Moosbacher Lager | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Moosbacher LagerMoosbacher Lager

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 04-27-2006

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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Brad007
4.48/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a bright yellow color with a one-finger head into my pint glass. Looks about right for the style. Appears to be high in carbonation.

Aroma is full of grainy, buttery bread that doesn't overwhelm. Seems subdued actually.

Taste is full of the same, mildly sweet and grainy malt that coats the mouth. Tasty and makes me want to drink more of it. Nothing harsh.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering flavors and carbonation is actually well-done here. Feels balanced.

A well-done lager from Bavaria. It would definitely kick more ass on tap and at the price of a bottle ($2.99), certainly worth your money.

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Photo of meeekyh
4.47/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This fine lager came in a 500ml swing-top, brown bottle which I opted to pour into a pilsner glass. The pour reveals a rather pale golden lager with a slight orange tint and tiny haze. The head is off-white, modest and leaves but little lacing.

There is a floral nature in the smell of this beer. Subtle malt and yeast flavors are very nice also. This is very nice alternitive to Urquell and any of my other favorite light lagers.

The taste is tangy, ever so slightly sweet, and refreshing balanced joy. I like it quite a lot, though there is a lack of strong flavors.

Mouthfeel is light but not without body, definitely not water.

Drinkability is very high and I like the 5% ABV, good session choice.

Overall this is a very refreshing beer that I would recommend to friends and strangers alike. Light, tart and refreshing a Summer treat I will look forward to.


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Photo of RoyalT
4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This lager came out looking sharp with an ultra-deep but clear yellow color and the typical MHL head that came up nicely then went down in a minute.

Smell - This is a very clean aroma of quality malts with little hops. The malt has a lot of depth to the smell. It's very wheaty but not like a weizen and there is little sweets to be had at the nose.

Taste - Here again the ingredients are very crisp. The lagered grains are just raw enough to generate some excitement but not the adjunct mishmash you find in cheaper version of the style. Again there is little sweetness to this profile. It's a bold move by the brewer because if the malt flavors aren't working then this beer will suck, but they hit the nail on the head here with these simple but powerful flavors.

Mouthfeel - This is heavier than light-bodied but not quite medium. It is extremely thirst-quenching with no bitterness.

Drinkability - I have to disagree with most of the middle-range scores given to this beer thus far. I really enjoyed this offering and put it in my top ten or so MHLs I've had here stateside.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.27/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a ,5 L bottle to a tall glass mug. The liquid is a bright gold with ok carbonation. The head is one creamy finger, white and leave some lace.

The smell is very nice, like a slightly toasted biscuit with a smoky note.

The taste follows well big and bready taste. Nice lightly hoped finish

The mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation and very nice body.

The drinkability is good. I do like this brew and hope to find it fresh again.
Prosit. MK

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.27/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1/2 ltr flip top picked up yesterday at Cafe Limone in Nampa while Brenda was scouting a wedding location.. $5/bottle is certainly a big draw on the wallet... Bottle says best by 12 of '08 so I have high hopes that this is going to be fresh bottle.

Poured into my smaller Schneider Weisse glass... 2 finger head dies back to no lacing.. brew is crystal clear golden.. very nice.

Aroma is a grainy pilsner malt and little else.. some very background spicy hops may be present, or that just may be me trying to justify a damn expensive bottle of brew.. overall, very clean.

Flavor mirrors the aroma but with a more malty profile.. Could probably use a little bit more bitterness to support the subtle sweetness.. but still again very balanced. Body and carbonation are pretty much perfect.. Everything about this brew is still screaming fresh to me... I am glad I bought it but again it was expensive... I will pick it up again, but only when I am trying to nail down/brew a helles... big props to Market Limone! This is the only place in the area where we can get this brew.


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Photo of stella77artois
4.22/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml flip top bottle poured into pint glass.

Munich Helles Lager's are my favorite style of brew, so I'm always looking to try new ones. Had never heard of this stuff, but as a genral rule, I will always buy a German Lager I come across if the price is right and I've never sampled.

A - A bit darker than most lagers, a light golden brown with a bit of haze to hit, suprising for a lager. Thin head, only about a 1/2 an inch, and that was after an aggressive pour. Lot's of carbonation visible and bubbling.

S - A touch of hops, mostly malt and even a touch of grass. A hint of dankness too.

