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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 03-30-2002

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Reviews:
189
Ratings:
355
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 5.50 (Including tax)/500mL bottle ($ 0.326/oz) at The Lager Mill, Frankenmuth, MI.
Bottled on 14 10 16. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – grainy.
Head large (Maximum 4.5 cm, semi-aggressive pour), off white, average density head, somewhat creamy, of short retention, diminishing to a three mm ring and thin partial layer.
Lacing - none.
Body – medium orange, clear.
Flavor – I poured carefully initially in order to not disturb the trub. Begins slightly sour with some grainy, biscuit notes. Ends slightly bitter. No yeastiness from the hefetrub – might be too old or mishandled before I got it. Swirling the bottle for the second pour raises some of the yeast and produces a much smoother tasting beer, creamy and less bitter. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – Light, watery, lively carbonation.

I’m looking forward to having this fresh in Bamberg soon. Hopefully some more of the yeast character will be present.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev +2%
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 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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Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am kind of everywhere today in terms of beers, or should I say, biers. The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody continues to belch forth all sorts of things & I am happy to indulge.

From the bottle: "Brewed and bottled in Bamburg, Germany"; "Unfiltered Lager".

I was poised to Pop! the cap & let fly when I realized that it was unfiltered. Eeek! Instead, I gave it a very gentle pour followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl, raising a brief finger of soapy, light-tan head that quickly fell away to wisps. Color was a surprising Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of honey-drizzled biscuits like my late-maternal grandmother used to make. Oh my. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was pure, unadulterated lager, like honey and biscuit malt. I say that because in the early going of The CANQuest (tm), I was subjected to a LOT of AALs & came to appreciate a clean lager as a result. I was really reveling in the taste, especially in light of today's dinner - the last of a pork roast that I simmered in my late-Pops' crock pot with sauerkraut, Granny Smith apples, pears & Victory Helles Lager. Pops used to say that I look like an Irish Jew and eat like a German. Ha! I definitely like to eat and drink beer. In the interim, the finish was semi-dry & quite refreshing. Man, I could drink a bier like this like water, especially in the summertime. Good stuff.

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Photo of Profundobaso
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap today (3/3/17) at a bar in NYC:
L - in between amber and yellow in color. slight cloudy. good two finger foam head
S - a little herby, slightly sweet, and hoppy
T - much more flavor than a regular lager, excellent wheat/bread aftertaste
F - medium bodied. not too boozy, and little carbonation
O - my first Kellerbier, and it won't be my last. a very enjoyable experience overall

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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.
Cheers

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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 The_Kriek_Freak
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

L:
-pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-earthy,bready,spicy,nutty,caramel,apricot
T:
-Follows the nose plus a yeasty sweetness
-finishes dry
-low bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
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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