Moosbacher Lager | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

Moosbacher LagerMoosbacher Lager
BA SCORE
3.49/5
91 Ratings
Moosbacher LagerMoosbacher Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Germany
moosbacher.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 04-27-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,193
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
91
pDev:
15.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of HDMaxer
1.8/5  rDev -48.4%

Photo of steveh
2.18/5  rDev -37.5%
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 DavoleBomb
2.22/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Got this on sale for $2.99 at WineSource in Baltimore. We now move on to the third quarter of drink the shitty beer. I bought four Moosbacher varieties and the first two thoroughly let me down. Hopefully this one redeems the brewery.

2.5 A: Not quite a finger of head, even with a very aggressive pour. Not really any lacing. Piss yellow in color, like a typical macro.

3.0 S: A hint of sweetness but mostly grainy. Not bad, much better than the appearance, but nothing special either.

2.0 T: Little going on here. Grains and straw. It's basically a typical American macro that doesn't want to make you throw up. It's just nothing and bland.

1.5 M: No carbonation at all. Not creamy. Again, nothing.

2.0 D: I think I'll save some money and buy Keystone Light.

Don't ever buy this beer. You'd be paying for a shit American macro that just happened to be brewed in Germany.

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Photo of JBogan
2.32/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Swing top bottle pours a very pale clear straw color with nary a head. Almost no lacing to be found either. Only the smallest amount of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Not a good looking beer.

Smells of sweet malt along with buttery notes.

Tastes much the same as the aroma, with some straw in the background. Not a complex beer by any means, nor is the taste particularly enjoyable.

Mouthfeel was thin and slippery, with very little carbonation.

This is not a beer I'd care to have again. There are tons of other lagers out there that better represent the style.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
2.38/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle tried 6 Jun 2010.

Okay, purchased this in May 2010 and I see now that the best buy date is Nov 2008. What the hell Grapevine Market?! The seal is supposed to be red but pretty faded to white on the front side. Judging by some of the reviews here that mention the best before date this beer is probably 3.5 years old, sheesh...

Poured in the 0.4 L Radeberger mug. Decent 'pffft' when opened. Large white head. Medium carbonation. Clear golden honey yellow color. Smells like earth, mushrooms and molasses. Flat on the tongue. Oxidized. Some sweet graininess, light touch of molasses. Medium body, moderate ethanol.

Drinkable, but that's about it.

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Photo of lsolanilla
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.57/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of allengarvin
2.62/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Despite a vigorous pour, I couldn't get any head formation at all on this murky golden beer. The nose consists of bland grainy malt, without a hint of hops. The body is very watery, and the taste is undistinguished malt with a light dusting of hops, with a sweet finish.

Very poor beer (unless I got a bad sample--swing-tops aren't to be trusted).

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Photo of Didier
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of mdfb79
2.76/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ML bottle with a flip top into a pint glass.
a - Poured a pale yellow with very little head. Lots of carbonation present. Also very transparent, one of the most I've seen.
s - Smells of bready/grainy malts, as well as barely.
t - Tastes of bread and grain. There is also a bit of sweet malt taste to it, but I feel that the taste is not very strong here and is somewhat lacking.
m - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.
d - Overall, I felt the beer was just a little lacking of taste, and wasn't that great. It's very easy to drink at 5% ABV and not bad at all, but nothing I would seek out again.

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Photo of rderedin
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LarryV
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden ginger ale color with little head to be found. Mild, malty aroma with little hops perceived. Low carbonation and lacing. Taste is malty with the slightest hops in the distant background and a thin mouthfeel. A bit on the sweet side, this brew would definitely benefit from a more pronounced hoppiness. All in all a decent lager, but nothing more than average and something I would not seek out.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of TheMole
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hugh37
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
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 Fatehunter
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
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 jwc215
3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Flip-top bottle, "Use by 12 '08":

Pours light straw-golden with a thin head that quickly disappears, leaving a clean glass.

The smell is of sweet grain with a light whiff of Continental-type hops. Smells like an average Helles Lager with a nice grainy touch.

Thet taste is of a typical/run-of-the mill Helles, for the most part - grainy, with a slight light nuttiness. The hops seem a bit washed-out, bland. Sweetish, rather abrupt finish, with some water peeking through. Light-bodied, blandish feel, though not fizzy.

This is a pedestrian/mediocre Helles. Pretty bland. Easy enough to drink, but there are much better, crisper, tastier lagers out there.

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Photo of WesWes
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a beautiful gold color with a 1/2" white head that fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a crisp, clean pilsner malt scent. It's dry with little hop aroma. The taste is average. It has a very bland pilsner malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with slight hop presence. There is very little malt character here. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average Helles. It's nothing exciting. I won't be seeking this one out in the future.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale honey with several steady streams of bubbles leading up to a chalk white head that has a wonderful texture. The pebbled surface looks like caramelizing sugar ('cept white), but loses altitude a bit too quickly. I love the way the lace looks on the upper portion of glass and only like it lower down. This is a good looking helles.

The nose is just about par for the course where style is concerned. It's primarily pale malty with modestly sweet, untoasted grain as the most easily identifiable aroma. There isn't much in the way of hops; not enough anyway. Repeated sniffs and much deliberation lead to a score of... average.

Moosbacher Lager is brighter on the palate and hoppier too (I guess those two sort of go together). My first thought was that it tastes better than it smells, but the hop flavor isn't all that wonderful and there's an intrusive metallic character that I hope will fade (it doesn't). There's plenty of noble hoppy bitterness, I just wish the beer worked better as a whole.

As I get deeper into the bottle, I appreciate the firm, tongue cleansing bitterness more and more; and the less than praiseworthy flavor profile less and less. There's enough dry, crackery malt on hand, it's just that, again, the various flavor elements don't compliment each other well enough. More typing and less drinking is always a bad sign.

The body is much closer to light than to medium and is zestily carbonated. It works well for the style even if it doesn't rise very far above the quality of the aroma and the flavor. A clean, crisp finish is a nice way to end each mouthful.

Moosbacher Lager is in the same general vicinity as its hefe weizen and dunkel weizen stablemates; perhaps not quite as tasty. It's a strictly middle-of-the-road Munich helles lager that I have no interest in drinking again once this bottle is kaput. Actually, if we're talking Autobahn, it's far right lane all the way. Feel free to pass at will.

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Photo of Cresant
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this 500 mL brown bottle into a pils glass. Best before date notched 6 10. There was a whispy pop when I opened the swingtop. A vigorous pour resulted in a moderate head of white foam. A cap remained throughout and left light lacing. Golden body was typical.

Smell was sweet lemons. A tiny bit funky as it warmed, I assume this is the nobel hops aromas.

Taste was bright hops and gentle bitterness. Moderately grainy and richer than expected. Solid.

Mouthfeel was smooth with minimal carbonation. I would gladly drink this one again.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly to a broken layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear pale amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light hoppy nose. Flavor is malty balanced by the hops. Slight bitter finish. $4.99 for a 500ml flip top bottle from Smiley's Beverage Dover, NH. Best by Sep 2010.

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