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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131
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the Tucher glass clear at first, but cloudy with yeast near the end of the pour. The color was dark brown with a hazy characteristic and an off-white head which rose tall and slow and fell the same to lace the glass.

The aroma was smoky and lightly roasty with a toast characteristic. Wheat and a fruity banana presence were notable as was a very light chocolate.

The flavor was lighter than expected with a moderate fruity banana character and a decent level of bittering. The smoky character in the aroma was light in the flavor, yet present. The flavor was lightly crisp and contained a bit of spice as well as a nice wheat presence. The flavor was also lightly toasty with a hint of roast charcter and chocolate.

The finish was dry with a pleasant very slight smoky presence into the aftertaste coupled with a light fruit character lasting a similar length of time. The body was medium light and the carbonation was relatively high. The wheat and the carbonation led to a nice mouthfeel and a carbonic bite to the beer. The beer's drinkabilty was pretty good also.

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

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Photo of Natural510
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0.5L bottle flip-top bottle with best-by dating of June 2010.

Pours a cloudy, barely transparent dark amber with a generous amount of cotton-like head. Very inviting.
Nose of green apples and cherries with a lightly medicinal twinge.
Tart fruitiness to the flavor as well. Malts are sweet and mild and the yeast agreeable to the balance of the brew. Wheat is very subtle and does not provide a significant breaded quality as with other weissbiers.
Body is on the lighter side for the style, but it is full enough carry out its intended flavor.
I liked it. Unique flavor which doesn't pound you over the head, but still makes for a fairly enjoyable drinking experience.
I'm also not sure why Moosbacher gets such low ratings on this website. Both the offerings I've had from them were tasty, and at a good price for German imports.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KYBrewgrass
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- 3.5 Muddy, hazy brown in color. There's a huge frothy tan head on the pour and it settles to a half finger throughout. The lacing is a little spotty and slippery.

S- 4 Right up front in the nose is a combo of semi-sweet caramel and hops. There's a bit of wheat present as well. It is a good blended aroma.

T- 3.5 There's a malt sweetness that is tempered by a wheat and grain-like finish. Unfortunately there's a metallic taste in this one common to many sips. The brew doesn't really have any bold flavors.

M- 3.5 Despite its monster head on the pour this actually feels under-carbonated. It's light in body and kind of watery.

D- 3.5 Not a bad brew by any means, but not all that exciting either. I'm a fan of dark wheats, so I had my hopes up for this one. It has some good things going on but isn't very complex. It's light and would be easy enough to drink a few, though I don't see myself wanting more than the big single.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse Dark Wheat Beer, Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer, Moosbach, Germany, 92709. Since 1887. Product of Bavaria, Germany.

Clear, caramel-y brown tint, lush, lace-leaving cocoa-toned head.

Sweet, cola-like nose. Hints of raisins and plum. Malty, with a slice of spice.

Tasting it: Clean and even malty mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa and nuts. Minor hops. Smooth wheat character comes through, very scrumptious.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a slightly hazy, medium-dark mahogany amber with a fine three finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mildy sweet caramel malt, wheat, clove, light cola, spicy. Flavor of mild wheat, hints of caramel, nuts, toasted malt; finishes dry and bland with residual light wheat and clove. Light bodied. A nice smelling, but ultimately underwhelming weizen beer. Really quite a nice presention, and the flavor is fine, but it is very mild and unassuming. Meh.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bronzed rustic orange with Sunkist edges. I'll wait for the toasted marshmallow-colored head to fall a bit so that I can add more beer to the glass before proceeding. I just know that there must be yeast in there somewhere and I want to give Schwarze Weisse every chance to impress. The cap is a bit stiff and brittle. It still manages to persist, but lays down very little lace.

The second pour results in a darker, richer, rosier glow and the hoped for fine yeast (and the final pour murks the beer up something fierce). I like the nose since it has all of the requisite style elements; it just needs to be bolder. I'm not sure that I could identify it as coming from a dunkel weizen (as opposed to a hefe weizen) since there's very little dark maltiness. Bruised banana and clove are pretty well accounted for however.

This is pretty good beer, if a little mild for my tastes. My hope is that the metallic nature of the the first few mouthfuls will fade (it does). More malt would definitely be the first order of business if I could tweak the recipe. I like my dunkels to be nice and dunkelish and this one falls just a bit short in that department.

The banana esters and clove spice are pleasant on the palate and are present in roughly equal proportions. Even more yeastiness would improve things quite a bit though since, again, this is a beer that is somewhat short on flavor intensity. As far as flavor sensations, it's more bitter than sour than sweet. A clean finish could hardly be avoided given the relative lack of ingredients.

Beer of this style ought to be a little more full. It also ought to be softer and less carbonated. For all that, the mouthfeel is serviceable and doesn't impinge too awful much on enjoyability. More malt please.

