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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Photo of jwc215
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
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 LarryV
3/5  rDev -14.5%
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 WesWes
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
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 cokes
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
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 ralree
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Light transparent gold with a 1-finger head that has no retention or lacing.

S: Bread and fruit with a background of hops. Nothing jumping out at me.

T: Not bad. Medium alkalinity that ruins the first one or two drinks. Heavy grain taste along with a mild fruit background that makes for a delicious lager. Hops make a nice showing as well, adding a touch of bitterness and completing the beer. Would go well with red meat. Alcohol is present but not overpowering.

M: Medium-light bodied, but not watery at all. Crisp dry finish. Non-astringent. Carbonation is good.

D: This drinks extraordinarily well. I will definitely be buying it again to enjoy with dinner.

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Photo of Drew966
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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 MuenchenerKindl
4.27/5  rDev +21.7%
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 Braudog
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
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 ppoitras
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle via Christmas gift. Thanks for the opportunity, Kris. Notched best by Mar07.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head above the clear light gold (yellow?) brew. Head falls gradually, with extra-sticky white lace. Aroma is minimal, light malts and hoppiness. Taste starts with sweet pale maltiness, and is balanced by crisp hoppiness soon after. Light fleeting tartness out of place in the center. Mouthfeel and drinkability are middle of the road. As my other experience with them, nothing bad, just nothing standout either.

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Photo of adammills
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
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 BuckeyeNation
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
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 Suds
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a very clear, extremely pale yellow color. Modest white head. The brew really isn’t much to look at. The smell, however is faint but pretty nice. Decent light pale malt aroma, backed by Saaz hops. The taste is a mix of malt and grain, with a good hop balance. The malt flavor really holds this beer together. Lightly sweet, with fairly low carbonation. The finish is clean, with a bit of malt and hops mixing together. Not outstanding, but drinkable and pretty good overall.

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Photo of granger10
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent light golden color with a smallish white head. No lacing. Looks like some light apple juice. Smell is a bit spicy with some bready character, almost like crackers, underneath and a clean yeast flavor. Taste follows. Quite light in the malt dept. Clean upfront but then there's a nice little bitter bite towards the end. Only the slightest hints of metal and cardboard come through in the finish. They're not too off putting though. Nice and fairly clean, light with just enough flavor. Washed down my sub quite well while I watched the World Cup opener.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear pale straw with a white and frothy head which rose tall and fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was strong saaz hop character when first poured. As the head rose the aroma was masked and that continued as the head fell. The majority of the hop aroma flashed off as the carbonation was released during pouring. What remained was just a light bit of malt character which was slightly grainy.

The flavor was light with a low metallic bittering component and a light wheat character. As the beer warmed a smidge was sweetness was notable, but mainly bittering with just a bit of a spicy edge.

The finish was dry wtih lasting light and spicy bittering into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was medium light with a moderate carbonation level. For lack of a better style characterization this is probably closest to Munich Helles.

0.5l flip top bottle. Use before 10 06 on label.

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