Moosbacher Lager - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 04-27-2006

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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 62
Photo of steveh
2.18/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

When I grabbed this bottle of Moosbacher I didn't realize I'd tried the Kellerbier... and I wasn't terribly impressed. Let's see how the Helles goes.

A -- Clear gold color with a smooth off-white head that doesn't hold up long.

S -- Hmm. Can't say I've ever smelled diacetyl in a bottled German lager -- not a good sign. Not much more pushing through the butterscotch.

T -- Same diacetyl right up front with some malt graininess and the slightest bit of spicy hops in the finish.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a medium body.

O -- Got this off the shelf of a largely reputable, small-chain liquor store in the Chicago area. Can't tell by the dating code how old this is (have to look into it), but I'm just a little disappointed at how off this beer is.

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.22/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Got this on sale for $2.99 at WineSource in Baltimore. We now move on to the third quarter of drink the shitty beer. I bought four Moosbacher varieties and the first two thoroughly let me down. Hopefully this one redeems the brewery.

2.5 A: Not quite a finger of head, even with a very aggressive pour. Not really any lacing. Piss yellow in color, like a typical macro.

3.0 S: A hint of sweetness but mostly grainy. Not bad, much better than the appearance, but nothing special either.

2.0 T: Little going on here. Grains and straw. It's basically a typical American macro that doesn't want to make you throw up. It's just nothing and bland.

1.5 M: No carbonation at all. Not creamy. Again, nothing.

2.0 D: I think I'll save some money and buy Keystone Light.

Don't ever buy this beer. You'd be paying for a shit American macro that just happened to be brewed in Germany.

Photo of JBogan
2.32/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Swing top bottle pours a very pale clear straw color with nary a head. Almost no lacing to be found either. Only the smallest amount of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Not a good looking beer.

Smells of sweet malt along with buttery notes.

Tastes much the same as the aroma, with some straw in the background. Not a complex beer by any means, nor is the taste particularly enjoyable.

Mouthfeel was thin and slippery, with very little carbonation.

This is not a beer I'd care to have again. There are tons of other lagers out there that better represent the style.

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.38/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle tried 6 Jun 2010.

Okay, purchased this in May 2010 and I see now that the best buy date is Nov 2008. What the hell Grapevine Market?! The seal is supposed to be red but pretty faded to white on the front side. Judging by some of the reviews here that mention the best before date this beer is probably 3.5 years old, sheesh...

Poured in the 0.4 L Radeberger mug. Decent 'pffft' when opened. Large white head. Medium carbonation. Clear golden honey yellow color. Smells like earth, mushrooms and molasses. Flat on the tongue. Oxidized. Some sweet graininess, light touch of molasses. Medium body, moderate ethanol.

Drinkable, but that's about it.

Photo of allengarvin
2.62/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Despite a vigorous pour, I couldn't get any head formation at all on this murky golden beer. The nose consists of bland grainy malt, without a hint of hops. The body is very watery, and the taste is undistinguished malt with a light dusting of hops, with a sweet finish.

Very poor beer (unless I got a bad sample--swing-tops aren't to be trusted).

Photo of mdfb79
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ML bottle with a flip top into a pint glass.
a - Poured a pale yellow with very little head. Lots of carbonation present. Also very transparent, one of the most I've seen.
s - Smells of bready/grainy malts, as well as barely.
t - Tastes of bread and grain. There is also a bit of sweet malt taste to it, but I feel that the taste is not very strong here and is somewhat lacking.
m - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.
d - Overall, I felt the beer was just a little lacking of taste, and wasn't that great. It's very easy to drink at 5% ABV and not bad at all, but nothing I would seek out again.

Photo of LarryV
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden ginger ale color with little head to be found. Mild, malty aroma with little hops perceived. Low carbonation and lacing. Taste is malty with the slightest hops in the distant background and a thin mouthfeel. A bit on the sweet side, this brew would definitely benefit from a more pronounced hoppiness. All in all a decent lager, but nothing more than average and something I would not seek out.

Photo of Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1/2 liter flip-top bottle.

Clear yellow colored beer with a medium sized head.

Smell is strongly of grain and noble hops. Strong grass and herbs from the hops and it is mildly spicy.

Starts out mild and slightly bready without a strong flavor. Herbal hop dominates the flavor after a bit, just not much malt to hold it back. Fairly dry but there just isn't that much taste here.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall this is OK you certainly are not going to choke on flavor.

This isn’t a must try beer.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Almost three fingers of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is faint overall; a little grain. Should have a lot more going on here.
The taste is light bitterness with some graininess to it.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Not great, not bad.

