Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Germany
moosbacher.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 04-28-2006

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Ratings:
131
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
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Photo of WakeandBake
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Schwarze Weisse. Dark muddy brownish pour,with some yeast sediment,huge foamy head. Aroma of caramel,banana,pepper,and yeast. Flavor is yeasty,bready,mild banana,maybe corriander,a little spicy.Mouthfeel is ok but a little too much carbonation,kind of a thin body,crisp finish. Not the best brew in the world but was drinkable and fun to try.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got this on sale for $2.99 at WineSource in Baltimore.

3.5 A: Dark, blackish copper. Large head formation that forced me to pour extrodinary slow. Some lacing, but meager compared to the head. Yeast sediment hanging out on the bottom

3.0 S: Sweet bananas. Low hop profile, but a little grassy. There is also a reasonably strong aroma of rust.

3.5 T: Again, bananas. Next is earthiness and metal. It has a good flavor, it's just hard to get to it because of the carbonation.

2.0 M: Way, way, way too much carbonation. It's so bad that you can't taste the beer for a few seconds.

2.0 D: I'm afraid that if I drink too much of this, my stomach will explode from all the pressure created by the copius amounts of carbonation.

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Photo of engisch
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle is 500mL with 5.0% alcohol by volume. Again there are the ingredients: "water, barley & hops, yeast" which make me wonder because this says on the bottle "Dark Wheat Beer", but anyway it isn't going to stop me from reviewing it.

It pours a dark amber/brown with tremendous off-white head and foam. The smell is of sweet bananas and grains. Taking a sip after taking nearly an eternity to pour this very carbonated beer, gives flavors of malty banana and cloves. Very tastey. I would say this is a better tasting beer than their Weissbier, but they are still very similar.

Pour this brew carefully for it is very likely to overflow, much like it's lighter brother, weissbier. I could drink this all night, as it's light and flavorful.

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Photo of 51mmz0rz
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy brown body, yeast floats slowly to the bottom of the glass. Head is loose, lacing is alright.

S: Nice hefe smell, rather powerful, a little sweet.

T: Some hefe flavor, slight caramel flavor, but overall the beer is strangely acidic making it a bit off putting.

M: Feels thin and the bubbles are large.

D: Pretty drinkable, the flavors aren't huge so its hard to hate.

Overall not too impressed, but its drinkable.

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Photo of jwc215
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml swing-top bottle. It has a freshness label - no month notched though, and both years of 08 and 09 notched - odd that (multiple choice?) - poured into a weizen glass:

Pours a huge tan head over a cloudy orangeish brown. The head settles to a rocky/foamy lasting cover.

The smell is of assertive banana/clove with a wheat tang and caramel and earthy notes.

The taste does not live up to the expectations of the nose. It is spicy (clove) earthy, caramelish but with a touch of a metallic tinge. Banana more subdued than in the nose. Not quite as sweet and dark as expected. Finishes semi-dry.

Initial effervescence turns swishy and watery. Smooth, thirst-quenching, but thin with awkward carbonation.

Drinkable - a bit bitterish for style, which would be fine, but the expected malt character seems restrained for a dunkel. All-in-all it becomes less impressive down the line, but in the end is still a nice dunkelweisse (don't really get the "schwarze" part - they should call it "dunkelweisse, as that's what it is - dark but not black). Anyway, certainly worth trying!

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Photo of phantomwyse
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Color of watered down coffee without light behind the glass, dark almond when illuminated. Very thick head with tight soapy bubbles.

S: Banana with bitter malt, bready, reminiscent of a saison.

T: A disappointment. Every taste is a memory of another taste, it is a beer with deja-vu of other beers you've had and enjoyed -- it tastes the way a movie you that can't remember the title to bugs you all day. Vaguely approaches banana and quick breads with lots of butter, sweet yeast.

M: Very friendly. The appearance of this beer is deceiving given it's very light nature. Decent carbonation, refreshing finish.

D: It's drinkable in the sense that one can take hearty mouth-fulls of this beer and the taste won't attack you. You'll barely notice the taste, just some happy carbonation playing on your tongue. I won't say this isn't drinkable, but I'd prefer to drink something else.

