Mahr's Hell | Mahr's Bräu

BA SCORE
88
very good
146 Ratings
Mahr's HellMahr's Hell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu
Germany
mahrs.de

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of spoony
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of jtosch
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of imbibehour
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Photo of Satchboogie
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of WGO
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Googs
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of GregaR
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of wiwi
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jbertsch
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of pester
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a tight, bubbly white head.

S: Aromas of straw, grass, grain, wax, honey, lemon, biscuit, crackers, and mild herbs are present on the nose.

T: Gentle notes of minerals, herbs, beeswax, honey, grass, straw, grain, lemon, biscuits, and crackers slowly fill the mouth. The finish is clipped, yet flavorful with a great integration of biscuit, herb, lemon, and honey flavors.

M: Fairly full in body, at least for the style, yet not all that dry. Carbonation is delicate and airy, imparting near effortless ease in drinking.

O: A superb German lager and a wonderful, authentic representation of a classic and often underappreciated style.

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Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Mahr's Hell from Mahr's Bräu
3.98 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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