Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb | Mahr's Bräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu
Germany
mahrs.de

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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Ratings:
361
Reviews:
190
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 361 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of esmyth15
5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of wadecats
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Germans do it like no other. The unfiltered/unbunged aspect of this beer makes this so so drinkable and fresh. A lovely amber color of faintly bloody urine with a tight and healthy off white head.
Fruity and light spice smells come through. The yeast/bacteria smell is prominent and unique to the style, long lasting through out the temperatures in the glass each pour.
The carbonation is subtle in the mouth - beer goes down so smooth and with a very creamy mouthfeel - light to moderate bitterness initially and minimal bitterness lingering.

Overall so quenching for the higher alcohol content

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Photo of Tarso
5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of inebrius
4.87/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ungespundet is old, history. Cavemen brewing in wood coined the term. There is no sense of heavy hand or puppetry plaguing this brew. It's as natural as a fenceline of berries.

Extreme beer brewers should take note.

As I should note the minimum characters required for a proper review.

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Photo of jdlarkins
4.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's the wood that makes it good. I've had this beer in bottle form here in the states; and when not too old it's solid. But..at the pub in Bamberg, from the wood, only after 3:00 PM...it's one of the best drinks in the world. I challenge all the "ale-hop heads" to have this from the wooden cask, gravity poured and very fresh and to not say that lager beer can't be exquisite.

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Photo of philipquarles
4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On gravity at the Avenue. Pours cloudy straw yellow with a billowing, rocky white head that lasts. Smells of full, grainy pilsner malt, backed up by strong, grassy aromatic hops. Slightly sweet, grainy taste with some wet straw character. The light hop bitterness is more than ample to dry this one out completely. Medium-full body with lower carbonation. This is a favorite of mind--always good, but best when it's super fresh, particularly on cask.

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Photo of wschmit
4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500mL bottle? into a stein.

A: Quite hazy, lovely bronze body with a thin but creamy head. Plenty of fine haze, and a bit of carbonation.

S: Clean lager notes, with a really fine, light malt presence and just a bit of oxidation. Some mild hops, but not much. For me, this nose typifies the style.

T: Malty, smooth, and straightforward. Some very mild bittering at the end. Almost honey-like, at times.

M: Pretty chewy body for a lager of this size, but pleasantly so. Moderate alcohol level is completely masked.

O: I've had this beer a number of times on tap, and adore it. One of my favorite all-night drinkers. Waiting to stumble on a bottle to review it, as I don't like to review at bars. This sets the mark for the style.

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Photo of boddhitree
4.79/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Nice dirty white head that dissipates relatively quickly. The color is amber and golden. I see absolutely no Trübheit (cloudiness) to se at all... I can see a decent amount protein haze at the end of the bottle, but not much Hefetrüb as my home-brews can be.

Aroma: Very aromatic with lots of Pils malts, but it became less and less over a 10 minute period. At first impressive but strange that it waned.

Flavor: The first taste in front is a little bitter but a also a decent amount of tartness. It's not sour but tart the way a lemon is, but without the lemon flavors and sourness. The middle has more bitterness. On the sides you get the first bit of sweetness of malts. It's very bready but tart at the same time. In the back it's the same, lots of bready, mainly caramel Münchner malt. If it weren't for the ever present tartness, which is even present in the aftertaste. It's a lot like a Märzen with sweet caramel, but there's also lots of bready Pils flavor, but what makes this beer unique is the overarching tartness that follows your taste buds from beginning to finish of your mouth. It's a wonderful complexity of flavor that no Pils, Märzen nor most Kellerbier has. The background also has a distinct yeastiness and perhaps a little dactyl. Is the tartness may come from leaving the bung off, allowing wild yeast to finish off the beer? That would also explain the dryness.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick, a little above average creamy thickness. It's not the thickest I've had but it's pretty close. Also, it's quite dry,... so thick and dry at the same time makes its feel like an even thicker mouthfeel.

Overall, a very unique beer. a 4.8/5

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Photo of jcance
4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had this at dinner, and, fuck, it is good. Will be purchasing this many times in the future. Trying the pils later tonight. Buy buy buy

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Photo of GClarkage
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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 smakawhat
4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap into a large tumbler at Churchkey DC.

Deep apricot orange body, with some great lemon highlights. Slow rising and long streams of thin carbonation. Lots of ring lacing while drinking, topped with a creamy egg white looking one finger head. Very nice looking brew if a little cloudy.

The nose just hits with thick deep bread yeast. Ripped up malt and chewy dough balls and hints of faint lemon. Dense dense DENSE. Complimenting spicy herbal notes which are soft accent this wonderful bready body.

Palate just fills with huge malts and doughy goodness. THick breaded action, and this unbelievably creamy mouthfeel. I've never had a lager this creamy in my entire life. Slight herbal spicy finish that just wants to peak out over this hot bread, with a mellow hop juicy quality to match.

Love Love love this beer, easily my favorite Keller I've had to date.

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4.64/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Easy, flavourful, drinking almost perfected.

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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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4.6/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I believe this is my first Keller/Zwickel Bier! I've been waiting a long time to try this style and specifically this beer!

A: Very cloudy, golden-orange...like honey. Beautiful beer. Big, fluffy, pillowy head that settles into mounds of off-white foam.

S: Yeast, fruit, hay, grass, toasted malt. A hearty bouquet of German goodness.

T: Unique but delicious flavors. Part fruit, part yeast, part malt, with a bit of sweetness and funk even. Sometimes these German lagers have a bite or a distinct finish that makes them taste and feel German, regardless of the style. But this is missing that, which I like. It's just smooth and full of great qualities.

M: Creamy is an understatement. Great body. Unique mouthfeel. This is what the lagers of old probably felt like. Thick, rich, full-bodied, and full of yeast and vitamins!

O: I had high expectations for this style and this beer for unknown reasons. Just kinda knew it would be good. And I was not disappointed! An enjoyable and special drinking experience. Hope to one day try this style in Germany!

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Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a golden hazy orange color with a fluffy head.

The aroma has some cracker bready malt, but dominated by sweet sweet honey and floral hops.

The flavor follows with a punch of pure honey tea sweetness in the front. It lingers with some cracker malt, and then turns into this bright floral grassy hop. This beer really shows off the wonderful characteristics of noble hops. The floral and honey characteristics combine so perfectly together.

It's a full flavored beer, but quite smooth and light to medium bodied. Super drinkable and something I could drink over and over again.

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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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