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Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 04-28-2006

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Photo of GRPunk
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of dacrza1
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, opaque body with thick, fluffy head that fills the Schneider Weizen Edle-Weisse glass (and then some)...malt and yeast esters float clove, banana and vanilla--quite a tantalizing combination, clear and crisp... thin, slightly effervescent in the mouth; the weakness may be in due part to its age (drink by 12/07?)... smooth with only a bit of back bite... the sightest sediment tickles with a soft acidic presence... the malt and yeast explosion simmers quickly, and what promises by look and smell to be a strong, thirst-quenching palate pleasure turns out only half right: smooth and easy drinking, yes, but the weight that would be the dunkel seems to have been misplaced...

Photo of animal69
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i've never had this one, figured i'd give it a shot, BB date is 12/08 & says it must be stored under 50*, must be fresh, it was on a shelf ; pours a light orange-brown color w/ a huge light tan head which lasted forever in spite of my delicate pour leaving loads of pinhole lacing in my weizen glass ; a bit of a light smell, but good nonetheless w/ the classic banana and clove aroma sticking out the most, some bready malt aroma as well as a bit of coriander ; an interesting flavor, slightly tart, more malty than fruity, an almost smokey quality in the malt profile, w/ faint caramel notes, more banana and coriander at the finish w/ something i can't put my finger on lingering( dark fruit ?) ; light-bodied w/ lots of co2, the flavor hangs in just enough ; i like this beer, def. a drinkable one too....

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Definitely more so in the dunkel weisse vein than a new style called a Schwarze Weisse. No where near black in appearance a slightly clouded amber chestnut brown with a bright white head forming thick with soft carbonation rolling with tightly packed bubbles. Lacing fares well and sticks on the edges of the glass in sporadic patterns. Aroma has a slight nutty tobacco herbal quality with fruity banan bread notes as well slightly spicy with clove and some extra estery goodness follows. Flavor wise this one deals slightly sour tart edge with the banana and clove mild roasty and nutty finish a pretty nice mix and definitely easy drinkin' version of the style. Mouthfeel is light bodied especially for a darker weisse beer, but carbonation is soft and delicate yet carries the beer extremely well. Drinkability overall is pretty effortless and carefree the only thing slowing down my consumption of this version of the style would be the price per bottle compared to buying a case of Franzy or Paulaner examples. Solid and refreshing beer that I'm sure I'll try out again in the future.

Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of daehrednud
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brandonld23
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of frazbri
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse poured caramel in color. The body was clear and topped by a very tall white head. The aroma contained cloves, cinnamon, and bananas. Flavor had sweet and spicy with cloves being the most noticed. Body was medium-light with fairly high carbonation.

I had visions of Captain Morgan spiced rum while drinking this. It wasn't sickly sweet, but still it had some comparable flavors.

Photo of jwc215
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml swing-top bottle. It has a freshness label - no month notched though, and both years of 08 and 09 notched - odd that (multiple choice?) - poured into a weizen glass:

Pours a huge tan head over a cloudy orangeish brown. The head settles to a rocky/foamy lasting cover.

The smell is of assertive banana/clove with a wheat tang and caramel and earthy notes.

The taste does not live up to the expectations of the nose. It is spicy (clove) earthy, caramelish but with a touch of a metallic tinge. Banana more subdued than in the nose. Not quite as sweet and dark as expected. Finishes semi-dry.

Initial effervescence turns swishy and watery. Smooth, thirst-quenching, but thin with awkward carbonation.

Drinkable - a bit bitterish for style, which would be fine, but the expected malt character seems restrained for a dunkel. All-in-all it becomes less impressive down the line, but in the end is still a nice dunkelweisse (don't really get the "schwarze" part - they should call it "dunkelweisse, as that's what it is - dark but not black). Anyway, certainly worth trying!

Photo of degerbah
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy medium brown with lots of haze visible as I hold the glass near a light. Very little head that dissapears quickly. The beer tastes slightly of wheat malt with some caramel like character. The flavor is very straight forward. Just malted wheat with very little hop presence or any other flavors.

Photo of 51mmz0rz
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy brown body, yeast floats slowly to the bottom of the glass. Head is loose, lacing is alright.

S: Nice hefe smell, rather powerful, a little sweet.

T: Some hefe flavor, slight caramel flavor, but overall the beer is strangely acidic making it a bit off putting.

