Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Reviews: 83
Hads: 120
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 04-28-2006

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Photo of SilentSabre
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one had alot going for it in the beginning. Poured up medium to dark brown and somewhat cloudy resembling some nasty, rusty rain water poured from an old pipe. Precisley what I look for in this style. The smell was rather spicy and in a round-about way kind of reminded me of banana bread dough with more spice and less banana. So far so good. I take a sip, and everything comes to a woefully abrupt stop. There is a very noticeable sourness in the flavour of this one that is more akin to a farmhouse / spontaneously firmented...thing, than a weisse bier. I don't mind sournes in beer, so-long as it's *supposed* to be there. I have never encountered this characteristic in this style. Ever. And it was very "off-putting" for lack of a better word. I'd give the flavour average at best. Mouthfeel was about what was to be expected. Drinkability would be great, but that sourness just really distracts me. I love this style, but I can't do this one. Perhaps I got a bad beer? (980 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$3 .79/500 mL bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
500 mL bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of cider
Head large (6 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm layer with various size bubbles
Lacing OK – some large islands stretching from the top of the glass to the surface, various size bubbles
Body medium brown, very muddy
Flavor begins with a kind of mild apple cider taste followed quickly by a malty taste. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Interesting beer. I’d definitely have another of these. (587 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an opaque medium-dark brown, clouded with just a bit of sediment. It forms a big light brown head that fades after some time and leaves little spotty lacing just here and there. Better lacing and retention would make for a good appearance, but it's above average nonetheless.
The nose offers something interesting, perhaps the mingling of particular dark grains with the malts used as well as the wheat giving it something unique to me; it's something reminiscent of, but not quite, a grain like rye, and I'm imagining a ball of dough that will bake into a cross between rye and sourdough loaf. There's a it of yeast with a ghost of dark fruits and perhaps clove. This is a nice aroma that could use more strength.
The same could be said of the flavor. There's a bit of peppery spiciness riding a light herbal hops bitterness, but this seems like an under-malted beer to me. Wheat and the grains come through, but it really comes off more as herbal and tangy than anything else.
An initial smoothness rides together with a crisp nip up front. It's pretty thin, though not heinously so. There's enough going on that it's interesting, but not particularly so. (1,170 characters)

Photo of albern
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little disappointing mind you, but not an unacceptable choice. The beer is incredibly foamy, it is almost like puff pastry foam, very light and airy and as a result there is no lacing or real retention. The beer looks like murky dirty brown water. Plenty of yeasty sludge on the bottom of this one. The nose on the beer is wheaty and sweet, some caramel malts, some musty and woody aromatics, some of the sweet lagery bubblegum like aromas too.

The taste is quite light. There is a dark, sweet lagery wheatiness to the beer. This is well carbonated with plenty of yeastiness that keeps this to more of a sipping type of experience. Sweet caramels, sweet malts, some slightly off mustiness in there as well. There is a candy fruitiness underneath the beer. It is an okay beer but I was hoping for more. (805 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into an Erdinger 0.5 L wheat beer glass, beer served with yeast (intentionally). Beer is dark brown, forms a white head that falls away leaving lacing on the glass. Carbonation is high with large bubbles, very steady. Head does not stand up.

Beer has a very slight ester aroma, some metallic character. Could have done a lot here but didn't.

Beer has a slight harshness to it. There is a flavor of roast there, subtle. There isn't much bitterness. This beer is wet, not dry, interesting, but not my favorite dunkel, not by a long shot. Drinkability is moderate but its still sessionable. I don't think I would order it again but it may be an important stop on the dunkelweiss journey. (713 characters)

Photo of gkunkle
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a shade of brown with an off-white head of about 1"that slowly dissipates. Smells malty/wheaty and a little of clove. Taste was pretty easy going but likeable. A slightly more potent taste wouldn't be a terrible thing. Has a fairly typical dunkel taste, just a little light. As others mentioned, it had a sort of tobacco aftertaste which really intrigued me, it is certainly different from other dunkels I have tasted. Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation. Overall this is an intriguing take on the dunkel style, but it could use a little more in the flavor department. (580 characters)

Photo of phantomwyse
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Color of watered down coffee without light behind the glass, dark almond when illuminated. Very thick head with tight soapy bubbles.

S: Banana with bitter malt, bready, reminiscent of a saison.

T: A disappointment. Every taste is a memory of another taste, it is a beer with deja-vu of other beers you've had and enjoyed -- it tastes the way a movie you that can't remember the title to bugs you all day. Vaguely approaches banana and quick breads with lots of butter, sweet yeast.

M: Very friendly. The appearance of this beer is deceiving given it's very light nature. Decent carbonation, refreshing finish.

D: It's drinkable in the sense that one can take hearty mouth-fulls of this beer and the taste won't attack you. You'll barely notice the taste, just some happy carbonation playing on your tongue. I won't say this isn't drinkable, but I'd prefer to drink something else.

Overall, I expected more. I've enjoyed a few dark wheat brews in the recent past (Ayinger) and was hoping this would follow close behind. It did not. It has a fun bottle with a ceramic plug and it's a very good looking beer, but it was a let down.