Photo of jwc215
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Flip-top bottle, "Use by 12 '08":

Pours light straw-golden with a thin head that quickly disappears, leaving a clean glass.

The smell is of sweet grain with a light whiff of Continental-type hops. Smells like an average Helles Lager with a nice grainy touch.

Thet taste is of a typical/run-of-the mill Helles, for the most part - grainy, with a slight light nuttiness. The hops seem a bit washed-out, bland. Sweetish, rather abrupt finish, with some water peeking through. Light-bodied, blandish feel, though not fizzy.

This is a pedestrian/mediocre Helles. Pretty bland. Easy enough to drink, but there are much better, crisper, tastier lagers out there.

Photo of WesWes
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a beautiful gold color with a 1/2" white head that fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a crisp, clean pilsner malt scent. It's dry with little hop aroma. The taste is average. It has a very bland pilsner malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with slight hop presence. There is very little malt character here. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average Helles. It's nothing exciting. I won't be seeking this one out in the future.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale honey with several steady streams of bubbles leading up to a chalk white head that has a wonderful texture. The pebbled surface looks like caramelizing sugar ('cept white), but loses altitude a bit too quickly. I love the way the lace looks on the upper portion of glass and only like it lower down. This is a good looking helles.

The nose is just about par for the course where style is concerned. It's primarily pale malty with modestly sweet, untoasted grain as the most easily identifiable aroma. There isn't much in the way of hops; not enough anyway. Repeated sniffs and much deliberation lead to a score of... average.

Moosbacher Lager is brighter on the palate and hoppier too (I guess those two sort of go together). My first thought was that it tastes better than it smells, but the hop flavor isn't all that wonderful and there's an intrusive metallic character that I hope will fade (it doesn't). There's plenty of noble hoppy bitterness, I just wish the beer worked better as a whole.

As I get deeper into the bottle, I appreciate the firm, tongue cleansing bitterness more and more; and the less than praiseworthy flavor profile less and less. There's enough dry, crackery malt on hand, it's just that, again, the various flavor elements don't compliment each other well enough. More typing and less drinking is always a bad sign.

The body is much closer to light than to medium and is zestily carbonated. It works well for the style even if it doesn't rise very far above the quality of the aroma and the flavor. A clean, crisp finish is a nice way to end each mouthful.

Moosbacher Lager is in the same general vicinity as its hefe weizen and dunkel weizen stablemates; perhaps not quite as tasty. It's a strictly middle-of-the-road Munich helles lager that I have no interest in drinking again once this bottle is kaput. Actually, if we're talking Autobahn, it's far right lane all the way. Feel free to pass at will.

Photo of Cresant
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this 500 mL brown bottle into a pils glass. Best before date notched 6 10. There was a whispy pop when I opened the swingtop. A vigorous pour resulted in a moderate head of white foam. A cap remained throughout and left light lacing. Golden body was typical.

Smell was sweet lemons. A tiny bit funky as it warmed, I assume this is the nobel hops aromas.

Taste was bright hops and gentle bitterness. Moderately grainy and richer than expected. Solid.

Mouthfeel was smooth with minimal carbonation. I would gladly drink this one again.

Photo of jdhilt
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly to a broken layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear pale amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light hoppy nose. Flavor is malty balanced by the hops. Slight bitter finish. $4.99 for a 500ml flip top bottle from Smiley's Beverage Dover, NH. Best by Sep 2010.

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle, as pictured above:

The beer poured a clear yellow with hints of orange and appeared to have a smoky quality to it as well. That is the best way to describe it. I have never seen anything like it before. The beer poured a one-finger head that dissipated quickly and did not leave a cap of any lacing.

The beer gave off a malty/grain aroma and also had an unusual sour-ish aroma as well. That was very unexpected.

The flavor of the beer was mostly grainy, with perhaps a slight floral hop to it, but it was very light.

The beer had a light feel to it. The beer was clean and smooth. Overall, not a bad beer, but certainly not the best representation of the style. I doubt that I will pick this one up again.

Photo of Crowls
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pint bottle poured into glass

Appearance: pale yellow similar to most light lagers with little head and lacing

Smell: typical lager, a little spice nip layered with hop

Taste: Sweet of minor fruit kind of like an apple cider flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light but not airy like most light lagers.