Overall, I expected more. I've enjoyed a few dark wheat brews in the recent past (Ayinger) and was hoping this would follow close behind. It did not. It has a fun bottle with a ceramic plug and it's a very good looking beer, but it was a let down.

PS: As this beer warms, some more flavor develops -- however, you lose the refreshing aspect that is it's best feature, in my opinion.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.12/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1/2 ltr fliptop from Market Limone in Nampa sometime last week.... shared with my work buddy Matt.. Matt loves a good German Wheat.. but he wasn't too hip on this one or the last... I am! Label shows best by 12/8.

Poured into my smaller weizen glass.. 3 finger head drops back leaving spotty lacing.. atop a slightly hazy dark chestnut brew.

Aroma is less than many dark weizens.. but it is still there and out front.. clove and bananas with a slight caramel component..

Flavor is very fresh!! Banana milkshake.. spicy clove finish with some lite caramel sweetness to be the big bow that ties it all together.. carbonation is muted.. but that helps the body.. Rich as it warms.. very nice.

I am getting out of this review early because I want to go enjoy the last half of my glass and I need to move the sprinklers.. :-)

Overall.. pretty good.. very good.. Expensive.. but I am really glad I had a chance to try it.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz flip-top bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours a dark brownish color with a nice off-white head that possesses excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is wheat with some banana and clove and a bit of yeastiness. The taste is a nice dose of wheat and malt with some spices and a yeasty finish. Overall, Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse is a solid Dunkelweizen that is perfect for a hot summer day. Recommended.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous cloudy brown color on the pour with a decent head and minimal lace. delicious taste with a wheaty-appeal to it. Mouthfeel is perfect, very clean and refreshing with no bitter or poor aftertaste. Highly drinkable beer, and if it were not for the price, this would be a perfect session beer

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Photo of SilentSabre
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one had alot going for it in the beginning. Poured up medium to dark brown and somewhat cloudy resembling some nasty, rusty rain water poured from an old pipe. Precisley what I look for in this style. The smell was rather spicy and in a round-about way kind of reminded me of banana bread dough with more spice and less banana. So far so good. I take a sip, and everything comes to a woefully abrupt stop. There is a very noticeable sourness in the flavour of this one that is more akin to a farmhouse / spontaneously firmented...thing, than a weisse bier. I don't mind sournes in beer, so-long as it's *supposed* to be there. I have never encountered this characteristic in this style. Ever. And it was very "off-putting" for lack of a better word. I'd give the flavour average at best. Mouthfeel was about what was to be expected. Drinkability would be great, but that sourness just really distracts me. I love this style, but I can't do this one. Perhaps I got a bad beer?

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Photo of Strix
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brownish with a good-sized head.

Smell is general wheaty, banana and clove. Not too dark-smelling.

Taste never really develops for me. Some general wheat-beer elements, but they kind of just taper off. No off-flavors, so this is fine and drinkable, but no flavors that really stand out. Some banana and clove, very mild.

Overall, this was drinkable, but I'm not really excited about it.

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Photo of WesWes
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a fruity banana clove scent along with a light wheat, crystal, and pale malt aroma. It's very dry with a slight crystal malt sweetness. The taste is average. It has an extremely dry wheat malt flavor with just a touch of fruity yeast esters. It's quite earthy with little crystal malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is average also. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average dunkel. It's looks great, but it's not very interesting.

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Photo of animal69
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i've never had this one, figured i'd give it a shot, BB date is 12/08 & says it must be stored under 50*, must be fresh, it was on a shelf ; pours a light orange-brown color w/ a huge light tan head which lasted forever in spite of my delicate pour leaving loads of pinhole lacing in my weizen glass ; a bit of a light smell, but good nonetheless w/ the classic banana and clove aroma sticking out the most, some bready malt aroma as well as a bit of coriander ; an interesting flavor, slightly tart, more malty than fruity, an almost smokey quality in the malt profile, w/ faint caramel notes, more banana and coriander at the finish w/ something i can't put my finger on lingering( dark fruit ?) ; light-bodied w/ lots of co2, the flavor hangs in just enough ; i like this beer, def. a drinkable one too....

