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Brewed by Mahrs Bräu
Style: German Hefeweizen
Bamberg, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Extra Hoppy Amber Weiss. Mahr’s master brewer has a new love -- an exciting and saucy new variety of Hallertauer hop called Saphir, German for "sapphire." There’s a metric ton of Saphir hops in this ground-breaking Weiss.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Usual hefe aromas of banana and citrus, also sweetbread and aloe plant. Daek orange hazy color. Surprise bitter hop taste, but not to the extent that the sweet elements aren’t allowed to dominate. Cola consistency, that is to say, kind of syrupy. A wheat beer by any measure, but not classically a German hefe.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4023) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bready caramel nose. Cloudy brown, medium head. Extremely yeasty bread flavor, caramel accents. No hop character, no hefeweizen character. Fine beer, but perhaps this is an old boittle. I’m always happy to have a hefe, even if it isn’t hefe-y.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Super-cloudy dark orange with floaties and a white head. Aroma of ripe banana, orange and herbs. Taste is lightly sweet with tropical fruit and wood notes and a dry herbal-hop bitter finish. The hops are good in this one compared to American attempts at hoppy wheats that overpower with the citrus.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
The aroma is sweet and decently hopped but not overwhelming. It’s mostly a balance beer but I am not crazy about the smell of either. The appearance is amber with lots of chunks and a large head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average for this type of beer. Overall not great and nothing like a proper hef but drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devmo (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
A nice lighter amber color, pretty to the sun, with a relatively full head and good lacing. The smell is more earth and herb and the palate is full; it gives the impression of weight without being dense. It’s very pleasant tasting, grain, earth, lightly floral. While not my favorite from this great brewery this is still a very unique and interesting wheat beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2708) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting ivory head, with a bit of lacing, over a cloudy, copper (SRM 17) body....nose is bread, yeast, light banana/bubblegum, touch of clove....taste is bread, light banana, hints of floral honey, hints of tangerine, light clove, finishing with light spicy bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low. This is a different Hefe in that the usual dominant aromas and flavors, while present, are matched by yeast and hop presence. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle from Wino’s. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Banana ester aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied with an earthy texture. Flavor of pale wheat malts with the banana bubble phenols, but not overpowering. The hops and clove really come out on the finish, almost creating somewhat of an off flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This is kind of plastic. Disappointing. I had higher hopes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3872) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
50 cl bottle from Doodler. Thanks Scott. Nose of banana, cloves, yeast, and a flowery note. Murky brown tinged yellow with a medium pale beige head. Flavor is peppery, banana, and light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2012
This weiss beer lacked a strong, distinct bouquet and flavor. There was some tang in the taste and the body was smooth and full. I expected more.


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