Drinkability: easy and quite appealing more than originally anticipated.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a pale golden straw hue the glass is lined with chill haze, a bright white head forms nicely but dwindles rather quickly. Ample lacing is left evenly in my new Prima Pils glass. Aroma has a semi sweet toasted malt lightly toasted crackers or biscuit malt presence. Semi tart character going on with very light herbal hops in the background. Flavor has cereal notes with herbal hops a mineral character going on as well. A pretty bland and straight forward light German lager. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation nothing too exciting or overwhelming here, nice packaging with pretty average beer. Drinkability is pretty easy going a mellow, low flavor thirst quenching lager no complaints really does most things the style sets out to do.

Photo of ppoitras
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle via Christmas gift. Thanks for the opportunity, Kris. Notched best by Mar07.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head above the clear light gold (yellow?) brew. Head falls gradually, with extra-sticky white lace. Aroma is minimal, light malts and hoppiness. Taste starts with sweet pale maltiness, and is balanced by crisp hoppiness soon after. Light fleeting tartness out of place in the center. Mouthfeel and drinkability are middle of the road. As my other experience with them, nothing bad, just nothing standout either.

Photo of engisch
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice little pop given off from the flip top. The beer pours easily compared to the other Moosbacher varieties. There is very little head that disipates quickly. The color is a clear golden. The smell is of sweet malt with a light pleasant bitter hops. The flavor is of malts up front with a nice amount of carbonation, and a hint of hops in the back end. Very good beer, high drinkability. Nothing too exceptional. Great well balanced beer if you want to have a light malty beer without all the hops.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's easy to be seduced by the handsome flip-top bottles, classic German lable, and the promise of greatness.

The beer opens with a bright straw colored pour, airy foam stance, and active efforvescence streaming from the bottom of the glass. Head formation is short lived and falls to a slight sheet that waivers heavily. A decent look, I just wish the foam could have shown more.

An expected blend of pilsner malt and raw barley kernels fill the nose from the start. Noble hops give a rich floral character and almost seem fruity. Is that a hint of corn that is burried deep in the aroma?

Sweetness hits the tongue first with more malt than grain, and also with a medium dose of residual malt sweetness. Lightly confecitonate, but then turns lightly vegital and gives distinct corn-like flavors. Hop flavors once again decorate the periphery of the malts with a floral, nectar, honeysuckle taste that makes the corn taste seem worth it.

Medium body never favors dryness nor sweetness, making it very easy to drink. Complex barley grains and malts give early texture while hop bitterness offsets the malt sweetness in the finish.

A good beer, but not a standout. A bit more crispness in body and a cleaner taste (without the corn-like sweetness) and the beer may be able to stand along side of the Warsteiners and Paulaners of famed German brewing.

Photo of Dentist666
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

4,6% ABV. 11,5% Plato.
Pours clear golden with nice white head, good retention. Typical Helles aroma - pale malts, honey notes, wet cardboard, faint earthy hops.Taste is sweet grainy and metallic. Not very good performance.

Photo of jbertsch
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured this 500ml bottle into a tall weiss glass. It has a sharp gold color (on the lighter side) with a moderately-sized, white sudsy head. The head faded rather quickly, but a film stayed throughout. Light bubbling action.

Its aroma is clean and bright - almost healthy smelling, like a delicate soap with hints of honey and tea. Other than that, I smell an earthy barely/grain aroma and only faint malt.

The taste mirrors the aromas mentioned above, and is a little straw-like, with a fairly smooth malt flavor. I envisioned it having a bit more bitterness to it. I almost think it needs it.

Mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy, which I didn't expect. Carbonation is moderate-to-low.

Drinkability is a 10.

A very drinkable and satisfying lighter lager that won't make you feel bloated. Nicely balanced, and grounded, but it won't knock your socks off. Did you actually want your socks knocked off?

Photo of Suds
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a very clear, extremely pale yellow color. Modest white head. The brew really isn’t much to look at. The smell, however is faint but pretty nice. Decent light pale malt aroma, backed by Saaz hops. The taste is a mix of malt and grain, with a good hop balance. The malt flavor really holds this beer together. Lightly sweet, with fairly low carbonation. The finish is clean, with a bit of malt and hops mixing together. Not outstanding, but drinkable and pretty good overall.

Photo of babaracas
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. 500 mL swingtop bottle. Pours a clear gold with sticky white head, spotty but clingy lacing. Smell: light clean bready malts, slight grassy hops. Taste: soft pale malts, grassy noble hops, little bit of grain, drying grainy finish. Mouthfeel: light bodied, light carbonation, very smooth. Pretty good helles, worth a try.

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and some grassy hops. The flavor is grain, wheat and grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is nothing wrong with this beer, it is just not too exciting.

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Moosbacher Lager from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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