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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3798) - 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 (10728) - 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 (6386) - 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 (1674) - 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 (801) - 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 (7121) - 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 (939) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Pours to a deep coppery body with a fizzy white head that mostly dissipated. The aroma has a bunch of yeasty banana and sweet floral hop going on. The flavor is yeasty bananas, subtle Bazooka Joe bubble gum, and some sweet perfume hops. The palate is medium-light bodied and finishes pretty clean. Perhaps a touch too carbonated. Needs some texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Pours a somewhat cloudy murky gold. Cloves, banana aroma with trace of some bitterness. Solid hefe flavor & mouthfeel. Saphir bitterness is definately present; adds a unique touch & flavor. Nice hefe

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
500ml brown bottle with no date. Says it is a extra hoppy amber hefeweizen utilizing the Saphir hop. Pours with a huge, uncontrollable white head that is slightly foamy. The body is an amber/gold that looks decently filtered. They head takes a long while to dissipate leaving some pretty nice lacing. On the second pour I swirled for yeast, even after a minute of swirling not all of it had come off the bottom- there is a lot of yeas hiding in this bottle. The smell is as one might guess, yeasty, with heavy spicy clove and a hint of banana, but there is also a nice grassy, herbal, and spicy hop presence that is welcome. The flavor is super-citrusy, almost like a witbier. Tons of lemon, almost tart. The clove makes a smaller appearance in the taste along with the wheat and a heightened bitterness form a normal Hefeweizen, though not at all super hoppy. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and prickly, this makes it refreshing on a hot summer day. This is a great Hefeweizen right here, surprisingly it isn’t talked about much. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-12-2010 23:03:27


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