Mastodon - Mahrs-Bräu
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
3.21/5 rDev -12.1%
Bottle from Beermongers. It's been so long since I've had a kellerbier.
A mildly hazy copper with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this beer looks good. The nose is the classic German lager in the Munich vein. Doughy, bready, honeyed Munich malt, along with a moderate earthy, leafy, hoppy aroma and bitterness present. A moderate fruit character is present as well, a little bit of pear. I have a feeling this is a shade old as there's a mild oxidized honey note as well.
The palate opens highly carbonated, lending a yeasty, frothy, mildly eggy flavor. The malt is dusty, doughy, mildly caramelized and mildly oxidized. The oxidized note is making me wonder if this is an old batch - that's quite possible, especially since it's been what, two years The Hunter was released? The mid-palate's flabby, mildly oxidized, dull and a little lifeless. Adding the yeast does improve the feel some, but this is still a disappointment. Medium light in body with an extremely high level of carbonation, this beer finishes mildly sweet with a faint hop bitterness. Gripes aside, the Munich malt character is awesome and thoroughly enjoyable.
03-03-2014 05:46:47 | More by DefenCorps
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4/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured into a tulip glass, it billows up with a voluminous head of white foam that retains some good coverage for the rest of the glass. Spotty sudsy lacing. Intentionally cloudy, it says unfiltered on the label, glowing sunset orange color.
Clean, floral, grassy aroma, simple and true to style.
Bready and crisp, simple and seamless. Medium bodied with a light crisp bitterness that dries out quickly in the finish. Fresh floral hop notes that are somewhat subdued, but complement the dry crackery malts nicely. Pricey for what it is, but worth a try from this quality brewery.
07-17-2012 01:54:56 | More by emerge077
3.98/5 rDev +9%
Poured on tap into a becher glass at Churchkey DC.
A real supper creamy one finger head presented, nice and solid and ultrafine. Deep uniform orange amber and apricot colored body, with some lemon lighter hues along the sides. Beer has a little bit of fine carbonation, and laces with nitro like sheets and rings all along the glass. A mighty fine looking brew.
The nose though disappoints in comparison. Very closed and subtle dough malt body slightly, but a bit hard to detect.
Palate comes with a real nice chewy body. Mid palate fills with soft baked bread, and some sweet bakery yeast like flavors. Creamy and dense body, which coats everywhere in the palate. Subtle flavors that hit nicely.
A good solid keller that just seems to be fairly basic and enjoyable. Real easy drinking to match.
05-31-2014 14:36:39 | More by smakawhat
3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured into a Ayinger pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and slippery lacing. Aroma of bready and biscuit malt, noble hops with an interesting light dried herb component. Flavor is nicely balanced biscuit malt and light dry grassy and woody hops typical of German lagers. Light hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. A nicely made classic, mellow helles lager.
10-04-2013 03:47:13 | More by LiquidAmber
3.65/5 rDev 0%
A: The beer is hazy pale yellowish amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bread and toast malts are present in the nose along with some hints of fruity yeast.
T: The overall taste is rather malty and has flavors of bread and toast and faint hints of sweetness; these malty flavors transition to notes of spicy hops, apples and a light amount of bitterness towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't stand out compared to Munich Helles Lagers, but the unfiltered nature and complexity in the taste make it seem more reminiscent of a Keller Bier or a Zwickel Bier.
07-03-2013 01:35:27 | More by metter98
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
A- Poured into a goblet with a hazy orange amber body. Silky white head forms to about a finger and has decent retention. Small ring leaves some small patches of lace.
S- Hard to pick much up for me. I basically get reserved German yeast, raisin and some sweet biscuit caramel malts.
T- Pretty laid back for such a gargantuan creature the Mastodon is. Yeast lends a profile of spices, raisin dark fruits and very slight clove banana ester. Some nutty, caramel and almost rye spice malts. Spicy and herbal hops balance it out.
MF- A lighter overall consistency with high end foamy carbonation. Fair amount of bitterness in the finish.
Easy going but in a good way.
10-26-2012 05:02:26 | More by cbutova
4.28/5 rDev +17.3%
Not a huge fan of the band, they are decent lots of fanboys and haters just with something like DTP would have taken thier place in the grand scheme of things, but love Mahr's. The label is cool. 500ml bottle.
It pours a nice hazy amberish orange with a nice off-white head.
The smell is nicely malty. Rich caramel and bread notes, a subtle bit of noble hops. There is an almost rum-like aroma which is nice.
The flavor is malty and fruity. Decently fresh. A zippy kellerbier. Very fuckin nice.
07-19-2012 02:02:16 | More by crossovert
4.23/5 rDev +15.9%
Impressive thick, lumpy, near-white head. The liquid is golden with a mild chill haze. Only negative is the limited lace.
Grainy, raw barley aroma--similar a freshly opened bag of pale malt.
Slightly sweet, this is a malty pale brew. It has a hop spice in the swallow and the short aftertaste. The malty flavor is dominate, but there is no grainy flavor. The body is like skim milk. The carbonation is low. The total effect makes this beer seem to have dried fruit.
06-10-2012 22:35:41 | More by smcolw
3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a light brown color and a hazy texture. There was a big, creamy fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.
S: As you'd expect with a German beer, this one had a very malty smell to it.
T: Like the nose, the taste was dominated by malt, but it did have light amounts of grain and hops. Not a bad flavor, but so very predictable and obvious.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a crisp, clean finish. Medium-bodied.
O: This is a well made beer, but as I said it's a predictable one. drinkable, but not much separates it from the pack.
04-27-2012 13:12:21 | More by avalon07
Mastodon from Mahrs-Bräu
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.