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Mahr's Weisse | Mahr's Bräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu
Germany
mahrs.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,862
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
115
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of jhart96
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled
Grim looking even for a cloudy weisse murky corn coloured body with absolutely no head whatsoever
Smells of germolene antiseptic cream
Slight pear and big wheat taste
Great mouthfeel if ever so slightly too fizzy
Greattach beer if ugly look

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Photo of aleigator
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yields a bright golden color with a bubbly, big white head.

Smells of a peppery yeast profile, revealing ripe bananas among wet grass and crisp lemon peel, tied together by a pleasant tart note.

Has a very soft, medium carbonation, complimenting to the refreshing, pleasantly complex light body.

Smells of dried leaves, toffee, straw and a refreshing tart whiff. Peppery banana adds perfectly to the straw and toffee flavours, establishing a banana driven sweetness. Finishes soft, with even more straw and an aqueous silkness, while some spices still manage to cut through.

Refreshing, a bit thin and a bit too sweet with a well working, soothing finish.

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Photo of Rihup
4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maltlikker
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

A: Starts off crystal clear but gets cloudy. Large white head but not as big as I was expecting.
S: Big banana smell. Slightly vinegary. Peppy. As it warms I get lots of cloves.
T: Bananas and quite a pronounced bubblegum flavour, or something very close to the style of grapes grown in east Asia. Appears more in the finish. Bassetts Refreshers peppiness. Very dry. Better closer to room temperature. Getting a bit of citrus.
O: Love the bubblegum in this one, but I've had better. Can not wait to try this fresh in Bamberg some day.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Tarso
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

.5L bottle:

The beer poured a darker than expected, hazy golden color that produced a rocky, dense white head, which was well retained a settled into a thin cap for the duration of the beer. The beer gave off a nice wheat, bready aroma with a very unexpected sour aroma, almost like a Berliner Weiss. The taste follows the nose almost to a T. The beer had a lighter feel (as expected), and was smooth. Overall, not sure if it is misclassed or perhaps fermented with wild yeast, but the sour aroma and taste was a little unexpected, but if you get past the sourness, a decent beer for the style.

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Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of clarknova
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of herrburgess
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of NardiByNature
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Notes from 5/6/13. Been on a righteous hefe kick.

Foam that would settle into a rocky head gushed from the bottle when I busted the cap. Dark grainy sediment.

This beer is conservative for a hefe but refined: what's in the nose (primarily bubble gum and banana) is spot on. Candied apple flavors. A bit watery.

This one is lighter and more effervescent than Ayinger (all time fave), Weihenstaph', and the like. I like a little more decadence in a hefe, but it's a pleasure to test the variance in one of my favorite styles.

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Photo of socon67
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gravity cask at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn NY

A - Hazy yellow pour that has plenty of foam at first, but zero retention. Cloudy look from yeast sediment in the glass. Lacing is in thin rings.

S - Citrus scents hit the nose, as does a mild hoppy smell. Fresh cloves and banana show up as the beer warmed.

T - Some light grains and the yeast make this feel hearier than you might think. Spicy finish from spices and earthy hops. Minor amount of sugar but more of a tartness.

M - Raspy feel on the tongue. Fresh and clean finish. A very refreshing beer that I can only imagine being in a German biergarten and kicking back.

O - Not my favorite Hefeweisen (and with options like Weihenstephaner not the best import either) but a good example of what Germany enjoys regularly. I've enjoyed the sampling I've had fromt his brewery.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Schneider-Weisse Weizen glass.

Pours a fairly hazy pale golden colour with a pretty nice head.

Smells weizen-y - faint hops with light biscuity malts.

Tastes wholesome but not as much as you'd expect from a hefeweizen. Tangy yeast, fruity hops - lots of banana actually, balanced with mid-light malts.

Overall quite a nice beer, but I wouldn't go back to it, considering all the other, better ones on offer.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

50cl bottle poured into branded Mahrs weissbierglass at Mahrs Brau, Bamberg

A - Pale straw cloudy body with very good head retention and lacing from the 4 finger creamy white head.

