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Mahrs Bräu Mastodon

Brewed by Mahrs Bräu
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Unfiltered Lager

Let’s be honest: You’re probably more likely to take illegal substances while you listen tothe heavy metal band Mastodon. But Mastodon and their crew had the opportunity to get shitfaced legally while they were playing the recent Sonisphere stop in Hockenheim, Germany on Saturday. Stephan Michel of Mahr’s Brau brewery created a limited edition Mastodon Premium Lager that was handed out to Mastodon and their crew at the show. They were reportedly "swallowing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1683) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft at The Top. A great hoppy as hell Kellerbier. Grassy, a bit lemony, a bit of a spicy noble hop quality. Really drinkable and good as hell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4517) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy orange-gold with a puffy beige head. Barley, honey and hay scent. Taste is sweet, earthy grains, honey/lemon. Malty...rich, fruity. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1443) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Mahr’s Bräu Mastodon has a thick, unusually fizzy, off-white head, a very hazy (which becomes murky, when the sediment is swished & poured in), gold-orange appearance, and lace curtain left behind. The aroma is of sharp, sweet & sour bread, yeast, and a grass of some sort. Taste is of those elements, with a low-level, balancing bitterness, weeds, red soil, and cream. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and chewy, and this beer finishes a bit cloying and full. Overall, it is a sipper and surely not a gulper. One would be hard pressed to session this lager. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of light honey, fresh hay. Taste is earthy citrus and straw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
bottle. moderately sweet doughy rustic breads. raisin, apricot jam fruit character. toast. wet hay. easy drinkin. could use some drying out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Quite nice but little in complexity. Still a solid unfiltered lager, caramelly malt and smooth. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5187) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2014
500mL bottle, nose is wonderfully sunny citrus with slight grain, good malt character, lighter toasty and grassy notes, medium hay. Lightly hazy golden leaning toward orange, strong carbonation yields only a short white head. Crisp medium body, semi-dry with strong sunny malt character up the middle, slightly spicy and grassy hops with a bready and lightly earthy finish. Light bitterness and a touch of warmth, grainy and fizzy, very slight candyish note. Some slightly unclean/impure character in the aftertaste but it’s minimal; sweetness really accumulates on the palate with volume. Feels much larger than it actually is, but remains rather drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap. One of my favorite bands, hope the beer is as good! Sour hay and citrus notes in the aroma with some slight biscuit presence. Wheaty sour, some earthy zesty hops, refreshing and crackery. Light slick body. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1069) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours a caramel color with a white head. Grain, malt, caramel and toffee aroma. Sweet malt, caramel, toffee, toast, apple, grain and light hop flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Sweet taste and a sweet malt and earthy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5376) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with an off-white head. Aroma was sweet malts, light citrus character, a little bit of wheat. Flavor was sweet malt, light crisp malt and citrus.

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