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Mahr's Ungespundet-hefetrübMahr's Ungespundet-hefetrüb

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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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Reviews: 181 | Ratings: 339
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wino's in Bowling Green, offered as an alternative and in protest of green-dyed St. Patty's beers. Relatively low level of carbonation, but still lively enough. Very clean flavor, with a light wheat note, going just a little watery toward the finish. Overall quite refreshing. Kudos to Blake for making arrangements to have the beer served in the brewery's stoneware mug, chilled to the same temperature as the beer.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pt and .9 oz bottle into a pilsener- pours a BEAUTIFUL slightly hazy orange color with a great frothy white two finger head. Great retention and a few spots of lacing.

Smell is very inviting- pale and amber malts and a little lager yeast. Nothing outrageous but nice.

Taste is consistent with smell- ample malt flavor up front which is superseded by a little citrus hop bitterness.

Very refreshing beer- light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Definitely one I'd get again.

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Photo of jonb5
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, poured a large head, amber colour, clear. Aroma started malty with a hint of citrus but got more hoppy. Corky taste, was more bitter than others Keller/Zwickels. Had a roasted malty finish. Didn't think it was overly smooth. Nice, well made but better on tap.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.68/5  rDev -57.5%
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 musicman575
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a big, creamy white head that mostly disappeard after the first few gulps.

I wasn't expecting such aromas from this lighter colored beer. Some good spicy phenols and lots of fruit. After the first drink, it was clearly about the malt though. It almost tasted like a malty cider with everything that was going on. I was suprised by the complexity, but very pleased with its drinkability.

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Photo of WhiteOak
2.01/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Light copper color. Minimal head & lacing.

S- The smell was sour, with a bus-bucket funk.

T- The only defined "flavor" was a sour and soapy, in fact I was given the very strong impression that the cask was filled with soapy water and then never rinsed before being filled with beer.

M, D- Average mouthfeel, but the off-flavor completely devastated any drinkability.

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Photo of skypup
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased two bottles at Kaufmanns in Bamberg

.5L bottle served in a stone beer Krug.

A- Hazy dark Gold with two fingers of head and good retention, some lacing.

S- Toasted malts, hints of sweet and spiciness.

T- Toasted and caramelized malts, christmas spices and honey.

M- Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

D- This is a really great beer, and this is an exceptional example of why Franconia is the place for beer.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky to find this on a gravity keg at the Dirty Truth in Northampton Massachusetts. Served in a half liter mug. The beer is a hazy-translucent burnt orange, with little to no foam. A nice grainy aroma, smells like a fresh Helles in Bavaria.

This tastes PROPER, slightly sweet and wort-like, with grain and toasted malts. Lasting yeasty tastes, German style. Awesome, I could drink this all night.

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Photo of wadecats
5/5  rDev +26.6%
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 Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a signature ceramic mug, this beer poured a slightly oranged copper with a white head of indeterminable size (being in the mug as it was), which retained for a while then sank to just a thin layer of bubbles. Simple, no nonsense aroma of grains, more grains, and light herbal hops. Light tasting; grains, pils malts, light caramel, grassy, with an herbal almost tea-like hoppiness. Slightly bitter. Ligh-medium body, and very drinkable, even if not overly distinctive.

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Photo of rudzud
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey's 3 year anniversary event on 8/24. Served from a cask/firken.

A - Poured into a stein a hazy, honey colour with a one finger head that left nice side lacing.

S - Nice malts and honey aromas. Light toasty notes as well as faint grassy ones. Nice german spices.

T - Really tasty. Good sweet German malts, smooth carmel and honey with just a slight juicey bitterness.

M - Smooth, creamy, light carbonation thanks to the cask.

O - Loved it. Not the German I wanted to try that night, but th eonly one being tapped I went for it. Completely shocked at how much I liked it. As JLindros said, something I expect to be drinking in Munich.

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Photo of wschmit
4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
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 jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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 ZenAgnostic
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

1 pt. 9 FL.oz poured into a glass bottle. Back label stamped Bottled on: 80 30. Whatever the hell that means.

Appearance - Very cloudy light medium brown body. Very small off white head with low medium retention.

Smell - Corn. Spice. Sweet.

Taste - Red peppery as in a mexican candy. Slightly sour. A bit tart. Very mild underlying honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Extremely thin body. Lighter-than-water feel.

Overall Drinkability - The best in the style I've had. But this is only my second or third, so that's optimism at best and sarcasm at worst.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours out a rather limpid amber color, with a head that disappears quickly--not very appealing, but it goes with the style. The nose is rather pleasant: sweet, slightly grainy malt, with a... herbal? tinge. Hard to identify. Taste is a bit disappointing. The grainy malt doesn't offer much of interest. Moderate hoppiness dries out but the hop flavor is limited. Not much else here.

