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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: 97
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 jdhilt
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Hazy pale amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Yeasty nose. Flavor is yeast, citric mostly lemon and wheat. Decent wheat. $4.99 for a 500ml flip top bottle from Smiley's Beverage Dover, NH.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

75 F Saturday afternoon....now is the time for a hefeweizen. On to the beer:

Pour a little, get a glass ¾ full of foam. After spooning out some of the foam, the pour is finished. It yields an attractive yellow-orange glow with very lively carbonation bubbles. Some sediment rests at the bottom of the glass. There's some peppermint, faint wheat malt, and a little ground clove in the nose.

The yeast doesn't really do a lot of work for the flavor. Malted wheat makes up the dominant flavor. Lemon notes appear. Very light in the spices department. To my surprise, the beer isn't overcarbonated. It's an easy, gentle carbonation.

Not a lot going on with this hefe. It's an easy one to kick back with, but I expect more flavor with my Bavarian hefes.

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Photo of daledeee
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 500ml single bottle. It has the nice leveraged cap which can be used by the home brewers.

It pours a dark gold with moderate head. The lace and small bubble layer stays around.

The nose was a little grainy like corn.

Taste was different than other wheat beers, especially German ones. Not as much citrus or yeast as I am used to. The taste was slightly citrus with some malt finish. Not much to speak of. Good carbonated bite and moderately drinkable. Disappointing for a German weisse.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pretty solid little beer here that never offends, but never shows greatness either.

The pour brings a creamy, luscious pour of golden, straw, and haze. The white, airy head holds on for a short while, but ultimately falls to a trace. No real lacing. It's an ok look but I generally expect much more from a Hefe.

Pleasant yeasty aromas of clove, lemons, apples, and banannas show a lot of boldness and care. Wheat malt swirls with barley and display a firm maltiness over a light grain note. Sweet with only a mild herbal, floral hop scent.

Flavors of rich and bready malts have a good balance of barley and wheat with a sugar-cookie confectionate taste. Fruity, fruity, and fruity; the beer has a bananna, papaya, bubble gum, Fruit Loops taste that sets the sweet tone of the beer. With all the fruitiness and malts, there's hardly a counter from hop flavor.

Body is pretty moderate and maybe a bit light on the creamy scale compared to what I needed to round out the sweet taste. Hops are really light and hardly puts a dent in the sweetness. This one is bready and sweet through and through.

Though sweeter Weissbiers are fine, the great ones have such a depth of complexity where the sweetness isn't such a burden. This beer doesn't do what the Ayinger Brauweiss or Weihenstephaners do.

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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 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 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 drpimento
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle a couple of weeks ago at Sam's in Chicago. It's ok; nothing special. Nice little pop when opened. Poured like a traditional hefe weisse. Smelled like a traditional hefe weisse. Tasted like one too. But was a bit sour. Body was decent - mouth filling and good carbonation. Good finish. Session beer.

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Photo of Blakaeris
2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours cloudy yellow with a thick frothy white head that hangs around awhile.

Aroma is quite yeasty, with plenty of banana and lemon grass. Plenty of coriander, and additional yeasty spice.

Taste is pale malt, along with mild banana, lemon, and apricot fruit notes. Metallic and minerally, with vague yeasty spice.

Mouthfeel is light bodied. Overly thin and watery.

Overall a below average Hefe. Not terrible, but nothing to make me want to try another.

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Photo of bashiba
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a cloudy golden yellow with a big creamy off white head. Good Lacing and retention.

The smell is light and yeasty with hints of lemon and banana.

The flavor light and yeasty with a bit of lemony zest and and light grain.

The mouthfeel is light and creamy with a bit of carbonation.

Drinkability is fine, but overall the beer is boring and watery.

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Photo of CMW
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured slightly darker than some other German weissbiers. It appeared more orange than yellow and there was a large pillowly head that formed quickly. The head dissipated slowly and left a small amount of lacing on the glass.

The first thing that jumps out here is the wheat. In many wheat beers I will catch the banana or clove first but not in this brew. It definitely has a very strong wheat smell. You do catch the banana and clove though as a secondary aroma.

I must admit I am somewhat disappointed with the taste. There is a strong acidity that almost burns your tongue and almost drowns out other flavors. You do catch the strong wheat that first caught your nose though. I tasted very little banana and spice which are regular staples of wheat beers. I would call this a medium-bodied beer being slightly heavier that other weissbiers.

To be honest, I feel somewhat let down. I had high aspirations for this beer and the acidity in the taste took over.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from World of Beer, Clearwater, Florida.

A - Poured a clear amder color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing.

S- Moderate malty wheat aroma.

T - Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

M - Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation.

D - Refreshing soft brew that met my expectations.

