Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb | Mahr's Bräu

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Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrübKellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 03-30-2002

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Photo of monk2021
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhart96
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
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 +4.3%
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 trevorpost
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev +2%
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 heerboth
3.39/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SCoak21
4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
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 +1.3%
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 +12.4%
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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Photo of SABERG
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on draft at Foundry in Northampton served in a liter glass mug.
A - Cloudy orangesicle yellow. glorious and towering cap of loose knit froth.
S - Warm toast, with orange honey spread across the entire surface. Wonderful graininess.
T - Rising bread, apricot marmalade, and angels!
F - Great water, soft and inviting. carbonation adds to the round feel of this impeccable offering.
O - By the liter please. a classic on every level.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miket13
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottle

Pours hazy gold-amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like rich golden grains, sweet toasted bready honey malts, some ripe apple, pear, grapes, with funky floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes like rich caramelized grains, sweet toasted bread crust, honey malts, some ripe apple, pear, grape skin, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice kellerbier.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing hazy burnt orange color with decent head. Aroma is full of caramel with some mild floral elements. Taste is very balanced, full of malt, hop bitterness and some honey/bubblegum in the aftertaste. Medium body and very drinkable. This is an excellent example of a Kellerbier.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: gives a cloudy deep orange color. Small head that disolver quickly. Medium carbonation.

S: spices .herbs ,honey, crackers, citric fruits and light malts .

T&F: malty sweetness, citrus fruits and different herbs in the flavour. It start if with that malty sweetness and I sense a fruity feel in the background. In the middle more herbs and spices get noticeable and it finishes of with a dry flavour. Is a long aftertaste and mouthfeel in this beer.

O: this is my first kellerbier and it was a pleasant suprise. Refreshing and enjoyable. Is a beer style I sure will try again if I get the opportunity

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