Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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4.35/5 rDev +25%
Bottle poured into a glass
A: Ruby red when held to the light; very dark in the glass. Off-white head that starts big and rocky with modest dissipation and almost no lacing.
S: Fruity sweet malts, dark fruits. Not so heavy on the phenolics (cloves).
T: Banana and cloves. Perhaps some vanilla notes. More prominent are the darker fruits like plum and raisin. A not-quite-cloying-but-almost-so sweetness. Good malty richness. The after-taste is of tobacco smoke residue on the back of the tongue.
M: Definitely on the lighter side of body. A higher carbonation than most beers lead to a fluffy mouthfeel. A dry finish.
Notes: The mouthfeel changes noticeably if the yeast pellet is agitated. While some may find the tobacco-y after taste off-putting, I enjoyed it as the memory of a good cigar. (And luckily, the flavor doesn't last that long.) This is probably one of my favorite beers, even if it has a milder body than the classification would suggest. The simple complexity is nice.
09-28-2010 00:35:24 | More by kevinjosephlee
4.3/5 rDev +23.6%
found @ oak tree buy rite, edison nj
a schwarze weiss.. kind of like a black hockey player, not something you see everyday. this flip top pops just like their hefe but thankfully doesn't explode out of the top of the bottle like that one. still, the carbonation is very active. the head is identical to the heffe (big, white, soapy looking).. and acts much the same (dissapates at a good clip, good lacing). nice dark brown hue and light does pass through, some ruby highlights throughout, no noticiable carbonation. it looks solid but not great.
oh my yum... some nice smoke notes, dark roasted coffee and chocolate, toasted malts are the star, this is straightforward but very upfront.. great smell here.
like a good schwarze this looks heavy but frinks light to medium.. this almost reminds me of a weizenbock, this has the tell tale bannana tones but the roasted flavor rounds it out to a new level.. man this is tasty! the carbonation is prickly but smooth, when the second half of the bottle is dumped in the clarity goes down and a slight lemony flavor from the yeast enters the fray making this a really interesting beer. I could drink this all day.
this has everything I personally like ina beer:
a) great drinkability
b) lots of interesting flavors
c) not too gassy
d) lots of roast/toast flavors
"yessir, I think I like it" - mr horse
06-27-2006 02:39:10 | More by Ego
4.25/5 rDev +22.1%
Well . . .
I feel really guilty about giving this beer high marks. After all, rather than being a 'dunkel Weizen' it is a Schwarz Weisse with a red background . . . For those of you who don't know, the colours of the Nazi regime were Black (Schwarz) White (Weiss) Red (Rot), in that particular order, the order you are likely to percieve them on the bottle. God, I really, really, really sincerely hope that this was an accident. Really I do.
As for the beer itself, at first it pours a brilliant dark, burgundy-brown, a rich colour that is actually made both brighter and lighter by the addition of yeast. And the head and head retention . . . can't be beat!
It smells subtle. I'm a little tired of ester-bombs, so I welcomed its subdued notes of banana and clove. Upon first sip, I marveled at how the malt really managed to dominate this beer (as it ought) while the banana/clove tastes play a (delightful!) complimentary role.
The mouthfeel is thick and rich, nice and creamy with just the right amount of bubbly.
Drinkability? Wonderful! Wonderous!
I like this beer because it captures all that is good about Weizens, without being over-the-top about it. Man, I would be really bummed to learn these guys are fascists. They make a killer beer.
01-10-2007 21:24:19 | More by shbobdb
4.22/5 rDev +21.3%
$2.99 for a 500ml bottle. 5% ABV. "Use before 12/07". Pours out to a slightly cloudy very dark brown, much darker than most dunkelweizen's I've had. There is a very fine yet heavily cemented swatch of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Forms a tall, very soapy looking, slightly off-white head with excellent retention and solid sheets of lacing. Carbonation is medium-strong. The aroma is really nice...this is quite different than most DW's as it has a Unibroue-type nose to it, redolant with apples, pears, and alot of mango. Cleanly fermented with a wonderful nose. Mouthfeel is very spritzy, exploding on the tongue in an effervescent flurry. Lightbodied. The taste begins with the mangos, pears, and apples. There is a mild nutty sweetness imparted by the slight addition of darker grains. In the middle, there is a brief metallic note, followed by a brisk seltzer acidity from the carbonation. The aftertaste is a little herbal and woody. At this point, I swirled and added the yeast. Now it looks like swamp water. The metallic note is now much more noticeable, and there is an odd waxiness in the aftertaste. I think this is a DW that is better without the yeast.
Hrmmmm. Quite an interesting beer here. It's not amazing, but quite good. Considering the cost, I think there are much better and cheaper alternatives, but the benchmark for this category in my book is Franziskaner.
11-23-2007 00:45:55 | More by Mitchster
4.13/5 rDev +18.7%
1/2 ltr fliptop from Market Limone in Nampa sometime last week.... shared with my work buddy Matt.. Matt loves a good German Wheat.. but he wasn't too hip on this one or the last... I am! Label shows best by 12/8.
Poured into my smaller weizen glass.. 3 finger head drops back leaving spotty lacing.. atop a slightly hazy dark chestnut brew.
Aroma is less than many dark weizens.. but it is still there and out front.. clove and bananas with a slight caramel component..
Flavor is very fresh!! Banana milkshake.. spicy clove finish with some lite caramel sweetness to be the big bow that ties it all together.. carbonation is muted.. but that helps the body.. Rich as it warms.. very nice.
I am getting out of this review early because I want to go enjoy the last half of my glass and I need to move the sprinklers.. :-)
Overall.. pretty good.. very good.. Expensive.. but I am really glad I had a chance to try it.
