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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Reviews: 64 | Ratings: 91
Photo of DrMullet
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow gold.
The smell is mildly sweet and bready malt with some faint grass.
Tastes bready malt and slightly sweet with a fair bit of dark fruit.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a simple straw with a light film of head.

Smells of sweet biscuits and a touch of brown sugar with a lingering dark fruit in the background. This smells sexy and enticing.

Tastes pretty similar with a much stronger malty, almost worty in nature, sadly. Biscuits, dark fruit and a tangy afterthought of malt. It's a neat brew, but far too sweet.

Feels appropriately dense for the sweetness with an easy swarm of carbonation.

A solid take on the style with the expected characteristics. Worth a try, but not wroth a case.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

4,6% ABV. 11,5% Plato.
Pours clear golden with nice white head, good retention. Typical Helles aroma - pale malts, honey notes, wet cardboard, faint earthy hops.Taste is sweet grainy and metallic. Not very good performance.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sierra Nevada shaker pint. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a quarter finger white head that dissipates to patches and wispy lacing. Aroma of sweet bready malt, grain, faint grassy hops. Flavor follows, with sweet bready malt, fairly grainy, moderate German style hop bitterness in the finish, which has a light biscuit malt character. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A fairly traditional helles lager with light flavor combining grains and light sweet malt. Nothing exciting, but a solid lager.

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Photo of metter98
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet, bready malts are present in the nose along with hints of grassy hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bready malts and has faint hints of sweetness, but these are nearly completely masked by a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is decent represention of the style, but seemed like it could have used a little more in the way of hops to strike a balance with the malts.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams stein. Very clear, light gold in color, and sports about 2 fingers of rocky white head (not as much as I expected, despite a pretty rough pour). The nose is delightful. It's sweet and malty with notes of fresh bread and bartlett pairs.

Light body and a clean, malty flavor with just a hint of hoppy spiciness. The beer is nice and sweet with low bitterness. The noble hops at mid-palate mix with the malt and infuse an apple-like flavor into the beer. Very pleasant and easy-drinking, but lacks any malt complexity. A beer to be enjoyed with a meal, not much more.

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Photo of steveh
2.18/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

When I grabbed this bottle of Moosbacher I didn't realize I'd tried the Kellerbier... and I wasn't terribly impressed. Let's see how the Helles goes.

A -- Clear gold color with a smooth off-white head that doesn't hold up long.

S -- Hmm. Can't say I've ever smelled diacetyl in a bottled German lager -- not a good sign. Not much more pushing through the butterscotch.

T -- Same diacetyl right up front with some malt graininess and the slightest bit of spicy hops in the finish.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a medium body.

O -- Got this off the shelf of a largely reputable, small-chain liquor store in the Chicago area. Can't tell by the dating code how old this is (have to look into it), but I'm just a little disappointed at how off this beer is.

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Photo of Bricelyn
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance, wheat field yellow with at quickly disapearing head and almost zero lacing.

This brew smells like a rising dough that has begun to sour a bit.

The taste is grassy and crisp with a Metallic sticky finish.

The mouth feel I think is right on target for the style and leaves little for wanting.

This is a good beer for the guy wanting to try something different. It's not far from Bud or Coors in style but amazingly better and tastier.

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Photo of stella77artois
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
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 Fatehunter
3.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Almost three fingers of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is faint overall; a little grain. Should have a lot more going on here.
The taste is light bitterness with some graininess to it.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Not great, not bad.

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Photo of slammo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a porcelain top bottle, this bright yellow brew clung briefly to the side of my glass. Refreshing and crisp it is pleasing to the taste and nose. The head as mentioned quickly dissipates but still not bad , better than most. I would gladly drink this again although I would not search it out.

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Photo of Crowls
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pint bottle poured into glass

Appearance: pale yellow similar to most light lagers with little head and lacing

Smell: typical lager, a little spice nip layered with hop

Taste: Sweet of minor fruit kind of like an apple cider flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light but not airy like most light lagers.

