Der Weisse Bock | Mahr's Bräu

BA SCORE
87
very good
152 Ratings
Der Weisse BockDer Weisse Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu
Germany
mahrs.de

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of SABERG
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated bottle into the test glass.
A - Deep dark, gently carbonated, quick to exit cap
S - Toffee, dark roasted malts, a touch of smokiness
T - Follows the nose right down the line
F - A bit slick, full coating of the palate, sweet linger
O - A fine offering, that confounds a bit, I will seek out again

 319 characters

Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am kind of everywhere today in terms of beers, or should I say, biers. The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody continues to belch forth all sorts of things & I am happy to indulge.

From the bottle: "Brewed and bottled in Bamburg, Germany".

I am learning from exbeerience that these may be unfiltered beers. That revelation, coupled with the fact that it is getting late & I am tired & do not want to clean up a mess, signals a gentle pour following the Pop! of the cap. Once sufficiently decanted, a vigorous in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, light-tan head that quickly reverted to wisps. Color was a gorgeous Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with ruby highlights & NE-quality clarity. Nose had a smoky cheesiness, like smoked Gouda, that left me unsure of what to expect next. Hey, I am nothing if not adventurous. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was not cheesy, per se, but it was definitely smoky with a chocolaty undertone. The more I drank of it, the more chameleonic it seemed. I would occasionally get banana esters, but then they would recede. The smoky cheesiness returned & disappeared in the next sip. I then got a glimpse of dark, dried fruits, but then they were gone. This is one for the books! Finish was in that Twilight Zone between semi-dry & semi-sweet. Wow! What a beer. I wonder if I have any St. Augustinus (sp?) remaining ...

 1,381 characters

Photo of metalspice
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Ratte n Hum, NYC. Deep obaque copperish-brown. Watery head gave up easily & left no lacing. The aroma starts on the chocolate side but doesn't make it to the tongue. The malts rule the day in a very balanced way. The 8+ ABV is negligable in the taste.

A great well balanced treat.

 292 characters

Photo of DrBier
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Sure why not.

Deep burnt red body color. Hints of chestnut brown on the edges. Deep tan colored head, pinhead sized bubbles with about two fingers tall. Minimal retention and settles to a thin collar, and clear topped puck.

Aroma has nice soft clean notes of milk chocolate. Banana esters, light phenolic clove and nutmeg, almost lightly shaven and touched upon the nose. Nicely subtle and balanced.

First sip provides a very unexpected feeling. Sharp and gaseous carbonation with very wet body. Light body and carbon dioxide flavors take away what few touches of chocolate there are. Much of the banana flavor is long lost and there is no creamy character or density here.

A passable brew, but quite a bit of a letdown.

 791 characters

Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I won't review this "1001" beer because it had gone off a bit. The rating however imagines how a fresh bottle tastes.

118 characters

Photo of Hazen
4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of chebode2
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dgilks
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tremendous brew, redolent of chocolate-laced banana bread. Deep and dark, this is a weizenbock to spend a romantic evening with. What? That was weird? Fair enough. Regardless, take my word for it and snag this one should you ever see it, particularly on draught.

 262 characters

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliant chestnut under a 1” light tan foam cap that clings to the side of the glass. A touch of wine aromas and flavor, tart sherry, a touch of chocolate, and then the initial sweetness finishes dry and tart.

 218 characters

Photo of Sixpoint
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fizzed like a soda on the pour. More carbonation than I expected. Tangy malt flavor. Lots of body ("thick" mouthfeel). Flavor isn't as "big" as I expected. But also not a big boozy finish either.

 195 characters

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lent in Bamberg includes Der Weisse Bock! ...starting on Ash Wednesday, I believe. I want to say they had it on Tap (vom Fass), but my memory of the evening is a little hazy. Enjoyable and recommended!

 204 characters

Photo of vermilcj
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MRsojourner
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, 4880 bottle code. Pours very hazy/cloudy dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, plum, fig, date, banana, chocolate, brown sugar, dark bread, molasses, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with incredible complexity and balance of big dark/bready/roasted malt and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, plum, fig, date, banana, chocolate, brown sugar, dark bread, molasses, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, plum, fig, date, banana, chocolate, brown sugar, dark bread, molasses, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/bready/roasted malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible weizenbock style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/roasted malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

 1,617 characters

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Der Weisse Bock from Mahr's Bräu
3.9 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.