Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
Germany
moosbacher.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

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:
131
Reviews:
85
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
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Photo of Reidrover
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml swing top bottle "Schwarze Weisse".From Capital Market, Salem.$3.49 Huge POP when the swing top is opened!!! HUge white head is released into my glass..rakes a while for it to calm down..not a good sign! When i can actually now see the beer its a redish amber colur..head is large and thickly frothy. Aroma is actually OK Bready, spicy yeasts,some barnyard and orange! Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma..kinda ends very abruptly though. Ok on the palate i actually liked the carbonation..very refeshing. Overall not great but certainlly not bad.

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Photo of metter98
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The swing top let out a loud pop when the bottle was opened. The beer is very hazy—yellowish brown hues are visible near the edges of the glass and it appears dark reddish brown when viewed from afar. It poured with a two finger high off white head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down. The beer got murkier as I got near the bottom of the bottle and started to resemble apple cider.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bananas and doughy yeast are present in the nose along bits of sweetness.
T: The taste has flavors of bananas along with notes of apples and sweetness plus hints of clove-like spices.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer was quite fruity and yeasty and felt like it could have had more complexity in the taste and a bit more fullness in the body.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown bottle with a swing top - 1pt. 9 fl oz. (500 ml)

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse Dark filled my weizen glass with a brown color producing a 1-finger tan head that left behind hit and miss lacing. The nose is malty, sweet and cola like. The flavor is also dominated by malt that is nutty, of cocoa and raisins. Mouth feel is light-medium [for the style] and is not as smooth, rich or creamy as the better dunkelweizens I have had.

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse Dark is not a bad beer by any means, however, falls short of the better and richer German and American dunkelweizens.

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Photo of mpyle
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Need to state up front that "expiration date" was August 2009 (about 11 months ago). My bad for not noticing when I purchased it a week ago.

Let it warm a bit, and was an absolute gusher when opened. Immense off-white head, coarsely bubbled at the bottom, and creamy looking on top. Cloudy brownish color the beer itself.

A sweet aroma, a bit of fruit (not really like banana) and malt. Appropriately no hop aroma.

Slightly sweet, with more malt character than a weisse beer yeast character. Not unusual for the style. Flavor overall is a little lifeless, and borderline oxidized tasting (would be consistent with extreme age)

MF is unremarkable. Light to medium body, and moderate to high carbonation. No astringency or warming.

If a fresher sample tastes better than this one, would be a nice, drinkable beer. Only 5% ABV and no rough edges to the flavor profile.

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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 sulldaddy
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a clear ginger ale color from the bottle but is slightly darker rootbeer when consolidated in the glass.
Fizzy eggshell white head foams up 2 cm and fades gradually to an edge layer and islands.
The aroma is mild but fruity, caramel, and a little doughy scone scent.
First sip reveals a light airy textured beer. not a common descriptor but this beer almost feels fluffy, not watery thin, but very soft. Carbonation is fine and fizzy, prickling my throat on each swallow.
Flavor is sweet malt with caramel and some mild fruit flavor. I get scone flavor here now too, raspberry scone to be particular. Doughy twangy sweetness. Probably from the wheat.
The beer is very easy to drink with no hop or booze presence. A solid beer that is at best enjoyable, but not excellent.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notched 2/11. Poured into a weizen glass. Opened with a loud pop, and initially poured solid foam. After resting poured better. Poured a medium brown color with a thick foamy head. Head lasted a few moments, but as quickly replenished by massive carbonation rising from the bottom. Once the bubbles stopped, the head disappeared quickly. Smelled slightly sour, with a bit of fruity spice. Taste was a gentle banana bread, with a bit of pepper finish. Felt overly thin in the mouth, coated towards the back of the mouth slightly. Carbonation just felt funny on the tongue. Overall not bad, but seemed a bit bland.

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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 White_Whiskey
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$3 .79/500 mL bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
500 mL bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of cider
Head large (6 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm layer with various size bubbles
Lacing OK – some large islands stretching from the top of the glass to the surface, various size bubbles
Body medium brown, very muddy
Flavor begins with a kind of mild apple cider taste followed quickly by a malty taste. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Interesting beer. I’d definitely have another of these.

