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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3527) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle from perfect pour. Pours brown with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. There’s some floral hop flavor on the tongue which essentially subsumed the hefeweizeness of the beer. Clean finisher. Interesting take on an old face but not to my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Cloudy amber, a little fiery, large foamy off-white head, few spots of lacing.   Pale floral wheaty nose.   Soft hoppy wheat like flavors up front.   Fairly malty.   Doesn’t have the classic clove or banana that others do, but guessing since this one is hopped more and supposed to be on the Amber side, its not going to be like your regular German Hefe.   Spritzy on the tongue, covers up the heaviness of the beer.   Finishes very bubbley, wheaty, lingering hop and malty mealiness, a bit yeasty.   Nothing earth shattering, but comes across as very interesting.   I keep sipping this beer to try and figure it out better.   I guess I wished it would have a bit of banana & clove, but it would probably clash with the hops and maltiness.   Entertaining at least.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
lightly hazy amber, bit of a gusher, foams a ton, head goes down relatively quickly leaves nice lacing... loads of grassy hops, quite spicy, light clove and banana notes... lively medium thin bodied... lightly toasty malt, grassy, cereal grains, some lighter than expected spicing... just kidding, its very spicy/almost herbal... very nice beer, not necessarily a refreshing wheat, but excellent flavor...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Wheat in the aroma and into the flavor along with bananas, yeast and hops in finish. Not bad, a little different for a hefeweizen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazed amber color with a finger or so of white head. S: It’s definitely got some hops to it. Starts off with citrus and hints of tropical fruits. Past there, there is the usual aroma of sweet malt and wheat bread with a somewhat mild banana and clove note. T: The flavor isn’t quite as good, however. Light banana notes and a strange tea flavor. A good dose of citrus peel, as well as some floral hops and a light grassiness. Plenty of sweet bread and wheat. M: The body is medium with a medium carbonation. O: While the aroma was nice, the flavor was lacking and overall just wasn’t the most enjoyable beer to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: citric, tart aromatic nose with malty behind. Not sure if I like it. 6-
Appearance: hazed amber with very large , very fine thick creamy top. 4-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium light bodied. Sweet bready malty character, thinner walls. Slightly earthy ,slightly tart citric follow up. Weizen with American amber ale accents. Thinnish follow up. Floral top end. Sticky top finish. Not this way road leads ....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (1854) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle from Julio’s . Cloudy amber with excellent lasting dense head. Weird aroma in a addition to mild clove and banana there’s white wine and caramel candy. Sweet caramel and a variety of peachy and plummy fruits. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. Very complex for a hefe, but do I want a very complex hefe? I’m on the fence here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (889) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours a light amber color with a frothy off white head that leaves some lacing. Aromas of banana, orange and wheat. Flavors of banana, orange, wheat and spices. Medium bodied with the very slightest of hop bitterness. Overall this is an interesting and unique take on the Hefeweizen that works out pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2011
500mL bottle. Poured medium golden with a creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up lots of orange meat and other fruity character over vinous, banana, and bready notes.. almost juicy on the edges.. very interesting, and well-balanced. The flavor opened with tangy wheat and orange zest, with bready and banana notes following.. more orange bitterness and tart wheat around.. I loved the tangy and bitter notes on the finish, but there was too much sweetness in there. Medium-bodied with too much prickly carbonation on the palate.. overall a very interesting brew, that could be great with a few changes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
500ml bottle. Crisp golden pour with a ridiculously foamy nine finger head that’s off-white with an almost pink tinge to it. The head also takes forever to settle into a glass coating lace. The label says this is supposed to be an over-hopped hefe but the yeast is still the first thing that jumps out on the nose; bready and fruity (apple?) with a nice spicy note. Very lively carbonation on the palate with a very herbal quality and a good level of spice. Lightly floral on the finish with a lasting bitterness.


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