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Photo of etenbus
2.87/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured the swing-top bottle into my tall hefeweizen glass and it filled with a velvet brown-orange, hazy liquid with two fingers of head, which quickly reduced to a messy layer of foam.

The smell was enticing. It smells very fresh, spicy, and yeasty. In the nose are fruit, a little clove, and maybe some cinnamon.

On the tongue there was an initial worrisome metallic flavor, flinty almost. There's the sourness of the wheat in there, but not much in the way of the dunkel weizen toastiness or the zingy banana-clove taste of Bavarian wheat ales. There's a side shot of bitterness on the swallow.

While a dunkel should have that natural carbonation that gives these refreshing brews their zest, there's plenty of that here, but without the flavor profile to help balance the carbonation, the beer falls a bit flat (no pun intended!). So the mouthfeel is slightly thin because of the missing weight of flavor.

I almost wonder if I got a bad batch, although the drink before date is June 2008 (and this is January).

I will always judge dunkelweizens to the perfect one I had in the pub just outside Charlemagne's Dom in Aachen on a rainy day in June 2004. Ayinger comes closest on a consistent basis, and the Weihestaphaner (sp?) is always quite good, too. Keep the search going.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.07/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5L bottle to a big hefe Glass, the liquid is a dark cloudy brown with good carbonation. The head is almost 3 fingers, brown an leaves little lace.

The smell is great like toasted and spiced bananas, just great.

The taste drops just a bit some bananas, light toast and mild spice, Maybe the spice just is't quite right. But all in all a very good tasting brew.

The mouthfeel could have a bit mow zing and body but still good.

The drinkability is nice I would buy this again.

Prosit, MK

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Photo of Vancer
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad little black white beer, missing some elements, but still a study drinker if you come across it.

Poured a clear (in the beginning) deep cola brown, topped with a nice frothy ivory head. Good lacing.

Strange aroma of woody malts – where’s the clove or banana? Certainly not in the quaff either – but a tasty caramel with a spicy wheat backbone kicked in.

Firm body and finished crisp, even when the bottom yeasties were swirled into the mix. I could easily drink more, but won’t make a big effort to get it again.

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Photo of GRPunk
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I meant to save this beer to drink later in the week, but I hit it just the right way when putting away my groceries to pop the cap.

Bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A- A huge tan head erupted with even a gentle pour. It was initially a clear brown color before a swirl of the bottle and the addition of the yeast made for a murky brown brew with plenty of carbonation.

S- The balance between the malts and yeast characteristics made for a banana bread aroma. In the beginning the yeast scent was so pronounced I was hoping I didn't get an infected bottle.

T- A nice wheat flavor with a hint of banana and spice, again, made this beer taste something like liquid banana bread.

M- It had a solid chewy feel.

D- It was a very drinkable, full-bodied beer.

Overall- A good representation of the style. It's a nice cooler weather alternative to the hefes I enjoy during the summer months.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$2.99 for a 500ml bottle. 5% ABV. "Use before 12/07". Pours out to a slightly cloudy very dark brown, much darker than most dunkelweizen's I've had. There is a very fine yet heavily cemented swatch of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Forms a tall, very soapy looking, slightly off-white head with excellent retention and solid sheets of lacing. Carbonation is medium-strong. The aroma is really nice...this is quite different than most DW's as it has a Unibroue-type nose to it, redolant with apples, pears, and alot of mango. Cleanly fermented with a wonderful nose. Mouthfeel is very spritzy, exploding on the tongue in an effervescent flurry. Lightbodied. The taste begins with the mangos, pears, and apples. There is a mild nutty sweetness imparted by the slight addition of darker grains. In the middle, there is a brief metallic note, followed by a brisk seltzer acidity from the carbonation. The aftertaste is a little herbal and woody. At this point, I swirled and added the yeast. Now it looks like swamp water. The metallic note is now much more noticeable, and there is an odd waxiness in the aftertaste. I think this is a DW that is better without the yeast.

