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Moosbacher Lager - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Moosbacher LagerMoosbacher Lager

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BA SCORE
81
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 04-27-2006)
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Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Crowls
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
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 PhillyStyle
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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 Zorro
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
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 greatyg
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in tulip glass from 500 ml bottle.

A- Not a lot of "pop" on opening swing top bale wire. Honey gold. Soapy head, thick but not too tall, that leaves intermittent lacy lacing

S- Sourish, malty, musty, woodsy maybe?

T- Herbal but not sure which ones! Wheat bread taste going on. Definitely stands out from other Bavarian lagers but I'm not sure what it is exactly.

M- Not tons of carbonation but sufficient. Pretty refreshing and I'd say unique. Finish drops off to pretty clean.

D- Pretty high. Think it cost $3.50 and Cap n' Cork. I'd do it again, though I'd like to try it on tap to compare some of the flavors that may have to do with bottling and transport.

Photo of Beernoisseur
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having no previous knowledge of this beer, I was a happy recipient of a bottle from a friend as a gift for my birthday. On the pour, I'm happy to say that I'm not disappointed, but i'm not necessarily impressed. The head and retention of this lager is somewhat on the lean side, However, that having been said, it's good in all other respects. The color is somewhat darker than the mass produced lagers that the western hemisphere likes to produce, and I have to say that I fancy that. I also like the swing-top bottle.

The aroma is subtle, powdery, light minerals. the flavor is full for a lager. I'm not terribly familiar with munich helles lagers, but I'm quite impressed by the flavor. There's definitely a european...ness to this beer.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Gary's in Wayne since it was on clearance. Couldn't tell much about it from the bottle and I didn't have any previous knowledge of this beer. Poured the way I thought with a decent goldenrod hue and if I had to venture a guess, I would say that this beer is pretty typical for the style.

The head didn't last too long and there wasn't much lacing to be seen either. The taste was malty but had quite a few flavors to it like apple, grass, straw, and grain. It even had a bit of sugary sweetness that was reminiscent of Newcastle Brown Ale. The back was pretty malty and the finish was smooth with a hint of oil. Carbonation was light and present but never did this beer feel like soda at all.

I couldn't really feel the alcohol in this and even though the bottle was a pint serving, I could have had a few of these during the course of a drinking session. With some lighter bread or fruit, this would pair well with it and although it's not the best beer I've had lately, I don't think that anyone could be disappointed with this at all.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml, thanks to the yeti for this one. Into bell's tulip. Best by notch is hard to read... looks like late 2010 but I'm not sure.

A- Nice gold pour, a bit low on the carbonation side, some big white bubbles that settle to a thin film on top of the beer.

S- Grainy, bready, some undefined fruit sweetness.

T- Bready and surprisingly fruity. White grape and green apple. A bit herbal.. not bitter but a bit earthy. Nice bready/grainy malts.

M- Despite the pour the carbonation is fine. Lively, fit for the style. A bit thin, bit I'm OK with it.

D- Moderately high. I could down a few of these. Some good flavors in this one. No idea what the availability/price is, but I'd buy a few if I saw 'em.

Photo of anakar
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very tasty beer
App - Cloudy Gold-blond color, "dirty". White medium white head

Smell - Surprisingly weak. Nothing distiguished

Taste - Full, sleek and not very bitter. Hint of honey

Mouth - Smooth and silky. Thick

I'm not a big fan of the german lagers, but this one was excellent

Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Offa
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This helles is very good but not great, having some firm character elements and very nice for the style, but lacking the firmness of character and well-rounded, engaging complexity of top-notch helles biere.

Deep gold, it has a small-medium white head soon thinning to a thin top then to a foamy ring. It has a hint of weak lace.

Aroma is lots of yeasty bread and grain, apple, herbs, mineral. It is a very nice, solid helles aroma, spot-on for the style, but a bit thin and simple compared to the best.

Taste is similar, a very nice, solid helles character with some firm elements, but thin and simple compared to the best. It has grain, lightly raisiny alcohol, light apple, simple but firm tingly-zesty herbs, a nice spritzy-juicy hint of lemon. Carbonation is on the lower side. Feel is decent, firm but not great, not watery but on the thinner side, not lively and rather nondescript. Drinkability is pretty high.

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of dedrinker
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden color with rocky white head.

Aroma of clean, bready malt with a little bitty touch of honey.

Rich flavor of baked white bread, firm round lager flavor and smooth supple mouth feel.

A malty finish with a hint of aspirin from perhaps being a little too long in the bottle for my preference (over six months).

Photo of salvo
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This German lager gets all the details right: light, fluffy head floating over straw to honey slightly clouded liquid gold. The head is fluff of microscopic bubbles that fade to light lacing, a smell of bread and yeast that yields to a malty sweetness, with just a hint of herb from the hops. The taste is classic and rich; certainly won't satisfy any palate looking for a hoppy shot, but this classic lager is rich and buttery with lots of flavor for bier that's gone through laggered fermentation. Helles: full beer rather than hefe, half. Rich, buttery mouthfeel. Very drinkable; repeatable. Lovely.

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.4/5  rDev -31.6%
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 Brad007
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of meeekyh
4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This fine lager came in a 500ml swing-top, brown bottle which I opted to pour into a pilsner glass. The pour reveals a rather pale golden lager with a slight orange tint and tiny haze. The head is off-white, modest and leaves but little lacing.

There is a floral nature in the smell of this beer. Subtle malt and yeast flavors are very nice also. This is very nice alternitive to Urquell and any of my other favorite light lagers.

The taste is tangy, ever so slightly sweet, and refreshing balanced joy. I like it quite a lot, though there is a lack of strong flavors.

Mouthfeel is light but not without body, definitely not water.

Drinkability is very high and I like the 5% ABV, good session choice.

Overall this is a very refreshing beer that I would recommend to friends and strangers alike. Light, tart and refreshing a Summer treat I will look forward to.

Slainte.

Photo of SFLpunk
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L swing-top brown glass bottle. Label dated Use Before 10/10.

Poured into a nonic pint glass. Thin white head above a golden straw colored, perfectly clear brew. Nose is somewhat soapy with some mineral/metal notes and a very faint biscuit undertone. Palate is wide and round then snaps crisp with some bitter hops. Flavors are a little green apple-fruity with some very pale biscuit/flour notes and some minerals.

A really tasty (inexpensive) lager. To be honest, I wasn't even going to write a review until I took a sip. A great deal and FFO Aying Jarhundert.

Photo of mdfb79
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
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 JBogan
2.33/5  rDev -33.6%
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 jdhilt
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
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 jbertsch
3.45/5  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 puboflyons
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 500 ml. bottle with an expiration date of 10/10. Sampled on December 31, 2009. It pours a clean looking golden yellow with a short-lived fizzy white head and bubbly carbonation. The aroma clearly gives away its German origin with the expected malt, bready, and barley combination. The taste also had a strong note of malts but it was a little on the sour side. Fairly typical for its style but nothing exciting.

Photo of Natural510
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0.5L bottle with flip-top lid. Best by date of June 2011, which makes me a bit skeptical.

Pours a pale gold/straw color with a half-inch of foam which dissipates to a thin layer of lacing which holds fairly strong.
Sweet, malty nose; barley-rich coupled with a roasted corn note.
Quite malty for the style; a light, sugarcane sweet malt which melds with a grassy hop and a dry yeast essence.
Not overly carbonated, but refreshing and full-bodied for a helles lager.
Very easy-drinker. A balanced lager without the gassiness, or mediocrity. Better than expected.

Moosbacher Lager from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
81 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.