blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was on tap at The Bier Stein and I was excited to try it. I took a big whiff of my pint: vinegar. I had never ever had this experience there, and I thought maybe my taste was gone crazy. It is a tribute to this establishment that without hesitation they took my beer and poured me another at no charge. Of course, it was immediately necessary to buy a bottle (which they conveniently had in the fridge) and rate it at home.
Mahrs Pilsner pours a hazy yellow with a thick white foamy head which hangs around for a while before leaving some decent lacing.
The aroma is powerfully hops, as you would hope, with floral and grassy dominating with some lemon zing.
Some fruitiness in the malt backbone, but the hops continue to dominate the flavor profile. The perfumes are gone and the lemon is king of the flavor profile. Some grainy cereal malt flavors tag along for the ride.
This is a very drinkable pilsener with a full palate and clean crisp finish. One of the more lemon-centric pilseners I’ve had lately, but quite enjoyable.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 1pt. 9oz. euro brown bottle with a bottled on date on the back label.
Made a good appearance, poured a hazy, with light amount of sediment, pilsener golden, that ripening banana yellow, with a foamy white head that settled into a thin, bubbly lacing, good carbonation.
Had a honey and lemony fruity nose with light spices and a sourdough breadiness.
A malty crisp and smooth medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability.
Honey, lemony and faint banana fruitiness, a sour bready maltiness, a light spiciness from hops that helps frame the taste and a dryish sour malty finish.
A good pilsener from Mahrs, one of favorite German brewers, tasty and refreshing.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanx to my whife´s sister. Golden colour with a big white head. Malty, grassy, hoppy aroma and a sweet light citrus, hoppy taste. Medium body with a light dry citrus finish.
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Impressions from the biergarten:
-The thick foam recedes to a ring around the clear golden.
-The smooth, lean body is crisp and highly drinkable.
-Finishes with a mineral touch and shy spicy hoppiness.
-Some hay converses with the polished honeyed malts.
-Both beers on gravity cask at the brewery were extremely low in carbonation and ended in a watery, mineral note.
On tap at the brewery in Bamberg and at Prohibition Pig, in Waterbury, Vermont.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice golden pour, with a beautiful white foamy head. Grainey malt profile, with some grassy hoppiness. Very clean on the palate, very drinkable.
jtw (1160) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a delightfully hazy straw color with a crown of white foam on top, being fed constantly by a tiny stream of bubbles from within the liquid itself. typical mahr’s malt profile of wet grain, but some more grass and earth than the Mahr’s Hell - slightly chemical finish which i attribute to the german hops, but despite that slight hint of cleaning agent, it’s a very crisp and clean pilsener. more assertive and still more balanced than most other pilseners.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1pt9oz bottle. Poured into a CHristoffel Bier pilsner glass. Pours a cold corn hue with a nice white head. stands around well into it butno real lacing. nose is a bit grassy and citric with some corn, faint malt and some palmolive hint. Taste is grassy and weak hops, with a clear and refreshing finish.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Tasty lager with plenty of grasssy hops. Very clean and crisp. Worked well to clear the palate after all the bitters.
harrisoni (17484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bottle at Reading BF 06. Golden beer with white head. Nice pils. Not sure of the aroma, bit of cereal and citrus, but good in mouth and on end. Citrus, cereal, but not typical yucky sicky aroma. Finish has mroe citrus. Really good pils. If all lager was like this, I would drink more. 3.1/5 rerate at Mahrs, Bamberg, Clear pale gold lasting thin white head. A cereal malty pils iwith a lasting bulding hoppy finish It’s full in the mouth and frankly delicious. If this turned up in the UK like this I would be turning cartwheels.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Reading 06: Gold with a large white head. Gentle spice saaz like hop aroma. Nice biscuity malts. Not bad.