Mahr's Bräu

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Mahr's Bräu
German Pilsner
Ranked #61
Ranked #13,709
3.95 | pDev: 11.14%
May 26, 2023
Jun 20, 2002
Very Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Half liter mug vom fass at the brewery in Bamberg! €3,90 in 2023 to me is a great price and often found throughout Bavaria. I think once it goes above €4 for a pint, Germans may start a revolution. Absolutely stellar beer, no surprise. Perfect malt bill for that quintessential German Pils flavor and drinkability. Quite fruity with a delicious hoppy finish and a crispness that you can only find in this style. Wow!
May 26, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Sed1917

Apr 29, 2023
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Mahr's Bräu "Pils"
2,80€/,5L vom fass Bayerischer Anstich at the brewery on 15 September 2017

Notes: Having enjoyed this beer from the bottle in the United States I can say that without question that it's better directly from the source. Now, does the Bayerischer Anstich, or gravity poured wooden barrel make a difference? I don't think so, but it probably affects the carbonation and mouthfeel.
Look: Crystal clear golden body beneath a full head of frothy white foam. Excellent head retention and lacing.
Smell: Grainy Pilsner malt with floral and spicy hops. Clean, fresh, and welcoming.
Taste: The flavor follows the aroma exactly with the addition of a stiff bitterness and some short lingering, mild herbal hops along with the spicy hops in the finish.
Feel: Medium bodied and gently crisp-then-smooth across the tongue.
Overall: Superbly balanced on the soft side, this is a remarkably quaffable Pils.
Review #7,703
Jan 18, 2022
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
-pours a clear straw golden with a small,foamy,grey-ish head
-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose + grassy
-Finishes dry
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
Decent Pilsener but i expected a little more from Mahrs.
May 17, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
De Labirratorium. En copa hefe de Bavaria. En almuerzo, con arroz con gambas. Pilsener buena y refrescante, aunque me quedo con su versión baja en alcohol que proporciona la misma experiencia e incluso me pareció más aromatica
May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
L- Pale gold clear, pours with thin white head.
S- A light richness and some grain.
T- It has a sort of quite muscular breadyness to it, that goes into a growing hoppy finish.
F- A few mouthfuls in and I'm noticing that it's really pretty hoppy-dry (in a trad-Pilsener sense), it's making that impression on the back of both my tongue and mouth; striking as a regular 'lager' wouldn't be as dry as this. It's well balanced, and very easy to drink, Carbonation in the mouth is good...
O- ... but what is standing out for me is that there is nothing really strikingly good, different+good, about it, Overall it's like it has quite a shy understated personality. Could I pick this from a blind-tasting of say five pilseners, I don't know? Whereas for a beer currently rated here as '88/Very Good' I'd expect a very clear character that I enjoy, ie a reason to look out for it again in future.
Bought from Selfridges, Oxford Street in London £3.30/330ml bottle. The lable is updated from that features above. It's now mostly grey with burgundy-red text for 'Mahrs Brau'.
Feb 07, 2020
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From the 500 ml. bottle stamped 25=06-19. Sampled Jan 11, 2020

It looks like a Pilsener with its yellow pour, decent clarity, and bountiful white head.

The aroma is toasted bread, biscuit, and floral hops. Pretty clean it seems.

Light to medium body,

The taste is sweet, toasty and just like a Pilsener should be. Clean floral hop finish. Just good.
Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by MTKATL from Georgia

Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pale yellow body, mildly cloudy; thick, sculpted head. Strong fruity aroma; peach and pear. Mild cereal grain base flavor infused with an estery backdrop; light bready sweetness. Medium-light body; smooth and soft on the palate; slightly warm; nice balance between low-key sweetness and light dryness.

The strong peach and pear aroma almost seemed off-putting, thinking it would bleed over to the flavor, but the taste was nothing but classic pilsner delicateness and subtlety, strong on the light malt character and nicely complemented with the hop bitterness and mild flavor. This is a most satisfying lager, and I look forward to drinking many more bottles of this beer as time goes on.
Sep 08, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 1 pint 9 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "bottled on" date 1-26-19.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, light golden color with one-finger white head, excellent retention, the head slowly dissipated until a thick white cap remained, there is heavy lacing on the glass and higher than average carbonation, this is a beautiful beer.

SMELL: sweet bread and white crackers.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet bread and white crackers then a light kiss of hops.

PALATE: medium body for the style and higher carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good beer, I would buy this again no problem and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.
Aug 29, 2019
Rated: 3.97 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jul 30, 2019
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours clear, gold in color with half inch head. Taste is grass, grain, and earthy hops. Clean, crisp, bitter, with moderate carbonation and medium bodied. Makes for a nice and sessionable German pils. Nice hot weather beer. Could have several.
Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4 by QuakeAttack from California

Jun 03, 2019
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Many thanks to Snowcrash000 for this bottle.

A - Light gold pour with beautiful clarity, a rocky white head, very sticky lacing, and steady moderate carbonation.

S - Crisp aroma: straw, lemon grass, crackery malt, some earthiness and bright lemon citrus. Aroma is dry and aromatic.

T - Crisp crackery honey malt from start to finish, lemon, grassy, earthy, some peppery spiciness, some floral, and ends with a citrus / floral bitterness that lingers. Very crisp with a bitter zing.

M - Medium body, lots of carbonated pricklies on the tongue, and very dry on the back of the tongue (and wet on the tip of the tongue).

