Mastodon | Mahr's Bräu

MastodonMastodon
BA SCORE
62.1%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 116 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mahr's Bräu
Germany
mahrs.de

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by homebrewhawk on 02-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,731
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
116
Liked:
72
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
10.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
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.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DallasK
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted in conical pint glass. Poured with a dark eggshell white head, nice legs but little lacing, and ongoing effervescence. Honey golden color with haziness throughout. Nose full of kiwi and pears with maybe a hint of lactic acid; tastes a balanced mix of medium roasted malts. Very playful, nice medium balance in the mouth. Really a pleasurable experience.

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Photo of Premo88
4.87/5  rDev +28.2%
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

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Cheers

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, bread dough, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big cracker, biscuit, bread dough, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, bread dough, pepper, light honey, and herbal/grassy/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and bready/grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is an awesome amber Kellerbier style! All around great robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and well balanced. Outstanding style example. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rudyutz
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/8/2016 at Julian’s in Providence, RI, served in a flute glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel follow. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myotus
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at 41°F from a 500ml bottle (no date) into a beer mug. Consumed on 30Jul16.
SMELL: Strong aromas of biscuits are balanced by mild aromas of spicy hops and caramel along with subtle floral hop, grass, and bitter unsalted cracker aromas.
TASTE: The malt profile immediately makes itself known as strong flavors of biscuits flow on to the palate. The doughy sweetness is quickly balanced by mild flavors of bitter unsalted crackers and subtle flavors of grass. The balance remains in tact as mild caramel and spicy hop flavors enter while the grass flavors increase slightly. Mild floral hop flavors end the taste theatrical as the spicy hop flavors grow slightly stronger and all other flavors persist.
NOTE: Mahr's Bräu hits the nail on the head once more with this style. A perfect display of balance like the last, this was a great Lager. I highly recommend tracking one of these down if you are a fan of balanced Lagers or just balanced beer.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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