Hrmmmm. Quite an interesting beer here. It's not amazing, but quite good. Considering the cost, I think there are much better and cheaper alternatives, but the benchmark for this category in my book is Franziskaner.

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Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: 1/2" khaki head atop a rich, dark hazy brown beer

smell and taste: Bland and metallic at first, especially on the nose, but the nutty, yeasty banana bread eventually comes around. A nice hop presence even develops

m: Highly fizzy and prickly at first, but it settles down over the course. Light-medium in body.

d: a little inconsistent, fizzy and metallic at first but improving in depth and mouthfeel over time

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Photo of whynot44
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, not quite opague, orangish brown color with a substantial tan head that slowly retreats but produces some nice lacing.

The aroma is bready with cloves and some hints of bananas and dried plums.

The taste is sweet malt and wheaties with a mix of clove, plums, a hint of banana and something else - nutmeg? It finishes with a definite sourness and caramel note, no real detectable hops bite.

Light/medium bodied, fairly smooth and easily drinkable.

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Photo of Drew966
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse pours a beautiful mahogany color with orange highlights and a thick off white head from a brown half liter swingtop bottle. The aroma strikes me as being sweet and yeasty. There is an almost metallic flavor at first, some nutty flavors. Banana is noticeable, but clove really isn't to me. I would like a thicker mouthfeel. Worth a try.

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Photo of cbl2
2.15/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

3/24/2007 $2.39 500 mL 5.00% Notched Use before 5/06.

Appearance:

Thank god for the flip top locking the cork down, because this thing exploded! Pours an odd cream soda/iced tea color that isn't very appealing. Topped by a thin persistent tan head.

Aroma:

Sugary caramel and wet cardboard. Not a good sign.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Unpleasant astringent mouthfeel leads off this sickly sweet mess of a beer. This is a year past it's prime, and I hope that explains the flavors that require me to rinse my mouth after sipping this atrocity.

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Photo of Braudog
2.03/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From the ceramic-lidded swing top bottle, consumed right after the Weiss. this poured with a less-pronounced head, looking more like a regular dunkel bier than dunkelweiss. The aroma, too, is much more malty than yeasty ... with a big sweet cookieness to it. Likewise the flavor was like a sweet Girl Scout treat ... very sugary. Light and slippery, this was closer to a homebrewed soda than a dunkelweiss. (#2727, 2/25/2007)

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Photo of ppoitras
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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 3" tan head above the clear dark caramel brew. Head fades down sedately, but still keeps an 1" of height, with hordes of thick, coating lacing. Aroma is clovey spicy wheat. Taste is sweet upfront, then the wheat flavors kick in, with citrus lingering. Mouthfeel seems a bit thin, but is quite smooth, and drinkability is alright as well. Not a bad beer, but not one I'd probably head out to find again.

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Photo of shbobdb
4.21/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well . . .

I feel really guilty about giving this beer high marks. After all, rather than being a 'dunkel Weizen' it is a Schwarz Weisse with a red background . . . For those of you who don't know, the colours of the Nazi regime were Black (Schwarz) White (Weiss) Red (Rot), in that particular order, the order you are likely to percieve them on the bottle. God, I really, really, really sincerely hope that this was an accident. Really I do.

As for the beer itself, at first it pours a brilliant dark, burgundy-brown, a rich colour that is actually made both brighter and lighter by the addition of yeast. And the head and head retention . . . can't be beat!

It smells subtle. I'm a little tired of ester-bombs, so I welcomed its subdued notes of banana and clove. Upon first sip, I marveled at how the malt really managed to dominate this beer (as it ought) while the banana/clove tastes play a (delightful!) complimentary role.

The mouthfeel is thick and rich, nice and creamy with just the right amount of bubbly.

Drinkability? Wonderful! Wonderous!

I like this beer because it captures all that is good about Weizens, without being over-the-top about it. Man, I would be really bummed to learn these guys are fascists. They make a killer beer.

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Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
3.47 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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