Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)
Mahr's Bräu

Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)
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German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #8
Ranked #6,628
4 | pDev: 10.5%
Mahr's Bräu
Very Good
Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)
Notes: A U

After “A” comes “U” The “U” stands for “Ungespundet”, which means unfiltered and outrageously good. Simply pronounced, “Ahh Ooo”, like the two vowels, means you would like a U beer. No language skills required, and you finally have a great beer that doesn’t take a long time to order. What comes to your table, if one orders a U? You’ll get an extraordinary, yeast-turbid specialty beer with a full-bodied smooth-malt character. Pleasantly tart and lightly carbonated, it is a beer that goes just as well with a good meal as it does with a relaxing evening after work. Did somebody say, “cult beer”? Yeah, why not. That’s fine with us. Sure, you could always say “one” U. But experience has taught us that that’s rarely the case. Mahrs Bräu U beer pairing recommendation: with cold cut platters, Eisbein/Haxen, hearty dishes with dark meat.

COLOR: cloudy, amber

HOP: Hallertauer Perle

YEAST: Bottom-fermented

25 IBU
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Photo of mothmanscott
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber producing a beige, foamy head that recedes rapidly to leave only a little cap, collar or lace. Lots of particulates swirl in the brew. Aroma is fruity, toasted bread. Taste is toasted bread, honey, fruity dried apple and bitter with a distinct Noble hop character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation; crisp with a nice prickle.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best before 8/29/19

Pours a cloudy, deep amber-orange topped with a dense, rocky head of ivory foam; excellent retention yields a thin but persistent cap/collar and minimal amounts of thin, soapy lacing.

Aromas open with slightly musty, yeasty esters with bits of spicy dehydrated bread crumbs; light cracker notes develop against an equally light hop presence, while some honeysuckle and herbal tones come in on the back end.

Taste brings out more brown bread and caramel malts to go with touches of honeysuckle and bread crust carrying an herbal, yeasty influence through the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium-full body with an equal, nuanced carbonation and zesty prickle as it peaks on the mid-palate; continuously bright and lively throughout, with a dry, refreshing swallow.

Even a few weeks from its 'best before' date, this Kellerbier shines as an example of deep nuance and malt/hop balance in a lager; a little bit of everything in an almost hearty, yet quaffable package. Great stuff overall.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent copper with two fingers of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is sweet, round notes of toasty, nutty, bready, crackery malts. Light hop notes of spicy and herbal round it out. Flavor profile is caramel, bready, biscuity, crackery, nutty malts with very subtle notes of herbal and spicy hops in between. Malt driven making for a smooth, balanced profile. Mouth feel carries a little grainiess, but it's light. It has a medium thickness. Overall, big malt profile producing a balanced, dynamic lager.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 500mL bottle.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy, golden amber coloration with a medium, fluffy head and lots of tiny yeast particles suspended in the glass. Smells of doughy, caramel malt and grassy hops, with just a hint of musty yeast. Taste is dominated by sweet'ish doughy, caramel malt and somewhat musty yeast, with just hint of honey, fruity esters and grassy, slightly floral hops. Finishes with a light bitterness and some doughy malt and musty yeast lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

A Zwickl that is quite dominated by the sweet malts and musty, slightly tart yeast character, with the hops taking a major backseat, which just makes this a bit too sweet and one-dimesional for my personal taste.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 500 ml. bottle with an expiration date of 04-02-19. Sampled on April 14, 2019, so not too far off.

Bronze-amber pour underneath a lingering cream colored head. It is unfiltered so there is a bit of fog.

Sweet cooked caramel malts are the immediate sensation on the nose and a sort of floral background. Also a slight cellar mustiness.

Medium body and smooth.

The taste has a sweet malt forward character and a mildly biting floral hop finish that lingers for a moment on the palate. Definitely has that German feel.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Snowcrash000 for this beer!

A - Hazy amber pour with some yeast particles sunk in the bottom of the glass.

S - Toasted caramel malt and earthy spice aroma.

T - Balanced straight through with sweet toasted malt up front, some earthy citrus and finishes very balanced.

M - Thick and velvety on the palate.

