Mahr's Bräu

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Mahr's Bräu
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Oct 20, 2020
Feb 11, 2012
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Oct 20, 2020
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From an undated 500 ml bottle. Sampled on Jan 15, 2020.

It pours a slightly cloudy golden color under a long lasting foamy white head.

The aroma emits characters of biscuit, dark bread, grass, and floral sensations.

Smooth, medium body.

The taste is sweet and biscuit-like with a grassy and generally dry finale. Very nice.
Jan 15, 2020
Rated: 3.27 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours amber with a 1/4 inch cream colored head, which dissipates. Moderate lacing. Hazy. Suspended yeast particles.

Aroma is bready, yeasty, malty.

Taste follows nose, bread, malt, yeast. Little bitterness.

Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Pretty decent but not the best of the German beers I've had so far.
Jan 04, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
i was excited to see this one on tap, but disappointed when it arrived to our table almost totally flat looking, like apple juice in the glass, without any head or visible carbonation, like it had been sitting there awhile or was just tired, not at all what we expected from this. the aroma is a little sweet, with some classic dusty german tones to the grain and an obvious old worldy lager yeast, but its work seems incomplete, as this has some baked sugar character to it and some red apple fruitiness, its autumnal but it lacks the cleanness i wanted in a german lager. the flavor is good, but there is some oxidation in it, i dont think this travelled or stored very well at all, and probably is radically better closer to the source. some breadiness and weight to this, and it doesnt just seem from being unfiltered, but like this is a pretty heavy lager anyway. some carbonation would go a long way for drinkability, but its just not here, and as much as this tastes old worldy and good to the traditionalist in me, the execution misses cannot be overlooked either. i wanted way more from this, and ended up being disappointed. ill revisit it again, but my first impression was not great to say the least...
Nov 17, 2019
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours burnt orange color. Cloudy and opaque even when held to the light. Two finger sudsy head dissipates pretty quickly leaving no residual head.

Aroma has notes of bready malts, grains, a hint of sweet honey and some grassy herbal hops. In line with expectations for the style.

Taste follows the nose albeit with the grainy notes being slightly more predominant compared to the bready malts. Some light sweet notes honey like in character. There is a real hoppy bite on the back end of this beer that carries a gassy character. The flavor profile actually blossoms as the beer warms up a bit.

Feel is medium bodied, but somewhat chewy. Prickly carbonation. Smooth dry finish.

Overall this was a really nice beer. Hope I cross paths with this one again.
Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia

Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light, golden and clear with a billowing white head from a moderately aggressive pour. Grainy, corny and sweet aroma that finishes with a little bit of alcohol. Sweet taste initially that goes in two directions. First, there’s the obvious sweet and corny taste but secondly, there’s an undeniable earthiness that comes across like Perrier or some sort of mineral water. Finish is light and dry while the feel was slightly creamy and solidly medium bodied.
Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Sep 05, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Sep 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pale-to-deep golden body, lightly hazed, under a coupla fingers of fluffy white foam... Aromas of hearty grain, tangy yeast, and suggestions of grassy fields and barns of hay... Flavors bring earthy herbal and grainy malts as well as some mild sweetness and biscuit and cracker... Medium-light with some backbone and grainy chew; light shellac of pine and grain; mildly bitter... Great finish makes me want more... Better than I expected, but since I am not particularly familiar with the style, my scores represent how much I liked it more than how well I understand its representation of the style...
Aug 21, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Jun 25, 2019
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
First off I raise this stein of beer to Ms. Beasley the most loving and near perfect pet a person could have.Pours into a half liter stein a hazy kind of honey /straw color with a large blooming near two finger head atop that settles into a thin pillow-like mass.Grainy notes in the nose and slightly metallic.A lush feel that goes down quite easy.Bready as all get out on the palate with some honey notes,there is quite a sharp bitterness in the finish wich you don't see much in this style from this country.A very well rounded keller beir,big and bready at the onset with good sweetness and a hopped up finish.Very well made.
Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by baklo from North Carolina

May 14, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

May 01, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Apr 18, 2019
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours hazy, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is honey, grass, and toasted malt. Sweet with bitter backbone, medium-light bodied and high carbonation. Makes for a nice and clean, asy drinking lager.
Jan 06, 2019
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Rated by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed on tap Armsby Abbey. Awesome lager. Creamy soft mouthfeel, light piney hop bitterness, toasty biscuity malt flavor.
Dec 21, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Sep 23, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by fosters9 from New York

Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by beeragent from Texas

Dec 30, 2017
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from an undated bottle into an imperial pint glass,
A - Slightly hazy deep straw color, solid carbonation assembles into a thin cap.
S - Light toast malts, grassy hops in the nose, some thin orange and a bit of fruited esters. A big loaf of fresh from the oven bread as well.
T - Biscuit with a bit of orange spread, yeasty and earthy.Nutty and delicious
M - Soft on the palate, delightfully so. Rounded body and just enough carbonation.
O - A fantastic lager, rich in body and bready enough to cry out for some smoked meats and hard cheese.
Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by valkyre65 from Texas

Nov 08, 2017
Rated: 3.34 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by whatsgoody from Vermont

Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 4 by GClarkage from California

May 22, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Slightly hazy copper orange color with a creamy white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S: Crusty toasted bread, a little bit of noble hop, and then some estery fruity sweetness.

