Moosbacher Lager - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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3.53/5 rDev 0%
Bottle courtesy of Mike at Cole's. A drinkable though moderately astringent lager. Light yellow cpolour, littl head, a bit of lace at end. ARoma is interesting. A bit of less than average mouthfeel,grainy, a bit of hops, above average carbonation.Helles lager.
08-12-2008 01:43:52 | More by Sammy
3.51/5 rDev -0.6%
A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet, bready malts are present in the nose along with hints of grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bready malts and has faint hints of sweetness, but these are nearly completely masked by a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is decent represention of the style, but seemed like it could have used a little more in the way of hops to strike a balance with the malts.
07-27-2014 21:10:02 | More by metter98
3.2/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
09-06-2006 13:09:23 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.4/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
08-06-2009 01:59:57 | More by BEERchitect
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
another off the shelf new one for me that i grabbed for a palate cleanser. served cold and poured into a pint glass.
nice pour with a very clean light yellowish amber and a smooth white head that sat on top nearly perfectly, until it faded with minimal lacing. aroma is very earthy an bready with tons of malts and hints of cereal grains. mute grains, little hops but a clean and smooth feel and finish left me with a slick, minimal after taste and a cleansing feel overall.
not bad, its a lager, and it works for it was meant for, no complaints.
12-18-2010 19:50:07 | More by mikesgroove
3.3/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
07-20-2009 23:51:09 | More by WVbeergeek
3.18/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
03-18-2008 19:09:51 | More by WesWes
3.5/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
08-16-2010 22:58:50 | More by Mora2000
2.7/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
02-04-2010 00:36:22 | More by mdfb79
3.18/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
04-12-2008 14:05:53 | More by jwc215
3.28/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
01-18-2010 23:27:58 | More by jdhilt
3.1/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
06-26-2011 22:28:37 | More by Zorro
3.35/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
01-13-2007 17:22:50 | More by ppoitras
3.83/5 rDev +8.5%
A: A sparkling clean brassy-orange with a light and spacious show of quickly paced micro-bubbles lies within. The head is slight and compact, off white in color, and quick to fall void of lace. Wish the head was sturdier, a lager always looks better with a frothy head in a pitcher or mug.
S: The nose was grainy with a fresh sense of mixed grains, barley, dried whole corn cobb, with a complimentary green flowery hop nature that was light, yet still of appreciable strength per style. A bit of lightly dried orange skin also comes about late in the aroma.
T: The flavor was clean, fresh and grainy with an accent of noble green flower hops. A bit of buttered grains with a bit of fresh green hops on the swallow really brings the finish to life. Fairly clean, bready, with a sparkling nature.
M: Not as crisp as I normally like. Pretty good fullness body wise with a slippery texture.
D: Good drinkability, a summertime lager with a clean malty body and noble green hopping I come to expect per style. A good intro beer for friends into the world of craft and lagers/helles as it is not overbearing and fairly easy to handle, but with much better flavor and fulfillment then your typical American adjunct.
02-21-2011 18:38:02 | More by beerthulhu
4.3/5 rDev +21.8%
1/2 ltr flip top picked up yesterday at Cafe Limone in Nampa while Brenda was scouting a wedding location.. $5/bottle is certainly a big draw on the wallet... Bottle says best by 12 of '08 so I have high hopes that this is going to be fresh bottle.
Poured into my smaller Schneider Weisse glass... 2 finger head dies back to no lacing.. brew is crystal clear golden.. very nice.
Aroma is a grainy pilsner malt and little else.. some very background spicy hops may be present, or that just may be me trying to justify a damn expensive bottle of brew.. overall, very clean.
Flavor mirrors the aroma but with a more malty profile.. Could probably use a little bit more bitterness to support the subtle sweetness.. but still again very balanced. Body and carbonation are pretty much perfect.. Everything about this brew is still screaming fresh to me... I am glad I bought it but again it was expensive... I will pick it up again, but only when I am trying to nail down/brew a helles... big props to Market Limone! This is the only place in the area where we can get this brew.
08-18-2008 08:02:15 | More by JohnGalt1
4.5/5 rDev +27.5%
Pours a bright yellow color with a one-finger head into my pint glass. Looks about right for the style. Appears to be high in carbonation.
Aroma is full of grainy, buttery bread that doesn't overwhelm. Seems subdued actually.
Taste is full of the same, mildly sweet and grainy malt that coats the mouth. Tasty and makes me want to drink more of it. Nothing harsh.
Mouthfeel is full of lingering flavors and carbonation is actually well-done here. Feels balanced.
A well-done lager from Bavaria. It would definitely kick more ass on tap and at the price of a bottle ($2.99), certainly worth your money.
03-21-2010 03:41:35 | More by Brad007
4.38/5 rDev +24.1%
Appearance - This lager came out looking sharp with an ultra-deep but clear yellow color and the typical MHL head that came up nicely then went down in a minute.
Smell - This is a very clean aroma of quality malts with little hops. The malt has a lot of depth to the smell. It's very wheaty but not like a weizen and there is little sweets to be had at the nose.
Taste - Here again the ingredients are very crisp. The lagered grains are just raw enough to generate some excitement but not the adjunct mishmash you find in cheaper version of the style. Again there is little sweetness to this profile. It's a bold move by the brewer because if the malt flavors aren't working then this beer will suck, but they hit the nail on the head here with these simple but powerful flavors.
Mouthfeel - This is heavier than light-bodied but not quite medium. It is extremely thirst-quenching with no bitterness.
Drinkability - I have to disagree with most of the middle-range scores given to this beer thus far. I really enjoyed this offering and put it in my top ten or so MHLs I've had here stateside.
10-14-2009 02:00:38 | More by RoyalT
3.85/5 rDev +9.1%
"Use before 12/08" notched on the side of the label. 16.9oz flip top bottle with stopper. Pours a golden yellow color with a thin white head that quickly fades away. The aroma features a pretty nice grainy maltiness with not much in the way of hops. The taste is sweet malt up front, with the spicy hops being a bit more noticeable than in the aroma. The taste is in now way overly complex or anything, but it is a solid lager. The drinkability is very nice, I could see myself enjoying a few bottles over a nice German meal. Overall, this is a pretty good lager that I wouldn't mind trying again. Definitely worth a try.
06-02-2008 04:00:24 | More by cjgator3
Moosbacher Lager from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
81 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.