Mastodon | Mahrs-Bräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahrs-Bräu
Germany | website

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by homebrewhawk on 02-11-2012

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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by KevdoggNasty:
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle at Astoria Bier & Cheese. It's a great keller. I can smell it the second the beer hits my glass. The aroma has a mix of white bread, light caramel, fresh dough, and a hint of fruit ester. The flavor follows with a rounded, bready malt character, subtle, spicy hop character, and a shot of citrus fruit. Very fun and interesting beer. Go try one.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a golden brown with less than a finger of white bubbly head. It rather quickly recedes.

S: Bready malts.

T: Bready, doughy malts. Very fresh tasting.

F: Super smoth, moderate to highly carbonated.

O: I'm glad I had this. If more lagers were like this, I'd drink them more often.

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Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed honey/amber color with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Stays effervescent throughout. Average lacing and head retention

S: Breadyness, a little pear & wet grain

T: Breadyness, pears, grassiness & a little cakeyness, plus a little herbal bitterness up front. Grassyness & pears as this warms, plus bready sweetness. Finishes grassy with herbal bitterness, a little cardboard on the edges not enough to ruin this, but it is there, plus a little honey-dew melon showing late to the party

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, okay balance

Drinks alright, I suspect this might be old, but since I can't find a date on the bottle, we'll never know. There is something in the lower left corner, but I can read it. Still tasty despite the slight hint of cardboard

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahr’s Bräu Mastodon has a thick, unusually fizzy, off-white head, a very hazy (which becomes murky, when the sediment is swished & poured in), gold-orange appearance, and lace curtain left behind. The aroma is of sharp, sweet & sour bread, yeast, and a grass of some sort. Taste is of those elements, with a low-level, balancing bitterness, weeds, red soil, and cream. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and chewy, and this beer finishes a bit cloying and full. Overall, it is a sipper and surely not a gulper. One would be hard pressed to session this lager.

RJT

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Mahrs Brau Mastodon last week for $5.59 at The Lager Mill. I was looking for a new beer to try and I thought I would take a chance on this one, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 500 ml bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks good, it's got a nice design and it's eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy yellow color that takes on more of a golden color when held to the light with a finger and half worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of a spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with a slight bit of skunky aroma being the first to show and it goes right into the malts which impart a grainy, pale malt, bready and sweet malt aromas with some doughy yeast showing up in the background. This beer has a nice aroma, but I could go without the skunky aspect.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with no single one seeming to stick out the most. Towards the end I get a little bit of a doughy yeast flavor with pretty much no bitterness and a nice sweet malty aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, it's just what I expect from the style.

M- The mouthfeel is smooth, crisp, clean, light bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a pretty nice example of the style. it tastes just how i expect a Kellerbier to taste and I have no complaints. This beer has nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them, but I might start to get bored with it after that. What I like the most about this beer is how true to style it is, nothing is out of place for the style. What I like the least about this beer was the skunky aroma, I'm glad it didn't make it to the taste. I might buy this beer again and I wound't turn one down. I would recommend it if you like the style. All in all I was happy with this beer, its nice for the style. Good job guys this is a nice beer.

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4.92/5  rDev +30.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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