Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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2.03/5 rDev -41.7%
From the ceramic-lidded swing top bottle, consumed right after the Weiss. this poured with a less-pronounced head, looking more like a regular dunkel bier than dunkelweiss. The aroma, too, is much more malty than yeasty ... with a big sweet cookieness to it. Likewise the flavor was like a sweet Girl Scout treat ... very sugary. Light and slippery, this was closer to a homebrewed soda than a dunkelweiss. (#2727, 2/25/2007)
02-25-2007 22:37:48 | More by Braudog
2.13/5 rDev -38.8%
3/24/2007 $2.39 500 mL 5.00% Notched Use before 5/06.
Thank god for the flip top locking the cork down, because this thing exploded! Pours an odd cream soda/iced tea color that isn't very appealing. Topped by a thin persistent tan head.
Sugary caramel and wet cardboard. Not a good sign.
Unpleasant astringent mouthfeel leads off this sickly sweet mess of a beer. This is a year past it's prime, and I hope that explains the flavors that require me to rinse my mouth after sipping this atrocity.
03-24-2007 20:19:36 | More by cbl2
2.28/5 rDev -34.5%
Pours a dark red amber. So much rocky head it's almost unbelievable. Huge amounts of lacing and decent carbonation. Only faint aromas, though. Some mint, a hint of lavendar, tiny bit of vanilla. Not much else...maybe a tiny bit of bubblegum in there. Unique so far. Weird flavor. Very thin, unfortunately. There's some of the aforementioned bubblegum notes in there. Very easy drinking. Too easy-drinking if you ask me. No big hop or malt characteristics at all. Kind of like a lite dark beer. I don't like this, but you could probably session it all day as it's mostly water. Don't bother with this folks, even though it's relatively cheap. You get what you pay for.
09-24-2010 05:58:03 | More by SolomonGrundy
2.78/5 rDev -20.1%
I poured the swing-top bottle into my tall hefeweizen glass and it filled with a velvet brown-orange, hazy liquid with two fingers of head, which quickly reduced to a messy layer of foam.
The smell was enticing. It smells very fresh, spicy, and yeasty. In the nose are fruit, a little clove, and maybe some cinnamon.
On the tongue there was an initial worrisome metallic flavor, flinty almost. There's the sourness of the wheat in there, but not much in the way of the dunkel weizen toastiness or the zingy banana-clove taste of Bavarian wheat ales. There's a side shot of bitterness on the swallow.
While a dunkel should have that natural carbonation that gives these refreshing brews their zest, there's plenty of that here, but without the flavor profile to help balance the carbonation, the beer falls a bit flat (no pun intended!). So the mouthfeel is slightly thin because of the missing weight of flavor.
I almost wonder if I got a bad batch, although the drink before date is June 2008 (and this is January).
I will always judge dunkelweizens to the perfect one I had in the pub just outside Charlemagne's Dom in Aachen on a rainy day in June 2004. Ayinger comes closest on a consistent basis, and the Weihestaphaner (sp?) is always quite good, too. Keep the search going.
01-19-2008 04:51:16 | More by etenbus
2.8/5 rDev -19.5%
Pours hazy medium brown in color with a modest off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin soapy sheen.
Aroma is dry and musty, with apple and generous spices - notably cinnamon.
Taste is what the nose led me to expect. Caramel and pale malt, woody and mildly nutty. Hops bring balancing earthy bitterness. Finish musty and a little sour.
Mouthfeel is light-medium in body.
Overall, bland and uninspired.
04-14-2009 00:29:53 | More by Blakaeris
2.83/5 rDev -18.7%
Poured a nice creamy dark brown with a big fluffy brown head.
The smell is very light with the classic banana nut bread German hefe smell, just on the thin side with a bit of smoke.
The taste is very light with just a touch of dark malts some light yeasty flavor with banana, smoke, and some sweetness.
The mouthfeel is light and watery, not much substance.
A very watered down Dunkel, I would skip this in the future.
04-14-2009 00:24:42 | More by bashiba
2.85/5 rDev -18.1%
After a very slow pour this one still had a gigantic tan head perched atop a murky brown body. I'd had it's sister beer recently so was prepared for the enormous pillow, which eventually receded to leave minimal lacing. I'd give it a 5 for the head but a 1 for the horrible looking liquid, making it an average of 3.
A very faint aroma of perhaps wheat and maybe banana and a bit of butter.
The taste was also very mellow. Nothing really different about it than what the aroma suggested. It's not bad tasting, yet it's very weak. Needs something extra to spice it up.
Mouthfeel was slightly on the thin side, and quite flat.
As mentioned, I'd had it's sister beer (the Weissbier) and have to say I much preferred that one. This schwarze weisse just didn't cut it.
02-10-2010 02:45:20 | More by JBogan
2.85/5 rDev -18.1%
Got this bottle at Sam's in Chicago. Bottle had a great little pop when I opened it. Poured with a big light tan foamy, frothy head and some lace. Light typical Bavarian Weisse nose. Flavor was the same but maltier and wheaty. Also a little metallic flavor. Body is good, full with good carbonation. Color is a brownish dark amber. Ok beer, I guess. Had many better dark weisses. Finish is ok. Could be a session if you can get around the metallic thing.
