Moosbacher Weissbier | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Moosbacher WeissbierMoosbacher Weissbier

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 64 | Ratings: 98
Photo of Coomer
4.89/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I enjoyed this beer while stationed in Germany during 1969 to 1970. With a shot of White or Red Corn, you couldn't ask for a better combination. And with a plate of knockwurst or bratwurst with a side order of Pommes Frites . It was the perfect meal.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5L swing top to a classic hefe glass the liquid is pale with super huge carbonation that sizzles while you pour. The head is very tall, white, fades way fast and leaves little lace.

The smell is nice banana, cloves, very nice indeed.

The taste follows, just a real nice brew very good. Bananas and cloves dominate this classic hefeweizen.

The mouthfeel is very good great body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is very good a great call for a very good hefe.

Prosit, und Zum Wohl, MK

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Photo of ZBowden
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden orange with thick white head, smells of yeasty wheat slightly herbal hops, tastes of sweet crisp wheat with lemon peppery spicy hops, bright carbonation with moderate mouthfeel.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to BA Ding for dropping this off for me at work the other day. This is quite possibly one of the best hefeweizens I have had in a long time. Poured a hazy straw colour with moderate cloudiness (of course I haven't poured the remaining inch and a half with all the sediment in it, either). Nice, lovely snow white froth at least four inches thick with lots of CO2 streaming skywards. After about 60 seconds or so, when the head started to wane, it left nice webs of sticky lace on the sides of the glass. At first pour, this was nearly a text book hefe (appearance) IMO.
Smell was very, very nice. It smelled like clean, dry wheat and bananas, and that is all. In fact, it has the strongest banana profile of any hefe I have ever had.
Alright, I just poured the remaining beer into the weizen glass to exhibit some fairly large bits of sediment. They look like ground coffee, quite honestly.
Taste was of the average sweetness of most decent German hefeweizens. Very refeshing; I could see sessioning this in the middle of the summer. Most of the flavour arrives toward the middle and finish, and consists of mild spice and, of course, wheat. Mouthfeel was pretty average for a German hefe; neither offensive nor exceptionally delicious. Just average. Highly, highly drinkable!

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Photo of jwc215
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pop-top, 500 ml bottle, "Use before 12, 08", poured into weizen glass:

Pours golden, not nearly as cloudy as expected for the style, with a large white head that descends, in a rocky way, to a thin lasting cover.

The smell is of banana/clove and bubblegum.

The taste is of sweet grain, banana/clove and bubblegum. Sweet with a bitterish balance.

The body is light - a bit on the thin side, but enough to keep things together. Very smooth.

Not exceptional, but hits the main components of the style well enough, and there's certainly enough taste, and balance, to it to keep it interesting. Very smooth and highly drinkable, especially on a warm day. I could easily "session" this.

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Photo of benteach
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very thick head, lasted for a very long time. Light amber color with good carbonization.

First aroma is of thick malt and grains. Some sweeter flavors later.

Taste follows the smell. Very rich with malt and wheat. You can really taste them here, some German wheat beers seem to be a bit light in this category, but this one is right on the money. Slightly bitter.

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Photo of JBogan
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened the swing top to a loud pop and began to pour. Even with the most gentle pour I could muster, my glass was filled with nothing but rocky white foam. And I mean NOTHING but foam. I've never seen anything like it before. You don't measure the head on this beer by number of fingers, you measure it by number of hands. Eventually the foam began to turn into liquid and was "only" about one hand high, with about an inch of hazy golden liquid below. If foam is your thing, this is your beer. Very active bubbles rose to the top of the glass, feeding the head even more. Rated a 4 in appearance due to the sheer amount of laughter the crown on this beer caused.

The aroma was a gentle mix of banana and clove. Very subdued but nice.

The taste was also pleasant and subdued. The bananas were there, a bit of wheat and a slightly tart finish.

Mouthfeel was smooth and medium, with a perfect amount of carbonation.

I rarely if ever give a beer the same scores across the board (in this case, all 4's), but I feel this one deserved it. There's nothing exceptional about it (except the head), and there's nothing really "wrong" with it either. It's a nice weissbier which was enjoyable to drink. I wouldn't hesitate to have it again.

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Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moosbacher Weissbier pours a golden yellow with a thick white head from a brown half liter swingtop bottle. The aroma is primarily banana. The flavor has a nice mix of banana and clove, banana being more dominant. Perhaps not the most complex of weiss beers, but I completely enjoyed this one.

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Photo of justin7742
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this 1 pint, .9 fl oz bottle and was anticipating another great Bavarian beer. I pulled it directly from the refridgerator and I popped the top and boom! The cap would have taken my eye out had it not been attached to the bottle and the foam began. The foam kept coming out of the top of the bottle so I poured my glass carefully and slow about half way and still the foam cometh. The foam was still emerging from the top of the bottle. What is going on? I wait and wait for the foam to settle and I see a thick golden orange color beer with plenty of head and lots of sediment. The sediment I can deal with but the foam was a bit uncontrolable. It smells slightly bannana and a hint of barley. I actually enjoy the flavor and a solid mouthfeel as it washes down. The beer tastes great, so I must have received an off bottle because of the characteristics of the foam and I know I did not shake it up or anything. Also the best before date is 9/09 so I know it should be fresh. I would like to try this beer again without the foam. I am sure it will be better next time.

