Mastodon | Mahr's Bräu

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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

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Added by homebrewhawk on 02-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
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15
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy pale yellowish amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bread and toast malts are present in the nose along with some hints of fruity yeast.
T: The overall taste is rather malty and has flavors of bread and toast and faint hints of sweetness; these malty flavors transition to notes of spicy hops, apples and a light amount of bitterness towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't stand out compared to Munich Helles Lagers, but the unfiltered nature and complexity in the taste make it seem more reminiscent of a Keller Bier or a Zwickel Bier.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, it billows up with a voluminous head of white foam that retains some good coverage for the rest of the glass. Spotty sudsy lacing. Intentionally cloudy, it says unfiltered on the label, glowing sunset orange color.

Clean, floral, grassy aroma, simple and true to style.

Bready and crisp, simple and seamless. Medium bodied with a light crisp bitterness that dries out quickly in the finish. Fresh floral hop notes that are somewhat subdued, but complement the dry crackery malts nicely. Pricey for what it is, but worth a try from this quality brewery.

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

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
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 jlindros
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light fluffy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, light soapy lacing, crystal clear golden honey colored.

Nose is reminiscent of a great German brau or Oktoberfest even, nice soft lager aromas, light straw and grainy malts, little mineral note, juicy malt mash, light grassy hop note.

Taste is more of the same, soft juicy lager malt, with little toasty note and straw, mostly just soft light airy malts, layered decoction mash flavours. Nice lager flavours, soft minerals, crisp juicy lager, etc, with some grassy floral hops kicking in and decent bitterness. Finish us soft and crisp, light lingering bitter grassy hop bite, faint straw malt and lager minerals.

Mouth is lighter bod, soft and crisp lager, decent carb.

Overall great brau, very light refreshing and crisp and soft, nice hop presence, nice soft malt, good lagering and decoction, just a nice enjoyable well done German brau.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
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 russpowell
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed honey/amber color with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Stays effervescent throughout. Average lacing and head retention

S: Breadyness, a little pear & wet grain

T: Breadyness, pears, grassiness & a little cakeyness, plus a little herbal bitterness up front. Grassyness & pears as this warms, plus bready sweetness. Finishes grassy with herbal bitterness, a little cardboard on the edges not enough to ruin this, but it is there, plus a little honey-dew melon showing late to the party

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, okay balance

Drinks alright, I suspect this might be old, but since I can't find a date on the bottle, we'll never know. There is something in the lower left corner, but I can read it. Still tasty despite the slight hint of cardboard

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Photo of smcolw
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impressive thick, lumpy, near-white head. The liquid is golden with a mild chill haze. Only negative is the limited lace.

Grainy, raw barley aroma--similar a freshly opened bag of pale malt.

Slightly sweet, this is a malty pale brew. It has a hop spice in the swallow and the short aftertaste. The malty flavor is dominate, but there is no grainy flavor. The body is like skim milk. The carbonation is low. The total effect makes this beer seem to have dried fruit.

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Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap into a becher glass at Churchkey DC.

A real supper creamy one finger head presented, nice and solid and ultrafine. Deep uniform orange amber and apricot colored body, with some lemon lighter hues along the sides. Beer has a little bit of fine carbonation, and laces with nitro like sheets and rings all along the glass. A mighty fine looking brew.

The nose though disappoints in comparison. Very closed and subtle dough malt body slightly, but a bit hard to detect.

Palate comes with a real nice chewy body. Mid palate fills with soft baked bread, and some sweet bakery yeast like flavors. Creamy and dense body, which coats everywhere in the palate. Subtle flavors that hit nicely.

A good solid keller that just seems to be fairly basic and enjoyable. Real easy drinking to match.

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Photo of Tone
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, euro yeast, slight hops, slight pale malt, hint of citrus, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of a Kellerbier / Zwickelbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight wheat, pale malt, yeast, slight hop, hint of citrus, and slight alcohol. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Ayinger pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and slippery lacing. Aroma of bready and biscuit malt, noble hops with an interesting light dried herb component. Flavor is nicely balanced biscuit malt and light dry grassy and woody hops typical of German lagers. Light hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. A nicely made classic, mellow helles lager.

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Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle at Astoria Bier & Cheese. It's a great keller. I can smell it the second the beer hits my glass. The aroma has a mix of white bread, light caramel, fresh dough, and a hint of fruit ester. The flavor follows with a rounded, bready malt character, subtle, spicy hop character, and a shot of citrus fruit. Very fun and interesting beer. Go try one.

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Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy dark golden pour with a white one-finger head. Grainy aroma. Mildly sweet malty taste with flavors of bread, light caramel, grain, and grass flavors. Finishes dry and crisp with a slight grassy bitterness.

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Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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