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 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 +13.8%
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 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 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 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 SFLpunk
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L swing-top brown glass bottle. Label dated Use Before 10/10.

Poured into a nonic pint glass. Thin white head above a golden straw colored, perfectly clear brew. Nose is somewhat soapy with some mineral/metal notes and a very faint biscuit undertone. Palate is wide and round then snaps crisp with some bitter hops. Flavors are a little green apple-fruity with some very pale biscuit/flour notes and some minerals.

A really tasty (inexpensive) lager. To be honest, I wasn't even going to write a review until I took a sip. A great deal and FFO Aying Jarhundert.

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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 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 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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Photo of jbertsch
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured this 500ml bottle into a tall weiss glass. It has a sharp gold color (on the lighter side) with a moderately-sized, white sudsy head. The head faded rather quickly, but a film stayed throughout. Light bubbling action.

Its aroma is clean and bright - almost healthy smelling, like a delicate soap with hints of honey and tea. Other than that, I smell an earthy barely/grain aroma and only faint malt.

The taste mirrors the aromas mentioned above, and is a little straw-like, with a fairly smooth malt flavor. I envisioned it having a bit more bitterness to it. I almost think it needs it.

Mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy, which I didn't expect. Carbonation is moderate-to-low.

Drinkability is a 10.

A very drinkable and satisfying lighter lager that won't make you feel bloated. Nicely balanced, and grounded, but it won't knock your socks off. Did you actually want your socks knocked off?

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Photo of puboflyons
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 500 ml. bottle with an expiration date of 10/10. Sampled on December 31, 2009. It pours a clean looking golden yellow with a short-lived fizzy white head and bubbly carbonation. The aroma clearly gives away its German origin with the expected malt, bready, and barley combination. The taste also had a strong note of malts but it was a little on the sour side. Fairly typical for its style but nothing exciting.

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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 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 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 BEERchitect
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's easy to be seduced by the handsome flip-top bottles, classic German lable, and the promise of greatness.

The beer opens with a bright straw colored pour, airy foam stance, and active efforvescence streaming from the bottom of the glass. Head formation is short lived and falls to a slight sheet that waivers heavily. A decent look, I just wish the foam could have shown more.

An expected blend of pilsner malt and raw barley kernels fill the nose from the start. Noble hops give a rich floral character and almost seem fruity. Is that a hint of corn that is burried deep in the aroma?

Sweetness hits the tongue first with more malt than grain, and also with a medium dose of residual malt sweetness. Lightly confecitonate, but then turns lightly vegital and gives distinct corn-like flavors. Hop flavors once again decorate the periphery of the malts with a floral, nectar, honeysuckle taste that makes the corn taste seem worth it.

Medium body never favors dryness nor sweetness, making it very easy to drink. Complex barley grains and malts give early texture while hop bitterness offsets the malt sweetness in the finish.

A good beer, but not a standout. A bit more crispness in body and a cleaner taste (without the corn-like sweetness) and the beer may be able to stand along side of the Warsteiners and Paulaners of famed German brewing.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a pale golden straw hue the glass is lined with chill haze, a bright white head forms nicely but dwindles rather quickly. Ample lacing is left evenly in my new Prima Pils glass. Aroma has a semi sweet toasted malt lightly toasted crackers or biscuit malt presence. Semi tart character going on with very light herbal hops in the background. Flavor has cereal notes with herbal hops a mineral character going on as well. A pretty bland and straight forward light German lager. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation nothing too exciting or overwhelming here, nice packaging with pretty average beer. Drinkability is pretty easy going a mellow, low flavor thirst quenching lager no complaints really does most things the style sets out to do.

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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 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 WanderingFool
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Moosbacher Lager pours a clear, light straw yellow color with a stiff white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a sheet on the surface leaving behind some spots of lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is sweet, with notes of light toasted malt and honey. Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is smooth and dry with a mild fizz on the palate. The flavor is light toasted malt, honey and grassy hops at the end. Once gone some of the sweet honey notes linger on the palate.

This is a decent easy drinking beer. I'd like it to have more crispness in the flavor and a touch more bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

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Photo of babaracas
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. 500 mL swingtop bottle. Pours a clear gold with sticky white head, spotty but clingy lacing. Smell: light clean bready malts, slight grassy hops. Taste: soft pale malts, grassy noble hops, little bit of grain, drying grainy finish. Mouthfeel: light bodied, light carbonation, very smooth. Pretty good helles, worth a try.

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Photo of engisch
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice little pop given off from the flip top. The beer pours easily compared to the other Moosbacher varieties. There is very little head that disipates quickly. The color is a clear golden. The smell is of sweet malt with a light pleasant bitter hops. The flavor is of malts up front with a nice amount of carbonation, and a hint of hops in the back end. Very good beer, high drinkability. Nothing too exceptional. Great well balanced beer if you want to have a light malty beer without all the hops.

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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 Herrbrokt
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a pop top into Glass Mug

Dark yellow gold with a quick white head. minor lacing

Smells heavily of grain and sweet malts. No hops to speak of.

tastes similar to smell. Very sweet and smooth malts. I would certainly prefer a better balance - more hop bitterness. but not bad.

Its a little flat for me. Maybe my bottle is a little old?

Overall. I certainly wouldn't turn one away.

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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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Moosbacher Lager from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 92 ratings