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Mastodon - Mahrs-Bräu

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BA SCORE
83
good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%


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: homebrewhawk on 02-11-2012)
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larryi86

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A clear golden copper color with a two finger white head.

S- Grainy, zesty and earthy spices, touch of lemon rind, some yeast.

T- Malty/grainy, has a bready quality to it, getting some yeast, and an earthy hoppy finish with some zest that kind of reminds me of a German Pilsener.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body.

O- Doesn't blow me away but it is an enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 18:59:49 | More by larryi86
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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California

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber-orange color. It's somewhat hazy, maybe medium hazy, not that "medium hazy" really means anything to anyone besides me. The head is a touch yellow. It puffs up big and pretty thick but fades away after a minute, a bit like a hefe. The aroma is malty and pleasant. Nice doughy malt flavor with a touch of caramel. Reminds me of the Cismontane single malt beers that I've been working through. The taste has a good dose of malt sweetness, though it still finishes fairly clean with a very light grassy note. It's a relatively rich German lager. Less hoppy than expected. Smooth feel, full for the strength. Solid beer. Easy to drink and satisfying. Not terribly dramatic but the malt flavor is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

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Oregon

3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev +9%

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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

From: John's Grocery, Iowa City, IA
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Mastodon is not a bad naturtrüb bier from Mahr's, but pales in comparison to their normal unfiltered offering and many others of the type. The aromas and flavors are enjoyable, but excessively mild, while the beer is overall too carbonated. All this is a bit of a shame, as everything I enjoyed at the brewpub was exceptional, and I was looking forward to sampling this domestically. Perhaps it's age and the stresses of long-distant shipment, but there's no way to tell with no dating on the bottle. I wouldn't pay to drink this again unless I was in Germany or it was on tap.

Pours a 1.2cm tall head of white colored foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, fairly frothy appearance. Retention is average in length, about one minute, the foam eventually falling to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is not present. Beer's body is a fairly dark golden-orange color, with light bringing out brighter golden orange hues (bordering on very dark golden yellow). Carbonation is visible through the beer's body, numerous and quite active.

Aroma is quite mild, of light caramel-like sweetness and toasted bread with a slight yeastiness.

Overall flavors are of mild bread crust and caramel-like sweetness, with hints of yeast and hop bitterness in the background. Front of palate is of mild caramel-like sweetness with slight bread-like qualities and a modest yeast character. Mid-palate of continued light caramel-like sweetness, a bit of bread crust flavor, modest yeastiness, and adding in an unexpected light fruitiness and hop bitterness in the background. Back of palate tastes stronger, but still fairly light, bread crusts with light hop bitterness and a background of yeast and faint caramel-like sweetness. Aftertaste is quite mild, of bread crusts, light caramel-like sweetness, and a touch of hop bitterness.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium-high intensity, leading to a mouthfeel that is at first fizzy, gradually tapering to a fully foamy mouthfeel, a bit too carbonated for the beer and the style. Closes dry, with light to no stickiness clinging to the lips and palate.

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Washington

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
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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3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Serving type: bottle

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Mastodon from Mahrs-Bräu
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