Moosbacher Weissbier | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Germany
moosbacher.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GCBrewingCo on 04-28-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 64
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 metter98
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a very high amount of carbonation; some yeast particles are visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured into a weizen glass with a three finger high head that has excellent retention properties.
S: There are aromas of apples and bananas along with some hints of clove in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite fruity and has a mild amount of sweetness. There are flavors of apples and wheat along with notes of yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and refreshing although there isn't much complexity in the taste.

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Photo of Augustiner719
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a wizen glass.

Pours a nice hazy yellowish color wih a huge head that heaves nice lacing. Smells faintly of bananas and bubblegum. Has a touch of clove. The flavor is nice with a good lemon presence and nice wheat character. Mouthfeel is nice as it s actually not over carbonated despite the large head formed. Drinkability is high as this is really smooth and tasty. Not overly complex but easy to go down. Worth a shot but not the best out there.

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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 puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml. plastic corked bottle with the metal lock with an expiration date of August 2010. Sampled on May 23, 2010. The cork made quite the pop and foamy fizz when I opened it. It poured pale yellow with about three inches of puffy, foamy off-white head that took several minutes to diminish. The wheat is the most powerful sensation in the aroma along with a nice balance of barley and yeast. It is of lighter texture but not watery thin. It has a nice creaminess to it. The wheat and barley taste is rather mild and easy to drink when all is said and done.

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Photo of Kaiser81
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my coworker, Mike, for getting me a bottle.

A - Poured from a 500 mL bottle into my hefeweizen glass. Pours a hazy orangish-yellow color with lots of carbonation bubbles rising on the side. It also pours with a ton of head that lingers for quite a while, and leaves lots of lacing on the glass. There are a few floaties in there.

S - Lots of wheat and lemon. It's not very diverse, but it's strong, and good. Kind of reminds me of a warm summer's day.

T - The wheat is the dominant flavor in this beer. There are hints of light citrus, and belgian yeast, but for the most part, it's all wheat all the time.

M - Well carbonated, crisp, and refreshing.

D - It's generally not my favorite style of beer, but I could drink 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 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 avalon07
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a brownish-yellow color and a thick, cloudy consistency. Lots of floaties. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing at all.

S: A sharp, slightly acrid smell of wheat, hops and malt.

T: Tasted of hops, wheat, malt, and that bubble gum quality common in hefeweizens. A bit on the thin side, but OK.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a dry finish. Light-bodied.

D: A drinkable, if somewhat above average hefeweizen.

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Photo of cudmud
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear honey color and bright white head of one-half finger. There's good lacing and a fine stream of bubbles. Overall, a handsome beer.

Smell: This isn't an aromatic brew, but it does smell nice. There are nice esters of yeast and banana. This beer also smells of lemon.

Tatse: As with the smell, I was hoping for more from this beer. In short, flavor is lacking in this beer. It's tastes fine, I was just looking for more yeast and malt flavors. You can expect weak malt, yeast, and lemon flavors.

Mouthfeel: Good for style.

Drinkability: This is a good beer. Give it a try, just don't expect an A beer.

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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 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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Moosbacher Weissbier from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
3.57 out of 5 based on 99 ratings.
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