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Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb | Mahr's Bräu

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3.98/5
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372 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,756
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
372
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 372 |  Reviews: 192
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 acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and malt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy amber color. A little on the light side in terms of color. There was some tan head but no retention or lacing.

The smell was bready and malty and sweet. The flavor was smokey. It was pretty cool. There was some hop bitterness but no taste or smell contributed. The sweetness and the smoke blended nicely. Surprisingly not much german yeast or wheat to be had in the flavor.

Medium bodied and drinkable. The smoke gave it a nice touch that made it stand out from the other german beers I tried that night.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color. It has a moderate amount of visible carbonation that causes lots of small suspended particles to circulate as they rise up in the stream of bubbles and fall back down near the edges of the glass, similar to a lava lamp. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The overall smell is quite malty and yeasty with notes of biscuit, crackers, grain and spices.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very complex. A very slight amount of bitterness is imparted by the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is remarkably complex considering it is easy to drink and not that full-bodied.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.11/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Described by Marrikka's Bierstube as an unfiltered lager. The beer pours a 'more hazy than expected' golden / straw color with low-lying carbonation, and thick head formation and good staying power. All in all, a dull rusty appearance. Aromas of English Pale Ale fruitiness hits upfront with a soft herbal hop character. Solid pilsner malt sweetness along with hints of caramelized malts, and a deep barley richness came across not very lager-like. Flavors of rich malt blends set the stage for over-ripened apples, peaches, apricots, and oranges give complexity usually seen in those aged English beers. The low carbonation gives a sense of cask-conditioning with a soft, heavy texture. Lightly oily and flat late. Finishes with lingering malt and fruit flavor, showing hints of corn and grain if the aftertaste. Quite bohemian and traditional albeit on the diry side. This was a 'buy-once' beer for me; glad I tried it, but unlikely to try again.

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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 kojevergas
1.68/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Served on-draught into a .5L bierkrug in Bamberg, Franconia, Germany. Cost was 2.30 euro. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were average.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, nice thickness, and below average retention. Colour is a hazy copper/light caramel.

Sm: Musty. Bacteria. Not great, but of moderate strength.

T: Very lacking. Simple. Dirty straw and sort of a ruined nut tone. A bit barrelly and woody in a bad way. Musty. Almost a bit watery in the middle. Imbalanced and poorly built. The finish is almost metallic. Bleh.

Mf: Sort of sharp on the climax, but otherwise smooth and wet. Far too thick and lumpy, but not syrupy. Feels awkward with the flavours it's meant to support.

Dr: Not a good beer to drink once, let alone repeatedly. Feels very oxidized and downright wrong. The dirty aftertaste makes me cough a bit at times. It's affordable but avoidable.

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Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is about the 3rd time i've tried this beer, both tap and bottle samples. Served cold, around 40º. Label says bottled on "70 10". This bottle has been cellared a month or two, but it was from a new shipment at my local store. There's visible sediment at the bottom.

It pours into a fluted Rodenbach tumbler glass with a small amount of foam. Mostly bigger bubbles resting on a thin skim of foam. Color is a deep and foggy orange. It leaves droopy concentric rings of lace. Last pour of the dregs pushed the head up to 1/2" and gave it a dense, cloudy Hefe look.

Initial bready aroma with some yeast coming through.

Great crisp and fruity apple aftertaste. It's fairly dry for a lager, and some mild hop bitterness comes through in the aftertaste too. Light sweetness at first, it mellows into a nice buttery maltiness. It has a medium-bodied feel, shy of being robust. After pouring the dregs, the yeast and malty flavors are amped up a notch. Try it both ways, I like it with the yeast poured in.

Very easy drinker, especially with the crispness it has. I had to slow down so I could finish the review before the beer...

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Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a modest head that quickly declines to a ringlet and archipelago and leaves only the occasional shard of lace

Smell: Grainy malt aroma with a hint of herbal hops

Taste: Starts with a grainy flavor that becomes bitter and dry, in a herbacious way, after the swallow; there is a hint of caramel malt that lingers and builds throughout that counteracts the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with modest carbonation

Drinkability: Another good beer for the summer months; good crossover from the Euro lager style

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Photo of zeff80
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange/gold color with a foamy, white, three-finger head. It left small traces of lace.

S - It smelled of citrus, wheat and barley.

T - It tasted very sweet. Also, a good blend of grain and malt flavors.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was a pretty good beer. It was the first I've had of this style.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Pale amber in the stein, it's topped by a finger of white froth. The body is cloudy and turbid, signature of the style. The suspended yeast brings out a light fruity scent reminiscent of stonefruit. There's a pale malt backbone, a touch of toast and herbal hops. It's nicely balanced on the palate, crisp crackery malt at the forefront with spicy, herbal hops and mild fruity yeast flavors lending subtle complexity. The finish is dry, herbal, mildly peppery and bitter. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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 dbrauneis
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask/firken at Armsby Abbey

Fizzy 1+ finger head fades semi quickly, over clear toasty amber orange brown color.

Nose has toasty german malts, semi sweet malts, little yeasty, creamy light malts, light grassy noble hops, juicy malt.

Taste comes on malty, toasty malts, cracked straw, dry almost bready, light malty sweetness and touch creamy, nice juicy malt flavor. Hops come as well but light, light grassy noble hops, juicy hops, touch of yeast. Fairly bitter grassy hop finish, dry, light sweet malt taste.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall great, what I would expect to drink if I went to munich. Nice toasty straw malts, grassy noble hops, juicy and drinkable.

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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 Gagnonsux
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a hazy amber-orange with a average-sized head. The aroma is of very full-bodied toasted malts. The taste has a similar character as the aroma. Full-flavored toasted malt taste is joined by a touch of raw grain flavor. Very fresh and complex tasting. The sweet finish is a perfect capper for this beer. This is excellent stuff, very highly drinkable. I wish more brewers would take this style on.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 372 ratings
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