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 #24
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,713
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 10.55%
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
428
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 26, 2023
Added:
Mar 30, 2002
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  30
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: 3.96 by MGibbons from Maryland

Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Mr_Brown from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
thin foam recedes quickly. amber, light brown color. Sweet smell of bread balanced with hops. Tastes is very well balanced. Bread sweetness but not too sweet, not caramel like. Hops balance malts perfectly. Well rounded dry finish. Best Kellerbier I tried.
Feb 11, 2023
 
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 Florida

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
Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb) from Mahr's Bräu
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 428 ratings