Drinkability: easy and quite appealing more than originally anticipated.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle, as pictured above:

The beer poured a clear yellow with hints of orange and appeared to have a smoky quality to it as well. That is the best way to describe it. I have never seen anything like it before. The beer poured a one-finger head that dissipated quickly and did not leave a cap of any lacing.

The beer gave off a malty/grain aroma and also had an unusual sour-ish aroma as well. That was very unexpected.

The flavor of the beer was mostly grainy, with perhaps a slight floral hop to it, but it was very light.

The beer had a light feel to it. The beer was clean and smooth. Overall, not a bad beer, but certainly not the best representation of the style. I doubt that I will pick this one up again.

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Photo of Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1/2 liter flip-top bottle.

Clear yellow colored beer with a medium sized head.

Smell is strongly of grain and noble hops. Strong grass and herbs from the hops and it is mildly spicy.

Starts out mild and slightly bready without a strong flavor. Herbal hop dominates the flavor after a bit, just not much malt to hold it back. Fairly dry but there just isn't that much taste here.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall this is OK you certainly are not going to choke on flavor.

This isn’t a must try beer.

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Photo of greatyg
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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 Beernoisseur
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
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 JerzDevl2000
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Gary's in Wayne since it was on clearance. Couldn't tell much about it from the bottle and I didn't have any previous knowledge of this beer. Poured the way I thought with a decent goldenrod hue and if I had to venture a guess, I would say that this beer is pretty typical for the style.

The head didn't last too long and there wasn't much lacing to be seen either. The taste was malty but had quite a few flavors to it like apple, grass, straw, and grain. It even had a bit of sugary sweetness that was reminiscent of Newcastle Brown Ale. The back was pretty malty and the finish was smooth with a hint of oil. Carbonation was light and present but never did this beer feel like soda at all.

I couldn't really feel the alcohol in this and even though the bottle was a pint serving, I could have had a few of these during the course of a drinking session. With some lighter bread or fruit, this would pair well with it and although it's not the best beer I've had lately, I don't think that anyone could be disappointed with this at all.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
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 ShogoKawada
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml, thanks to the yeti for this one. Into bell's tulip. Best by notch is hard to read... looks like late 2010 but I'm not sure.

A- Nice gold pour, a bit low on the carbonation side, some big white bubbles that settle to a thin film on top of the beer.

S- Grainy, bready, some undefined fruit sweetness.

T- Bready and surprisingly fruity. White grape and green apple. A bit herbal.. not bitter but a bit earthy. Nice bready/grainy malts.

M- Despite the pour the carbonation is fine. Lively, fit for the style. A bit thin, bit I'm OK with it.

D- Moderately high. I could down a few of these. Some good flavors in this one. No idea what the availability/price is, but I'd buy a few if I saw 'em.

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Photo of anakar
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very tasty beer
App - Cloudy Gold-blond color, "dirty". White medium white head

Smell - Surprisingly weak. Nothing distiguished

Taste - Full, sleek and not very bitter. Hint of honey

Mouth - Smooth and silky. Thick

I'm not a big fan of the german lagers, but this one was excellent

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another off the shelf new one for me that i grabbed for a palate cleanser. served cold and poured into a pint glass.

nice pour with a very clean light yellowish amber and a smooth white head that sat on top nearly perfectly, until it faded with minimal lacing. aroma is very earthy an bready with tons of malts and hints of cereal grains. mute grains, little hops but a clean and smooth feel and finish left me with a slick, minimal after taste and a cleansing feel overall.

not bad, its a lager, and it works for it was meant for, no complaints.

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Photo of Offa
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
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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Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and some grassy hops. The flavor is grain, wheat and grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is nothing wrong with this beer, it is just not too exciting.

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Photo of dedrinker
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
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 salvo
4/5  rDev +14%
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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