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Mahr's Bräu

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #271
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #37,616
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 14.09%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
115
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Mahr's Bräu
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
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Troyone from California

3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy lemon/apricot color with minmimal white head and lots of action.

Lots of bubblegum and banana aroma with a hint of a sour note.

Has a bland buttery wheat grain taste with a hint of a sour butterscotch background.

Light bodied, buttery blended with a watery texture, and a lively soft carbonation.

A different taste to the point that this seems to elighten the optional methods and recipes from the country most known for this style.

Feb 25, 2009
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Todd from California

3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy (yeast, it's okay), dirty blonde beer with a lackluster head -- white, a bit foamy, but it dies a sudden death once poured, and leaves little trace of its existence in the glass.

Mega citrus in the nose (lemon rind, orange), musty yeast and a light, spicy clove ... a dash of pepper too.

Very light-bodied, but with hard watery consistency/mouthfeel. On the malt side ... things seem to concentrate on the body, as there's very little sweetness. What is there, is thin. A light banana flavour, which kind of makes up for things. Wheat flavours are, as they should be, a bit dominant, lending a dry crispness to the beer and a slight husky tannin character. Quick lemony acidic snap, touch of sour, followed by a spicy clove flavour. Finish is a bit bland with a bready leftover and faint nutty character (probably from the yeast, too).

A traditional, and authentic example of the style. Enjoyable, but nothing to get too excited about. There are definitely better examples from Germany, or the US for that matter. Weisse fans ... worth a try for sure, this is still quite decent.

Oct 02, 2002
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Jason from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16.9 oz long slender Euro style brown bottle, a bottled on date on the back label. Thin layer of brown sediment on the bottom of the bottle stay compacted while pouring.

Appearance: Clouded beige with a fluffy bubbly white head, good retention.

Smell: Yeasty with earthy overtones, spicy with aromas of black pepper and clove. Twang of fermented wheat on the nose also.

Taste: Firm medium body with quite an effervescent carbonation, both spiciness and a nutty yeast are intertwined with flavours of cracker and clove. Hops are minimal though show a splash of bitterness, fruity of vague lemon and apple. Mild esters from a light alcohol note start to warm things up. Big wheat malt character with a healthy balancing twang and a drawn-out grainy dryness. More rustic yeast flavours in the end with left over spicy clove flavour to make a decent semi-dry finish.

Notes: In the raw with very rustic flavours, this seems more like an old world wheat beer that is unadulterated what so ever.

Oct 31, 2002
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a one-finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color and some yeast left in the bottle. Light bodied and light-medium carbonation. Nose is slightly malty. Starts cidery - different for a wheat, prickly finish, better as a summertime beer. $2.25 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Apr 13, 2005
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is one of my favorite styles of beer and this is definitely a decenthefe. But, it falls short of the top hefe's I have had and really seems thin and light bodied.

It is pretty clean looking and spritzy in the glass...a manageable 1/4 inch head.

Nose is yeasty...sweet...not so much bananas but more of a dulled vanilla aroma...also some cloves on the nose.

Body is very thin for the style...makes it easy drinking for sure but the feel is almost like a hefe light.

Nothing wrong with the taste but nothing that really grabs me either....vanilla...a little bit of banana...leans sweeter rather than spicier...

A nice drinker...factor in the price though and there are many more I would drink rather than this. Now toss this in a new Miller Light Weisse six pack for $7 and I'd buy it on occasion.

Apr 19, 2008
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Bighuge from Minnesota

2.64/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Hazy dull yellow. No carbonation is evident. Thin froth of dirty white sits on top. Lace is minimal. Aroma is a little phenolic. Sweet. Banana. Spicy. Notice the taste is tangy and a little phenolic right off the bat. The tanginess to this extreme I could do without in my hefes. Some sour pineapple accents. Spritzy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Not a hefe I'd return to.

Apr 28, 2006
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried a bottle of this at the Mahrs pub in Bamberg. A cloudy Bier mit yeasties, it is a deep golden color. Head is white and starts at about 2", yet it shrinks down fast, still leaving nice lacework. Aroma is verrry nice, with a healthy mix of clove, banana and yeasty spiciness. Mmmmm! It has a welcome smoothness on the tongue, even with the plentiful Hefeweizen carbonation. Body is in the medium range of things. Lots of banana in the flavor, with clove present but playing second fiddle.. It is wheaty and crisp, with the banana and yeast flavors lingering well into the quaff. A real nice Bier! Zum Wohl!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

634

Oct 06, 2003
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WilliamPhilaPa from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Body is medium, cloudy yellow/gold with dense tiny particles. Aroma is lightly yeasty, lightly malted, with light notes of clove and banana. Flavor is moderately sweet, slightly acidic.Overall a decent hefeweizen.

