Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb | Mahrs-Bräu

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Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrübMahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb

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Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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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 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 Salt-n-Beer
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 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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Photo of Jacobob10
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle.

Amber/orange body with deep gold around the edges and cloudy. Tall, frothy off-white head that rises well above the rim of the glass. Mild toasted malt, bread, and apple aroma. Bready malt flavor with just enough spice from the hops for balance. Light fruit and malt sweetness up front but it finishes dry in the end. Extremely smooth and creamy texture, thanks in part to the soft carbonation, which makes it incredibly drinkable.

Purchased a bottle of this on a recent trip to Massachusetts and was excited to do so as Mahr's is not distributed in my area. I have no idea how old the bottle was since there was no date on it, but the overall aromas and flavors were very mild. It was still enjoyable though and something I'd like to try again soon.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange-ish amber-ish gold-ish color. Minimal, dissipating head, which is something is supposed to happen with this beer. Nice toast and sweet cinnamon flavors, kind of like a vienna. It's really nice, probably from the Munich malt. Some white grape character too. This is a nice, crushable unique lager.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This kellerbier pours a slightly orange yellow color with a thin white head and a fairly high amount of carbonation. The smell is of grain and faintly of citrus. The taste is strongly of grains including a little wheat character and is surprisingly more malty than I would have guessed based on the color. There is also a very faint citrus flavor that is all but drowned out by the intense grain flavors. The finish is very dry and there is some definite bitter hop character that comes out there as well. Overall it’s a pretty nice summer beer. It’s nothing outstanding and the finish is a little dry for my taste, but it’s pretty good drinking.

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Photo of drmeto
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus a yeasty sweetness
-finishes dry
-low bitterniss for the style
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
Very good, very drinkable.

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Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is floral and lightly sulfury, with light malt sweetness. Flavor is clean and crisp, with biscuity malt throughout. There's a light fruit ester note.

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Photo of Stillyman11
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

had this fresh in Amsterdam

perfect Amber color and two finger white head, lacing all the way down the glass, clean lager taste and aroma with a hint of caramel from the malt. A fantastic lager I could drink all day.

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

Poured a muddy copper color with a 4F head which quickly resolved.

Nice aroma: Rich spicy fruit.

Malty mouth feel.

Light fruit taste with a sharp spicy bitter finish,

Classic German beer style- I haven't tasted a lot of Kellerbiers- this was enjoyable.

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Photo of stephens101
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Burnt orange in color with a medium off-white froth. Plenty of bubble activity persists. Smells of apricot, sweet malt and grain up front and faint straw in the back. Plenty of malty sweetness to the tongue followed by a slight hop finish. Easy drinking, smooth and balanced. Hard to find fault with that.

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Photo of aleigator
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly clouded golden color, with a stable, one finger broad head.

Smells of bready malts, together with peas and a note of sweeter, toffee malts. Aromas blend beautifully together, creating a malt forward, white bread balanced nose.

Has a lively, soft mouthfeel among a light, refrehing body.

Tastes of dough bread, toffee, leafes and peas again. Turns a tad sweeter, more toffeeish, while hops add an enjoyable, leafy bitterness after the swallow. Provides a nice finish, consisting of hops and toffee malts, both staying on par.

Showcases a very well made, utmost clean taste profile, while exhibiting a nice depth of flavours.

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Photo of Myotus
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle (bottled on 04Aug15) into a beer mug.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after 45 seconds. Honey orange in color with a moderate amount of cloudiness. There is a plethora of small and medium-sized bubbles rising towards the foam head. Lacing is thin and moderate.
SMELL: There are subtle aromas of caramel, biscuity malts, sweet bready malts, floral hops, and bitter hops. This smells like a weak Dortmunder.
TASTE: Huge malt bomb! I love it! Strong caramel malt and biscuity malt flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by mild sweet bready malts. Subtle floral hop, bitter hop, and earthy yeast flavors finish off this amazing symphony of flavor.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is subtle. Goes down smooth and ends with a thirst-quenching finish.
NOTE: My first time trying this style and I have to say that I love. It shares many similar qualities with a Dortmunder. I was so relieved when the taste was stronger than the smell. If you love malts and aren't too fond of hops, this is your beer.

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Photo of Greg_Nall
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle, poured a hazy brownish amber, with a nice 3/4 inch head which dissipated rather quickly, a bready aroma when you opened the bottled. Flavor of malts with ending with a slight hoppy lingering. Taking away from the sweetness. A nice beer that is enjoyable for the evening. It does remind me of the Mahr's Mastodon, which I think is the same beer without the name change, and easier to pronounce locally.

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Photo of qchic
3.31/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rich copper color. Aroma and flavor reminds me of a floral, perfumey Magic Hat #9, but worthy of more respect than that. Apricot is apparent (and unfortunately not my favorite flavor in beer). A little more sweetness than I like, but good to explore a style outside of the norm for these parts.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Overactive white head with a bright orangey body. Strings of bubbles.
S: Has that unfriendly pilsner / grainy smell.
T: Tastes like it smells but much softer – has that lovely German lager delicateness. Subtle fruit in the aftertaste. A very smooth lager. Should mention there's a nice subtle sweetness.
O: Would love to drink this in Bamberg one day.