O - This is a very enjoyable Pils and a recommended try if you enjoy this style.
Mar 10, 2019
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on 080218. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Clear light gold with substantial 2-finger white foamy head with average retention and solid lacing.

Aroma is somewhat soapy floral with lighter grainy Pils malt

Flavor is also slightly soapy with herbal, grassy, floral qualities and softer Pils maltiness. Moderate bitterness and clean from ester standpoint.

Feel is light-medium bodied with high carbonation and dry finish.

Decent German Pils with good feel but strange hop character. Wish it was fresher
Mar 02, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by VAcrossr from Virginia

Mar 01, 2019
Rated: 4.71 by baklo from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by nodder from New York

Jan 22, 2019
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Himmeriget in Copenhagen.

Pours a clear yellow with fine foam and lots of visible carbonation.

Smell is clean and crisp with a nice sweet breadiness along with some floral hop notes.

Taste is wonderfully clean, crisp and balanced. Soft maltbase anchors the floral hops and balances the fairly strong bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, creamy and well carbonated.

Overall, a really good pilsner, very clean.
Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Sep 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by GClarkage from California

Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 3.27 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Aug 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 4.9%. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Nice hoppy aroma, notes of newmown grass and herbs. Light bodied, but still with some detectable malts. Medium dry flavour, well hopped throughout, herbal notes, distinctly bitter finish.
Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Jun 29, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 12/19/2017. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is an excellent German pilsner! All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Very clean and nicely rich pils/Munich malts, great noble hop presence and bitter balance. A very enjoyable offering, and pristine style example as expected of the brewery.
May 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Renato89 from Italy

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
It's a good pilsner, yellow coloured, with white head. The head retention and size are medium. Grainy and malty aroma, lightly hoppy and spicy, high sweetness. My overall impression is good, although I think this beer is too malty and spicy and that's not counterbalanced by hops.
Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by jhart96 from England

Jun 21, 2017
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Rated by Crumpetsnbeer from Maine

4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Really liked this. A solid pilsner. Good flavor not to much. Went down quick, and was really happy with it.
Apr 27, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
500ml bottle - more of a big swath of various new-to-us German breweries' wares to recently arrive in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some random sudsy microbial lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy and gritty cereal malt, a bit of that Euro gasohol thing, faint lemon citrusy notes, and leafy, weedy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery pale malt, ephemeral earthy yeast, some fading petrol notes, meek indistinct citrus rind, and more sassy leafy, herbal, and grassy noble hop bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-piercing frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, just a wee bit of old-school hop astringency maybe loitering around a little too forcefully. It finishes trending dry, the grainy malt and testy hops making a lingering day of it all.

Overall, this is a seemingly prototypical version of the style, nice and rounded in its traditional flavours. Easy to drink, with a small sense of well-earned attitude, that for once I actually find kind of endearing. Worthy of giving a go, especially if you're fan of such things.
Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 4.74 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 15, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.62/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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 Pop!ped the cap & given that the previous lager from this brewery was unfiltered, why take a chance on the pour? I performed a gentle pour, followed closely by a vigorous in-glass swirl that raised just over a finger of foamy, bone-white head that quickly fell back to wisps. Color was a gorgeous Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with 24-carat quality clarity which signaled the immediate arrival of The Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus & Mammon, all scrabbling for a taste. Down, boys! Jeez-O, man. Nose was driven by a bready maltiness, underlain by a grassy maltiness. GER Pils for sure! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was classic German Pilsner - mildly sweet with biscuity overtones underlain by a light grassy, hay-like Noble hoppiness. I have to confess to being a Czech Pilsener fan, but this was textbook. For a really wild time, I would suggest a side-by-side of a bottle of this one with a CAN of Pilsner Urquell. Two superb examples of their respective styles. Finish was semi-dry & highly refreshing. I would drink this more often in the summer and especially from a CAN!
Mar 13, 2017
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle dated 13/07/16 into a pilsner glass
A - Stunning clarity, goldenrod color set the stage for delightfully active carbonation. The pure white cap quickly dissipates.
S - Pilsner malts, cut grass, nice herbal component, a bit of biscuit and not much else.
T - The start is warm white bread, then the lemongrass rolls in, a hint of herbal hops and finally a hint of spice, pepper.
M - Near perfect feel, light on the palate, with active carbonation that almost tickles.
O - A delightful offering from a skilled brewery, flavors abound with a nice dry finish.
Worth seeking out
Mar 01, 2017
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
5% abv. Bottled on 9/30/16 opened on 2/19/17

Crystal clear gold color. Big carbonation, creating a pure-white cotton top, bubbly but thick. Lace is abundant and long.

A classic aromatic display , freshly baked sour dough bread and butter style malt, stinky, spicy, herbal blend from the yeast and hops, green veggies, cracked corn, summertime field of wheat and hay. Most of all, a fantastic, deep aroma of fresh herbs and sour earthy in the nose. Easily one of the most aromatic German pilsners.

Crisp, crisp and more crispy bite. Over used description for sure, but damn its true. Soo clean. Light and clean. Pure. Mouthfeel.

The taste.....classic and authentic. Perfection in the balance of flavor. A sour-bready and even tangy malt, green veggie and earthy-herbal hop, more sour bread, fresh corn, zesty spring water and a sour-funky yeast that delivers the perfect amount of complexity. Once again, the levels and balance of the flavor spectrum could not be more equal.

Feb 19, 2017
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