T: Sweet, slightly nutty malt, mixed with some slightly bitter noble hops, and then followed by a sweet fruity malt.

F: Crisp medium body fairly easy drinking beer.

O: This is a solid beer, not my favorite zwickel beer but still cool to see a Mastodon themed beer.
May 07, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Apr 04, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by DallasK from Oregon

Mar 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
$ 5.28 (Including Beer Club discount and tax)/500 mL bottle ($ 0.312/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD.
Undated bottle at 42 degrees. Served in a Jester King snifter at 54 degrees.
Aroma – yeast. Not the fruity phenolics associated with Belgian beers, just yeast.
Head – large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, average density froth with an average retention time, diminishing to a three mm creamy ring and a thin partial layer.
Lacing – poor. A few small islands of tiny bubbles.
Body – initial pour medium yellow, slight haze. There is expected sediment in the bottle which should make itself evident with the next pour.
Flavor – yeasty, with a hint of sulfur. A slight hop bitterness is noted but is subservient to the yeast. Malt comes through after the yeast subsides. Alcohol and diacetyl are absent.
Palate – medium, watery, soft carbonation.

A very pleasant unfiltered kellerbier, well worth trying if you are unfamiliar with the style.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.25.
Mar 16, 2017
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Decanted from a 25 oz (739 ml) bottle into a custom taster pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a slight hazy, amber color (think almost honey) with a fluffy, wheat colored head, rim retention, but little lacing. Nice ongoing effervescence.
S: Aromas of caramel, kiwi, pear, and cherry, with maybe a hint of tangy lactic acid up from.
T: Fairly dry. Tastes a balanced mix of medium roasted malts with a note from the fruity melange in the nose. Bitterness light to medium and balanced
M: Medium bodied with very playful effervescence.
O: Really a light, pleasurable Kellerbier experience.
Mar 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

4.87/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
16.9 oz. bottle poured into tall mug

L: bronze-gold with some peach highlights with a consistent misty quality but at least 60-70% clear and possibly clearing some more; pushes up 1.5-inch head of offwhite foam, a beautiful stack that dissipates relatively quickly and leaves nothing behind; a steady stream of activity in the glass, the rising bubbles concentrating near the perimeter of the glass and leaving a thickish collar of white/offwhite foam and a piece of skin; not sticking or lacing but quite pretty ... the mistiness is somehow stunning ... it's exactly the same throughout the glass, top to bottom and side to side, not debris or wispy bits of cloudy stuff anywhere, just like looking through a filter

S: fruity sweet ... you can smell it as you pour, peach, fruitcake; dusty apricots ... a "clean" dust, like the air in an old wooden home; orange glaze, maple sugar-covered almonds ... just a pinch of earthy something ... it's hard for me to describe this thing but I can't get my nose out of it ... amazing show of lighter-malt notes

T: wow ... malt overload! the first sip is so sweet you'd swear they poured raw sugar in this beer, loads of light fruity malt flavors, bread malt, sweet biscuits, donuts, some backend sugary dates and dried apricots; as the palate adjusts, a thin layer of earthy hops starts balancing things ... it's not overly bitter, nor does it really "bite" but it's there and super tasty, like good fuggle or East Kent Golding hops; a hint of a hint of butter ... it's barely there and it fits in perfectly with the other notes

F: soft on the outside, crispy on the inside ... how do they do it? drinking through the thin collar seems to be giving it a light softness on the front end, while the carbonation tickles then bites ... overall effect is light-middleweight and it might be perfect

O: holy cow is this good! the light-malt flavors explode everywhere then get corralled and tied together by the earthy flavor of those subtle Old World hops, and all in a delightful package that feels exactly like your mouth wants it to ... if this came in 12-packs, I'd buy one the first of every month (and likely run out before the 15th ... or 10th :) ); I'm seeking this out regularly
Feb 19, 2017
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottle in a snifter. This decent little keller pours a lightly
cloudy medium amber with a fantastic head of off white foam that
subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and features some very attractive sudsy
lacing. Nose of grassy hops, crackers, breaded malts, and subtle caramel malts.
Flavors follow the nose with mild caramel and grassy hops balanced by mild baked
breaded malts and a light cracker finish. Nice mouth feel; medium body, smooth,
satisfying, and a lightly sweet finish with grassy hops. Overall, a very nice little
brew that is worthy of trying.

Feb 14, 2017
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