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Photo of safaricook
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gold slightly hazy. Lots of fine and coarser bubbles. Just off-white head, massive and durable.

Lager yeast, herbal hops, citric, white bread, hint of caramel

Yeast, baguette crust, herbal to citric hops in the aftertaste, light sweetness in the middle and dry with a lingering bitterness in the final

Refreshing CO2 with smoothing from suspended yeast

Great flavourfull example for the style. After tasting a couple of other Good Kellerbier from the region, I have to admit that this one stands out

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Photo of itomek
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly cloudy, small head, thin lacing. Intentionally low carbonation. Fine bubbles. Floral spicy taste. Elaine at DeWildeman pointed out the diacetyl in this beer, which to me was so nicely tucked into the spicy noble hops flavor, that I wouldn't have noticed it late in the sip. Relatively absent of yeast flavors. Very enjoyable.

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

Order it at the brewery. Get it from the window in the hallway if you don't want to sit, or in the pub, if you do. An "Oooh!" is what you order. They also bottle it. Recommended!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 2/15/15. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for around $5.00. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .3L boot.

Brew pours a hazy golden-yellow in color with about a half-finger white foamy head. A good amount of sediment is seen in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. Some sheets of lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is mostly of sweet malts for the most part including caramel malts. Pretty much is said for the taste which also includes a hint of citrus, which is probably orange. Goes down easy with no bitter or hoppy finish. Smooth and well balanced brew. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a good brew.

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Photo of spoony
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 500 ml bottle (dated May 8, 2014) into a nonic glass.

A-The beer is murky and sort-of a rusty orange color. The head is almost white, dense, and about two fingers tall to start. Retention is pretty good. No lacing.

S-The smell is mostly subdued with suggestions of toast, caramel, and lightly malted grain. It is vaguely fruity with light hints of apple and pear. Not much in the way of hops.

T-Taste is similar to the smell. It is semi-crisp in flavor with toasted, bready malt flavors, a light caramel sweetness, and just a little bit of orange/citrus hoppiness.

M-The body is medium in heft with a bit of chewiness. The carbonation is moderate in volume and smooth.

O-I like this beer even though I did not taste the hops as much as the style suggests I should. The bottle was pretty old, so I can see freshness being an issue. Nevertheless, the beer has nice flavors, drinks easily, and doesn't beat your palate down with overwhelming booziness, sweetness, coffee, bourbon barrel, or whatever. I'd buy more.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a golden, slightly dark yellow, with a small, fizzy tight head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells pretty bready, with some slight fruity lager yeast characteristics, and a bit of sweet grassy hops.

This isn't the most complex beer- but then again, neither is the style. It does have the gulpability factor- every time you take a drink, you come back to gulp more down really quickly. It's got delicious bready malt flavors, some grass, some slight skunk, a bit of fruity yeast, and just deliciousness all around.

This is light bodied, and exceedingly drinkable. There's a medium level of carbonation, and a bready mouthfeel.

One of the best kellerbiers that I've had. Awesome.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottle date

Look - Pours burnt orange with a good sized head that dissipates fairly quickly. Hazy, but not super hazy. Once the head subsides the left over bubbles become very uniform and very small. 4 paws.

Smell - Slightly spicy, yeasty, almost like a hefe but without the banana clove phenols. Biscuit, bread, slightly musty. A touch of sweetness. 4.25 paws.

Taste - Slight hop bitterness up front, that fades to give way to a bready malt character. There is a richness provided by the yeast as well. 4.25 paws.

Feel - Velvety smooth, almost chewy. Very little tingle, what is there is mostly on the back of the tongue. 4.25 paws.

Overall - This is my first kellerbier (other than Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis). I wasn't thrilled with the beer when I first sampled it, but it is definitely growing on me as I progress through the tasting. This would make a great hot weather beer, and if you like hefe's but are looking for something a little different this might be up your alley. 4 paws.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden color with a white head that sticks around. Slightly cloudy, and within the style guidelines. Unfiltered and I would assume aged in cave like conditions.

The aroma is funky, including noble hops, lemon, malts, grass, and tea. The taste starts off with a wall of bitterness upfront, giving way to a slight tartness. Plenty of malt and yeast notes, bready, with some lemon tartness pulling through as well. Solid herbal hop flavor lingers on with repeated sips, surely adding to the citrus flavor going on here.

Full bodied lager beer with a medium to high carbonation level, very nice and prickly on the palate. The finish is slightly dry, crisp and rather clean. Drinkable as any lager out there, this was easy to down the 1 pint .9 oz bottle.

Overall, this is a lovely beer, and one that certainly enforces the great beer reputation of Germany. I've had plenty of Kellerbier in the states and nothing has gotten me as excited about the style as this one. If I had a cave in my backyard you know damn well what I'd be doing, only difference is mine wouldn't taste this good. This is impressive stuff from Mahrs-Brau.

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