Mahr's Hell | Mahr's Bräu

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3.97/5
Very Good
150 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu
Germany
mahrs.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,664
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
150
pDev:
10.33%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Pacioli1445
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PUbeer
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a fine example of the style, but for me it seems a little simplistic, a little dumbed down compared to some of its german counterparts. it just doesnt have that extra burst of grain flavor in the middle, not dusty and earthy and dry enough, i found it a little generic in that way, not so sturdy in the grain, and a little sweeter than it needs to be. its crystal clear and holds a nice head, looks great in the glass. i get very little hops on the nose, seemingly bittering only there, and probably lower dosed than many other imports. great carbonation to it, and it drinks plenty light even with that hint of confectioners sugar there at the end. smooth and round, not watery at all for how light it is. i like the more rustic interpretations of the style, where i get some of the protein from the hull and a more flavorful lager yeast, but i can see this as having mass appeal among the german lagers among american consumers. tasty and well made, but i would like to try their other stuff here while the season is prime.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours gold with a slight haze under a 2” persistent, clingy white foam cap with very fine bubbles.
S: Grainy malt nose with some spice, faint vegetal (DMS).
T: Malt forward, not overly sweet, very clean, no fruit, some spice from the hops, bitter accent on the finish.
F: Very crisp, medium body and carbonation.
O: A very solid malt forward lager that is very easy to drink.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spoony
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 500 ml bottle (bottled on 7 according to the label) to a nonic glass.

A-The head is surprisingly short for the style with just a wisp of white foam that settles to a film. The beer is a nice light, clear golden color. I can see a few streams of carbonation in there.

S-The aroma has a good dose of clean grain and very light hop notes. The beer tends toward malty with lots of honey and a bit of caramel and some caramelized barley sweetness. Not mind blowing.

T-The taste is similar to the smell with a light, clean grain flavor, some hop spice (especially on the finish), and a honey flavored malt bill. Despite the honey and doughy bread malts, the beer is not "sweet," just sweeter than average for this style.

M-The feel is pretty robust with a softer level of carbonation. It drinks really well.

O-This is a solid tasting beer that drinks easily. It doesn't have the complexity of the best lagers and it probably is a bit too malty, but it would be very easy to drink a few of these over the course of an afternoon or evening when hanging out with friends.

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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep bright and dark glowing shimmering brass yellow body. Very clear with super fine carbonation. Head is creamy in look and creation, with a big bleach white color and sitting easily three fingers tall. Speckled and pill like lacing with some good staying power and some clumping. Very nice.

Good notes of chewy malt, and a bready sweetness. Liquid bread once again, with a mild herbal hop tone, and faint honey sweet slightly. Very nice.

Palate comes more with a denser malt creation, more to standard German Pils. THick bready coating with large mouthfeel. Dense and continuing with a mild coating sweetness almost like faint honeycomb. Moderate carbonation, with just a hint of hop and popping herbal bubbles to come out.

Overall a real interesting helles that seems to be bigger on taste and certainly feel than expected. All this in a slightly lighter package, really well done.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Mahr's Hell from Mahr's Bräu
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 150 ratings