Moosbacher Lager - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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2.6/5 rDev -26.3%
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).
06-22-2009 03:19:18 | More by allengarvin
4.2/5 rDev +19%
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
06-12-2009 18:25:14 | More by drpimento
3.73/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
06-09-2009 22:02:37 | More by WanderingFool
3.48/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
11-21-2008 04:28:35 | More by babaracas
3.4/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
09-24-2008 15:29:09 | More by engisch
2.17/5 rDev -38.5%
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.
09-23-2008 23:54:54 | More by DavoleBomb
3.7/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
09-10-2008 01:43:24 | More by Herrbrokt
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
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
3.85/5 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
3.85/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
04-15-2008 01:27:33 | More by LumpyGuitar
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
3/5 rDev -15%
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.
04-06-2008 20:39:27 | More by LarryV
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
4.18/5 rDev +18.4%
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.
03-07-2008 09:00:04 | More by cokes
3.78/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
11-21-2007 23:00:25 | More by ralree
3.9/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
06-12-2007 00:19:03 | More by Drew966
4.25/5 rDev +20.4%
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.
04-16-2007 20:12:19 | More by MuenchenerKindl
3.98/5 rDev +12.7%
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. Its smooth, with a light hoppy frosting over a mellow malt foundation. Soft to the palate. Quite good. (#2746, 3/14/2007)
03-14-2007 23:31:03 | More by Braudog
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
3.95/5 rDev +11.9%
This beer has a light golden color with a slight head, moderate carbonation. The flavor for me was almost all honey and biscuit. Very drinkable, smooth. I did enjoy this beer but I might not buy it again, just because there are others that I have not gotten to.
10-21-2006 15:07:06 | More by adammills
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
3.53/5 rDev 0%
This brew pours a very clear, extremely pale yellow color. Modest white head. The brew really isnt 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.
06-11-2006 15:35:58 | More by Suds
3.58/5 rDev +1.4%
Pours a transparent light golden color with a smallish white head. No lacing. Looks like some light apple juice. Smell is a bit spicy with some bready character, almost like crackers, underneath and a clean yeast flavor. Taste follows. Quite light in the malt dept. Clean upfront but then there's a nice little bitter bite towards the end. Only the slightest hints of metal and cardboard come through in the finish. They're not too off putting though. Nice and fairly clean, light with just enough flavor. Washed down my sub quite well while I watched the World Cup opener.
06-09-2006 16:58:43 | More by granger10
3.63/5 rDev +2.8%
The beer poured into the glass crystal clear pale straw with a white and frothy head which rose tall and fell slowly to lace the glass.
The aroma was strong saaz hop character when first poured. As the head rose the aroma was masked and that continued as the head fell. The majority of the hop aroma flashed off as the carbonation was released during pouring. What remained was just a light bit of malt character which was slightly grainy.
The flavor was light with a low metallic bittering component and a light wheat character. As the beer warmed a smidge was sweetness was notable, but mainly bittering with just a bit of a spicy edge.
The finish was dry wtih lasting light and spicy bittering into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was medium light with a moderate carbonation level. For lack of a better style characterization this is probably closest to Munich Helles.
0.5l flip top bottle. Use before 10 06 on label.
04-27-2006 22:44:29 | More by GCBrewingCo
Moosbacher Lager from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
81 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.