May 15, 2002
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inebrius from Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Misty harvest moon juice secretes aromas of washed rind brick cheese, preserved lemons and wheat crackers. A draught is spacious and playful as it skips across your buds leaving prints of easy citrus peel and cream puff. I'm not what you'd call a wheat beer enthusiast but I'll readily admit the Mahr's Weisse is a lighter sort and certainly one I'd choose to down over other standard wheat drinks.

Mar 23, 2005
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oberon from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well its that time of year to start drinking up the wheat beers down here in NC,this one pours a hazy golden color with a nice blooming head that leaves some globs as it settles.Aroma is mainly spicey and clovey with a hint of iron,taste as well is on the spicey side a big shot of clove with some lemony tones in the finish.A good solid weisse spicey and a little tart, a real good one for a lazy hot day.

Apr 30, 2004
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ADR from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy light greenish yellow cast with a big and active charge and a very white-colored head. Leaves very little lace at all. Aromas of pineapple and estery dusty cinnamon and clove. Lightish mouthfeel, made more so by very spritzy and lively carbonation. Flavors of cotton candy, leaning toward a spiced bubblegum sense with a citrusy background. Solid yeastiness throughout. Tangy finish, elements of continuing esters into the full aftertaste. Refreshing and relatively true to style, could use slightly more body and fewer bubbles for my normal tastes in Hefeweizens.

Apr 24, 2005
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Suds from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mahr’s Weiss is a cloudy, slightly milk yellow liquid with a fairly large head. The head doesn’t have the life that I expected, but it produces a respectable lace. The aroma is tart and lemony. Wheat and grass are quite pronounced in the smell. It’s a pretty dry beer, with an emphasis on the tart, tangy, lemon-like wheat quality. The finish is notably dry and very crisp. Moderate carbonation, maybe a little low for the style. This is a fine, middle-of-the-road hefe.

Jul 16, 2006
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Wildman from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured light gold color and formed a foamy white head the disappeared fairly quickly leaving very little lace. A small medium amount of carbonation is present. The aroma is of hops, clove, banana and some grain. A flavor of hops, citrus and a touch of caramel. A bit sprite in the finish. Not a bad hefe, but nothing special.

May 09, 2003
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CharlesRiver from Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased this bottle at Colonial Spirits in Acton, MA. They had about 3-4 different Mahr's beers.

Cloudy orange-yellow body with a huge white head that lasts. Smells of citrus, yeast and bananas. The first thing I notice in the flavor is that it is a bit more fruity than I expected. Not overpowering in anyway though. Every effervesant with tons of bubbles going everywhere. Taste is citrus with a touch of tart. Very smooth.

A good beer I will come back to. Especially next summer.

Dec 07, 2003
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stcules from Italy

2.21/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beautiful head, very creamy. Yellow orange colore, quite clear, very hazy. Some greenish effects. Good appearance.
At the nose light banana, cloves, wheat. Not bad, just a little sweet. After a while, light citric, e lighltly acidolous.
Very citric at the taste, and lightly acidolous. The sweet is under. In somewhat, not well amalgamated. Sour cream.
Maybe the smell is a little better, but overall, it is not well amalgamated. Ties.
Acidolous in the aftertaste, and lightly tart.

Nov 07, 2005
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goindownsouth from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice find, to be sure. The more I try this style, the more I am learning to appreciate its nuances...

This straw yellow brew - yet rather murky - left a vigorously bubbly head upon a solid pour from the bottle. The aroma was filled with fresh-cut wheat, some hints of citrus. Chewy in its wheat texture, this one was a pleasure to sample. Paired well with a Bockwurt and some spicy German mustard...

Prosit!

Mar 13, 2005
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TheLongBeachBum from California

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500ml (1 Pint 0.9 fluid ounce) standard looking tall thin bodied brown glass bottle. Regal looking label is classic Teutonic in style. The main label, neck label and crown cap all have the same red, gold, black and white Mahr’s Bräu design with a blue sash which contains the word “Weisse” in white text. Listed as “Bamberger Original” a strong hint to its proud regional identity and heritage and “Mahr’s Bräu Weisse”. Bottled on “5080” and listed at Alc. 4.9% Vol. My bottle looks just like the one in the BA Database.

Appearance: Thin watery pale milky golden body with a yellow character. Big bleached white head rises quickly and never settles to anything less than its highest peak, it does however slowly pop and fizz away which leaves behind a fantastic looking cavernous interior whose surface is full of crevices and deep pot holes. The lacing is smattered in appearance but the conditioning is wholesome if average in strength. The head eventually gives in and when it does it is quick to dissipate to a thin broken cap. Fizzy top-ups are noticeable.

Nose: Cloves and a gentle teasing of Banana, mushy peas, blue navel fluff and a wet Jock strap. Lemony endings.

