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


on tap

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2377) - 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.

Jabic (713) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Ar: Ripe peach; pepper and slight toasted malt. Ap: Deep amber and hazy; small light tan head with low retention, settling into a ring of mixed bubbles and a super fine wash of foam across the top. T: Toasty malt and peach; steely breadiness; chalk and medium bitterness; zesty and grassy hop flavor; peach skins. P: Light body with very high carbonation; finish is highly dry. O: Some hefeweizen character here and there, but comes across as unfocused and slightly sharp; really doesn't look like a hefe in the glass.

wombat23 (1828) - Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper hue with a fizzy cream-colored head that disappeared completely within five seconds. Aroma of wheat, citrus, banana, allspice, caramel, clove notes. Taste follows nose.

Bif (2361) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a good sized head. Aroma of grain, yeast, banana and cloves. Taste of grain, banana, with a malt sweetness and bit of yeast. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Moderate body and quite smooth. Decent beer.

ttoadee (1608) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Golden brown pour, quickly collapsing head. Nose is yeast and grain . Middle shows faint bananas, a little pear, faint wheat. Finish has a bittersweet nip to it. OK.

BVery (11385) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Tap at Churchkey. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Banana esters and some yeast and clove on the nose. Slightly dry, slightly watery - this is okay.

Ernest (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle (labeled as 5.5% now).

Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly/fully diminishing.
Body is cloudy light to medium amber.

Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of banana, gum, clove.

Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.

Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.

Not sure where the "metric ton" of hops went, but maybe it’s not a fresh sample (even though this has only now just arrived to my local for the first time that I’m aware of, so you’d think it’s a new batch). Clunky and syrupy-watery and dull, with a sad appearance (esp. for a Weissbier). I’m frequently disappointed by Mahr’s, and this is no exception.

KyotoLefty (10718) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle from BOTW. Orange=brown, cloudy, lace. Oxidized nose of chocolate, wheat, grassy hops. Tangy flavor, grassy hops, fruity, honey. This is probably way too old, but there is no drink-by date on it.

GenDV138 (7759) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Opaque orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, herbs. Tastes of malt, light lemon citrus, light herbs. Light body with a dry finish. Solid.

Tmoney99 (15029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Poured an hazy orange amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy floral hop and sweet malt, soft clove aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer.

SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Translucent gold with white head. Creamy medium body with High carbonation.

Aroma: tart wheat, banana, plastic, oxidation, herbal hops.

Taste: tart wheat, plastic, unpleasant yeast, nutmeg, herbal hops.

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