Mahr's Bock-Bier | Mahr's Bräu

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Mahr's Bock-BierMahr's Bock-Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu
Germany
mahrs.de

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dcotom
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from half-liter bottle into a stein. Interesting appearance. Translucent dark orange-yellow in color, with a thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Interesting aromas and flavors as well. Solid malt presence as expected, but the yeast and hops contribute spiciness and citrus notes as well as a smooth bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, with a clean and slightly astringent finish. Very tasty and satisfying beer, great pairing with dark breads, sausage, and aged cheese.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, no date.

Deep gold color with a slight haze to it from being unfiltered. Small white head with good retention. The nose consists of sweet malty goodness but it's not too heavy, as some bocks can be. Also getting the slightest bit of fruit in the form of apple/pear in there as well. Rich bready malt flavor with very light herbal hops. Medium bodied and very smooth going down. Super clean tasting despite being both unfiltered and unpasteurized. Not the most complex bock, but among the most accessible and easy to drink. A winner in my book.

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Photo of spoony
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle (no date that I could find) to a nonic glass.

A-The beer is lightly hazed with lots of bubbles visible in the liquid. The head is tall, maybe two fingers from a gentle pour, and off-white in color. Retention is pretty good at a few minutes. The beer is lighter in color than many beers of this style.

S-The aroma is quite doughy and suggestions of white bread are strong. There is a little hit of hops in the form of citrus and dried grass, but I mostly sniff honey, dough, and light hints of caramel.

T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely. Lots of dough and bread notes with just a subtle hint of grassy hops. The finish gives a little bit of pepper and cereal grain, but the overall impression is one of honey, bubblegum, and wonderbread.

M-The body is pretty substantial on the palate with a lighter volume of prickly carbonation. Drinks easy.

O-I cannot say this is my favorite example of the style, but it is pretty good beer. I have no idea how old this bottle was before I cracked it open, but I suspect that a fresh example might provide a little more hoppy kick, which would have really helped my score.

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MooseBoose
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The bottle label lists the ABV as 6.0% while the brewery's web site lists both 6.8% and 4.9% (!?).

Mildly cloudy, pale yellow body; lots of carbonation; thick, frothy, white head. Light grain and biscuit aroma; some herbal and grassy notes. Mild, almost fruity character; stale lemon; bitter. Medium-light in body; somewhat fizzy; overall dry finish.

A rather light and quirky German bock beer. There is a tad too much carbonation and the flavors, although not strong, don't really come together in a satisfying manner. Not bad yet certainly not a top-notch example of the bock style.

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Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brureview
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light golden color with a 3 F head in a Pilsner glass. The head took a while to resolve.

The aroma was sweet fruit, and as noted by other reviewers- bubblegum.
Rich and pleasant.

The mouth feel was very malty as expected of the style.

Taste: sweet fruit with a good transition from the aroma.

The beer finishes with a light, dry bitterness.

The flavors broaden with warming. Very enjoyable. Will buy again.



Overall, a traditional, wonderfully drinkable German Helles-Bock.

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Photo of steveh
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Found this at a semi-local I used to frequent a lot more. Their imports were dying on the shelves, and it showed. I think they've cleaned up their act a little, so fingers crossed.

No date to be found on the .5l brown bottle.

L -- Pours a rather hazy straw-to-golden color with a persistent, creamy white head.

S -- Aromas of bready malt and lightly spicy to citric hops.

T -- Big, sweet, tasty, bready malts up front with that light graham cracker character. The sort of malt flavor that's only found in fresh German lager. The breadiness lingers through a sample with the mildest of herbal & bitter hops in the finish to balance out the sweetness.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body, very good to-style.

O -- This is a terrific rendition of a Heller Bock. Great malt character that begs gulp after gulp. The only ding in the scoring is the lack of good lager clarity, not sure why it's so cloudy. Makes me wish I was sitting at Mahr's Bierhall in Bamberg -- next best thing.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miragetheautobot
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a full Becher glass at Chuchkey.

Minimal collar presented but what an interesting looking brew. Light pale bronze, no head presented, but a real unique washed out but still light golden color. White tan collar presented with excellent carbonation and clarity.

What a killer aroma. Classic dense German malts, and a whiff of bubblegum of all things. Dense as all can be, slightly minty, and with a big sense of husky malt and sense of thickness coming. Crazy wicked stuff.

Palate matches just more of the notes on the aroma. Thick controlled body with lots of malt depth and coating. Mint and almost peppery finish with a sweet caramel and bubblegum candy. Hints of peppermint, and dense malt, thick grain, chewy mouthfeel all over.

A real interesting bock from these guys, and from a great brewery.

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Photo of Tarso
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of aasher
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Pens1967
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahrs Bräu Bock-Bier has a very thick, frothy, over-flowing, white head, a mostly clear, very bubbly, golden appearance, with noticeable sediment roiling about, and a bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sharp, sweet, and grassy, with rich bread and subdued hop oil. Taste is of the same, with a noted alcohol presence, not unlike King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor. Mouthfeel is medium, and Mahrs Bräu Bock-Bier finishes dry, easy going, and good. A beer that everyone should try!

RJT

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Photo of Jwale73
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle courtesy of Thirtybird, served in a willibecker. 21.04.14 indicated on the back label. Pours a bright, orange-gold with a loose, three-finger, cream-colored head. Head eventually settles into a frothy,quarter inch cap. Textured, concentric half-circles of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Clarity is translucent and copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing from the base of glass to the underside of the cap. Nose is comprised of a grassy character, pilsener malts and a touch of skunk. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a light fruity character followed by a touch of noble hops. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking Helles Bock made the better consumed fresh!

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle: BBD 21 Apr 14, poured into a Hannen Alt tumbler (three times) at home on 23 Feb 14. Brought back from Berlin to drink at leisure.

Golden and bright body, clear and clean looking: good snow white foaming head that hangs around for a while.

Light malty nose with a bready yeast like hint.

The taste was also malt led, again with a bread yeastiness: nothing exciting or bold, but a good solid light coloured Bock with enough alcohol and flavour to keep me interested.

Better than average and worth finding: dirt cheap in Germany too.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle, my bottle says 6.0% ABV. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy golden orange color with about a half inch off-white head. The brew smells like bready malt, apples, bananas and some light hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some clove and a bit of citrus and grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has moderate carbonation and is easy enough to drink. I think it's an OK beer, but nothing stands out about it. Worth a try once, but I don't see myself buying it again anytime soon. $4.99 a bottle.

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Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of brandonld23
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.79 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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