M: Feels thin and the bubbles are large.

D: Pretty drinkable, the flavors aren't huge so its hard to hate.

Overall not too impressed, but its drinkable.

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a huge white head. The aroma is a lot of toffee and caramel malts with some wheat, orange and earthy hops characteristics. The flavor is wheat with a lot of toffee. I also get some citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Beejay
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep brown color. Like heavy brewed iced tea. Huge head on this. Absolutely massive, and a bit tannish.

S: Malty at first. There is almost a hint of salt in the aroma. Some Bread like smells as well.

T: A nice bready beer. Grainy and wheat like. Fairly clean, with a subtle, but noticeable noble hop flavor.

M: Medium light in body. The carbonation is fairly high, but it works for the brew. There is a lovely clean feel to this.

D: Very drinkable. Well crafted, and it seems effortless in it's delivery. Not something that is a "wow" but something that is enjoyable, and solidly made.

Photo of ppoitras
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle via Christmas gift. Thanks for the opportunity, Kris. Notched best by Mar07.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3" tan head above the clear dark caramel brew. Head fades down sedately, but still keeps an 1" of height, with hordes of thick, coating lacing. Aroma is clovey spicy wheat. Taste is sweet upfront, then the wheat flavors kick in, with citrus lingering. Mouthfeel seems a bit thin, but is quite smooth, and drinkability is alright as well. Not a bad beer, but not one I'd probably head out to find again.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the Tucher glass clear at first, but cloudy with yeast near the end of the pour. The color was dark brown with a hazy characteristic and an off-white head which rose tall and slow and fell the same to lace the glass.

The aroma was smoky and lightly roasty with a toast characteristic. Wheat and a fruity banana presence were notable as was a very light chocolate.

The flavor was lighter than expected with a moderate fruity banana character and a decent level of bittering. The smoky character in the aroma was light in the flavor, yet present. The flavor was lightly crisp and contained a bit of spice as well as a nice wheat presence. The flavor was also lightly toasty with a hint of roast charcter and chocolate.

The finish was dry with a pleasant very slight smoky presence into the aftertaste coupled with a light fruit character lasting a similar length of time. The body was medium light and the carbonation was relatively high. The wheat and the carbonation led to a nice mouthfeel and a carbonic bite to the beer. The beer's drinkabilty was pretty good also.

0.5l flip top bottle. Best before 10 06 on label.

Photo of Natural510
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0.5L bottle flip-top bottle with best-by dating of June 2010.

Pours a cloudy, barely transparent dark amber with a generous amount of cotton-like head. Very inviting.
Nose of green apples and cherries with a lightly medicinal twinge.
Tart fruitiness to the flavor as well. Malts are sweet and mild and the yeast agreeable to the balance of the brew. Wheat is very subtle and does not provide a significant breaded quality as with other weissbiers.
Body is on the lighter side for the style, but it is full enough carry out its intended flavor.
I liked it. Unique flavor which doesn't pound you over the head, but still makes for a fairly enjoyable drinking experience.
I'm also not sure why Moosbacher gets such low ratings on this website. Both the offerings I've had from them were tasty, and at a good price for German imports.

Photo of KYBrewgrass
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- 3.5 Muddy, hazy brown in color. There's a huge frothy tan head on the pour and it settles to a half finger throughout. The lacing is a little spotty and slippery.

S- 4 Right up front in the nose is a combo of semi-sweet caramel and hops. There's a bit of wheat present as well. It is a good blended aroma.

T- 3.5 There's a malt sweetness that is tempered by a wheat and grain-like finish. Unfortunately there's a metallic taste in this one common to many sips. The brew doesn't really have any bold flavors.

M- 3.5 Despite its monster head on the pour this actually feels under-carbonated. It's light in body and kind of watery.

D- 3.5 Not a bad brew by any means, but not all that exciting either. I'm a fan of dark wheats, so I had my hopes up for this one. It has some good things going on but isn't very complex. It's light and would be easy enough to drink a few, though I don't see myself wanting more than the big single.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse Dark Wheat Beer, Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer, Moosbach, Germany, 92709. Since 1887. Product of Bavaria, Germany.

Clear, caramel-y brown tint, lush, lace-leaving cocoa-toned head.

