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Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb - Mahrs-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

264 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 23
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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 popery:
Photo of popery
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

popery, Jul 13, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev -1%
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.

oberon, Apr 04, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

RoyalT, Dec 06, 2004
Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Todd, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Jason, May 03, 2013
Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of ADR
3.93/5  rDev -1%
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.

ADR, Jun 06, 2002
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, Dec 10, 2003
Photo of hagbergl
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

hagbergl, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.4%

acurtis, May 22, 2014
Photo of azorie
4/5  rDev +0.8%

azorie, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of DrewBest
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

DrewBest, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of cokes
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

cokes, Jun 22, 2004
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Sammy, Jun 15, 2005
Photo of Oboogie
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Oboogie, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
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!

NeroFiddled, Nov 22, 2004
Photo of pastramionrye7
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

pastramionrye7, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.55/5  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.

cjgator3, Apr 30, 2009
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ajaxivan, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

cliff1066, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

DrunkMcDermott, Jul 25, 2005
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of jmhart
2.93/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

jmhart, May 04, 2010
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.2/5  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.

Hopdaemon39, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
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!

russpowell, Feb 15, 2008
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Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb from Mahrs-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.