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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

(view ratings)
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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Reviews by falloutsnow:
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falloutsnow

Illinois

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

I've found that I deeply enjoy the keller beers I've had in the past, so I was looking forward to partaking of this one when I noticed it at Amity Wine and Liquor.
From the bottle, it pours a body of hazy orange-yellow-gold color, a bit lighter than the feeling one gets during a hot, dry summer day. The head is large and uncontrolled, featuring sizeable bubbles and a cloudlike appearance. As the head descends to a permament one-half centimeter of foam, it leaves behind some lacing that's replenished with each swirl and sip. The body is cloudy and hazy with some sediment, though not to the point of total obscurity.
Aroma is pointedly of intense, freshly baked white bread; as the beer warms, the yeast becomes more apparent in the scent as well. Apples and other "light" fruits are apparent, some "old sock" aroma is present too. The taste opens with a bit of lemon citrus and some other, unnameable sourness, which then fades into malt sweetness and ends with floral hops and bready yeast. The aftertaste is mildly bitter, a mixture of hops, malt sweetness, and the yeast.
The palate is pleased by the medium to medium-heavy body that's coupled with a moderate carbonation level that comes across as suitable. The finish is clean and dry, most likely from the hops used. I find the drinkability to be quite good, lots of complexity here and an alcohol content and taste that make this well worth having multiple times, even in one session.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 02:51:29 | More by falloutsnow
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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb from Mahrs-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.