T - Very tasty. A perfect mix of malt and hops, and a general "fermenty" taste. A touche of general fruitiness to it, as well. Not far off from other Munich Helles', not a lot going on, but damn tasty.

F - Could've been because I drank this shortly after a football practice, but this was incredibly refreshing, and gave it a perfect score in that regard. Got my fizz fix, was easy on the throat and stomach, and went down incredibly easy.

O - A damn good lager. Plenty of taste, yet extremely refreshing. A great representation of the style. Based on the small amount of reviews here, doesn't seem to be a lot of this going around. But if you still see this stuff, any quality lager fan should grab this.

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Photo of drpimento
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good beer! Delicious in fact! Got this bottle from Sam's in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Poured with a nice foamy, frothy, white head and a little lace. Bright & clear yellow gold color. Aroma is mildly sweet, malty, a bit of hops, beery. Flavor has a lot more going on. Bigger interplay between sweetness and bitterness. Tasty. Good pale German lager body and carbonation. Clean balanced finish leaves me asking for another swallow. Excellent finish. Session beer

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Photo of cokes
4.17/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very pale golden body, that about a full shade lighter than most of its peers. It's almost straw-yellow. The head is meager, forming only a temporary stark-white surface scum.
Nose of honeyed pears, limestone, mineral water, and sweet basil.
Through the mouth, a touch of graham cracker maltiness transitions into those same honeyed pears, and a of flash lightly tart grapes or lychee fruit. Brisk, and well lagered middle full of spring water and talcum powder. Hopping is herbal, and more slaking than featured or bittering.
Light-bodied, and a little loose in structure, with a good amount of on-going carbonation. It certainly fits the demeanor of the beer. I could drink an ungodly amount of it, not because it's utterly captivating, but because its simply that drinkable and refreshing.
This is anything but big. It's even a bit meek in the helles lager style. But it has a certain charm to it.

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Photo of Beernoisseur
4.17/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having no previous knowledge of this beer, I was a happy recipient of a bottle from a friend as a gift for my birthday. On the pour, I'm happy to say that I'm not disappointed, but i'm not necessarily impressed. The head and retention of this lager is somewhat on the lean side, However, that having been said, it's good in all other respects. The color is somewhat darker than the mass produced lagers that the western hemisphere likes to produce, and I have to say that I fancy that. I also like the swing-top bottle.

The aroma is subtle, powdery, light minerals. the flavor is full for a lager. I'm not terribly familiar with munich helles lagers, but I'm quite impressed by the flavor. There's definitely a european...ness to this beer.

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Photo of matty
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of salvo
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This German lager gets all the details right: light, fluffy head floating over straw to honey slightly clouded liquid gold. The head is fluff of microscopic bubbles that fade to light lacing, a smell of bread and yeast that yields to a malty sweetness, with just a hint of herb from the hops. The taste is classic and rich; certainly won't satisfy any palate looking for a hoppy shot, but this classic lager is rich and buttery with lots of flavor for bier that's gone through laggered fermentation. Helles: full beer rather than hefe, half. Rich, buttery mouthfeel. Very drinkable; repeatable. Lovely.

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of zaraspook
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of brandonld23
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of dedrinker
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden color with rocky white head.

Aroma of clean, bready malt with a little bitty touch of honey.

Rich flavor of baked white bread, firm round lager flavor and smooth supple mouth feel.

A malty finish with a hint of aspirin from perhaps being a little too long in the bottle for my preference (over six months).

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Photo of Braudog
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an imported flip-top 0.5L bottle--it poured very light yellow with just the barest haze and a bright white foamy head. Stark buttery hoppy aroma. Germanic and tight, this is a nice light lager. It’s smooth, with a light hoppy frosting over a mellow malt foundation. Soft to the palate. Quite good. (#2746, 3/14/2007)

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Photo of adammills
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a light golden color with a slight head, moderate carbonation. The flavor for me was almost all honey and biscuit. Very drinkable, smooth. I did enjoy this beer but I might not buy it again, just because there are others that I have not gotten to.

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Photo of Natural510
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0.5L bottle with flip-top lid. Best by date of June 2011, which makes me a bit skeptical.

