Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb - Mahrs-Bräu

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293 Ratings

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 27
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-30-2002

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Reviews by falloutsnow:
Photo of falloutsnow
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden color with a white head that sticks around. Slightly cloudy, and within the style guidelines. Unfiltered and I would assume aged in cave like conditions.

The aroma is funky, including noble hops, lemon, malts, grass, and tea. The taste starts off with a wall of bitterness upfront, giving way to a slight tartness. Plenty of malt and yeast notes, bready, with some lemon tartness pulling through as well. Solid herbal hop flavor lingers on with repeated sips, surely adding to the citrus flavor going on here.

Full bodied lager beer with a medium to high carbonation level, very nice and prickly on the palate. The finish is slightly dry, crisp and rather clean. Drinkable as any lager out there, this was easy to down the 1 pint .9 oz bottle.

Overall, this is a lovely beer, and one that certainly enforces the great beer reputation of Germany. I've had plenty of Kellerbier in the states and nothing has gotten me as excited about the style as this one. If I had a cave in my backyard you know damn well what I'd be doing, only difference is mine wouldn't taste this good. This is impressive stuff from Mahrs-Brau.

Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a real nice hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head,aroma is dry and bready with a slight metallic note.Taste is refreshing and dry with a definant malt backbone with a decant amount of bitterness in the finish.A lager beer with some depth but very easy to drink,a nice find I will buy again sometime.

Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a thick, cloudy orange in color with a beautiful, foamy head that left nice-looking pits as it slowly went down.

Smell – The Helles Lager nature of this bier comes out in spades at the nose. The grain is excellent and the light, European hops add a nice compliment to this inviting aroma.

Taste – The pure, unadulterated grain washed down my weisswurst just right. The light, delicate hops lie in contrast to the big grain. There is a bit of yeast here, but the big, beautiful, malty, smooth grain dominates the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This one is a solid medium-bodied and very lagerish in the mouth. It is ultra-smooth and goes down in gulps.

Drinkability – Boy, this took me back to Germany. It is a solid entry in this category and goes well with any type of strong German sausage.

Photo of ADR
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky, sub-amber ochre color, 1/4 inch yellowish head with a number of bubble sizes. Sweet, slightly cinnamon aroma. Medium light-bodied mouthfeel. Hops are nice and spicy without being overbearing. Malts are more understated and verge on a touch of honey, a diactetyl sense. Finishes crisp, with a lessening of impact in the back of the mouth. I found this refreshing. Not a majorly complex brew but pleasant and balanced.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It's uncanny how much this beer looks like a hefeweizen, but it's an unfiltered lager that pours a hazed deep golden orange tone with a nice off white fluffy mountainous head that is much like a weizen's head bubbly and effervescent, lacing forms here in thick heavy patches evenly rung with each sip excellent. Aroma: Mild here but the sweet lighter malts used here give off a semi lemongrass like scent it's soothing with some balancing hops used here giving it a slightly herbal quality. Taste: Flavor has a soft sweetness bready very nice hard describe butterscotch like sweetness with some fruity tones but than it finishes witth a whopping rush of dryness immediately cleaning the palate forming that crisp lager quality, quite bitter in the end as well. Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body spritzy carbonation tickles the back of the throat definitely bringing out the belches. Drinkability: I could definitely throw back some of these especially if hanging out in the Biergarten at Mahr's Brau would be good times indeed.

Photo of hagbergl
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of cokes
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy goldenrod. Pocked white foam on top. Multi-sized bubbles crash to the surface. The big ones always get there first.
Lemon poppyseed muffin nose. Backed with granite and dead leaves.
Enters robust and biscuity. Doughy and full, but not heavy. Sweetens a bit with just a touch of raw honey-touched caramel. Turns grainier, then, it's all quarry. Sandstone and clay and granite. Not rough, just dusty. And tasty all the while. Perked up on the close with forceful, dry lemongrass hops.
Medium in stature, the carbonation is wily up front but tames over time adding a thicker sense. Drinkable for sure, but more slowly than some. This is no poundin' pils here.
I loved this. Very cool beer.

Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First I've had of this style. Took place of a carbonated spritzy rose wine with cheese. A relatively lighterherbal grassy beer that actually followed a heavy Unibroue well and satisfied. Good hops and bitter finish for appetizers in meal. Hazy golden colour.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mahr's Kellerbier might possibly be the best beer out of their line-up! It pours a typical kellerbier appearance with a cloudy golden-orange body beneath a huge head of frothy white foam. The head retention is excellent and it leaves brilliant rings of lace at the outset of the glass. The nose delivers a brilliant combination of grainy malt and floral, herbal, grassy, and hay-like hops! The body is medium, and it's very fine-bubbled carbonation gives a gentle zest to the tongue before fading smoothly away. The flavor is really nicely balanced with rich, grainy and bready malt slathered in herbal, grassy hops; backed by a solid bitterness. It's a little bit more malty than many examples, and that gives it an edge; yet it still manages to finish dry and hoppy with a lingering dulled bitterness. It's an excellent German pils with it's bitterness permeating every nuance of its flavor without becoming overbearing. Brilliant!

Photo of cjgator3
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle

A- Pours an absolutely beautiful slightly hazy orangish amber color with a huge off-white head that possesses excellent retention and lacing.

S- The aroma features a lot of grain with some hay and a touch of hops. The aroma is a little on the faint side.

T- The taste like the aroma features a lot of grain with a hint of caramel and a very dry finish with just a touch of hops.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this beer is a decent brew that is worth a shot.

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

.5 l bottle from Whole Foods, Chicago. Pours a nice yellowish head, like an whipped egg. Head sure sticks around and adds to a heady hop aroma. In fact, hops are the first thing I taste, almost roaming into APA territory, rather than floweriness of a pilsener. Body is pale as any lager, but its malts have a nice toasty quality. Thought it was pretty clear for an unfiltered beer. Towards the end, though, the cheese and wet peanut shell smell of old lager yeast comes in. Well, the bottle was seven months old, probably past its shelf life, and they did seem to brew it to compensate for that possibility.

Photo of jmhart
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap from the Mahr Brauerei

Golden straw, slightly cloudy appearnce. One finger head that persisted.

Bready with hints of straw on the nose. Mixture of leafy and floral hops.

Farily malty, kind of funky followed up by kind of a lime type citrus flavor. The earthy hops and sourness of the citrus didn't mess well in my opinion.

Moderate texture. Not too much body, but enough to support the flavors. Fairly high level of carbonation.

The mix of sour with earthy hops didn't sit well with me. It was a bit stiff to drink.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of russpowell
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 07/10 that's pretty fresh compared to most German beers I see around here.

Pours somewhat hazed & effervescent amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Average head retention & minimal lacing

S: Caramel, breadyness, fruittyness & grainyness

T: Bready with toffee & honey notes up front. Dryness, a touch of grainyness & a bit of a apple fruittyness, some peppery hops surface as this warms. Finishes with a bit of toffee, a touch of husky grainyness, some fruittyness, lemony & orangey hops & some caramel dryness. This almost pulled a 5, but the hops & yeasty character were a bit more muted than they should be

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation & very good balance

Very drinkable as is this style. How I missed this one when I was in Germany is beyond me. A very good keller!

Photo of Imbiber
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle came from Bierkraft, Brooklyn.

5.2% ABV, hazy amber coloured, quite lively and poured with an enthusiastic head which subsided fairly fast to the point of a thin white layer on top of the beer. Carbonation was about perfect. Aroma was earthy and slightly yeasty. Taste is basically a lager with guts, quite crisp with good malt and hop flavours; there was a strong yeasty, bitter, sort of 'wholesome' aftertaste which I liked very much (but would undoubtedly make Bud drinkers race for the slop bucket).

A classic lager with nothing removed, highly recommended. The perfect antidote to fizzy, watery, mega-processed common macro swill (hence my Bud comment above).

Photo of philipquarles
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On gravity at the Avenue. Pours cloudy straw yellow with a billowing, rocky white head that lasts. Smells of full, grainy pilsner malt, backed up by strong, grassy aromatic hops. Slightly sweet, grainy taste with some wet straw character. The light hop bitterness is more than ample to dry this one out completely. Medium-full body with lower carbonation. This is a favorite of mind--always good, but best when it's super fresh, particularly on cask.

Photo of goochpunch
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 5043.