06-13-2009 18:49:35 | More by drpimento
2.86/5 rDev -17.8%
local mart recently started carrying a few of these from Moosbacher
poured into litre oktoberfest mug served about 50°
huge foamy head as a few other reviewers noted dark , good carbonation ,settles down slowly to 1" or so
nose -malt , absense of hops, honey in the background
taste -almost the same as nose don't notice the weiss as much with darker variety and has a honey finish
kinda bland actually and a little pricey $3.75 a bottle
i should have bought my usual belgian style ommegang
moosbacher schwantz weiss
11-14-2013 01:54:57 | More by ale1
2.95/5 rDev -15.2%
Got this on sale for $2.99 at WineSource in Baltimore.
3.5 A: Dark, blackish copper. Large head formation that forced me to pour extrodinary slow. Some lacing, but meager compared to the head. Yeast sediment hanging out on the bottom
3.0 S: Sweet bananas. Low hop profile, but a little grassy. There is also a reasonably strong aroma of rust.
3.5 T: Again, bananas. Next is earthiness and metal. It has a good flavor, it's just hard to get to it because of the carbonation.
2.0 M: Way, way, way too much carbonation. It's so bad that you can't taste the beer for a few seconds.
2.0 D: I'm afraid that if I drink too much of this, my stomach will explode from all the pressure created by the copius amounts of carbonation.
09-17-2008 22:37:38 | More by DavoleBomb
2.98/5 rDev -14.4%
Schwarze Weisse. Dark muddy brownish pour,with some yeast sediment,huge foamy head. Aroma of caramel,banana,pepper,and yeast. Flavor is yeasty,bready,mild banana,maybe corriander,a little spicy.Mouthfeel is ok but a little too much carbonation,kind of a thin body,crisp finish. Not the best brew in the world but was drinkable and fun to try.
12-11-2008 21:03:29 | More by WakeandBake
2.98/5 rDev -14.4%
Interesting beer, nothing grand regarding a dunkel weizen. Acidic aroma slightly sour, a touch of wheat and some mild fruitiness. Real light brown pour, huge fizzy head that settles, not much lacing to speak of. Mouthfeel is light, finish is weak. Flavor is very similar to their Hefeweizen, sour fruit and applesauce. I enjoyed the regular hefe much more than this.
12-16-2008 03:05:10 | More by kinger
3/5 rDev -13.8%
This was an avearage dunkel that I truly wanted to rate higher yet I just couldn't do it. Someone out there might just love it but alasnot me. There are so many better choices. I bet it tastes great in Germany. That's what I also want to think...and I'm sticking with it.
11-25-2012 21:53:15 | More by slammo
3/5 rDev -13.8%
A - Poured a hazy, muddy, clouded brown/red. There was very little head, but the lacing.
S - Very little aroma hints of wheat and some malty sweetness.
T - The wheatiness is closer to a wit with some coriander and spices. There isn't a lot of flavor, what is strangest is that near the end there is a soapy flavor like Lavender.
M/D - Mouthfeel is on the thin side, a bit watery. The drinkability is about average, not the best, but not at all hard to get down.
01-18-2010 03:40:19 | More by mwa423
3.03/5 rDev -12.9%
Appearance: Looks is the best attribute of this beer. It has a wonderful clear, deep maghogany color. It pours with a thick bright white head that quickly desipates to one-half finger in thickness. It does produce moderate lacing.
Smell: This beer has interesting smells, but they are too faint. I would like to see more bouquet in this beer. It smells of cloves and malt.
Taste: Again, as with the smell, the taste is rather weak. It's sweet on the front of the tongue and finishes with some bittnerness.
Mouthfeel: Thin and metallic
Drinkability: Even though I rated this brew as average, I don't think I want to drink a second sample.
01-24-2010 01:59:21 | More by cudmud
3.05/5 rDev -12.4%
This beer is appealing because of its pry off bottle which is highly uncommon is US beers.
Off the nose, it is very sweet, hints of caramelized banana and a strong scent of wheat.
The flavor is rather disappointing, minor sweet after taste, but with highly carbonated mouthfeel.
Overall, a disappointing beer. Overly sweet, yet bitter, which is off putting. Would not buy this beer again, not my preference. But I would encourage everyone to try it
01-22-2014 01:06:51 | More by Evansbeer
3.08/5 rDev -11.5%
Pours a clear golden brown with a fairly thick pale tan head that hangs around for a little. Aroma is malty with a strong overtone of fruit, mainly apple, and a hint of spice. Flavor is malty and a little fruity, not very well rounded but still acceptable. Texture is quite fizzy, just a bit on the watery side, but it leaves behind a decent tingle. Overall, not too shabby.
03-02-2011 01:51:36 | More by Cyberkedi
3.1/5 rDev -10.9%
Appearance - This is a foam monster of course with a nice, tanned head and a thick, hearty brown body.
Smell - The malts are really nice here at the nose and the light yeast compliment is enough to get a thumbs up from me. There's kind of a stale character here though that keeps me from wanting to dive right in.
Taste - Yeah this really doesn't produce at the taste. The wheat totally wimped out and the yeast is OK but just very light. There's no bready character to this at all and the finish just falls right off the table.
Mouthfeel - This is bigger than light-bodied but not medium and the carbonation is cheap and fizzy like an Alka-Seltzer.
Sinkability - I really enjoyed their Helles Lager but this completely missed the mark.
10-19-2010 02:34:21 | More by RoyalT
Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
80 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.