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Mahr's Bock-Bier - Mahrs-Bräu

Mahr's Bock-BierMahr's Bock-Bier

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very good

64 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.52%

Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu visit their website

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-10-2003)
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Reviews by ChaseTheAce:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-05-2013 00:15:27 | More by ChaseTheAce
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-10-2014 01:45:22 | More by Pens1967
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahrs Bräu Bock-Bier has a very thick, frothy, over-flowing, white head, a mostly clear, very bubbly, golden appearance, with noticeable sediment roiling about, and a bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sharp, sweet, and grassy, with rich bread and subdued hop oil. Taste is of the same, with a noted alcohol presence, not unlike King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor. Mouthfeel is medium, and Mahrs Bräu Bock-Bier finishes dry, easy going, and good. A beer that everyone should try!


Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 15:25:38 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle courtesy of Thirtybird, served in a willibecker. 21.04.14 indicated on the back label. Pours a bright, orange-gold with a loose, three-finger, cream-colored head. Head eventually settles into a frothy,quarter inch cap. Textured, concentric half-circles of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Clarity is translucent and copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing from the base of glass to the underside of the cap. Nose is comprised of a grassy character, pilsener malts and a touch of skunk. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a light fruity character followed by a touch of noble hops. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking Helles Bock made the better consumed fresh!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 18:30:21 | More by Jwale73
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United Kingdom (England)

3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle: BBD 21 Apr 14, poured into a Hannen Alt tumbler (three times) at home on 23 Feb 14. Brought back from Berlin to drink at leisure.

Golden and bright body, clear and clean looking: good snow white foaming head that hangs around for a while.

Light malty nose with a bready yeast like hint.

The taste was also malt led, again with a bread yeastiness: nothing exciting or bold, but a good solid light coloured Bock with enough alcohol and flavour to keep me interested.

Better than average and worth finding: dirt cheap in Germany too.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 19:00:07 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle, my bottle says 6.0% ABV. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy golden orange color with about a half inch off-white head. The brew smells like bready malt, apples, bananas and some light hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some clove and a bit of citrus and grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has moderate carbonation and is easy enough to drink. I think it's an OK beer, but nothing stands out about it. Worth a try once, but I don't see myself buying it again anytime soon. $4.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 23:19:26 | More by bluejacket74
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-06-2013 02:20:38 | More by chickenm
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-01-2013 01:20:44 | More by brandonld23
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-20-2013 16:14:40 | More by bigred89

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-14-2013 18:39:50 | More by WOLFGANG
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-28-2013 19:42:03 | More by herrburgess
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-20-2013 22:40:43 | More by Jason
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New York

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On cask at Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn NY

A - Pours a dull golden color with visible yeast sediment in the glass. No foam retention but some solid lacing in patches.

S - Smells of french toast hit the nose. Sugary sweet and bready notes are there. A little residual sugar of raisins as it warmed.

T - Initial sip had a musty flavor that I think was from the yeast. Over time this went away. Sweet malt flavor and some fruit flavors with notes of fresh bread.

M - Good sessionability as this was an easy drinker. There is some tangyness in the finish but overall this is a smooth beer.

O - Glad to have tried this and it is a solid example of the style.

Serving type: cask

03-10-2013 21:08:50 | More by socon67
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-02-2013 19:07:10 | More by GhostPants
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-15-2012 22:13:12 | More by HazardousBrewer
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-16-2012 22:07:32 | More by whatsgoody
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Friar Tuck's in Peoria, IL
"12 05" stamped on bottle, but unsure if this means 2012 or 2005. Probably the latter, given the rarity of getting Mahr's brews in.
Poured into an Ayinger Celebrator doppelbock glass

Mahr's Bock is a satisfying version of the hellesbock, full of malt sweetness and bread-like flavors, with a hint of noble hops to add a bit of balance. In general, much more enjoyable than their Christmas Bock, and one of their more enjoyable brews. This hellesbock recipe is one I'd go back to if the time felt appropriate.

Pours a 2cm head, off-white in color, composed of medium to large-sized bubbles. Retention is fairly poor, diminishing to a ring around the glass with a few larger islands of residual foam atop the body. Lacing is nonexistent. Body is a transparent copper orange color with yellow highlights, light bringing out orange-yellow hues in the beer. Carbonation is there, but minimal and sluggish in making its way to the top.