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Photo of Ego
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

found @ Oak Tree Buy Rite, Edison NJ

damn near exploded on me.. holy crap was this thing ready to blow.. needless to say the carbonation here is pretty damn crazy. 3 full fingers of pure white head, big soapy foam that settles at a good clip, paler than pale straw, hell it almost looks like an american macro. the head is nice but the rest is lacking except the lacing... hard to score it above average... even if the head and lacing are very good. pouring in the rest of the bottle made this haze up really nicely, I upped my appearance score to 3.5. note: this has massive carbonation, it gets out of control very easily!

slightly skunky doughy wheat tone, a nice second waft brings out bannana and some cinnamon notes. the nose is strong and easy to pick up, well done! this has all the characteristics you would expect from a hefe but is 'just' different enough.

taste etc...
sharper on the tongue than I thought it would be, assertive, the carbonation makes this almost creamy, you are left with a sour bitterness, almost like granny smith apples... the carbonation enters prickly and exits smooth, the typical hefe flavor is a bit spicer here, like white pepper, much more aggressive in that respect than some heffes.

not an all day drinker.. I can't imagine the gas.. well, if you are pissed off at your wife I suppose you could drink this all day and then dutch oven her for kicks.. but since I aint married I don't want to be the SS Burp factory.. but for breaking one of these out on a pool day? hell yeah. It's tasty and a little off the beaten track...

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1/2 ltr fliptop picked up at Market Limone in Nampa sometime last week for a very pricey $5... Shared with my buddy Matt .... my half in my smaller weizen glass.

3 finger head dies back leaving little lacing atop a hazy lite straw brew.

Aroma is mild cloves and very subtle banana.. it is definitely a weizen.. but seems pretty tame... more banana bread as it warms.

Flavor has more banana than cloves.. but still seems pretty restrained.. a little pils malt makes ties everything together with a little sweetness.. It is growing on me for sure.. carbonation and body is pretty spot on.. I am actually very surprised by this one as it grows with warmth.

The label says best by 12/8!! How is that possible with this brew in Idaho?! It does seem fresh but somehow it doesn't light my fire the way a nice draft Paulaner or Ayinger does.. but this is a very fine brew.

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Photo of olimpia84
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served the bottle into my Weizen glass. Love the bottle design with the hard cap.

A: golden cloudy color with a three finger head that faded quickly. Hardly any lacing.

S: wheat, cloves, some citrus, lemon present on the nose. It's not strong but nice enough to enjoy it while you sip the beer.

T: taste is very crisp and solid. Wheat is predominant, citrus, yeast and slight hints of banana.

M: feels lighter than most German Hefes. Carbonation was right and helps in the smoothness of the beer. Very drinkable.

O: I was surprised at how good this beer was. Highly recommended to those who enjoy American Wheat Ales since this is a very drinkable Hefe and more on the light side. Will definitely come back for more of this.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange amber color; cloudy with floaters. Poured a 2 finger white merangue head with excellent retention. Decanted continually. Inconsistent light lacing.

S: Very muted clove and banana. Bready wheat malt and citrus.

T: Wheat malt, light fruit and spices. Crisp and refreshing.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp and refreshing in an evenly bitter finish.

D: Very drinkable. Solid hefeweizen.

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Photo of Tilly
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden pour with a huge white head. Slight lacing.
Aromas of dough, yeast, citrus (mostly lemon) hint of cloves.
Tasty sweet, molasses, lemon, pineapple, cloves.
Crisp, clean, slighty bitter.
Totally fabulous Wiessenbier. Try it, you'll like it!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Classic hefeweizen aroma of wheat, clove, light lemon citrus and hint of banana. Flavor follows, with slightly sweet wheat, clove, light lemon and bit of banana, finishing with a little drier wheat and residual spicing. Light bodied with nice active carbonation. A nicely made, classic hefeweizen, a bit blander than some of the other classics in this style, but well balanced and pleasant to drink. I would defiinitely buy this again. I liked it a lot better than the schwarze version from this brewery.

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Photo of crossovert
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

500ml flip top bottle. No sign of a best by date.

It pours into my Weizen glass a murky peach color with a huge billowing white head that leaves some nice lacing.

The smell is quintessential Bavarian hefe with great balance between lemon, wheat, and clove. The banana is there but not as much.

