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Review of Mahr’s Brau Saphir Weiss

19 May
Hello again everyone.  I hope you all are enjoying your day.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Saphir Weiss made by Mahr’s Brau located in Bamberg, Germany.

I’ve reviewed a few of their other beers on here before, but I have yet to try the Saphir Weiss.

The website, mahrs-braeu.de, is still under construction, so I don’t have a commercial description for you today.  That’s ok with me though, we can just find out for ourselves what this brew is all about.

Let’s pour.

The Saphir Weiss came in a 16.9 oz. bottle and it has an ABV of 5.6%.

It appeared a very cloudy, amber to caramel brown color.  Some burnt orange highlights were shown around the bottom of the glass.  The head was slightly off white, smooth and just a tad soapy.  The size was decent, the retention time “ok” and the lacing was passable.

The nose brought forth plenty of wheat bread and yeasty characteristics.  Hints of fruity banana and red apples too.  It was quite earthy with just a slight hop presence.  I also found it to have a tiny bit of a buttery essence.  Essentially, not too bad.  Nothing out of place and it seemed to be balanced fairly well.

The taste let the bananas and apples come forth a touch more.  The wheat breads and spicy cloves really coalesced well with one another I thought.  The hops were light and earthy while retaining a low bitterness.  Some yeasty aspects were noticed throughout the entire drinking experience.  The combination of the wheat bread and yeast really made for a taste that was a lot more malt forward than what I had anticipated.  Like the aroma, pretty good while maintaining a nice balance.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Smooth, somewhat dry, crisp and kind of refreshing.  The carbonation was good and an ok amount of flavor was left behind after each gulp.  Most noticeably the cloves.   

Overall, I thought the Mahr’s Brau Saphir Weiss was a solid beer.  It’s very easy drinking while having enough complexity to warrant some discussion.  I didn’t mind drinking it and would have no problem downing another bottle that’s for sure.  I feel it’s geared more for warmer weather, but it’s thick enough and malty enough that it could be enjoyed during the Winter months also.  Sure, I’d suggest you give this a try if you see it.  I doubt that I would go out of my way or anything, but if you see a bottle on the shelf, pick it up and give it a go.  You may very well find it to be an outstanding brew.  Be sure to let me know what you think of it if/when you give it a test drive.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.75 out of 5
Grade:  B  

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