Dismiss Notice
Microbrew Invitational
Join us June 3 + 4 in Boston and help us drink 300+ beers, ciders, kombuchas, meads, sakes and more!

TICKETS: beeradvocate.com/micro/

Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb | Mahrs-Bräu

very good
176 Reviews
no score
Send samples
For Trade:
Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrübMahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb

Brewed by:
Germany | website

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-30-2002

User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 176 | Ratings: 329
Photo of drmeto
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus a yeasty sweetness
-finishes dry
-low bitterniss for the style
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
Very good, very drinkable.

 310 characters

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is floral and lightly sulfury, with light malt sweetness. Flavor is clean and crisp, with biscuity malt throughout. There's a light fruit ester note.

 155 characters

Photo of Stillyman11
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

had this fresh in Amsterdam

perfect Amber color and two finger white head, lacing all the way down the glass, clean lager taste and aroma with a hint of caramel from the malt. A fantastic lager I could drink all day.

 217 characters

Photo of brureview
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a muddy copper color with a 4F head which quickly resolved.

Nice aroma: Rich spicy fruit.

Malty mouth feel.

Light fruit taste with a sharp spicy bitter finish,

Classic German beer style- I haven't tasted a lot of Kellerbiers- this was enjoyable.

 257 characters

Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Burnt orange in color with a medium off-white froth. Plenty of bubble activity persists. Smells of apricot, sweet malt and grain up front and faint straw in the back. Plenty of malty sweetness to the tongue followed by a slight hop finish. Easy drinking, smooth and balanced. Hard to find fault with that.

 310 characters

Photo of aleigator
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly clouded golden color, with a stable, one finger broad head.

Smells of bready malts, together with peas and a note of sweeter, toffee malts. Aromas blend beautifully together, creating a malt forward, white bread balanced nose.

Has a lively, soft mouthfeel among a light, refrehing body.

Tastes of dough bread, toffee, leafes and peas again. Turns a tad sweeter, more toffeeish, while hops add an enjoyable, leafy bitterness after the swallow. Provides a nice finish, consisting of hops and toffee malts, both staying on par.

Showcases a very well made, utmost clean taste profile, while exhibiting a nice depth of flavours.

 644 characters

Photo of Myotus
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle (bottled on 04Aug15) into a beer mug.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after 45 seconds. Honey orange in color with a moderate amount of cloudiness. There is a plethora of small and medium-sized bubbles rising towards the foam head. Lacing is thin and moderate.
SMELL: There are subtle aromas of caramel, biscuity malts, sweet bready malts, floral hops, and bitter hops. This smells like a weak Dortmunder.
TASTE: Huge malt bomb! I love it! Strong caramel malt and biscuity malt flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by mild sweet bready malts. Subtle floral hop, bitter hop, and earthy yeast flavors finish off this amazing symphony of flavor.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is subtle. Goes down smooth and ends with a thirst-quenching finish.
NOTE: My first time trying this style and I have to say that I love. It shares many similar qualities with a Dortmunder. I was so relieved when the taste was stronger than the smell. If you love malts and aren't too fond of hops, this is your beer.

 1,100 characters

Photo of Greg_Nall
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle, poured a hazy brownish amber, with a nice 3/4 inch head which dissipated rather quickly, a bready aroma when you opened the bottled. Flavor of malts with ending with a slight hoppy lingering. Taking away from the sweetness. A nice beer that is enjoyable for the evening. It does remind me of the Mahr's Mastodon, which I think is the same beer without the name change, and easier to pronounce locally.

 430 characters

Photo of qchic
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rich copper color. Aroma and flavor reminds me of a floral, perfumey Magic Hat #9, but worthy of more respect than that. Apricot is apparent (and unfortunately not my favorite flavor in beer). A little more sweetness than I like, but good to explore a style outside of the norm for these parts.

 294 characters

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Overactive white head with a bright orangey body. Strings of bubbles.
S: Has that unfriendly pilsner / grainy smell.
T: Tastes like it smells but much softer – has that lovely German lager delicateness. Subtle fruit in the aftertaste. A very smooth lager. Should mention there's a nice subtle sweetness.
O: Would love to drink this in Bamberg one day.

 356 characters

Photo of safaricook
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gold slightly hazy. Lots of fine and coarser bubbles. Just off-white head, massive and durable.

Lager yeast, herbal hops, citric, white bread, hint of caramel

Yeast, baguette crust, herbal to citric hops in the aftertaste, light sweetness in the middle and dry with a lingering bitterness in the final

Refreshing CO2 with smoothing from suspended yeast

Great flavourfull example for the style. After tasting a couple of other Good Kellerbier from the region, I have to admit that this one stands out

 504 characters

Photo of itomek
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly cloudy, small head, thin lacing. Intentionally low carbonation. Fine bubbles. Floral spicy taste. Elaine at DeWildeman pointed out the diacetyl in this beer, which to me was so nicely tucked into the spicy noble hops flavor, that I wouldn't have noticed it late in the sip. Relatively absent of yeast flavors. Very enjoyable.

 334 characters

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

Order it at the brewery. Get it from the window in the hallway if you don't want to sit, or in the pub, if you do. An "Oooh!" is what you order. They also bottle it. Recommended!

 182 characters

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 2/15/15. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for around $5.00. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .3L boot.

