Moosbacher Weissbier - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 04-28-2006)
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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

4.7% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of wheat, caramel, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, caramel, and slightly tart pineapple flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with an interesting tart pineapple flavor that I wasn't expecting.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a very high amount of carbonation; some yeast particles are visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured into a weizen glass with a three finger high head that has excellent retention properties.
S: There are aromas of apples and bananas along with some hints of clove in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite fruity and has a mild amount of sweetness. There are flavors of apples and wheat along with notes of yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and refreshing although there isn't much complexity in the taste.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pretty solid little beer here that never offends, but never shows greatness either.

The pour brings a creamy, luscious pour of golden, straw, and haze. The white, airy head holds on for a short while, but ultimately falls to a trace. No real lacing. It's an ok look but I generally expect much more from a Hefe.

Pleasant yeasty aromas of clove, lemons, apples, and banannas show a lot of boldness and care. Wheat malt swirls with barley and display a firm maltiness over a light grain note. Sweet with only a mild herbal, floral hop scent.

Flavors of rich and bready malts have a good balance of barley and wheat with a sugar-cookie confectionate taste. Fruity, fruity, and fruity; the beer has a bananna, papaya, bubble gum, Fruit Loops taste that sets the sweet tone of the beer. With all the fruitiness and malts, there's hardly a counter from hop flavor.

Body is pretty moderate and maybe a bit light on the creamy scale compared to what I needed to round out the sweet taste. Hops are really light and hardly puts a dent in the sweetness. This one is bready and sweet through and through.

Though sweeter Weissbiers are fine, the great ones have such a depth of complexity where the sweetness isn't such a burden. This beer doesn't do what the Ayinger Brauweiss or Weihenstephaners do.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Glassy goldenrod with a generous amount of carbonation zipping up to a pale lemon mousse head. Naturally, I expected to see some yeast since I don't see the words 'Kristal Weizen' or 'filtered' on the label (note: the final few pours murk things up nicely). The foam cap is the best part of the appearance. It has a quality look about it, melts slowly and deposits a good bit of lace in the bargain.

Even though the aroma is on the subtle side, I like it because it favors banana. Of the three major components of a hefe weizen nose, that's by far my favorite. A mild clove spiciness keeps it from smelling like a banana fruit beer.

Something is lost in the transition from nose to mouth. It's not that Moosbacher Weissbier is a lousy version, it's just that the flavor doesn't carry through on the modest promise made by the aroma. It's a tad underflavored and favors harsh and grainy over soft and wheaty. It's also more hoppy-bitter than sweet or tangy.

Each upending of the glass gives me a noseful of banana esters. More's the pity that they go into hiding on the palate. My hefe weizen banan-o-meter score is a rather disappointing 2.0/5.0. Interestingly enough, clove is now more prominent. I don't know that I've even seen a hefe weizen yeast behave this way. That is, do a complete flip-flop from banana to clove as one moves from the sniff to the sip.

The body is too light and too carbonated. I had hoped that all those bubbles would either fade considerably over time or be fairly gentle in the mouth. Nope and nope. I won't be too unkind though since it isn't that out of line for the style, but I'm not thrilled with the mouthfeel at all.

There's no end, it seems, to the number of German hefe weizens that make it to our shores. Most of them are fairly good and I'm sure that they're even better fresh and/or on-tap. Since I don't have any current plans to visit Deutschland, I'm stuck with drinking beer that is almost certainly in less than perfect shape. Even so, I can think of at least ten hefes that have this one beat by a fairly large margin.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Bruery snifter.

Got this as a sample, figured I'd give this brewery a shot./ It pours a lightly hazy golden straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, very light coriander, and light light orange zest. The taste brings in more of the same, but is also cursed by a strong must on both the wheat and the orange, leaving a strongly bitter and unpleasant flavor on the tongue. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, a weak hefe, indeed, one that couldn't come close to the better German examples.

Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear orange color with a soapy, small, white head. It left a little lace.

S - It smelled of wheat, clove and banana.

T - It tasted very sweet. There was a strong wheat flavor. Also, little citrus and clove.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good hefe. It is a good deal for only $2.99 for a 16.9 oz bottle.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moosbacher Weissbier
.5l flip-top cap brown bottle, no apparent freshness dating.
$3.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Apparently a bad bottle, it opened with no crack, nor even a hiss. As I poured it no head built, regardless of how high I held the bottle or how I shook it up. What a disappointment. The paper strip over the metal enclosure was sealed, so it hadn't been tampered with. It poured crystal-clear, revealing a seriously sedimented yeast cake at the bottom of the bottle. I blame Total Wine & More for this, not the brewery.

