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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Style:
German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #8
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #6,599
Avg:
4 | pDev: 10.5%
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
407
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Mahr's Bräu
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  37
Gots
  29
SCORE
89
Very Good
Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb)
Notes: A U
UNGESPUNDET NATÜRTRÜB

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
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Reviews: 211 | Ratings: 407
Photo of crookedhalo
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slight hazy bronze color with a huge, mountainous beige head. Very active carbonation; but then subsided once the entire contents are poured. There's a slight twang in the aroma of tartness, most likely from the fact that it is unfiltered. The rest of the aroma suggests breadiness, wild yeast, and hops. Very rich for a lager in terms of mouthfeel. Quite pleasant malty feel with some astringency in the finish, hops. Odd. I'm going out on a limb and saying it has a "Farmhouse" feel to it, only classic German lager style. A nice artisinal beer. Very carbonated and easy to drink. I love good German lagers.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
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 UncleJimbo
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a wooden barrel at the brewery.

This bier poured a cloudy, amber color with creamy, white foam that settled. The smell was grain with some vegetable. The taste was grain and floral hops with yeast and a tangy, hoppy finish. The hops lingered in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and modest carbonation. There was a lingering faint bitterness. This was a good, refreshing bier fresh from the tap.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer should pop up in Beer Reviews as Bamberger, but...
It pours a cloudy gold with a solid rocky and bubbly head and billowy lace.
The aroma of cut hay and hops is fairly pronounced (no guessing). The body is fuller than it appears. A fine herbal quality rides in a lightly sweet malt. A mild lemon and lime tartness along with a bit of metallic bite provides a good separation of flavors early in the pour. Bits of yeast float about in suspended animation. In time the flavors merge, blend and become balanced and quite enjoyable. I'm drinking this during a major snowstorm and feel this would be an excellent warm summer night beer...wish I had a nice grilled bratwurst.

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Photo of yen157
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fluffy, slightly off-white head that hung in there the entire time and left great lace on the glass as the level fell. Hazy light orange in body. Fragrant from hops, surprisingly so considering how this beer had to travel to my living room. Mild malt and some fruity notes from the yeast or malt (or both) join in. Thinnish malt had no chance against the sharp hops. It’s not too bitter at all, but “sharp” refers to a citrus, almost lemony, rind bite that makes the finish snap and the mouth beg for another sip. Not overly carbonated, good mouthfeel verges on creamy as I finish my notes 10 minutes into the beer.

Good, but that almost-tart quality builds over time.

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Photo of PatandDavid
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hmm, I have reviewed this on tap, and now I have the bottle in front of me.

Lovely cloudy pumpkin color, the head was lovely and creamy when poured, but it is gone.

Aroma is slightly yeasty and sweet, a bit fruity.

Taste is primarily malty, with a very slight hoppy finish, a tiny bit bitter. Mouthfeel is ok, with low carbonation.

Not bad. Slightly sweet. pat

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Photo of frank4sail
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1pt 9oz. bottle

Musty shoe leather smell with a slightly hazy peach colored look. White airy head. Upfront it is slightly bitter then this is followed by a slightly sweet burnt malt taste. Medium mouth but limited smoothness. Slight touch of hop bitterness in the finish with a dry tip of the tongue. Not bad but just ok.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark golden orange-ish color with a moderate beige head, good carbonation, and sporadic lace. Big perfumey hop aroma. Spicy earthy hop pilsner flavor (Northern Brewer and Hallertau). Light-medium bodied (leans med) and smooth with a dry finish.

Per M.J. notes: 12.5 P (1050), 20 EBC (color), 36 IBU.

Best Before: 03/13/00
Tasted: 05/11/03

(11.2 oz bottle)

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Photo of Bierman9
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hadn't had an "ooo"-bier in a while; 1998 at the Mahrs pub, to be exact. The locals refer to the Ungespundetes as an "ooo". This one has a bright golden color, with lots of particulate hovering around within (and I haven't even gotten to the yeasties in the bottle yet). Head was white and verrry thin, and is practically gone in a matter of moments. Nose was not overly strong, but did give off traces of some bready malt and a touch of yeastiness. The body almost bordered on medium, yet not quite there. And the carbonation produced a slight bit of roughness on the tongue. Bready, cracker-like malt lead off the flavor profile, with some mild, fruity hop characteristics lending themselves to the mix. The aftertaste is slightly bitter, yet short-lived. The bottled-version here does not distinguish itself too highly. I'd like to get back to Mahrs to try it again "vom Fass", while knowing better what I'm looking for in a bier. Prosit!

overall: 3.45
appearance: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3

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Photo of ADR
3.92/5  rDev -2%
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 WilliamPhilaPa
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Start’s by a pouring very appealing, huge, creamy, long-lasting, head; has a golden-bronze color and cloudy; wonderfully fresh, citric and hop aromas; very smooth, malty, palate; Very fresh flavors; and a spritzy, clean, and dry finish. This brew hit the spot today… it got above 70F here in Philly, decent weather for this brew. Overall very refreshing brew...

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Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb (aU Ungespundet Naturtrüb) from Mahr's Bräu
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 407 ratings