Aroma of honey, malt sweetness, light breadiness, and a hint of toasted walnuts or filberts. Not particularly complex or bold, but still noticeable and appealing.

Abundant flavors of toffee and malt sweetness with a hint of toasted nuts, . Fades out with continued sweetness, a touch of toast, and light noble hops.

Beer is medium-bodied on the palate, with fairly minimal carbonation, just enough to make this foam up slightly on the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is very smooth. Slight spiciness from ethanol on the back of the throat, providing subtle warming. Could be a bit more carbonated, but it's also fine the way it is. Finish is dry, with a slight stickiness from residual sugars.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 18:07:48 | More by falloutsnow
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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I consider myself blessed that I have been able to try a few of these Mahr's beers as they have been consistently among the best I have had. I have been looking for something a bit different so I decided on this. The 16.9 oz bottle is marked with '7010' on the back label, though I am not sure how to decipher that message.

The beer is very clear and light golden in color with a low density finger and a half of head that disappears soon but leaves lacing as evidence of it having been here.

The smell is a bit tart and sweet, reminiscent of a green apple. A wafting alcohol hits the nose a bit harshly but is not so overwhelming as to disallow the hints of spice to be noticed.

Taste is a bit sweet and rather complex with tart and herbal notes. I have rarely had a bock but this may be the beginning of a thing. I am quite digging this beer for its departure form my norm. It isn't hoppy, hasn't got a bunch of dark or caramely malts but is satisfyingly complex and full.

Mouthfeel is big for a beer this light in color. I know there is no correlation but the tendency to brew light lagers seems the norm for my usual suspects so to find a beer with this color and this body (very light and medium respectively) is a welcome departure.

I think that about covers it. This beer is of unknown age, tart and sweet with a bit of herbal hops and a wispy white head. The color is very light and the beer is very clear. There is a tartness that makes me wonder if this is a typical example or one that has taken on a funk, either way I like it.

I would also like to note that I have no way to compare this beer to another bock as I think this is about the third one I have tried.


Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 01:16:43 | More by meeekyh
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-16-2012 03:41:09 | More by animal69
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-25-2011 21:11:09 | More by pixieskid
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District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank the Mahr's Bock in Berlin after having just had the Augustiner-Bräu Heller Bock. I found it at a nice beer store in east Berlin.

This is a crisp, drinkable German beer with a bit of a cheesy smell and mouthfeel. In general, its more interesting than the Augustiner-Bräu Heller Bock.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 21:56:30 | More by jamesknuckles
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4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 3/23/10 tasting. .5L bottle poured into glass beer krug.

A-cloudy dull yellow with lots of floating sediment, short foamy head, settled to flattish, little lacing

S-light aroma of bready malts and straw hops

T-sweet yeasty bread taste, some orange citrus notes, almost like cider, some lemon zest

M-light mouthfeel for a bock but still decent complexity, very different from other Maibocks and slightly dry

D-excellent drinkability for a Bock

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 19:11:13 | More by DrewHodges
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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. There is also suspended sediment evident. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of tart malt, acid, slight citrus (banana), slight sweet malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of a Maibock / Helles Bock. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight pale hop, slight citrus, slight sweet malt, and yeast. Overall, the mouth feel is too sharp and the acidity in the aroma is off-putting. Otherwise it is an average Maibock at best.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 23:22:25 | More by Tone
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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark golden with a small slightly off-white head. Some floaters. Decent retention.

Aroma of hay, bubblegum and pears.

Taste is of malts, light hops, hay, honey and bread. Light flavors, but clean and decent amount of complexity.

Mouthfeel is light, lightly cleansing. Slightly flat.

Overall, very drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 00:43:09 | More by atigerlife
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3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow, noticable yeast in suspension. Not much head and little lacing. Smells of bready malt, faint apple and vanilla tones, some lemony zest. Tastes of sweet maltness up front followed a decent bready profile. Finishes with a dry crispness. Mouthfeel fairly thin for a maibock.

A decent beer, didn't blow me away. Was expecting a little more bready malt and thicker mouthfeel for a Maibock.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 00:43:08 | More by bum732
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Mahr's Bock-Bier from Mahrs-Bräu
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