Appearance: crystal-clear golden body until the yeast sediment was disturbed - I feel this is probably just a very old bottle. No head, but again, I can't fault the brewery without a better idea of what's happened.

Smell: Yeasty after the pour. Hay-like, spice, and yeast prior. Again, probably just well beyond its "best by" date. Some spicy and floral hops have survived however.

Taste: Grainy malt. Wheat. Some phenol; light touch of vanilla and banana.

Mouthfeel: Obviously I can't review the mouthfeel based on my sample. There is some carbonation but it's only about 2.1 volumes of C02 where it needs to be closer to 3.0.

Overall: Hard to tell. Based on what I have I find it balanced. I'd imagine that the spiciness of a fresh bottle would be refreshing. I'm going to seek a new bottle to do an update.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a nice clouded sunshine golden orange hue with a bright white head, that leaves thick chunky coated lacing down the sides of my glass. Aromatics offer up spicy bubblegum and clove accents with sweet stick ripened banana. Great mix of a German hefeweizen as far as complexity and refreshing qualities go, I love drinking this style on tap. But in this case the bottle is working it's magic, spice banana bread, clover and a touch of ginger like quality bites at the palate with a minimal hopping going on. The flavors collide well and gather momentum with each for me, this is a beer i could drink in number it's a damn shame they don't bring more across the pond ore offer it on tap anywhere in the states that I know about. Mouthfeel is medium bodied effervescent carbonation going on, very enjoyable and cleansing on the palate. Drinkability overall is pretty killer much like any German brewed hefe, this one is in the middle not the worst or best example but definitely enjoyable if you dig the style.

Photo of WesWes
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a towering white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has an earthy clove scent along with a light wheat and pale malt aroma. It appears dry with some fruity yeast esters. The taste is average. It has a very dry, pale and wheat malt flavor that goes down slow with a slightly fruity/clove type finish. This is not the best tasting hefe out there. The mouthfeel is average also. It is a low bodied beer with a little too much CO2. This is not a very good beer. I generally like most hefes, but this one is just too dry and earthy for me.

Photo of jwc215
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pop-top, 500 ml bottle, "Use before 12, 08", poured into weizen glass:

Pours golden, not nearly as cloudy as expected for the style, with a large white head that descends, in a rocky way, to a thin lasting cover.

The smell is of banana/clove and bubblegum.

The taste is of sweet grain, banana/clove and bubblegum. Sweet with a bitterish balance.

The body is light - a bit on the thin side, but enough to keep things together. Very smooth.

Not exceptional, but hits the main components of the style well enough, and there's certainly enough taste, and balance, to it to keep it interesting. Very smooth and highly drinkable, especially on a warm day. I could easily "session" this.

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma is wheat with a lot of orange citrus notes. I don't get banana and clove like I expected. The flavor is strong wheat with hints of lemon, toffee and orange. I didn't get the traditional hefeweizen notes in the flavor, but it was still pretty good. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of corby112
2.48/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly hazy dark golden yellow color with a MASSIVE frothy white head that takes forever to slowly fade into a lasting ring. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly spicy and earthy aroma with hints of light fruit, citrus and bready yeast. Grassy hops compliment the zesty spices(pepper, clove) up front followed by the yeast character and some lemon peel. All of these notes are here but are slightly muted. Subtle alcohol and light fruit.

Medium bodied with lots of tight carbonation up front. The bread/yeast character is most prominent with hints of zesty spice, light fruit and citrus. Faint earthy hops up front are complimented by hints of pepper, clove and lemon zest. Kind of watered down and bland with everything just melding together and nothing standing out.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

75 F Saturday afternoon....now is the time for a hefeweizen. On to the beer:

Pour a little, get a glass ¾ full of foam. After spooning out some of the foam, the pour is finished. It yields an attractive yellow-orange glow with very lively carbonation bubbles. Some sediment rests at the bottom of the glass. There's some peppermint, faint wheat malt, and a little ground clove in the nose.

The yeast doesn't really do a lot of work for the flavor. Malted wheat makes up the dominant flavor. Lemon notes appear. Very light in the spices department. To my surprise, the beer isn't overcarbonated. It's an easy, gentle carbonation.

