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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:
#7,479
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
133
pDev:
11.42%
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Sammy
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average pilsner. Nice floral scent, but grassy and dry and almost watery
and not all that smooth nor refreshing, even with food. Light sweetness ,contained in a bulk of soapiness. Metallic drying bitter aftertaste. I've had better homebrewed pils.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and poured with a bright white head. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of grassy hops in the nose along with some notes of biscuit malts.
T: The overall taste is rather malty and has notes of sweetness; it has flavors of biscuit and grainy malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and smooth on the palate and relatively thick for the style. A moderate amount of carbonation is perceptible. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
D: It's very easy to drink this beer, which is quite refreshing. It wouldn't be too difficult to have several of these in one sitting. I definitely would try this again because the taste is very interesting.

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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 kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle served into a bierkrug at Mahrs Brau in Bamberg, Franconia, Germany (they were out of the draught version). Reviewed from notes taken June 2011. It was very affordably priced.

A: Pours a two finger head of no cream, bad thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a clear yellow-gold.

Sm: Cream and clean full barley. That's it. A rather simple unflattering aroma.

T: Stale crystal malt and crystal hops, with light cream over a mediocre barley foundation. Mucky aftertaste. Simply crap. Poorly built. Imbalanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick and a bit lumpy. Matches the style but not the beer's flavours.

Dr: Affordable garbage. A "student beer" in polite terms. Not a good choice if you're at Mahrs Brau.

D+

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Photo of brentk56
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, very pale straw-yellow body with a fluffy head that lasts for a few minutes; a bit of lacing down the side of the glass

Smell: Mostly Munich malt, almost Graham craker-like; just a touch of grassy hops in the background

Taste: A bit sweeter than I expected; a lot of malt flavor, with a complement of some hops in the finish; a touch of crisp bitterness to close out

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with medium carbonation

Drinkability: Refreshing, but could use a better hops profile

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Hazy unfiltered straw yellow, highly effervescent with a big billowing head that retains well, leaving behind thick lacing.

Lemony, zesty hop aroma; peppery yeast, pilsner malt. Mild but very pleasant.

The palate is delicate, malty and mildly sweet up front. Hops are floral, herbal, citrusy, while yeast lends a bit of peppery spice. The finish is dry but only mildly bitter - I find myself wishing it had more bite, though it's still a delicious beer.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Firkin at Beervana.

Light fizzy head of just a few big bubbles, as typical from a firkin, mostly clear pilsner golden pale color.

Nose has lots of fruit, apple, pear, lager fruits, a nice crisp lager aroma, lots of soft complex malts, light floral noble hops.

Taste is similar, bringing nice crisp lager flavors and fruits, apple and pear again. A really nice soft almost creamy complex malt from a well done decoction with a hint of sweetness. Then a nice hop bitterness comes through starting light then intensifying but never too much, with a nice floral noble hop that starts to get very slightly spicy on the finish as it also dries. Lingering fruit, soft malts, and some hop bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bodied, lower carb due to firkin.

Overall really nice, refreshing and drinkable with a lot of flavor. Typical Bavarian pils, lots of lager flavors, soft but complex malts, nice hop kick. Wish I could brew like this.

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Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice straw color with not nearly as much head as expected though not much of one at all,aroma is very bready and malty with a note of wet burlap wich was a little odd to me but not repulsing.Taste was definantly clean and crip with a sweet edge to it finish had a nice herbal hop note that lingers pretty well.A great beer to have sittin on the porch listening to the crickets.

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

Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Extremely cloudy for the style. Slight white head and light lace. Light golden color.

Ever so slight the skunk; otherwise, there's a strong raw grain aroma, almost like the brewery floor.

Of the beers I've tried in the flight, this Pilsner is the bitterest of the European offerings. Still, it is not at the level of the American versions. Plenty of raw grain flavors in the mouth. The swallow is all hop. Nice full body (like skim milk) for the style and the carbonation is perfect.

I'd love to try this beer in Germany where it would be fresh. I am certain that this score would appreciate considerably. The smell is a strong distraction, but overall, I think this would be a great pilsner when fresh.

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Photo of russpowell
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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 WVbeergeek
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light golden straw tone with a vibrant nice sized white head, leaves streaks of lacing as it dwindles at a moderate rate. Aroma: Great clean biscuit malts and two row barley, clean overall with a dash of Hallertau hops in the finish. Taste: Very clean classic example of a German pils, grassy taste with a slight lemon citrus bite to it hops leave a good bitterness on the palate a great all around go to pilsner. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied moderate carbonation good stuff. Drinkability: Excellent session brew the type of Pils that could be drank in number and enjoyed the entire time.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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 JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color, with slight haze, adorned with a fine, thick, bone-white head. Nose is soft & sweet, malty, light as a cloud, with distant floral, honey notes.
Clean entry on the tongue, sweet, pleasing and mild. Light body, delicate texture, thoroughly malty, and very, very smooth
Nearly no hops at all, but this is a German pils, and if you want something nice'n'easy, you can't miss here.

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Photo of Gavage
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy pale yellow color with a 1/2" head that fell apart quickly. No lacing developed.

Smell: grass is all that was detectable.

Taste: grass, mild saaz bitterness, green grapes, and a mild malt profile make for a simple but tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. The finish is also quite clean. Refreshing beer.

Drinkability: easy to quaff pils. This one will not blow you away, but several of these can be drank in a session. Worth a try.

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Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a doughy malt and a spicy noble hop.

The taste consisted of a soft bready malt with an earthy noble hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side for the style.

Overall a tasty and well rounded pils.

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Mahr's Pilsner from Mahr's Bräu
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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