Sweet, cola-like nose. Hints of raisins and plum. Malty, with a slice of spice.

Tasting it: Clean and even malty mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa and nuts. Minor hops. Smooth wheat character comes through, very scrumptious.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a slightly hazy, medium-dark mahogany amber with a fine three finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mildy sweet caramel malt, wheat, clove, light cola, spicy. Flavor of mild wheat, hints of caramel, nuts, toasted malt; finishes dry and bland with residual light wheat and clove. Light bodied. A nice smelling, but ultimately underwhelming weizen beer. Really quite a nice presention, and the flavor is fine, but it is very mild and unassuming. Meh.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bronzed rustic orange with Sunkist edges. I'll wait for the toasted marshmallow-colored head to fall a bit so that I can add more beer to the glass before proceeding. I just know that there must be yeast in there somewhere and I want to give Schwarze Weisse every chance to impress. The cap is a bit stiff and brittle. It still manages to persist, but lays down very little lace.

The second pour results in a darker, richer, rosier glow and the hoped for fine yeast (and the final pour murks the beer up something fierce). I like the nose since it has all of the requisite style elements; it just needs to be bolder. I'm not sure that I could identify it as coming from a dunkel weizen (as opposed to a hefe weizen) since there's very little dark maltiness. Bruised banana and clove are pretty well accounted for however.

This is pretty good beer, if a little mild for my tastes. My hope is that the metallic nature of the the first few mouthfuls will fade (it does). More malt would definitely be the first order of business if I could tweak the recipe. I like my dunkels to be nice and dunkelish and this one falls just a bit short in that department.

The banana esters and clove spice are pleasant on the palate and are present in roughly equal proportions. Even more yeastiness would improve things quite a bit though since, again, this is a beer that is somewhat short on flavor intensity. As far as flavor sensations, it's more bitter than sour than sweet. A clean finish could hardly be avoided given the relative lack of ingredients.

Beer of this style ought to be a little more full. It also ought to be softer and less carbonated. For all that, the mouthfeel is serviceable and doesn't impinge too awful much on enjoyability. More malt please.

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse isn't a vastly different beer than was Moosbacher Weissbier. Yeah, they taste different due to the different styles, but in terms of quality they're two peas in a pod. Or, if you prefer the German, 'sich gleichen wie ein Ei dem anderen'. This is a decent dunkel weizen without being an especially memorable one.

Photo of Vancer
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad little black white beer, missing some elements, but still a study drinker if you come across it.

Poured a clear (in the beginning) deep cola brown, topped with a nice frothy ivory head. Good lacing.

Strange aroma of woody malts – where’s the clove or banana? Certainly not in the quaff either – but a tasty caramel with a spicy wheat backbone kicked in.

Firm body and finished crisp, even when the bottom yeasties were swirled into the mix. I could easily drink more, but won’t make a big effort to get it again.

Photo of brentk56
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a huge head that is matched by its retention and lacing

Smell: Bananas and raisins, along with cocoa, nuts and a hint of clove, but there is a definite tart tone that doesn't appear appropriate

Taste: Banana and dark bread, with a developing cocoa, raisin and nut flavor; a little tartness arrives, after the swallow and dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks the creamy mouthfeel of the better Germans

Overall: The label wasn't notched, so I don't know anything about the age of the beer; I have had this beer twice now and in both cases there were flaws, though not the same flaws; this review is a composite of both tastes but doesn't really capture either as the tart example didn't have the right fruity tones and the one that tasted like a hefe was very flabby

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.55/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer has a clean but dense dark brown body with a sea of microbubbles supporting a bubble cob web of a head.
S- The toasted brown bread aroma has a pretty clean finish. T- The yeasty flavor and clove have a softer banana estery hint and a slight tartness in the dry finish.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a pretty fizzy finish that is almost bitey. There is no alcohol heat noticed.
D- The fizz really oppresses the flavors and there isn't much depth to it but it does have some of the classic hefe characters underneath.

Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: 1/2" khaki head atop a rich, dark hazy brown beer

smell and taste: Bland and metallic at first, especially on the nose, but the nutty, yeasty banana bread eventually comes around. A nice hop presence even develops

m: Highly fizzy and prickly at first, but it settles down over the course. Light-medium in body.

d: a little inconsistent, fizzy and metallic at first but improving in depth and mouthfeel over time

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
80 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.