The lemon comes out big time in the taste, it is a tangy, wheaty hefeweizen. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, it is the low point of the beer. It is extremely drinkable though. Skip the american pale wheat beers and go for this on a hot summers day.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured into the Tucher glass lightly hazy pale golden straw with an off-white and neverending head which caused a two and three part pour. The head was moussy and tall and lasted well to lace the glass. As the last of the bottle was added to the beer it became noticeably more cloudy with yeast in suspension.

The aroma was fruity with a banana and mango presence (yup, mango) and a light clove spice.

The flavor was fruity with a nice fruit flavor of banana and some other fruit, which still reminds me a bit of mango. There was a substantial bittering for a weissbier and a light clove spice. The bittering was lightly spicy and lightly metallic in nature. There was also a nice wheat presence (of course).

The finish was dry with a lasting fruit character on the palate, bittering and bit of clove spice into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a nice wheat mouthfeel. This one grew on me during consumption and what at first seemed a bit overbittered really became interesting. It could use a stronger fruit presence and stronger clove presence, but was a nice brew all in all.

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

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Photo of HardTarget
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Inspection: .5 liter flippy notes 5% abv and best by 11/08 (sampled 2/08)

Aroma: Clove and banana esters, just like it should.

Appearance: Very hazy dark yellow glass looks like a yeast sample. Holds a light collar.

Flavor: German yeast, banana, wheat and wet grain. All standard Hefe tastes.

Mouthfeel: A bit fizzy, light body but a rough, grainy texture.

Overall Impression: Great flavor, very German in my opinion.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a nice clouded sunshine golden orange hue with a bright white head, that leaves thick chunky coated lacing down the sides of my glass. Aromatics offer up spicy bubblegum and clove accents with sweet stick ripened banana. Great mix of a German hefeweizen as far as complexity and refreshing qualities go, I love drinking this style on tap. But in this case the bottle is working it's magic, spice banana bread, clover and a touch of ginger like quality bites at the palate with a minimal hopping going on. The flavors collide well and gather momentum with each for me, this is a beer i could drink in number it's a damn shame they don't bring more across the pond ore offer it on tap anywhere in the states that I know about. Mouthfeel is medium bodied effervescent carbonation going on, very enjoyable and cleansing on the palate. Drinkability overall is pretty killer much like any German brewed hefe, this one is in the middle not the worst or best example but definitely enjoyable if you dig the style.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A feverish uprising of effervesce is seen within the cloudy vibrant orange body. The head is rocky, off white but holds strong with a sheen like gloss above the rim.

S: The nose is strong wheat (duh) with dry bananas and dry orange peels. Nice, subtle spiciness of cloves come on the close. Fairly strong on the open it does soften somewhat rather quickly.

T: Crisp upfront, slightly fruity with dry oranges and wheat. The hopping is fresh, wet, and of the noble variety. Nice bite of slightly sour oranges and dry wheat grace the finish.

M: The mouthful is crisp and tight with a bubbly feel. Creamy and luscious with a wheat texture and a final fade of cloves and oranges.

D: Crisp drink, good for the summertime, worthy repeat.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Two previous Moosbachers (Pilsener & Schwarze Weisse) were rather disappointing. This beer pours murky amber with very stable off-white head. Smell is a bit weak, but clear, citruses, banana, yeasts. Taste is spicy owing to clove, citrusy with yeasty aftertaste, medium body, good carbonation, normal hefeweizen.

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Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear orange color with a soapy, small, white head. It left a little lace.

S - It smelled of wheat, clove and banana.

T - It tasted very sweet. There was a strong wheat flavor. Also, little citrus and clove.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good hefe. It is a good deal for only $2.99 for a 16.9 oz bottle.

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Photo of barczar
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%

Big wheat and coriander in aroma, with orange and a touch of bubblegum. There's a slight metallic character. Flavor is citrus dominant, with lemon and orange peel underlying a bready, wheat malt backbone. Coriander rounds out the finish. Perhaps more bready than most and not as characterful of yeast esters, but a solid offering. Light metallic notes emerge in flavor, which is the only detracting factor.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma is wheat with a lot of orange citrus notes. I don't get banana and clove like I expected. The flavor is strong wheat with hints of lemon, toffee and orange. I didn't get the traditional hefeweizen notes in the flavor, but it was still pretty good. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of albern
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an overall nice beer, but not an exceptional weiss beer by any measure. The beer pours a very bubbly, almost soapy suds, head, very white and fairly quickly dissipating. There are some very white laces clinging to the glass, almost eggshell white in color and consistency. The smell is the only oddity of this beer. Most reviewers label it as banana, but I don't think that entirely explains it. It is a sweet, musty, very yeasty, partially cloved aroma that isn't all that enticing, but not bad either. The taste is very light, very mild, and fairly well carbonated. You will find a citrusy, lemony, weakly spiced beer that is very thin, and somewhat tangy and on the dry side; the beer continues to lose its sweetness, what there was of it, as the beer settles, until you are left with an even drier and tangier more simple beer. The mouthfeel is very light, there is no after taste, and this is overall a very refreshing, simple beer good for the hot days of summer. L'Chaim.

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