O - Very much an underrated beer. Diggin' this beer.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely bronze body, slight haziness. Two finger soapy off white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass.
The aroma is surprising, a little bready, a little bit of honey. Grainy for sure and floral.
The taste is malty, grainy and with a touch of honey sweetness that is balanced out by full but delicate floral hops.
Soft, smooth mouth feel. Almost oily. This finish is seltzer-like and is dry as it gets.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cleaner than expected copper orange bier with a thin white foam that recedes leaving only a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smells like Germany in a glass... but a mildy tart version. Bready yeast, sweet and toasted caramel, dried floral hops and a faint berry like tartness lingering in the background.

Taste follows very closely. If anything, it smells like it would be a tad more tart, but it's actually more sweet. Honey soaked biscuits oozing with wildflower honey.

Feels unexpectedly more crisp,dry, and bitter, yes bitter! Superbly easy to drink.

A wonderful brew. Not what I was expecting with the tart aspect, and maybe that element is just me, but I like it. It works. This is remarkably drinkable and feels very high quality. I think I'll have another. Prost!

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in Bamberg. Taste is roasted grain, and pilsner malt. Light body, high carbonation, sweet. Great summer sipper. I will have to get this again. Very clean.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an unclear dark yellow with a thick crown of soft head.

Smell is clean, crisp and bready. Some herbal notes and floal hops.

Taste is superbly clean and crisp. Smooth bitterness and a bunch of herbal and floral notes circle the terrific crackery malt base. Hints of toffee and leather, and a long finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and smooth with sharp carbonation.

Overall, just a terrific kellerbier from one of the best German breweries.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle, as mahrsbräu aU, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.2%. Deep golden to amber colour, slightly hazy. Moderate white head. Aroma of malts, and floral and herbal hops. Flavour of malts, yeast with some fruit, and herbal hops. Decent Kellerbier.

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Photo of puck1225
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pick up a bottle during recent visit to Austin, had never come across it before.

Poured from a bottle into a tall hefe glass. Nice initial head and lacing, atop slightly cloudy golden yellow. Grassy smell and taste. A nice earthy bitterness. Enjoyed it and will look for other beers from this brewery.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - slightly hazy tan to auburn, soft pillows head

S - metal, grain

T - toasted biscuit, mild toffee, caramel...a gorgeous, albeit it light malty taste. Noble hops keep things balanced, slightly spicy.

M - super crushable, almost addictive

O - a super balanced lager. Not too malty, not too hoppy...likely falling on the Zwickel side. Delicious!

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Photo of FBarber
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy very hazy brownish tinged orange color. Thin off-white head dissipates quickly leaving no residual head.

Aroma is a very fragrant array of bread, grain, some yeast, and a hint of citrusy hops.

Taste is very bready with some grain and citrusy hops notes. A bit skunky. Slightly bitter hops on the finish have a hint of a citrusy flavor. Some earthy bitterness lingers on the finish.

Feel is light to medium bodied. Mild carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

I'd love to try this one fresher - while note bad, it does seem suspect that this is an old bottle and with no dates, I have no way of knowing one way or another. That being said, its a solid beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This keller bier has nice bite to it. The hops bring a fresh character to this. Dark orange/copper in color with not much head to speak of. It’s unfiltered, so it’s pretty hazy.MOuthfeel is a little light for this style, but it’s still pretty good.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/16/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a fantastic kellerbier! All around outstanding complexity and robustness of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Amazingly rich and clean Pils/Munich malt flavors, with solid earthy hop presence and balance. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of bark
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The colour is gold with a tint of orange, the liquid is almost clear. The high head is airy and off-white; it sinks slowly down to a thick lid leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is smooth with creamy cereal-like malt, hints of toffee and fresh herbs. Grassy-floral hops in the background.

The taste starts with a fresh bitterness, floral hops, some butter and whole grains. Growing smooth sweet malt and cream crackers. Medium body. The aftertaste got more grains, biscuits, balancing herbal-grassy bitterness and a touch of butterscotch. The finish is creamy with some caramelized malt and a hint of salt.

The carbonation is strong, the small long-lived bubbles are fresh. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A solid kellerbier/landbier, booth drinkable and complex.

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Photo of beergoot
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber bodied with a touch of cloudiness; thick, foamy head. Mildly browned sugar and caramel aroma; honey. The flavor mirrors the aroma; some earthy, fruity esters. Medium-heavy body; vinous with some residual sugar heft; semi-sweet finish with an note of grainy warmth.

