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Mastodon - Mahrs-Bräu

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BA SCORE
83
good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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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KevdoggNasty


2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

03-29-2012 05:14:23 | More by KevdoggNasty
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falloutsnow

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 06:16:38 | More by falloutsnow
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-27-2014 00:05:05 | More by weeare138
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Ray7233

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-04-2012 02:15:53 | More by Ray7233
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 05:46:47 | More by DefenCorps
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-21-2012 02:24:18 | More by DelicateDelirium
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-16-2014 21:48:05 | More by livingtodie
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CreightonSM

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-25-2014 14:28:40 | More by CreightonSM
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Easy going but in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 05:02:26 | More by cbutova
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homebrewhawk

Kansas

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a tulip. Unfiltered. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a finger of fine bubbled white head. Some noble hops in the aroma and a little sweet malt. Light bodied. Bready malt, slight noble hop presence. Adding the yeast gives the aroma a bit of a yeasty tang. Decent German Lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 00:56:53 | More by homebrewhawk
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-15-2014 00:17:10 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-20-2012 23:32:32 | More by OldIronLungs
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-05-2013 17:54:21 | More by Magery
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2012 12:38:04 | More by getbehindthemule
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BKBassist

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-13-2013 05:58:59 | More by BKBassist
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-16-2013 01:28:29 | More by MaseFace
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-29-2013 15:50:21 | More by Zachtheporter
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-25-2014 16:59:27 | More by Shandycan
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-22-2013 16:12:54 | More by dookiebrown
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RES

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-29-2012 05:16:11 | More by RES
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Perdue125

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-11-2012 12:59:20 | More by Perdue125
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 13:12:21 | More by avalon07
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Mahr's Mastodon is brewed in the style of a German Zwickl-Kellerbier. A limited-run collaboration beer between the American band Mastodon and Mahr's Bräu in Germany. Available in 1 Pt, 9 Fl Oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 1 Pt, 9 Fl Oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Gusher! Beware! Pours a crisp foamy head of a golden-white head over a golden amber body. Dark speckled sediment riddles the brew, carbonation is spritely and plentiful. Retention is average, lacing is very light and leaves no trace. 3

(Smell) Bready German malts with peppery, herbal hop profile that has a modest bitterness. Hints of white grape, lemon and grain add a touch of complexity, potential flavor components of the yeast. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) A bit cleaner than the aroma suggests, with clean biscuit malt body with a touch of bready sweetness underneath. Hops are less pronounced, with a slight peppery flavor and some light bitterness. A bold fruit note of grape rounds out the flavor and lingers on the finish. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is soft, clean, mildly chewy. Carbonation is moderately brisk for a frothy crisp mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly sweet over bitter. Alcohol presence is light, off characters are minimal. 3.5

(Overall) A fairly enjoyable beer with nothing over-the-top, expect a solid, flavorful malt profile with a hearty dose of yeast-like fruitiness and a soft, mildly sweet finish. Comes through clean and enjoyable. 3.75

Mahr's Bräu's
Mastodon The Hunter
3.64/5.00

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 01:11:56 | More by Jadjunk
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metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev 0%
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

07-03-2013 01:35:27 | More by metter98
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gotta love the picture on the label. The bottle I got fizzed from hell to breakfast, so be prepared! It pours a rich and slightly hazy amber with a rather thick, if not too persistent, pale amber-tan head. Crisp aroma is fruity and malty with just a hint of hoppy wood. Flavor is typical of a lager, malty and a little fruity, but more mouth-filling and rounded out; again there is just a hint of hops. Texture has firm body and good fizz, better than with many lagers I have tried. If lager is your style, uncork this beast!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 23:08:17 | More by Cyberkedi
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