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse isn't a vastly different beer than was Moosbacher Weissbier. Yeah, they taste different due to the different styles, but in terms of quality they're two peas in a pod. Or, if you prefer the German, 'sich gleichen wie ein Ei dem anderen'. This is a decent dunkel weizen without being an especially memorable one.

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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 brentk56
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a huge head that is matched by its retention and lacing

Smell: Bananas and raisins, along with cocoa, nuts and a hint of clove, but there is a definite tart tone that doesn't appear appropriate

Taste: Banana and dark bread, with a developing cocoa, raisin and nut flavor; a little tartness arrives, after the swallow and dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks the creamy mouthfeel of the better Germans

Overall: The label wasn't notched, so I don't know anything about the age of the beer; I have had this beer twice now and in both cases there were flaws, though not the same flaws; this review is a composite of both tastes but doesn't really capture either as the tart example didn't have the right fruity tones and the one that tasted like a hefe was very flabby

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%

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

(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer has a clean but dense dark brown body with a sea of microbubbles supporting a bubble cob web of a head.
S- The toasted brown bread aroma has a pretty clean finish. T- The yeasty flavor and clove have a softer banana estery hint and a slight tartness in the dry finish.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a pretty fizzy finish that is almost bitey. There is no alcohol heat noticed.
D- The fizz really oppresses the flavors and there isn't much depth to it but it does have some of the classic hefe characters underneath.

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

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

Poured into a weizen from a half liter bottle, two months after the freshness date, which may or may not be an issue; that's something I'll have to determine with my next tasting of it.

A: Classic Dunkel Weizen look, with a dark reddish brown body, not very translucent although with a noticable amount of bubbling within. Finger or two of off-white fluffy head, clinging to the sides of the glass with some nice lacing. Head retreated faster than I'd like, but never got below a 3mm cap and always left behind lacing. Pretty nice.

S: First impressions; banana and clove, as any good dunkel weizen, but also some hints of something like orange or a cinnamon. Perhaps a bit sour, but that might be because of the freshness date having passed. Not sure. Pretty pleasant, but not the most striking of dunkel weizens. Yeast makes itself felt, alongside a certain bready maltiness, but these I didn't seem to notice until tasting.

T: Not as much as I'd expect in terms of dunkel weizen character. Fruity and banana like, but the bananas aren't as pronounced as the general fruitiness. Sweet bready, almost smokey malts, but with an accompanying sourness that seems as though it's there to balance things a bit. Not much in the way of a hop presence, and on the back-end I swear there's some caramel hints. Overall, I'd have to go with dried fruit as the dominant trait.

M: Smooth and medium-bodied with minimal bite from your usual tart wheat flavors or carbonation. I keep getting this impression of sourness...must be the freshness =/

D: Pretty drinkable on the whole, tasty and easy to drink, but as a big fan of dunkel weizens, I can say I've had better, so while this is very nice, you can get better.

Hopefully, this is accurate, considering the past-date freshness, but I wanted to throw this in to contribute to the rating of this apparently unknown beer. Will update next time I pick it up.

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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 enfield249
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - At first, it pours a very clear dark brown, with a slight red tint. At the bottom, there is a decent amount of yeast, which I added to the beer. Makes it moderately cloudy.

S - Yeasty, slight smell of bread or biscuit, also a little banana and some funky smells.

T - Sweet banana bread, grain, maltyiness, but also a little dark fruit.

M - On the fuller side, but very nice for the style.

O - Not bad. Very interesting flavor.

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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 wattoclone
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of snowsurfer422
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of nmeiborg
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This, the fourth and final beer on this tour of Moosbacher beers. And, to be honest, I'm quite happy about that. Though I find these beers boring as all hell, this one is decidedly the most interesting.

Maybe a bit limp in the pour, but the dark rusty, murky beer gives a nice white-ish head that retains much better than the other beers from the brewery. The beer laces with some confidence and takes on a standard Dunkelwiess look.

Fruity, peppery, spicy, and malty to the nose. A moderate blend of wheat mixes with both pilsner malts and dark grains for a deep bready, toasty base. Plumbs, grapes, dates, and figs set the stage for the yeasty esters, then give an interesting contrast to the spicy clove, white peppery, and herbal hop bite.

Though the beer beer heavily favors maltiness instead of graininess in texture, the beer could use a stronger malt foundation to help with firmness, roundness, and fullness.

I think they are on to something with this beer, but it is the characteristics of the brewery to under-malt their beers. Though clean, crisp, and refreshing; the lack of meaningful maltiness leaves the beer wonderless.

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Photo of Suds
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is a murky, chocolate-milk colored brown. Muddy, yeasty, and sporting a towering head, the beer is nicely attractive. The aroma is full of the usual twangy, wheat character and citric smell of a weisse. Lots of yeast, a touch of pale malt. Still, it's not particularly interesting...average at best. The taste is a bit more spritzy and citric, with a little pepper, spice, and light roasted notes underneath. Nice. Spritzy and enjoyable mouthfeel.

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