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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
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85
Ratings:
129
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
17%
 
 
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 129
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 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 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 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 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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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 teromous
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: It is a very dark brown, the color of black tea, with a thick foamy head with the consistency of soap. This has no real visibility, and appears very hazy. It has a nice frothy lacing.

S: It has a very rich smell to it, with a mixture of fruits and some bread-like scents. There is a caramel scent as well. The fruit scents are similar to a dried date.

T: I get some of that fruit flavor similar to what is in the scent. The flavor is very mellow, and has more of those caramel flavors as well. I get a slight metallic tinge.

M: The mouthfeel is light bodied, leaning to the medium but not there. There is ample carbonation.

O: Overall this was an alright beer, but not spectacular. With these imports it can be hit or miss, and is never a really good judgement of what the beer really tastes like. I probably wouldn't pick this one up again.

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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 schoolboy
4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah. The real deal from Germany. This is a great style,done well. As I like, this beer has a very interesting aroma. Fruity, pungent. But the taste is more reserved. The after taste comes back to where the aroma is.

All in all, a very drinkable, quality experience. The brew is quite mirky looking and the lacing peels right down the glass (does not stick).

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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 Cimaron
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was inhabiting the slot on the shelf usually reserved for another beer that I was looking for so it caught my attention and I gave it a shot. The POP that was released upon opening scared the hell out of my wife and made my youngest kid cry!!! I wasn't expecting that, or the volcanic eruption that followed!!!

As is typical with Hefeweizen this beer has high carbonation, but this one has clearly taken top honors in that department. It took me about 3-4 minutes to get it into the glass. The head was enormous with large, irregular, soapy bubbles. Although there was not a lot of yeast sediment present in the bottle, the beautiful flavor and aroma of Bavarian yeast shine through regardless.

Ranks as a top 5 in my Dunkelweizen list.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden brown with a fairly thick pale tan head that hangs around for a little. Aroma is malty with a strong overtone of fruit, mainly apple, and a hint of spice. Flavor is malty and a little fruity, not very well rounded but still acceptable. Texture is quite fizzy, just a bit on the watery side, but it leaves behind a decent tingle. Overall, not too shabby.

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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 mikesgroove
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up for the hell of it as i needed a swingtop for a little experiment and this was 2.99 and i had not tried it. poured into a nonic on 1.14.10.

decent pour, nothing crazy with a dark amber, hazelnut color and a nice head that faded kinda quickly on me before i got to take a whiff of it. interesting aroma as i get roasted malts, light hops, touches of banana and clove, grasses and a touch of smoke, which all carries over into the flavor. nice balance here with tons of malts and a light fruit that keeps it all together quite well i have to admit. lots of grass and touches of banana and cereal grains seem to keep it going quite nicely. really cool little finish which is light and dry but pops a touch of brown sugar out of no where.

a touch unique for the style and I really liked it. would not mind doing this one again any day.

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

The Color is an amazingly dark amber color. not very see through at all. Very fizzy and an amazing german style head.
It has a nice vanilla taste to it. I'm getting a little bit of Banana as well. Lite toasted malts. little to no hop taste. It is very pleasant to drink.

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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 Beejay
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep brown color. Like heavy brewed iced tea. Huge head on this. Absolutely massive, and a bit tannish.

S: Malty at first. There is almost a hint of salt in the aroma. Some Bread like smells as well.

T: A nice bready beer. Grainy and wheat like. Fairly clean, with a subtle, but noticeable noble hop flavor.

M: Medium light in body. The carbonation is fairly high, but it works for the brew. There is a lovely clean feel to this.

D: Very drinkable. Well crafted, and it seems effortless in it's delivery. Not something that is a "wow" but something that is enjoyable, and solidly made.

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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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Photo of kevinjosephlee
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a glass

A: Ruby red when held to the light; very dark in the glass. Off-white head that starts big and rocky with modest dissipation and almost no lacing.

S: Fruity sweet malts, dark fruits. Not so heavy on the phenolics (cloves).

T: Banana and cloves. Perhaps some vanilla notes. More prominent are the darker fruits like plum and raisin. A not-quite-cloying-but-almost-so sweetness. Good malty richness. The after-taste is of tobacco smoke residue on the back of the tongue.

M: Definitely on the lighter side of body. A higher carbonation than most beers lead to a fluffy mouthfeel. A dry finish.

Notes: The mouthfeel changes noticeably if the yeast pellet is agitated. While some may find the tobacco-y after taste off-putting, I enjoyed it as the memory of a good cigar. (And luckily, the flavor doesn't last that long.) This is probably one of my favorite beers, even if it has a milder body than the classification would suggest. The simple complexity is nice.

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Photo of SolomonGrundy
2.3/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red amber. So much rocky head it's almost unbelievable. Huge amounts of lacing and decent carbonation. Only faint aromas, though. Some mint, a hint of lavendar, tiny bit of vanilla. Not much else...maybe a tiny bit of bubblegum in there. Unique so far. Weird flavor. Very thin, unfortunately. There's some of the aforementioned bubblegum notes in there. Very easy drinking. Too easy-drinking if you ask me. No big hop or malt characteristics at all. Kind of like a lite dark beer. I don't like this, but you could probably session it all day as it's mostly water. Don't bother with this folks, even though it's relatively cheap. You get what you pay for.

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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 Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a huge white head. The aroma is a lot of toffee and caramel malts with some wheat, orange and earthy hops characteristics. The flavor is wheat with a lot of toffee. I also get some citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear red with hints of brown throughout. A HUGE head. The cap nearly exploded off the bottle, not unlike a bottle of champagne being uncorked. A glass full of foam was the result. Think root beer poured over ice cream and you'll get the idea.
Smell is malt, wheat, dark fruit, rich, yeast and a hint of alcohol.
Taste is exactly the same. A very nice thing in my book.
Sharp effervescence, medium heavy body, slightly warming. A very good beer indeed once the head drops.

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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 WOTO97
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pouring this into a glass, I thought I had grabbed a coke by mistake. Body looks like a hazy cola and the head is very fizzy. Definitely get your standard banana and clove off the nose, along with faint nutmeg and bread undertones. Lots of banana and hearty spice qualities on the palate with a faint caramel and light tartness up front. The fizz of the carbonation is pretty overwhelming here and settles down to a very slight body. Overall, this one lacks the depth of flavors that is somewhat common to the style accompanied by a very thin mouthfeel.

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Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
3.47 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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