Brew pours a hazy golden-yellow in color with about a half-finger white foamy head. A good amount of sediment is seen in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. Some sheets of lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is mostly of sweet malts for the most part including caramel malts. Pretty much is said for the taste which also includes a hint of citrus, which is probably orange. Goes down easy with no bitter or hoppy finish. Smooth and well balanced brew. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a good brew.

 698 characters

Photo of spoony
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 500 ml bottle (dated May 8, 2014) into a nonic glass.

A-The beer is murky and sort-of a rusty orange color. The head is almost white, dense, and about two fingers tall to start. Retention is pretty good. No lacing.

S-The smell is mostly subdued with suggestions of toast, caramel, and lightly malted grain. It is vaguely fruity with light hints of apple and pear. Not much in the way of hops.

T-Taste is similar to the smell. It is semi-crisp in flavor with toasted, bready malt flavors, a light caramel sweetness, and just a little bit of orange/citrus hoppiness.

M-The body is medium in heft with a bit of chewiness. The carbonation is moderate in volume and smooth.

O-I like this beer even though I did not taste the hops as much as the style suggests I should. The bottle was pretty old, so I can see freshness being an issue. Nevertheless, the beer has nice flavors, drinks easily, and doesn't beat your palate down with overwhelming booziness, sweetness, coffee, bourbon barrel, or whatever. I'd buy more.

 1,024 characters

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

 756 characters

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottle date

Look - Pours burnt orange with a good sized head that dissipates fairly quickly. Hazy, but not super hazy. Once the head subsides the left over bubbles become very uniform and very small. 4 paws.

Smell - Slightly spicy, yeasty, almost like a hefe but without the banana clove phenols. Biscuit, bread, slightly musty. A touch of sweetness. 4.25 paws.

Taste - Slight hop bitterness up front, that fades to give way to a bready malt character. There is a richness provided by the yeast as well. 4.25 paws.

Feel - Velvety smooth, almost chewy. Very little tingle, what is there is mostly on the back of the tongue. 4.25 paws.

Overall - This is my first kellerbier (other than Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis). I wasn't thrilled with the beer when I first sampled it, but it is definitely growing on me as I progress through the tasting. This would make a great hot weather beer, and if you like hefe's but are looking for something a little different this might be up your alley. 4 paws.

 1,009 characters

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

 1,151 characters

Photo of snowmageddon
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lively head that recedes quickly. Pours a cloudy orange.
The nose is grains, toast, floral hops.
Tastes like tart lemon is very pronounced, some toast. floral hops come through at the end with some grass notes as well.
Mouthfeel is med-light, with high carbonation
Overall: this is my first kellerbier, and im glad to have tried this unique style. The beer is refreshing and drinkable with a nice combination of flavors.

 420 characters

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden seethru body that has good, fizzy head that dies quick with little lace patches. The aroma is typical of pils malt and grain with some yeast notes mixed in. Beer is smooth, light, crisp, and has a great balance of hops, grainy/bready malts, mild fruit sweetness like pear or tropical fruit and also a bit of spice. Pretty good and complex beer that is easily drunk and quite deceptive.

 400 characters

Photo of Chico1985
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml to mug.

Appearance - Copper-orange color with some haze., White head starts at a couple fingers, ends as a swirly cap and thick ring.

Smell - Grainy malts, bread crusts, toasty malts, some pale malt toffee-like sweetness, light herbal and fruity hop. Kinda straight-up lager but nice, no real off-flavors or adjunct noticeable.

Taste - Great mix of toasty, grainy, sweet caramel malt. Very clean taste. A decent hop fix of herbal/grassy/spicy. Finish of buttery crackers and light fruity tones.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and malty, somewhat big feeling but great body, crisp, medium carbonation.

Overall - Probably one of the best straight-up lagers I've ever had, very clean, great flavors and body, little hop bite. Freshness may be imperative for this kind of goodness.

 776 characters

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown bottle purchased from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco. I love a good kellerbier, so I'm always a little on the hunt for more.

Pours a pleasantly hazed golden colour: not as cloudy as some, but definitely unapologetically unfiltered. Head forms a fine crest of white that is a little disappointing in that it settles down quickly, and doesn't sustain any lace. Carbonation is fine, and it looks as though there's a little weight to the body. Looks decent.

Nose is also fairly good. Muted leafy hop characters blend with a distinct husky grain note which makes the beer feel quite raw and organic. There's a touch too much sweetness to my mind: beyond the sweetness of the grain there's a suggestion of honey. But mostly it's fairly clear and pleasant. Quite good.

Taste is also pretty solid. The structure is mostly bready malts with husk overtones leaving a little bran and flour dankness on the palate. Hops are a little muted, although there is a touch of that slightly phenolic or astringent bite on the back that you only seem to get in a keller and not in a pils. There's a touch of the sweetness from the nose, but the bite on the back manages to deal with it fairly effectively.

Feel is smooth, perhaps a bit heavy without the hop character to create some crispness on the back.

Overall: it's fine. It's decent. It's a reasonably well crafted beer. But a keller can be truly great, and this misses some of the aspects that can do it.

 1,458 characters

Photo of Jwale73
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

 803 characters

Photo of tmzl
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

 926 characters

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

 345 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb from Mahrs-Bräu
88 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.