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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From:
Mahr's Bräu
 
Germany
Style:
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #23
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,025
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 10.55%
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
205
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 29, 2022
Added:
Mar 30, 2002
Wants:
  38
Gots:
  30
SCORE
89
Very Good
Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)
Notes: A U
UNGESPUNDET NATÜRTRÜB

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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Rated: 4 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 2.33 by stephenlee93 from England

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by tux_alin from Romania

Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.69 by Dovi from Australia

Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bright brass with a tower of off-white froth; proofing dough + floral soap on the nose; soft white bread, granola sweetness, hint of yellow apple tartness, coriander seed + burnt grass; clean, fizzy, bitter.

4 4 4 3.75 3.75

There’s some nice Munich crunch to the malts, a sturdy bitterness and all around smooth balance.
So why don’t I like this beer more?
Maybe I can’t reconcile the pils hopping + Marzen malts. Maybe the carb is too high, the colour too clear + the finish too soft. Maybe breweries like Ganstaller are slightly modernizing this style to make it far more interesting.
Good food beer, easy sipper, etc. etc. - and sure, I can see why it gets a cult following, but this is somehow not one I’ll chase again.
Aug 13, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
De Labirratorium. En copa hefe de Bavaria. Jugando a Fortnite (victoria). Corpulento perfil maltoso con un buen contrapunto amargo y quizás con algo de oxidación pero de la que sienta bien
Apr 29, 2021
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Reviewed by eatsluggs from Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The name itself makes your tongue twist. Your brain as well.
Drink it straight out of a barrel in your cellar with a friend. No cheese, no charcuterie, no junk. Just beer. Pair with... another beer.
Roland told me to drink this because they were of Grevensteiner.
Jul 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours amber with a 1/2 inch white head, which dissipates. No lacing. Hazy. Suspended particles.

Aroma is malty, yeasty, bready, grassy.

Taste follows nose: malt, yeast, bread, grass.

Light bodied, light carbonation. Dry finish.

A nice unfiltered lager for quaffing on a hot summer day. A bit past the best by date of 6-27-20, probably explains the lack of a lasting head and lacing.
Jul 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by JLaw55 from Missouri

May 13, 2020
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330ml (12oz) can - purchased locally for $2.99/ea - dated 16/09/2019 - poured into a lager pint at 48°F.

Pours an attractive deep amber - good, but unfiltered clarity, visible effervescence, and topped with three fingers of tan head that slowly recedes.

Nose: Barley. Sweet, round, malted barley - slightly toasted with a touch of caramel and a big nuttiness. Big floral, spicy hop note, a little bit of grass, pepper, and bakong spice, some lemon zest, and a defined minerality. It's simple, but it's so refined and elegant.

Palate: Much drier than anticipated with a huge minerality. Like farmstead well water minerality. Some wonderful nutty and caramel notes, some toasted bread crust, cereal, but again, very little sweetness. Plenty of hop character. Spicy, resinous, floral and bitter. Clean bitter finish with zero residual sweetness. Long lingering malted barley note.

Mouthfeel/Body: Light bodied, crisp, with an ultra-fine, not-too-lively effervescence. No stickiness, no cloying sugars, no metallicy, just insanely crisp, snappy, and light.

Overall: I don't know what to tell you. Put *hyped brewery of the year* on the label, and people would be raving over it. This is a seriously incredible kellerbier. I'm not one to overrate, and I'm not afraid to knock the hype. This isn't a hyped beer, but man, it should be.
May 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by clausthaler from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I love this one, it's a great transition for NEIPA haze fans. I've had this on tap at the Dirty Truth in Northampton MA, but I picked this up in a bottle .5L bottle dated best by 6/27/20. Pours nicely, amber color with a 2 finger head that dissipated quickly. Smells like a wildflower meadow with a little dry honey and straw, yeasty bread dough, it's really really lovely.
Mar 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Mar 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by elamb106 from New York

Feb 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2020
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Set and setting are everything.
When a drunk Slovenian buys you a round, and it shows up poured into a ceramic mug, its hard to have a dim view of the drink.
However i do think this brew can stand on it's own merits.
After all, the caramelly body framed within a yeasty tang was so lovely to imbibe that I couldn't drag myself away from the mug even as the aforementioned Slovenian embarked down a uniquely Balkan monologue about the virtues of racism.
In that Borat-esque storm I found solace in the lovely amber liquid and it's heady brew house aroma of yeasts, rich malts, and tingly herbal hop notes.
Will seek this out for additional enjoyment amongst more familiar company and I'd advise you do the same.
But just know, even in the face of intensely awkward conversation, the aU was a mighty anchor
Jan 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed on draft at Churchkey in Washington DC. A kellerbier with the heart of a marzen. Very malt forward, yeast rolls, straw and a touch of diacetyl.
Dec 10, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
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.
Oct 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
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.
Aug 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
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.
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Jun 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
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.
May 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Apr 18, 2019
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
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.
Apr 14, 2019
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
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.
Mar 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by serapheus from Australia

Jan 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by nodder from New York

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by PatrickCT from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
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.
Nov 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.5%
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!
Sep 14, 2018
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.
Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Knickfan3 from New York

Jul 25, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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.
Jul 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
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.
Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jun 11, 2018
Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb) from Mahr's Bräu
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 425 ratings