Mahrs Bräu U

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Mahrs Bräu “U”

Brewery:
Mahrs Bräu
Town:
Bamberg
Style:
Ungespundetes
Color: hazy, light amber

Head:
white, fluffy
Nose:
malt, bread, biscuit
Body: light, 
low carbonation
Palate:
some cereal grain, bread, fruity, slightly tart, floral hops
Finish: long and dry, clean
Served: gravity dispense from wooden barrel
at the brewery

Impression: One of the greatest brewpubs you’re likely to have the pleasure of enjoying a beer and meal in. Mahrs Bräu has such a great line-up that I often overlook this classic brew. Ungespundetes beer is a style only really brewed in and immediately around Bamberg.  Rather than keeping the barrels sealed, an opening allows some of the carbonation to seep off, making for a very easy to drink session beer. It also lets the drinker enjoy the many flavors without interference from carbon dioxide.  When you have it at the brewpub, it’s from a wooden barrel and pours a pretty hazy amber with an ever so fluffy head, which thins and laces the mug. The interplay of flavors is hard to describe. It seems at once sweet and hoppy, and in the end quite dry.  It’s incredibly easy to drink and a tough one to switch from. Even friends I swore wouldn’t like it, really give it the thumbs up. It’s one of the reasons Bamberg is truly a beer Mecca.

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