06-20-2008 08:45:17 | More by JohnGalt1
4.13/5 rDev +18.7%
Ah. The real deal from Germany. This is a great style,done well. As I like, this beer has a very interesting aroma. Fruity, pungent. But the taste is more reserved. The after taste comes back to where the aroma is.
All in all, a very drinkable, quality experience. The brew is quite mirky looking and the lacing peels right down the glass (does not stick).
05-15-2011 20:55:41 | More by schoolboy
4.05/5 rDev +16.4%
Poured from a .5L bottle to a big hefe Glass, the liquid is a dark cloudy brown with good carbonation. The head is almost 3 fingers, brown an leaves little lace.
The smell is great like toasted and spiced bananas, just great.
The taste drops just a bit some bananas, light toast and mild spice, Maybe the spice just is't quite right. But all in all a very good tasting brew.
The mouthfeel could have a bit mow zing and body but still good.
The drinkability is nice I would buy this again.
01-07-2008 23:00:01 | More by MuenchenerKindl
4.05/5 rDev +16.4%
Gorgeous cloudy brown color on the pour with a decent head and minimal lace. delicious taste with a wheaty-appeal to it. Mouthfeel is perfect, very clean and refreshing with no bitter or poor aftertaste. Highly drinkable beer, and if it were not for the price, this would be a perfect session beer
06-14-2008 02:14:45 | More by scottyshades
4/5 rDev +14.9%
This beer was inhabiting the slot on the shelf usually reserved for another beer that I was looking for so it caught my attention and I gave it a shot. The POP that was released upon opening scared the hell out of my wife and made my youngest kid cry!!! I wasn't expecting that, or the volcanic eruption that followed!!!
As is typical with Hefeweizen this beer has high carbonation, but this one has clearly taken top honors in that department. It took me about 3-4 minutes to get it into the glass. The head was enormous with large, irregular, soapy bubbles. Although there was not a lot of yeast sediment present in the bottle, the beautiful flavor and aroma of Bavarian yeast shine through regardless.
Ranks as a top 5 in my Dunkelweizen list.
04-14-2011 02:30:03 | More by Cimaron
4/5 rDev +14.9%
Appearance- Light brown with a light head that doesn't last more than a minute. Cloudy as I expected.
Smell- Hints of wheat, toffee, and a subtle scent of the esters which seems to have notes of some banana and cloves.
Taste- Very much like it smells with wheat, a hint of toffee maybe also some raisins. Again the esters are subtle notes of banana. A light bitterness that is expected with this style.
Mouthfeel- It is lightly carbonated, lighter than I expected which makes it very smooth. Light to moderate mouthfeel.
Drinkability- It is lighter and easier to drink. This beer goes down easily but seems to stay on the lighter side of carbonation and body.
06-16-2009 01:09:27 | More by arnoldbrew
3.98/5 rDev +14.4%
picked up for the hell of it as i needed a swingtop for a little experiment and this was 2.99 and i had not tried it. poured into a nonic on 1.14.10.
decent pour, nothing crazy with a dark amber, hazelnut color and a nice head that faded kinda quickly on me before i got to take a whiff of it. interesting aroma as i get roasted malts, light hops, touches of banana and clove, grasses and a touch of smoke, which all carries over into the flavor. nice balance here with tons of malts and a light fruit that keeps it all together quite well i have to admit. lots of grass and touches of banana and cereal grains seem to keep it going quite nicely. really cool little finish which is light and dry but pops a touch of brown sugar out of no where.
a touch unique for the style and I really liked it. would not mind doing this one again any day.
01-16-2011 05:25:55 | More by mikesgroove
3.95/5 rDev +13.5%
16.9oz flip-top bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours a dark brownish color with a nice off-white head that possesses excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is wheat with some banana and clove and a bit of yeastiness. The taste is a nice dose of wheat and malt with some spices and a yeasty finish. Overall, Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse is a solid Dunkelweizen that is perfect for a hot summer day. Recommended.
06-15-2008 03:03:05 | More by cjgator3
3.9/5 rDev +12.1%
Pours a clear red with hints of brown throughout. A HUGE head. The cap nearly exploded off the bottle, not unlike a bottle of champagne being uncorked. A glass full of foam was the result. Think root beer poured over ice cream and you'll get the idea.
Smell is malt, wheat, dark fruit, rich, yeast and a hint of alcohol.
Taste is exactly the same. A very nice thing in my book.
Sharp effervescence, medium heavy body, slightly warming. A very good beer indeed once the head drops.
08-03-2010 01:09:02 | More by PorterLambic
3.9/5 rDev +12.1%
The Color is an amazingly dark amber color. not very see through at all. Very fizzy and an amazing german style head.
It has a nice vanilla taste to it. I'm getting a little bit of Banana as well. Lite toasted malts. little to no hop taste. It is very pleasant to drink.
12-15-2010 05:16:15 | More by IIKaRuII
3.88/5 rDev +11.5%
I meant to save this beer to drink later in the week, but I hit it just the right way when putting away my groceries to pop the cap.
Bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A- A huge tan head erupted with even a gentle pour. It was initially a clear brown color before a swirl of the bottle and the addition of the yeast made for a murky brown brew with plenty of carbonation.
S- The balance between the malts and yeast characteristics made for a banana bread aroma. In the beginning the yeast scent was so pronounced I was hoping I didn't get an infected bottle.
T- A nice wheat flavor with a hint of banana and spice, again, made this beer taste something like liquid banana bread.
M- It had a solid chewy feel.
D- It was a very drinkable, full-bodied beer.
Overall- A good representation of the style. It's a nice cooler weather alternative to the hefes I enjoy during the summer months.
12-09-2007 23:23:45 | More by GRPunk
Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
80 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.