Not a lot going on with this hefe. It's an easy one to kick back with, but I expect more flavor with my Bavarian hefes.

Photo of jdhilt
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Hazy pale amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Yeasty nose. Flavor is yeast, citric mostly lemon and wheat. Decent wheat. $4.99 for a 500ml flip top bottle from Smiley's Beverage Dover, NH.

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A feverish uprising of effervesce is seen within the cloudy vibrant orange body. The head is rocky, off white but holds strong with a sheen like gloss above the rim.

S: The nose is strong wheat (duh) with dry bananas and dry orange peels. Nice, subtle spiciness of cloves come on the close. Fairly strong on the open it does soften somewhat rather quickly.

T: Crisp upfront, slightly fruity with dry oranges and wheat. The hopping is fresh, wet, and of the noble variety. Nice bite of slightly sour oranges and dry wheat grace the finish.

M: The mouthful is crisp and tight with a bubbly feel. Creamy and luscious with a wheat texture and a final fade of cloves and oranges.

D: Crisp drink, good for the summertime, worthy repeat.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1/2 ltr fliptop picked up at Market Limone in Nampa sometime last week for a very pricey $5... Shared with my buddy Matt .... my half in my smaller weizen glass.

3 finger head dies back leaving little lacing atop a hazy lite straw brew.

Aroma is mild cloves and very subtle banana.. it is definitely a weizen.. but seems pretty tame... more banana bread as it warms.

Flavor has more banana than cloves.. but still seems pretty restrained.. a little pils malt makes ties everything together with a little sweetness.. It is growing on me for sure.. carbonation and body is pretty spot on.. I am actually very surprised by this one as it grows with warmth.

The label says best by 12/8!! How is that possible with this brew in Idaho?! It does seem fresh but somehow it doesn't light my fire the way a nice draft Paulaner or Ayinger does.. but this is a very fine brew.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Classic hefeweizen aroma of wheat, clove, light lemon citrus and hint of banana. Flavor follows, with slightly sweet wheat, clove, light lemon and bit of banana, finishing with a little drier wheat and residual spicing. Light bodied with nice active carbonation. A nicely made, classic hefeweizen, a bit blander than some of the other classics in this style, but well balanced and pleasant to drink. I would defiinitely buy this again. I liked it a lot better than the schwarze version from this brewery.

Photo of Brad007
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy blonde with a two-finger head into my glass. Very good presentation. Authentic.

Clove, citrus and wheat aromas in the nose. Very inviting to the nose.

Light with wheat and clove flavors. Seems a little "off" but otherwise, this is as authentic as it can get.

Clove, clove and clove. Nothing much more that lingers.

Would probably taste better fresh. Gotta know when to pick 'em. I waited too long.

Photo of avalon07
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a brownish-yellow color and a thick, cloudy consistency. Lots of floaties. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing at all.

S: A sharp, slightly acrid smell of wheat, hops and malt.

T: Tasted of hops, wheat, malt, and that bubble gum quality common in hefeweizens. A bit on the thin side, but OK.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a dry finish. Light-bodied.

D: A drinkable, if somewhat above average hefeweizen.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange amber color; cloudy with floaters. Poured a 2 finger white merangue head with excellent retention. Decanted continually. Inconsistent light lacing.

S: Very muted clove and banana. Bready wheat malt and citrus.

T: Wheat malt, light fruit and spices. Crisp and refreshing.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp and refreshing in an evenly bitter finish.

D: Very drinkable. Solid hefeweizen.

Photo of cjgator3
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best before 04/2008 notched on the bottle, so this isn't the freshest bottle. 16.9oz flip-top bottle poured into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass. Pours a golden orange color with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat flavors with just a hint of banana and bubblegum. The taste is slightly toasted wheat and grain flavors with a dry yeasty finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and highly carbonated with a fizzy cola-like mouthfeel. Overall, Moosbacher Weissbier is a pretty decent German Hefeweizen that I think would be much better if it was a little fresher.

Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml. plastic corked bottle with the metal lock with an expiration date of August 2010. Sampled on May 23, 2010. The cork made quite the pop and foamy fizz when I opened it. It poured pale yellow with about three inches of puffy, foamy off-white head that took several minutes to diminish. The wheat is the most powerful sensation in the aroma along with a nice balance of barley and yeast. It is of lighter texture but not watery thin. It has a nice creaminess to it. The wheat and barley taste is rather mild and easy to drink when all is said and done.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Moosbacher Weissbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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