A tasty lager treat, some cereal grain character with a honey-like warmth blended with a subtle fruitiness.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp, full, a touch tangy- really hits the spot and more full bodied than a pilsner or standad Euro-lager. Obviously well made, and a tough style to find in the States. Just what I was looking for in a kellerbier.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with good transparency. Quite a good amount of head - 2 inches. Smell is a bit hoppy, grainy, bready, and a bit of citrus peel. Taste follows the nose. Quite earthy with mild hoppy taste. Quite smooth. A tad bitter on the end. Citrus peel comes through, but not dominant. Overall quite nice for the style. Mouthfeel is good.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 5.50 (Including tax)/500mL bottle ($ 0.326/oz) at The Lager Mill, Frankenmuth, MI.
Bottled on 14 10 16. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – grainy.
Head large (Maximum 4.5 cm, semi-aggressive pour), off white, average density head, somewhat creamy, of short retention, diminishing to a three mm ring and thin partial layer.
Lacing - none.
Body – medium orange, clear.
Flavor – I poured carefully initially in order to not disturb the trub. Begins slightly sour with some grainy, biscuit notes. Ends slightly bitter. No yeastiness from the hefetrub – might be too old or mishandled before I got it. Swirling the bottle for the second pour raises some of the yeast and produces a much smoother tasting beer, creamy and less bitter. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – Light, watery, lively carbonation.

I’m looking forward to having this fresh in Bamberg soon. Hopefully some more of the yeast character will be present.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle - nice to see more of this relatively difficult to find style coming from the ur-source (I'm aware that's redundant).

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some streaky storm front lace around the glass as it lazily dissipates.

It smells of bready and doughy pale malt, semi-sweet breakfast biscuits, warm apple and pear notes, and some plain herbal, leafy, and grassy noble hop bitters. The taste is grainy and bready pale malt, a touch of caramel sweetness, some further biscuity goodness, muted pome fruit esters, and more understated weedy, leafy, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is active in its frolicking frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a wee acerbity from the edgy biscuity character perhaps marring the spiffy paint job here - but who the hell cares, right? It finishes off-dry, but not by all that much - the complex malt and old-school hops easily coming to gentlemanly terms.

Overall, this is one genial and very enjoyable Kellerbier, with the robust malt and sanguine hops keeping my tastebuds always in a state of want - as in, I want more! Good, good stuff, and well, compared to the majority of lagers out there right now (not their fault, I know), this kicks Arsch.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked one up at the local liquor store to try.

Taste is very malty, mouthful is very consistent, well carbonated, and easy to drink.

I really like this beer, will get more of this. Sorry for a short review, but I do know a good beer when I taste one, and this one is very good.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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"; "Unfiltered Lager".

I was poised to Pop! the cap & let fly when I realized that it was unfiltered. Eeek! Instead, I gave it a very gentle pour followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl, raising a brief finger of soapy, light-tan head that quickly fell away to wisps. Color was a surprising Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of honey-drizzled biscuits like my late-maternal grandmother used to make. Oh my. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was pure, unadulterated lager, like honey and biscuit malt. I say that because in the early going of The CANQuest (tm), I was subjected to a LOT of AALs & came to appreciate a clean lager as a result. I was really reveling in the taste, especially in light of today's dinner - the last of a pork roast that I simmered in my late-Pops' crock pot with sauerkraut, Granny Smith apples, pears & Victory Helles Lager. Pops used to say that I look like an Irish Jew and eat like a German. Ha! I definitely like to eat and drink beer. In the interim, the finish was semi-dry & quite refreshing. Man, I could drink a bier like this like water, especially in the summertime. Good stuff.

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Photo of Profundobaso
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap today (3/3/17) at a bar in NYC:
L - in between amber and yellow in color. slight cloudy. good two finger foam head
S - a little herby, slightly sweet, and hoppy
T - much more flavor than a regular lager, excellent wheat/bread aftertaste
F - medium bodied. not too boozy, and little carbonation
O - my first Kellerbier, and it won't be my last. a very enjoyable experience overall

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Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb) from Mahr's Bräu
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 407 ratings