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Photo of Brenden
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an opaque medium-dark brown, clouded with just a bit of sediment. It forms a big light brown head that fades after some time and leaves little spotty lacing just here and there. Better lacing and retention would make for a good appearance, but it's above average nonetheless.
The nose offers something interesting, perhaps the mingling of particular dark grains with the malts used as well as the wheat giving it something unique to me; it's something reminiscent of, but not quite, a grain like rye, and I'm imagining a ball of dough that will bake into a cross between rye and sourdough loaf. There's a it of yeast with a ghost of dark fruits and perhaps clove. This is a nice aroma that could use more strength.
The same could be said of the flavor. There's a bit of peppery spiciness riding a light herbal hops bitterness, but this seems like an under-malted beer to me. Wheat and the grains come through, but it really comes off more as herbal and tangy than anything else.
An initial smoothness rides together with a crisp nip up front. It's pretty thin, though not heinously so. There's enough going on that it's interesting, but not particularly so.

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Photo of albern
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little disappointing mind you, but not an unacceptable choice. The beer is incredibly foamy, it is almost like puff pastry foam, very light and airy and as a result there is no lacing or real retention. The beer looks like murky dirty brown water. Plenty of yeasty sludge on the bottom of this one. The nose on the beer is wheaty and sweet, some caramel malts, some musty and woody aromatics, some of the sweet lagery bubblegum like aromas too.

The taste is quite light. There is a dark, sweet lagery wheatiness to the beer. This is well carbonated with plenty of yeastiness that keeps this to more of a sipping type of experience. Sweet caramels, sweet malts, some slightly off mustiness in there as well. There is a candy fruitiness underneath the beer. It is an okay beer but I was hoping for more.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into an Erdinger 0.5 L wheat beer glass, beer served with yeast (intentionally). Beer is dark brown, forms a white head that falls away leaving lacing on the glass. Carbonation is high with large bubbles, very steady. Head does not stand up.

Beer has a very slight ester aroma, some metallic character. Could have done a lot here but didn't.

Beer has a slight harshness to it. There is a flavor of roast there, subtle. There isn't much bitterness. This beer is wet, not dry, interesting, but not my favorite dunkel, not by a long shot. Drinkability is moderate but its still sessionable. I don't think I would order it again but it may be an important stop on the dunkelweiss journey.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cwd
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of gkunkle
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a shade of brown with an off-white head of about 1"that slowly dissipates. Smells malty/wheaty and a little of clove. Taste was pretty easy going but likeable. A slightly more potent taste wouldn't be a terrible thing. Has a fairly typical dunkel taste, just a little light. As others mentioned, it had a sort of tobacco aftertaste which really intrigued me, it is certainly different from other dunkels I have tasted. Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation. Overall this is an intriguing take on the dunkel style, but it could use a little more in the flavor department.

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Photo of ortie
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jgammoniv
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 Brad007
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a mild brown color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks somewhat uninspiring.

Aroma is full of faint hints of clove and wheat. Not much else seems to be there. A little weak as well.

Taste is once again uninspired with a weak amount of wheat showing through. Watery as well.

Mouthfeel? Why bother? I'm not sure why I'd comment there.

Not bad but certainly uninspiring and I've had better examples of the style. I assume it would taste better on tap.

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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 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 RoyalT
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - This is a foam monster of course with a nice, tanned head and a thick, hearty brown body.

Smell - The malts are really nice here at the nose and the light yeast compliment is enough to get a thumbs up from me. There's kind of a stale character here though that keeps me from wanting to dive right in.

Taste - Yeah this really doesn't produce at the taste. The wheat totally wimped out and the yeast is OK but just very light. There's no bready character to this at all and the finish just falls right off the table.

Mouthfeel - This is bigger than light-bodied but not medium and the carbonation is cheap and fizzy like an Alka-Seltzer.

Sinkability - I really enjoyed their Helles Lager but this completely missed the mark.

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