PS: As this beer warms, some more flavor develops -- however, you lose the refreshing aspect that is it's best feature, in my opinion. (1,273 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a mild brown color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks somewhat uninspiring.

Aroma is full of faint hints of clove and wheat. Not much else seems to be there. A little weak as well.

Taste is once again uninspired with a weak amount of wheat showing through. Watery as well.

Mouthfeel? Why bother? I'm not sure why I'd comment there.

Not bad but certainly uninspiring and I've had better examples of the style. I assume it would taste better on tap. (466 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a fruity banana clove scent along with a light wheat, crystal, and pale malt aroma. It's very dry with a slight crystal malt sweetness. The taste is average. It has an extremely dry wheat malt flavor with just a touch of fruity yeast esters. It's quite earthy with little crystal malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is average also. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average dunkel. It's looks great, but it's not very interesting. (574 characters)

Photo of engisch
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle is 500mL with 5.0% alcohol by volume. Again there are the ingredients: "water, barley & hops, yeast" which make me wonder because this says on the bottle "Dark Wheat Beer", but anyway it isn't going to stop me from reviewing it.

It pours a dark amber/brown with tremendous off-white head and foam. The smell is of sweet bananas and grains. Taking a sip after taking nearly an eternity to pour this very carbonated beer, gives flavors of malty banana and cloves. Very tastey. I would say this is a better tasting beer than their Weissbier, but they are still very similar.

Pour this brew carefully for it is very likely to overflow, much like it's lighter brother, weissbier. I could drink this all night, as it's light and flavorful. (742 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (740 characters)

Photo of WOTO97
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pouring this into a glass, I thought I had grabbed a coke by mistake. Body looks like a hazy cola and the head is very fizzy. Definitely get your standard banana and clove off the nose, along with faint nutmeg and bread undertones. Lots of banana and hearty spice qualities on the palate with a faint caramel and light tartness up front. The fizz of the carbonation is pretty overwhelming here and settles down to a very slight body. Overall, this one lacks the depth of flavors that is somewhat common to the style accompanied by a very thin mouthfeel. (553 characters)

Photo of Dentist666
3.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

0.5l swing-top bottle. Pours murky brown beer with bubbly tan head, transforming into 2-finger foam in a few minutes. Relatively poor aroma: biscuits, raisin, banana. Actually watery taste as if sterling weizen was diluted, apple tartness, metallic tones, dull undertones. Inconsistent low carbonation, mild body. Disappointing experience. (339 characters)

Photo of Evansbeer
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 (452 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

BBD: 06/2010

Made sure to pull this from the cooler and checked the date before buying. Poured fairly cold into a weizen glass. Three fingers of foam at first, that settled to a sturdy skim that held pretty well.

Dull aroma of musty wet stone, not really what I was expecting. Sort of oxidized, husky and wheaty. No clove, banana, or any typical Hefe aroma. A weird cidery trace that reminds me of an off bottle of Moonglow I had once.

Flavor is a little better after it sits for a little while. Papery and oxidized somewhat, thin and bland. Something vaguely like apple cider and nutmeg. Aftertaste is dull and flaccid. The hollowness makes me think it's past it's prime, though the label says it has 6 months on it. The body is ok, it feels like a weizen, just without any flavor. Slowly working on finishing this, but wouldn't drink it again. (850 characters)

Photo of teromous
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: It is a very dark brown, the color of black tea, with a thick foamy head with the consistency of soap. This has no real visibility, and appears very hazy. It has a nice frothy lacing.

S: It has a very rich smell to it, with a mixture of fruits and some bread-like scents. There is a caramel scent as well. The fruit scents are similar to a dried date.

T: I get some of that fruit flavor similar to what is in the scent. The flavor is very mellow, and has more of those caramel flavors as well. I get a slight metallic tinge.

M: The mouthfeel is light bodied, leaning to the medium but not there. There is ample carbonation.

O: Overall this was an alright beer, but not spectacular. With these imports it can be hit or miss, and is never a really good judgement of what the beer really tastes like. I probably wouldn't pick this one up again. (848 characters)

Photo of Radome
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served from bottle into glass.

A - Slightly cloudy and a medium brown color. Head is a dull white and made up of large, thin bubbles that look very soap-like.

S - Light, slightly fruity aroma. No evident wheat smell.

T - Very muted flavor. Wheat bread and light bananas and fruit. Very clean. Flavors fade rapidly with no aftertaste.

M - Light to medium body marred by excessive carbonation. The carbonic acid burn hits before you can sense any flavors. You feel a definite fizz in your mouth as you swallow.

D - Very cleanly made beer with no flaws, but also very little flavor. Yhere just is not much going on. The big flaw is the fizzy carbonation that gets in the way of the delicate flavors. (701 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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. (374 characters)

Photo of cudmud
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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. (642 characters)

Photo of WakeandBake
3.01/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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. (342 characters)

Photo of slammo
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (271 characters)

Photo of mwa423
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (464 characters)

Photo of kinger
2.97/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (366 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 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. (726 characters)

Photo of drpimento
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (454 characters)

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
79 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.