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Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Moosbacher Schwarze WeisseMoosbacher Schwarze Weisse

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 129
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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Photo of Radome
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served from bottle into glass.

A - Slightly cloudy and a medium brown color. Head is a dull white and made up of large, thin bubbles that look very soap-like.

S - Light, slightly fruity aroma. No evident wheat smell.

T - Very muted flavor. Wheat bread and light bananas and fruit. Very clean. Flavors fade rapidly with no aftertaste.

M - Light to medium body marred by excessive carbonation. The carbonic acid burn hits before you can sense any flavors. You feel a definite fizz in your mouth as you swallow.

D - Very cleanly made beer with no flaws, but also very little flavor. Yhere just is not much going on. The big flaw is the fizzy carbonation that gets in the way of the delicate flavors.

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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 JBogan
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After a very slow pour this one still had a gigantic tan head perched atop a murky brown body. I'd had it's sister beer recently so was prepared for the enormous pillow, which eventually receded to leave minimal lacing. I'd give it a 5 for the head but a 1 for the horrible looking liquid, making it an average of 3.

A very faint aroma of perhaps wheat and maybe banana and a bit of butter.

The taste was also very mellow. Nothing really different about it than what the aroma suggested. It's not bad tasting, yet it's very weak. Needs something extra to spice it up.

Mouthfeel was slightly on the thin side, and quite flat.

As mentioned, I'd had it's sister beer (the Weissbier) and have to say I much preferred that one. This schwarze weisse just didn't cut it.

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Photo of cudmud
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Looks is the best attribute of this beer. It has a wonderful clear, deep maghogany color. It pours with a thick bright white head that quickly desipates to one-half finger in thickness. It does produce moderate lacing.

Smell: This beer has interesting smells, but they are too faint. I would like to see more bouquet in this beer. It smells of cloves and malt.

Taste: Again, as with the smell, the taste is rather weak. It's sweet on the front of the tongue and finishes with some bittnerness.

Mouthfeel: Thin and metallic

Drinkability: Even though I rated this brew as average, I don't think I want to drink a second sample.

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Photo of mwa423
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a hazy, muddy, clouded brown/red. There was very little head, but the lacing.

S - Very little aroma hints of wheat and some malty sweetness.

T - The wheatiness is closer to a wit with some coriander and spices. There isn't a lot of flavor, what is strangest is that near the end there is a soapy flavor like Lavender.

M/D - Mouthfeel is on the thin side, a bit watery. The drinkability is about average, not the best, but not at all hard to get down.

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

Pours a cloudy medium brown with lots of haze visible as I hold the glass near a light. Very little head that dissapears quickly. The beer tastes slightly of wheat malt with some caramel like character. The flavor is very straight forward. Just malted wheat with very little hop presence or any other flavors.

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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 emerge077
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

BBD: 06/2010

Made sure to pull this from the cooler and checked the date before buying. Poured fairly cold into a weizen glass. Three fingers of foam at first, that settled to a sturdy skim that held pretty well.

Dull aroma of musty wet stone, not really what I was expecting. Sort of oxidized, husky and wheaty. No clove, banana, or any typical Hefe aroma. A weird cidery trace that reminds me of an off bottle of Moonglow I had once.

Flavor is a little better after it sits for a little while. Papery and oxidized somewhat, thin and bland. Something vaguely like apple cider and nutmeg. Aftertaste is dull and flaccid. The hollowness makes me think it's past it's prime, though the label says it has 6 months on it. The body is ok, it feels like a weizen, just without any flavor. Slowly working on finishing this, but wouldn't drink it again.

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