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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Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #13
Ranked #8,613
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
Reviews: 219 | Ratings: 422 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StJamesGate from New York

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
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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josanguapo from Spain

4.04/5  rDev +1%
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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Peach63 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
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
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
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
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clausthaler from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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
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unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.2/5  rDev +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
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darktronica from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +4%
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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mothmanscott from Georgia

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.

Oct 15, 2019
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

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.

Aug 06, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

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.

Jun 16, 2019
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

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.

May 30, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

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.

Apr 14, 2019
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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.

Mar 16, 2019
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PatrickCT from Connecticut

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.

Nov 01, 2018
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

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!

Sep 14, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

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.

Aug 10, 2018
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JamFuel from Sweden

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.

Jul 10, 2018
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Sigmund from Norway

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.

Jul 09, 2018
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puck1225 from Texas

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.

Jun 10, 2018
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DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

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!

May 22, 2018
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FBarber from Illinois

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.

May 06, 2018
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stevoj from Idaho

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.

Mar 05, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

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.

Mar 03, 2018
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bark from Sweden

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.

Jan 05, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

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.

Nov 08, 2017
Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb) from Mahr's Bräu
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 422 ratings