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Moosbacher Lager - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 04-27-2006

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Photo of puboflyons
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
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
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of RoyalT
4.35/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Cresant
3.23/5  rDev -8%
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 BEERchitect
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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 WVbeergeek
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
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 allengarvin
2.62/5  rDev -25.4%
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 drpimento
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good beer! Delicious in fact! Got this bottle from Sam's in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Poured with a nice foamy, frothy, white head and a little lace. Bright & clear yellow gold color. Aroma is mildly sweet, malty, a bit of hops, beery. Flavor has a lot more going on. Bigger interplay between sweetness and bitterness. Tasty. Good pale German lager body and carbonation. Clean balanced finish leaves me asking for another swallow. Excellent finish. Session beer

Photo of WanderingFool
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Moosbacher Lager pours a clear, light straw yellow color with a stiff white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a sheet on the surface leaving behind some spots of lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is sweet, with notes of light toasted malt and honey. Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is smooth and dry with a mild fizz on the palate. The flavor is light toasted malt, honey and grassy hops at the end. Once gone some of the sweet honey notes linger on the palate.

This is a decent easy drinking beer. I'd like it to have more crispness in the flavor and a touch more bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

Photo of babaracas
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
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 engisch
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
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 DavoleBomb
2.22/5  rDev -36.8%
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 Herrbrokt
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a pop top into Glass Mug

Dark yellow gold with a quick white head. minor lacing

Smells heavily of grain and sweet malts. No hops to speak of.

tastes similar to smell. Very sweet and smooth malts. I would certainly prefer a better balance - more hop bitterness. but not bad.

Its a little flat for me. Maybe my bottle is a little old?

Overall. I certainly wouldn't turn one away.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.27/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.


Photo of Sammy
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

"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.

Photo of LumpyGuitar
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on a whim. Came in a brown glass bottle, with the rubber re-corkable top.

Initial scent is impressive, malt and sweet, smells very fresh.

Pours a very pretty clear golden yellow, however, this is average for beers of this style, so nothing special as far as points go.

Inital taste was smooth, sweet, a hint of hop, fresh water and malt, hint of a bitter aftertaste but again, very smooth.

Mouthfeel was very good, a very nice balance between weight and carbonation.

Drinkability here is pretty good. I got this in a 4 pack and I will most assuredly be getting another. This would be a great summer beer.

Photo of jwc215
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
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 LarryV
3/5  rDev -14.5%
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 WesWes
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
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 cokes
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very pale golden body, that about a full shade lighter than most of its peers. It's almost straw-yellow. The head is meager, forming only a temporary stark-white surface scum.
Nose of honeyed pears, limestone, mineral water, and sweet basil.
Through the mouth, a touch of graham cracker maltiness transitions into those same honeyed pears, and a of flash lightly tart grapes or lychee fruit. Brisk, and well lagered middle full of spring water and talcum powder. Hopping is herbal, and more slaking than featured or bittering.
Light-bodied, and a little loose in structure, with a good amount of on-going carbonation. It certainly fits the demeanor of the beer. I could drink an ungodly amount of it, not because it's utterly captivating, but because its simply that drinkable and refreshing.
This is anything but big. It's even a bit meek in the helles lager style. But it has a certain charm to it.

Photo of ralree
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Light transparent gold with a 1-finger head that has no retention or lacing.

S: Bread and fruit with a background of hops. Nothing jumping out at me.

T: Not bad. Medium alkalinity that ruins the first one or two drinks. Heavy grain taste along with a mild fruit background that makes for a delicious lager. Hops make a nice showing as well, adding a touch of bitterness and completing the beer. Would go well with red meat. Alcohol is present but not overpowering.

M: Medium-light bodied, but not watery at all. Crisp dry finish. Non-astringent. Carbonation is good.

D: This drinks extraordinarily well. I will definitely be buying it again to enjoy with dinner.

Photo of Drew966
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moosbacher Lager pours a golden yellow from a half liter swingtop bottle. It poured with a one centimeter head that quickly fell to a thin layer. A bit of sweet malt on the nose, but very mild. Body is appropriately light, active carbonation. Nice flavor, malty but well balanced. There's some hops there, but primarily to even things out. A nice lager.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.27/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a ,5 L bottle to a tall glass mug. The liquid is a bright gold with ok carbonation. The head is one creamy finger, white and leave some lace.

The smell is very nice, like a slightly toasted biscuit with a smoky note.

The taste follows well big and bready taste. Nice lightly hoped finish

The mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation and very nice body.

The drinkability is good. I do like this brew and hope to find it fresh again.
Prosit. MK

Photo of Braudog
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an imported flip-top 0.5L bottle--it poured very light yellow with just the barest haze and a bright white foamy head. Stark buttery hoppy aroma. Germanic and tight, this is a nice light lager. It’s smooth, with a light hoppy frosting over a mellow malt foundation. Soft to the palate. Quite good. (#2746, 3/14/2007)

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