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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2010
500 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place, shared at The Royale on their Tuesday night Oktoberfest celebration. Wow, 23 ratings- I had no idea this wasn’t more common. Glad I got to try it. Pours a cloudy amber with a big, foamy off-white head that sticks around for most of the ride and laces the glass. Aroma of perfume, floral hops, plenty of pale and sweet malts, yeast, and clove. Flavor of floral hops, Munich malts, yeast, banana, clove, lemon citrus, and spices. Medium-bodied, with high carbonation and an unexpectedly acidic mouthfeel; it isn’t overwhelming but certainly isn’t like most hefeweizens in the palate. Very cool beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12750) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Good folks. Pours dirty, hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Mild banana aroma. Medium body; foamy carbonation. Flavor is roast caramel with some banana and clove. There’s enough hop to make it bitter, but it seems like tangerine peel, at least that comes to mind. It is a little acid/citric I think. Very different take.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Oh my. One of the best beers I’ve had in long time. This reminds me of Schneider Wiesse. The bouquet still has a mild banana aspect but is partnered by a caramel note. Beautifully sedimented and cloudy(these 2 aspects is what launched my into good beer). Flavour wise is also familiar to a typical Hefeweizen but differs. No where as citric or fruity. Rounded out by more herbal or Earthy tones. Fabulous. I’ll be drinking more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Pours amber with an off-white head. Notes of caramel, bubble gum, ester, clove, pepper and banana. Medium bodied with live carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours an amber-orange with a massive, super-head, which seriously hinders any immediate drinking. Sweet amber-wheat aroma. I think anyone who swears by the New Glarus Cracked Wheat should pick this one up. Has some wheat tones, but the addition of amber malt gives it some real depth. Rich malt tones, and a nice spicy hop balance. An interesting beer, a great addition to the Mahrs family.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Great beer! Poured like a great, classic Bavarian Weiss with a huge, foamy, frothy, cream colored, thick head that lasts a long time and lots of lace. Color is a hazy to cloudy, medium amber. Sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so hefe even if not labeled as such. Aroma is classic Bavarian Weiss too- highly aromatic, spicey, banana, malt. Flavor is like aroma but the additional hop bitterness and some astringency comes out as well. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and fairly long. A bit of alcohol at the end too. Session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3104) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Hazy rich amber beer with a huge cream colored head. Light wheat, spice, and yeasty aroma with nice hops. Wheat and spice flavor with light banana and nice hops. Medium body. Refreshing. Great German Hefe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2591) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Hazy gold and very heavy head. Heavy on the cloves in the nose. Palate is a bit different then the normal Hefe, yes, bananas, yes cloves, but also that iron taste that seems peculiar to the German hop. Interesting experiment. Will have to decide if I like the idea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
20100604 half liter bottle from State Line. Medium amber with huge, lasting tan head of large bubbles, sturdy. Aroma is spicy and herbal with some cut grass, anise, five spice, parsley. In general, one of the fresher bottled Mahr’s beers I’ve had, and quite a nice one at that. Yeast lends soft banana, savory spice. Body is creamy and airy with a light acidit, clean hoppy finish, even some lingering grassy bitterness. Neat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Deep hazy amber coloured body with a rich, long-lasting micfobubbled tan head. A ton of carbonation when first opened, with a lot of sediment and a ton of bubbles. Aroma of rich wheat, yeast, curacao and coriander seed with a touch of apricot sugars. Medium-bodied; Highly effervescent; Strong wheat/malt flavours, a twang of bananas and allspice with a prolonged herbal note and almost no hop flavours to speak of at all. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, somewhat dry and definitely showing a lot of wheat/malt tastes. Overall, a decent wheat - not a typical German Hef - this is more dry, more one-sided and perhaps less palatable than others...and it shows. An okay beer, and worth trying if you like an atypical wheat. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 14-March-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 03-June-2010.

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