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Photo of kinger
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not your ordinary Hefe, but it's interestingly a good drink. Aroma is a little mellow some decent malt, grainy and wheaty with some sour fruits. Dark yellow pour with a light orange tint, huge fizzy white head that thickens up and settles down. Mouthfeel is alright nothing too spectacular. Taste has a hint of banana but I can't stop thinking of applesauce. It's odd but nice, now this one is about 4 months past the best before date, but there is a nice flavor of unsweetened applesauce that accompanies this beer. Ahhh, crisp clean finish. Not bad.

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Photo of BierFan
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 ounce swingtop bottle into a weizen glass. Expiration date is notched for 3 months from now. Loud pop when it was first opened.

Appearance: Orange/yellow body. Cloudy with yeast. Good carbonation, head retention, and lacing.

Smell: A fair bit of cloves and spiciness. Not as smooth and fruity as I would like a hefeweizen to be.

Taste: Cloves with little to no ripe banana flavor. This one is a bit of a letdown. If you want to have a good German hefeweizen than you should purchase Weihenstephaner instead.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Got this on sale for $2.99 at WineSource in Baltimore. I bought four Moosbacher varieties.

We now move on to the last of the four varieties. The first three were absolutely atrocious, so if this one is just bad, I'll consider it a victory.

3.5 A: If the top wasn't attached to the bottle, it would have put a hole in my ceiling when I opened it. I didn't shake or perturb the bottle in any way and I still managed to get a spritzing of foam. I poured really slow and ended up (somehow) with a decent pour. Color is dark gold with a thick white head and uniform bubble size. Think lacing. Bubbles continuously radiating from bottom of bottle.

3.0 S: Grainy with some grassy hops. Spice and banana. Not really strong.

3.0 T: Decent taste, though carbonation makes it hard to perform the act of tasting. Strong clove, some banana, and grainy malts. A bit sour.

1.5 M: Like the other dark wheat variety, the mouthfeel significantly detracts from the taste cause it blows up in your mouth as soon as it gets there. Terrible.

2.0 D: For as unspectacular as this beer is in terms of smell and taste, the mouthfeel makes this beer very undrinkable.

Will never buy a Moosbacher again. 4 out of 4 losers.

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Photo of engisch
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow it opened explosively. I had to quickly start pouring because it was going to overflow with carbonation and foam. I poured this into a glass with about half of the glass being an extreme foamy head.

While I am waiting for some foam to disappear I notice that the beer is a slightly cloudy golden orange. It has a smell of banannas with a hint of spicing. I pour more into the glass and again I have a rediculous amount of head. Looking at the bottle I see that the use before date is 12/2008, the volume is 500 mL (1 Pint, 9 oz), there is a cake of yeast at the bottom, and "Ingredients: Water, Barley & hops, yeast". Wait a second, how is that right?!? I thought this was a "Wheat beer". That's interesting. I pour more into the glass, which still isn't full.

I get impatient and I try a bit from the bottle. Wow, that is a lot of carbonation. It is very soda/selzer like. Definately not a beer that should be drank out of the bottle. Do yourself a favor and pour it into a glass. Finally after much waiting, I get to try the beer. This is a decent tasting beer. It is a very social drinker, as it is not too strong. Tastes are similar to the smell with banannas and clove flavors.

It has a typical classic weissbier, nothing too special. A good beer. I look forward to trying the other Moosbacher varieties.

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Photo of pwsoldier
2.96/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a mug I bought in Germany recently. Freshness date 11/08.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange. Decent head that fades into a resilient thin layer. No lacing.

S - Unimpressive for a hefe. I'm picking up a small trace of banana and bubblegum, but not much else.

T - Again, nothing spectacular here. Some spices there that weren't in the aroma, can't really put my finger on it. Clove maybe? Some peach comes through in the finish.

M - Medium bodied, fairly dry finish, and decent carbonation.

D - This is a very average hefe. It wasn't bad, but I probably won't be having it again. It'll cool you down on a hot day, but there are much better wheats out there for your dollar.

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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 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 cjgator3
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best before 04/2008 notched on the bottle, so this isn't the freshest bottle. 16.9oz flip-top bottle poured into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass. Pours a golden orange color with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat flavors with just a hint of banana and bubblegum. The taste is slightly toasted wheat and grain flavors with a dry yeasty finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and highly carbonated with a fizzy cola-like mouthfeel. Overall, Moosbacher Weissbier is a pretty decent German Hefeweizen that I think would be much better if it was a little fresher.

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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 WesWes
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a towering white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has an earthy clove scent along with a light wheat and pale malt aroma. It appears dry with some fruity yeast esters. The taste is average. It has a very dry, pale and wheat malt flavor that goes down slow with a slightly fruity/clove type finish. This is not the best tasting hefe out there. The mouthfeel is average also. It is a low bodied beer with a little too much CO2. This is not a very good beer. I generally like most hefes, but this one is just too dry and earthy for me.

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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 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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