Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb | Mahr's Bräu

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Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrübKellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu

Style: German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as aU

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Ratings: 396 |  Reviews: 204
Reviews by Brent:
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wino's in Bowling Green, offered as an alternative and in protest of green-dyed St. Patty's beers. Relatively low level of carbonation, but still lively enough. Very clean flavor, with a light wheat note, going just a little watery toward the finish. Overall quite refreshing. Kudos to Blake for making arrangements to have the beer served in the brewery's stoneware mug, chilled to the same temperature as the beer.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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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Photo of PatrickCT
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a real nice hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head,aroma is dry and bready with a slight metallic note.Taste is refreshing and dry with a definant malt backbone with a decant amount of bitterness in the finish.A lager beer with some depth but very easy to drink,a nice find I will buy again sometime.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a thick, cloudy orange in color with a beautiful, foamy head that left nice-looking pits as it slowly went down.

Smell – The Helles Lager nature of this bier comes out in spades at the nose. The grain is excellent and the light, European hops add a nice compliment to this inviting aroma.

Taste – The pure, unadulterated grain washed down my weisswurst just right. The light, delicate hops lie in contrast to the big grain. There is a bit of yeast here, but the big, beautiful, malty, smooth grain dominates the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This one is a solid medium-bodied and very lagerish in the mouth. It is ultra-smooth and goes down in gulps.

Drinkability – Boy, this took me back to Germany. It is a solid entry in this category and goes well with any type of strong German sausage.

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Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of tigg924
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.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADR
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky, sub-amber ochre color, 1/4 inch yellowish head with a number of bubble sizes. Sweet, slightly cinnamon aroma. Medium light-bodied mouthfeel. Hops are nice and spicy without being overbearing. Malts are more understated and verge on a touch of honey, a diactetyl sense. Finishes crisp, with a lessening of impact in the back of the mouth. I found this refreshing. Not a majorly complex brew but pleasant and balanced.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It's uncanny how much this beer looks like a hefeweizen, but it's an unfiltered lager that pours a hazed deep golden orange tone with a nice off white fluffy mountainous head that is much like a weizen's head bubbly and effervescent, lacing forms here in thick heavy patches evenly rung with each sip excellent. Aroma: Mild here but the sweet lighter malts used here give off a semi lemongrass like scent it's soothing with some balancing hops used here giving it a slightly herbal quality. Taste: Flavor has a soft sweetness bready very nice hard describe butterscotch like sweetness with some fruity tones but than it finishes witth a whopping rush of dryness immediately cleaning the palate forming that crisp lager quality, quite bitter in the end as well. Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body spritzy carbonation tickles the back of the throat definitely bringing out the belches. Drinkability: I could definitely throw back some of these especially if hanging out in the Biergarten at Mahr's Brau would be good times indeed.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hagbergl
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb on tap at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. It was served in a huge Mahrs Braü Bamberg, Germany mug–nice touch, it being served in the intended glass (one of the reasons Armsby Abbey rules).

Appearance (4.5/5): The beer is a cloudy orange topped by a two finger, frothy white head of foam. It might be the best looking lager I've had, what with the cool cloudiness and its burnt orange hue and generous head. Plus, bonus points for being served in the proper glassware–glassware straight from the brewery to boot.

Smell (3.5/5): Scents of warm dark bread and grains dominate the nose, though I detect some banana bread-y notes that remind me a lot of hefeweizen. While pretty good, the nose is more subdued than I'd like–not a huge deal, but also keeps me from bumping the smell scores up to a 4 or higher.

Taste (4/5): Mahr's U has a bready and wheaty flavor that reminds me of a combination of a Munich helles and a hefeweizen. Bread flavors hit first. Lemon-like and herbal hop flavors come in towards the finish to give this beer a pretty unique character, though it tastes SO German. Very nice level of complexity for a lager. No alcohol presence to my taste.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Perhaps its best feature, Mahr's U has perfect medium carbonation and a light body. While light, it possesses a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. An ultra drinkable beer, given its relatively low ABV that goes down easy and feels great doing so.

Overall (4/5): Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb is a highly refreshing beer whose flavor profile exhibits characteristics of other well-known, far less obscure German beers. So, I think anyone who enjoys German beer would enjoy it. An easy-drinking lager that definitely brings the flavor. Good stuff. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
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 DrewBest
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of cokes
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy goldenrod. Pocked white foam on top. Multi-sized bubbles crash to the surface. The big ones always get there first.
Lemon poppyseed muffin nose. Backed with granite and dead leaves.
Enters robust and biscuity. Doughy and full, but not heavy. Sweetens a bit with just a touch of raw honey-touched caramel. Turns grainier, then, it's all quarry. Sandstone and clay and granite. Not rough, just dusty. And tasty all the while. Perked up on the close with forceful, dry lemongrass hops.
Medium in stature, the carbonation is wily up front but tames over time adding a thicker sense. Drinkable for sure, but more slowly than some. This is no poundin' pils here.
I loved this. Very cool beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First I've had of this style. Took place of a carbonated spritzy rose wine with cheese. A relatively lighterherbal grassy beer that actually followed a heavy Unibroue well and satisfied. Good hops and bitter finish for appetizers in meal. Hazy golden colour.

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Photo of Oboogie
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mahr's Kellerbier might possibly be the best beer out of their line-up! It pours a typical kellerbier appearance with a cloudy golden-orange body beneath a huge head of frothy white foam. The head retention is excellent and it leaves brilliant rings of lace at the outset of the glass. The nose delivers a brilliant combination of grainy malt and floral, herbal, grassy, and hay-like hops! The body is medium, and it's very fine-bubbled carbonation gives a gentle zest to the tongue before fading smoothly away. The flavor is really nicely balanced with rich, grainy and bready malt slathered in herbal, grassy hops; backed by a solid bitterness. It's a little bit more malty than many examples, and that gives it an edge; yet it still manages to finish dry and hoppy with a lingering dulled bitterness. It's an excellent German pils with it's bitterness permeating every nuance of its flavor without becoming overbearing. Brilliant!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Aroma is mostly grainy and bready with some floral hops. Taste follows with bread and crust, light hoppy notes with some bitterness. Well balanced, easy drinking.

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Photo of pastramionrye7
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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