Pours a pale gold/straw color with a half-inch of foam which dissipates to a thin layer of lacing which holds fairly strong.
Sweet, malty nose; barley-rich coupled with a roasted corn note.
Quite malty for the style; a light, sugarcane sweet malt which melds with a grassy hop and a dry yeast essence.
Not overly carbonated, but refreshing and full-bodied for a helles lager.
Very easy-drinker. A balanced lager without the gassiness, or mediocrity. Better than expected.

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Photo of greatyg
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in tulip glass from 500 ml bottle.

A- Not a lot of "pop" on opening swing top bale wire. Honey gold. Soapy head, thick but not too tall, that leaves intermittent lacy lacing

S- Sourish, malty, musty, woodsy maybe?

T- Herbal but not sure which ones! Wheat bread taste going on. Definitely stands out from other Bavarian lagers but I'm not sure what it is exactly.

M- Not tons of carbonation but sufficient. Pretty refreshing and I'd say unique. Finish drops off to pretty clean.

D- Pretty high. Think it cost $3.50 and Cap n' Cork. I'd do it again, though I'd like to try it on tap to compare some of the flavors that may have to do with bottling and transport.

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Photo of Drew966
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moosbacher Lager pours a golden yellow from a half liter swingtop bottle. It poured with a one centimeter head that quickly fell to a thin layer. A bit of sweet malt on the nose, but very mild. Body is appropriately light, active carbonation. Nice flavor, malty but well balanced. There's some hops there, but primarily to even things out. A nice lager.

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Photo of LumpyGuitar
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on a whim. Came in a brown glass bottle, with the rubber re-corkable top.

Initial scent is impressive, malt and sweet, smells very fresh.

Pours a very pretty clear golden yellow, however, this is average for beers of this style, so nothing special as far as points go.

Inital taste was smooth, sweet, a hint of hop, fresh water and malt, hint of a bitter aftertaste but again, very smooth.

Mouthfeel was very good, a very nice balance between weight and carbonation.

Drinkability here is pretty good. I got this in a 4 pack and I will most assuredly be getting another. This would be a great summer beer.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

"Use before 12/08" notched on the side of the label. 16.9oz flip top bottle with stopper. Pours a golden yellow color with a thin white head that quickly fades away. The aroma features a pretty nice grainy maltiness with not much in the way of hops. The taste is sweet malt up front, with the spicy hops being a bit more noticeable than in the aroma. The taste is in now way overly complex or anything, but it is a solid lager. The drinkability is very nice, I could see myself enjoying a few bottles over a nice German meal. Overall, this is a pretty good lager that I wouldn't mind trying again. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A sparkling clean brassy-orange with a light and spacious show of quickly paced micro-bubbles lies within. The head is slight and compact, off white in color, and quick to fall void of lace. Wish the head was sturdier, a lager always looks better with a frothy head in a pitcher or mug.

S: The nose was grainy with a fresh sense of mixed grains, barley, dried whole corn cobb, with a complimentary green flowery hop nature that was light, yet still of appreciable strength per style. A bit of lightly dried orange skin also comes about late in the aroma.

T: The flavor was clean, fresh and grainy with an accent of noble green flower hops. A bit of buttered grains with a bit of fresh green hops on the swallow really brings the finish to life. Fairly clean, bready, with a sparkling nature.

M: Not as crisp as I normally like. Pretty good fullness body wise with a slippery texture.

D: Good drinkability, a summertime lager with a clean malty body and noble green hopping I come to expect per style. A good intro beer for friends into the world of craft and lagers/helles as it is not overbearing and fairly easy to handle, but with much better flavor and fulfillment then your typical American adjunct.

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Photo of Offa
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This helles is very good but not great, having some firm character elements and very nice for the style, but lacking the firmness of character and well-rounded, engaging complexity of top-notch helles biere.

Deep gold, it has a small-medium white head soon thinning to a thin top then to a foamy ring. It has a hint of weak lace.

Aroma is lots of yeasty bread and grain, apple, herbs, mineral. It is a very nice, solid helles aroma, spot-on for the style, but a bit thin and simple compared to the best.

Taste is similar, a very nice, solid helles character with some firm elements, but thin and simple compared to the best. It has grain, lightly raisiny alcohol, light apple, simple but firm tingly-zesty herbs, a nice spritzy-juicy hint of lemon. Carbonation is on the lower side. Feel is decent, firm but not great, not watery but on the thinner side, not lively and rather nondescript. Drinkability is pretty high.

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