Taste: Starts with a clove entrance, wheat middle and a zesty lemon, almost tart finish. Middle can develop a very artificial bubblegum dimension at times, whilst the finish is bolstered by a spicy aspect. Settles down and balances itself out overall though.

Mouthfeel: Light and airy with a soft feel. Gentle, and certainly manageable with a rather simplistic texture. Conditioning is only average but it is lively and talks itself up.

Drinkability: Typical Wheat beer, often suffers from a thin feel but it is always refreshing and very drinkable nonetheless.

Overall: Two-for-Two. I tried the Pilsner earlier which turned out to be a very enjoyable and interesting effort. This too cost me $3.99 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. I was in one of those moods for trying something so new splashed the extra Benjamin’s to pick up some of the Mahr’s brews. Not as impressive as the Pilsner but not that far behind.

Aug 16, 2006
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putnam from Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pure scent of yellow banana belies a lean, tangy and dry taste. Despite this beer's forceful grip of chalk and lemon on the palate, it oozes a glycerin-rich texture. The color is a light yellow/gold, lighter than most boutique Bavarian wheats to be found in this market. The top is noisy and seltzer-like in durability. Mineral and alkaline floral aromatics leverage deeply savory impressions of dry cider and sourdough. Nutty, herbal notes tease the tart finish.

Fans of fruit-cocktail flavored wheat beers can pass on this one. Fans of traditional lambic, cidre, Berliner Weisse and Gose won't want to miss it.

May 19, 2005
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UncleJimbo from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a bottle at the brewery.

This weisse bier poured a cloudy, golden color with creamy, pillowy foam that settled but clung to the glass. The smell was malty with banana, clove, wheat, and yeast and light citrus. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and moderate carbonation. The fruity, yeasty flavor lingered pleasantly. This was a very nice hefeweizen.

Dec 10, 2003
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WVbeergeek from West Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy peach golden hue very carbonated brew that forms a large white head that dwindles down leaving fine scattered lacing. Aroma: Sharp citrus with banana esters with the malted wheat making a mark on the senses as well. Taste: Great overall flavor perfect mix contains every characteristic that I love about weizens sharply sweet wheat notes with banana, clove, and some citrus notes adding to the harmony of flavor. Mouthfeel: Light medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Drinkability: Definitely one of the most drinkable hefeweizens I've imbibed on.

Sep 23, 2004
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Shiloh from Canada

2.35/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This wheat beer from Germany is a very pale yellow offering with a very short crown leading to a very thin ring.
The body is a medium and the carbonation is very light.
The added cloudiness to this product makes it a very unappealing brew to look at, let alone consume.
The nose is lightly yeasty.
The taste is very sweet and lingering.
I did not enjoy this brew...nor is it close to my favourite style...others think highly of it.

Dec 19, 2004
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hopsaplenty from District of Columbia

2.48/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml brown bottle, bottled on 0712.

Obscured 18K gold. Short, fizzy head of fine brilliant white bubbles that disappeared before it was built and left no lacing. Swirling lines of firing carbonation. Lemon laced cloves with just a touch of gum wafts from the glass. Initially light and thin cloves fill the flavor before transitioning into a strange funky citrus tartness that is almost off putting. A distinct lemon juice bite dominates the finish overpowering all else and made it seem as though a lemon had just been sucked on. Light body with a thin slack and flat mouthfeel that possessed a barely detectable level of carbonation and was unpleasant. This was dominated by far too much lemon and lacked the style-defining clove and bananas. Not enjoyable and did not seem too close to style.

Jul 27, 2006
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mschofield from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow-gold topped with a two finger creamy white head, leaves webs of lacing, fully cloudy with the yeast swirled and added in.
Lemon, and slightly spicy aroma, grass and wheat, light vanilla, clove.
Similar in taste, lemon zest, wheat, grass, citrus and clove.
Light and crisp, easy drinking.

Mar 23, 2005
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pootz from Canada

3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw color with a rocky white cap that reduced a tad too soon. Lovely large bubbles of natural carbonation. Aromas that seem all too standard for a German Weiss- heffe...banana prevalent..spice, yet nutmeg and some clove over a semi sweet malt tone. Starts with a great peppery tart hit to the tongue then this melts to an oily-silk mouth feel punctuated with banana, nutmeg and sweet malts and the spice delivery of the yeast...hops and wheat are there at the finish to provide a clean refreshing dry finish...but there is something lacking in this Weiss that stands it off from the best...to me (a rank amateur) it seems to be a mellow=aged presence that exists in the best Weiss biers.

Jun 28, 2004
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daledeee from Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another German hefe. My local store stocks every German Hefe availaible so I tried this one. Very typical. Good head. Cloudy yellow/orange. Yeasty sweet nose. Citrus taste and a little spice. I would say this one is a little more orange tasting than others. Very enjoyable. A little watery but good

Oct 10, 2003
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