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Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse - Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 emerge077
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of drabmuh
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This, the fourth and final beer on this tour of Moosbacher beers. And, to be honest, I'm quite happy about that. Though I find these beers boring as all hell, this one is decidedly the most interesting.

Maybe a bit limp in the pour, but the dark rusty, murky beer gives a nice white-ish head that retains much better than the other beers from the brewery. The beer laces with some confidence and takes on a standard Dunkelwiess look.

Fruity, peppery, spicy, and malty to the nose. A moderate blend of wheat mixes with both pilsner malts and dark grains for a deep bready, toasty base. Plumbs, grapes, dates, and figs set the stage for the yeasty esters, then give an interesting contrast to the spicy clove, white peppery, and herbal hop bite.

Though the beer beer heavily favors maltiness instead of graininess in texture, the beer could use a stronger malt foundation to help with firmness, roundness, and fullness.

I think they are on to something with this beer, but it is the characteristics of the brewery to under-malt their beers. Though clean, crisp, and refreshing; the lack of meaningful maltiness leaves the beer wonderless.

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 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 arnoldbrew
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of drpimento
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Photo of sulldaddy
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a clear ginger ale color from the bottle but is slightly darker rootbeer when consolidated in the glass.
Fizzy eggshell white head foams up 2 cm and fades gradually to an edge layer and islands.
The aroma is mild but fruity, caramel, and a little doughy scone scent.
First sip reveals a light airy textured beer. not a common descriptor but this beer almost feels fluffy, not watery thin, but very soft. Carbonation is fine and fizzy, prickling my throat on each swallow.
Flavor is sweet malt with caramel and some mild fruit flavor. I get scone flavor here now too, raspberry scone to be particular. Doughy twangy sweetness. Probably from the wheat.
The beer is very easy to drink with no hop or booze presence. A solid beer that is at best enjoyable, but not excellent.

Photo of albern
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of Blakaeris
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of bashiba
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of kinger
2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Photo of WakeandBake
3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Photo of engisch
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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 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 phantomwyse
3.2/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.12/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of scottyshades
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SilentSabre
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
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?

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

Brownish with a good-sized head.

Smell is general wheaty, banana and clove. Not too dark-smelling.

Taste never really develops for me. Some general wheat-beer elements, but they kind of just taper off. No off-flavors, so this is fine and drinkable, but no flavors that really stand out. Some banana and clove, very mild.

Overall, this was drinkable, but I'm not really excited about it.

Photo of WesWes
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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....

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