S - Classic aroma. Mostly clove with a hint of banana in the background.

T- A little light banana/clove mix which fades to a thin weaker spritzy dry finish.

M - Medium to high carbonation. Body is light.

D- A pretty standard weiss. Flavour profile is too thin aswell as the body to make it a classic.

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Photo of skivtjerry
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy light orange color, small sticky head.

S: Cloves, yeast and a rough grainy wheat note.

T: Clove and slight bubblegum up front, yeasty with a rough but not quite harsh wheat flavor. Nice tart dry finish.

M: Rough and rustic but finishes calmly. High carbonation. Refreshing finish.

O: Rough and ready old school hefe. Would like to taste a fresher example but this is tasting good right now.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle served into a hefeweissbier glass at Mahr's Brau in Bamberg, Franconia, Germany. Reviewed from notes taken early June 2011.

Paired with a buttered pretzel (to my great delight).

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, good thickness, and below average retention. Colour is a cloudy hazy yellow.

Sm: Sourness alongside moderately full barley. Strange for the style. The sourness is dominant.

T: Pleasant crisp slight lemon on the finish. Crisp and refreshing with a nicely crafted barley foundation for the body. The lemon citrus ester hops are the best part of the beer. It's pretty simple, but effective for the style. A different take on a hefeweizen to be sure. I do like it.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and refreshing. Matches the tone of the body and flavours.

Dr: Affordable by German standards. Easy to drink. Not fantastic, but certainly worthwhile - especially for hefeweizen fans.

A poor candidate for aging.

B-

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from Friar Tuck's in Peoria, IL
Bottle has "Bottled on 2" stamped on it, whatever that means. Not too much dust on the bottle (somehow typical of Mahr's), so perhaps it's only a few years old...
Poured into a tulip glass

Mahr's hefeweiss differs markedly from their saphir weiss, with emphasis less on hops and more on yeast, wheat, and untraditional flavors in hefeweizens. While I didn't find the beer unappetizing, I don't think I'd seek or try this again unless the bottle was known to be very fresh.

Pours a crisp white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring around the glass, leaving no lacing at all. Body is a hazy orange color, cloudy from the suspended yeast. Becomes more noticeably orange when held to light.

Aroma is mostly yeasty and of wheat-grain, with a bit of light orange citrus. Not particularly what's expected from a wheat beer, nor particularly strong or appealing.

Flavors are a bit adrift from normal hefeweizens, or at least in this bottle, but not bad. Taste is of prominent wheat and yeast, which then meets some orange flavor. Generally sweet with a mild tartness from yeast usage. Aftertaste is slightly yeasty and grainy.

Body is medium-light to medium, with ample carbonation that creates an at first crisp, then smooth mouthfeel due to the carbonation being slightly prickly, then foaming to smoothness. Finish is quite dry from residual sugars.

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Photo of jtingue
3.07/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle dated 07 12 (not sure how to decipher). Poured into a hefe glass.

Appearance. very slightly cloudy, even after proper pour. Slightly orange tinted yellow in color. Pours with 3 fingers of head which quickly dissipate to a thin layer leaving no lacing.

Smell. So similar to slushies I used to get as a child. Very syrupy, ranging from cherry to raspberry.

Taste. Starts out with a wierd medicinal taste that goes away quickly. Carries over the fruits noted in the smell. Tastes more like juice than anything else. None of the yeast that I normally get out of hefes.

Mouthfeel. Very thin in body, not the same syrupy impression that I got from the smell. It even verges on dry at time, which I actually quite enjoyed. Some carbonation, but not enough for the style in my opinion.

This one was just a mess for me. Too much emphasis on the fruit, so that it seemed like something was added to it. Im not sure if the fruitiness is from the yeast or not, if it is not there is little to no yeast presence for this one. Makes me question the categorization as a hefe.

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Mahr's Weisse from Mahr's Bräu
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 115 ratings
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