Pours a slightly hazed brassy gold with fat bubbles in the body, a 1/2" frothy head that lasts and lasts, and excellent clinging on the glass. Leaves raised lacing with the negative space making interesting figures. I can barely pick up anything from the nose except a clean lager character, some faint pale malt, and even fainter hops. Flavor is like fresh baked bread filled with nuts and dried candied fruits. Delicious. Finishes dry and sufficiently bitter with an herbal and floral hop edge. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for an appropriate amount of time. Mouthfeel is moderate, with a solid body on this one. Carbonation shows up and is at once smooth on one end and mildly prickly on the other, helping the flavors stand out. This one goes down quick, which is a shame since this is the only bottle of this I brought back to Texas with me from a recent trip.

Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is about the 3rd time i've tried this beer, both tap and bottle samples. Served cold, around 40º. Label says bottled on "70 10". This bottle has been cellared a month or two, but it was from a new shipment at my local store. There's visible sediment at the bottom.

It pours into a fluted Rodenbach tumbler glass with a small amount of foam. Mostly bigger bubbles resting on a thin skim of foam. Color is a deep and foggy orange. It leaves droopy concentric rings of lace. Last pour of the dregs pushed the head up to 1/2" and gave it a dense, cloudy Hefe look.

Initial bready aroma with some yeast coming through.

Great crisp and fruity apple aftertaste. It's fairly dry for a lager, and some mild hop bitterness comes through in the aftertaste too. Light sweetness at first, it mellows into a nice buttery maltiness. It has a medium-bodied feel, shy of being robust. After pouring the dregs, the yeast and malty flavors are amped up a notch. Try it both ways, I like it with the yeast poured in.

Very easy drinker, especially with the crispness it has. I had to slow down so I could finish the review before the beer...

Photo of fitzy84
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moan and Dove finally had Mahr's bottled again so I sampled this along with other Mahr's styles. This one settled with a murky amber appearance with a stable quarter-inch head. Creamy lacing also. The aromas were good collage of spicy and fruity flavors with even a slight caramel tone I could sense. The taste was mostly bitter but had a slightly smoked and spicy aftertaste to it. Medium body with subtle crispness helped it from not being overpowering. Overall, pretty good.

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

OK, this is the first of this style for me, so the review is based more on overall flavor/enjoyment than on style points. Having said so, here goes:

Purchased at LaBodega in Riverside, CA. in Sept. 2006 for $3.29 (0.5 l bottle). Poured into my Paulaner glass.

Medium yellow-gold, hazy but not real cloudy.

Aroma is wheaty with a slight lemon zest flavor, but the lemon really opens up in the flavor. A distinct (but not strong) hop bite ends the swallow- the hops are a little stale in character. Malt is bready and slightly toasty.

Nice mouthfeel and very drinkable. A little pricey, but quite enjoyable. I like it!

Photo of smakawhat
4.69/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

17 oz bottle picked up at the Coop last week for about $5.75.. poured into my small Schneider Weisse glass.

2 finger head doesn't leave a whole lot of lace.... Brew is only slightly hazy and is a darker gold.. pretty.

Aroma is doughy bread and touches of spicy hops.

Flavor is pretty much the same as the nose, but with a little bit more flavor and body than expected ... I'm not complaining. Toasty malts lead with a little bit of floral/spicy hops and die into a fairly dry finish. Nice body and smooth carbonation.. pretty good and very drinkable... Pricey is the big drawback.. I will probably only buy it again if I am trying to brew a keller bier.


Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a golden, slightly dark yellow, with a small, fizzy tight head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells pretty bready, with some slight fruity lager yeast characteristics, and a bit of sweet grassy hops.

This isn't the most complex beer- but then again, neither is the style. It does have the gulpability factor- every time you take a drink, you come back to gulp more down really quickly. It's got delicious bready malt flavors, some grass, some slight skunk, a bit of fruity yeast, and just deliciousness all around.

This is light bodied, and exceedingly drinkable. There's a medium level of carbonation, and a bready mouthfeel.

One of the best kellerbiers that I've had. Awesome.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to tell exactly what this bottle says. It pours a cloudy golden liquid with a big thick fluffy head. The head stayed forever but there was not much lace on the glass. Smells grainy, and lightly floral. Taste is quite sharp, first some sweetness, light malt a fair amount of bitterness then a nice crisp floral finish. Carbonation ( lots of it) and body (light) were appropriate for this beer. Overall, I thought this was pretty darn good. Very drinkable, I would have this again.

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Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb from Mahrs-Bräu
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