous but nice.

Taste is consistent with smell- ample malt flavor up front which is superseded by a little citrus hop bitterness.

Very refreshing beer- light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Definitely one I'd get again.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 22:27:08 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb from Mahrs-Bräu
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