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Mahr's Pilsner | Mahr's Bräu

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Mahr's PilsnerMahr's Pilsner
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
133 Ratings
Mahr's PilsnerMahr's Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu
Germany
mahrs.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 06-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,477
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
133
pDev:
11.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jhart96
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of DBosco
4.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
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!

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Photo of SABERG
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
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

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

BAM!

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andpit
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Gives a clear golden color, a small top of head that disolves rapidly when I pour in the glass leaving small white islands.

A: herbs, spices,light fruits like apples and pears, breaded malts and caramel.the aroma is balanced great between the hops and malts.

T&F: starts of sweet with a fruity backnote, I sense more the herbs and the spices in the middle where I also sense light malts comfortable in the background. A nice finish of good balanced bitterness in the finishing. Aftertaste are is lasting for a good time and is very comfortable when it comes to the mouthfeel. Gives a good bite when you drink it.

O: a really great pilsner, really enjoyable and drinkable. This is how a pilsner is done. A good beer from Mahrs brau

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Photo of imbibehour
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Bright and shiny brass yellow body color, with sparkling crystal clear appearance. A good amount of cola sized carbonation at first, much of it rising fast, settles with thinner slow rising pinhead carbonation latter. Head is frothy and big at first, with lots of soapy retention that pops quickly and dissolves. Bubbly crown, odd pill lacing, and a soapy cling. Real nice looking pils.

Excellent aroma. Wonderful mix of herbal hop notes. Spicy action on the nose, hints of mild pepper but of real green earth and hop depth. Clean sensing profile but also a mix of soft malts and a complex hop angle. Nicely amped but not overly for a pils and sticking to classic roots. Great smelling brew.

Palate gives a little inch more than the basics. Clean and popping carbonation slightly with soft herbal tones on the palate. Dense malt bill without a big sweetness, makes a fantastic template for hop flavor. Clean herbs and mild spices abound. Hop leafy like aromas seem to chew through on the aftertaste while consuming.

A real solid German pils that easily makes the grade.

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Photo of afsdan
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of utopiajane
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours light gold a good color of fresh golden straw with a white head of creamy foam that lasts and clings. Nose is rich with bread. beautiful baked white bread golden with crust. Faint herbal that starts to exhale slowly as the beer warms until it becomes an earthy sweetness. Drinks breaddy and full but has a slight carbonic bite at the finish. That little bit of carbonation changes the finish formt he soft big bubble in this way. The flavors come full to the palate but at the last second are elevated to a lightness by the bubble not by the bitterness. The bitterness is tempered a bit too by that slight bite. Earthy hops linger in this finish with golden bread crust. No diacetyl, no dms in the flavor of the finish with the carbonic bite. This carbonation puts the hop a little more forward in the finish. Excellent. Lingers crisp and breaddy with earthy hops.

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Photo of Moretta
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of risenz
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cleve1212
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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