Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb | Mahr's Bräu

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Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrübKellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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4/5  rDev +1%

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

50cl serving in seidel at Mahrs Brau, Bamberg

A - Cloudy amber body with creamy 3 finger white head. Retention/lacing pretty average.

S- Notes of toffee, butterscotch, light vanilla and a hint of green apple

T- Biscuity malt base up front with a hint of green apple coming through again. Faint hop note in the semi dry finish.

M - Medium body/carbonation

D - Tasty stuff. Malt dominant as most franconian lagers but the hint of green apple and drier finish provided a bit of balance. Went well with my Zwiebelrostbraten which i thoroughly recommend trying if at the pub.

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle from Luvians, St. Andrews, BB (09.01.13) Pours a nice cap of foam, colour is a really nice amber/copper gold, with an active carbonation and is clear. Leaves respectable lacing and film.

The smell has a pleasant malt character, with a bit of a nutty/cinnamon aspect to it. Yeast is detectable, but mild. Hop character is pretty light. Light, though there's a fair bit of character and overall respectable.

The taste has initial maltiness, with a touch of caramel sweetness. There is a good balance from a complimenting hop bitterness that works quite well, complex and interesting on the palate. Hops are a bit herbal, yeast character is quite present, all together quite a flavourful and intense German lager.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, high for the style, carbonation is complimentary, alright drinkability, though aftertaste is bitter and a bit unclean.

I am glad I tried this beer out. It has some good characteristics, and although there are a few flaws, it makes a good case for the character of this style. Worth trying out, and puts other 'lager-styles' to shame in terms of flavour and complexity. Good balance all-round.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from 500 ml bottle bottled on 11 on back

A-pours a hazy apricot/peach color with a creamy white 1 finger head

S- crisp floral hops with baked bread and malt some grassy lemon smells

T- crisp hops are mixed with baked bread and lemon grass i get a wheat style taste in this mixed with a noble hoped pils

M- smooth creamy bready and sweet with medium carbonation

O- a smooth and creamy tasting keller unfiltered and delicious

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of maximep
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at La Fine Mousse, Paris

A- brown, tannish beer with creamy white head

S- grassy, sweet, a bit of bananas, but more straw grassy lager goodness

T- sweet caramel roasty malts with a subtle but present grassy hoppiness

M- lovely creamy head with a very drinkable medium body

O- not too familiar with this style but i thought this was a wonderfully drinkable lager that quenched my thirst really well, which is about all you can ask for from a lager.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange amber. No head and therefore no lace.

Malty sweet aroma.

Sweet but not cloy. Has a modest hop kick. Rich body with a low level of carbonation. Moderate aftertaste of caramelized sugar and alcohol.

Drinks like a thick ale not a lager.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.96/5  rDev 0%
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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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA

A: Pours a cloudy/hazed golden orange color. A minimal white head forms, but recedes to nothing in a second.
S: Toasted malt, bread. biscuit, and citrus hops in the finish. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose with a great toasted malt flavor. Bread and biscuit. Plenty of citrus and grassy hops in the finish.
M/D: A medium body that is a bit light in carbonation for my tastes. Very easy to drink though. I can quaff this all day.

I really like this. An unusual style, and well done by a traditional German brewery. Something I enjoy and would recommend.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 06-03-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Willibecher
Purchased: Single from Wino's Depot, Bowling Green KY

Appearance is a hazy, golden-bronze color and topped by a huge off-white head more than 5 fingers in height. Features excellent head retention and lacing.

Aromas are clean and lager-like, with spicy, earthy and citrus fruit components.

Taste is firstly of citrus and a moderate hop bitterness level. This is followed by a light caramel malt sweetness. Other flavors include some yeasty/earthy notes and a light tartness.

Mouthfeel is zesty, with medium to high carbonation. The lager yeast gives it a crisp feel, but there's also a creamy aspect from the unfiltered nature. The finish is dry with some hop bitterness and a little bit of sourness.

Overall this was a tasty and interesting beer -- my first from Mahr's. I'd recommend it.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Kellerbier Ungespundet-Lager hefetrüb from Mahr's Bräu
3.96 out of 5 based on 363 ratings.
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