Disappointing beer. Kellerbiers can be good. The Wolnzacher Hell is excellent, for instance. This is just bland.

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Photo of crossovert
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 2.28. I hope it is of this year. 500ml bottle.

It pours a cloudy gold with a frothy off-white head.

The smell is bready with a hint of tanginess. It sadly is a shadow of what it would be fresh, but it is still good.

The flavor is better than expected. It is slightly tart with a nice bit of maltiness, then a sudden steak of nice and bitter hops. Maybe this one jsut isn't a great smelling beer. But the hops held up surprisingly well.

It is tasty.

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Photo of ikats
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours light orange in color. Apparently, the style is supposed to be cloudy, but it's fairly clear (may be just a touch cloudy). Aroma is filled with biscuity malty notes with hops taking a back seat and providing lightness in aroma. Very pleasant. My bottle is marked "best before 11 01 11", which I assume means January 11th, 2011. If so, it's a few months too old, so I can imagine that fresh bottle would be hoppier. Very pleasant taste. A touch sweet with hops providing a fresh aftertaste. It's probably light to medium-light bodied. Pleasant to drink and with full flavor. I find flavor improving as the beer warms up a little bit (it's probably around cellar temperature now). Carbonation is low, so mouthfeel is very smooth. I find this beer very enjoyable.

I picked up the bottle at Mahrs in Bamberg myself during my last trip to Germany. Good pick and I'll gladly try other kellerbiers.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Max's in Baltimore -served chilled in a pint.

Deep amber/copper with great clarity and small cream cap, visibly carbonated and no lace clings -bead is small. The smell has a earthy German lager scent -slightly mineral and light toasted notes of malt. The feel is good, medium bodied and semi-dry w/ a clean finish and moderate carbonation.

The taste is flavored by the malt which is the star of this zwickel, kind of between a Helles and Marzen this is a beer style I have only had a handful of times yet find it enjoyable everytime. It has a lot of yeast and malt synergy with dry and creamy qualities and the smoothness is delicious in a refreshing flavorful way. I recommend this to those who enjoy lagers because it is not strong, hoppy or flashy, but it is a solid beer.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Mahr's Bräu Ungespundet Hefetrüb

Appearance: Dark-golden, small head, lots of lacing

Smell: apples, fruits, slight hops

Taste: apples, grains, malts, floral hops, and fruits

Mouthfeel: light and cabonation

Bottom line:
This beer reminds me of a Kolsch with how light it is with apples. This is a good lager. It has plenty of flavor.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a well done brew with a cloudy golden color and a slight off white head. Mild caramel. With a nice head of three fingers. Nose is delicate sweet of honey and caramel and a pilsner like bitter wood odor. Palate is a nice balance of that, some floral pollen notes with a hint of funk straw flax seed resin. The malt is honey to stale grape and mild ripe apple. Great balance. Good for any time of year. Best as session in autumn.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's for the 3rd German Beer Fest. Labeled as the Ungespundet Lager, I had it side by side with the Unfiltered Pils, which was superior

Pouring light amber with a dense off-white head with poor retention, the head recedes to a ring rather rapidly. The nose is surprisingly timid, with a blend of caramel, a little sulfur and some fruity yeast. Along with the caramel, there's a slight bread-like character as well. The palate opens with a blend of bread-like sweetness, a surprising fruit character, one that I'm not used to encountering in a kellerbier. The hops are fairly muted, I can't really say I pick much up. Much sweeter than I expected, there's some caramel, some bread present. The sweetness does linger *slightly* into the finish, providing a touch of yeasty character. Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation, this beer is solid. Not the best pour I've had of this beer, but it's still solid stuff.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a pin glass a cloudy yellow/orange with a loose white head that quickly disappears. Little visual carbonation.

Some cidery notes in th initial nose. Sweet graininess.

Sweet and spicy. Reminiscent of apples. Soft earthy yeast taste. Medium body with a quite slick feel on the tongue. Drinlability is good.

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Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
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 jrallen34
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Plan-B in Copenhagen.

A uber-carbonated beer, took the barternder a good ten minutes of pouring to get me a full glass. It is a dark gold with light orange highlights, super dark for a lager. Huge white head, fix fingers of head with an awesome swirl on top sticking up sevearl inches over the glass, reminds you of a ice cream cone swirl, so gorgeou. Head falls in chunks, great lacing...The aroma is light caramel on the nose with corn, light finish, I was expecting to get skunk where is it?:)...Surprsingly it isn't a super crisp drinker, but it is refrehsing...I've heard about the Bamberg lagers and this was good beer.

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Photo of Liverpool08
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden yellow, with a little bit of cloudy haze. Has a great unique aroma. Its very floral yet a bit on the funky sour side. Kind of earthy/bready. Flavor follows. Big floral sweetness, which is followed by a sour bread taste. Very pleasant and unique. My first go at this style, but will be looking for more examples!

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