Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse | Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

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Moosbacher Schwarze WeisseMoosbacher Schwarze Weisse

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Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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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.


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.


Sugary caramel and wet cardboard. Not a good sign.


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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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 shivtim
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick hazy brown, with a nice tan head. Looks good. Nose is wheat with sweet bananas and a hint of spicy cloves and maybe some nutmeg. Very nice! Taste is not quite as exciting, but still good. It's a basic wheat/malt balance, with not much sweetness or spiciness. Mouthfeel is tangy and bubbly like a hefe. Drinkability is good on this one.

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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 Ego
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

found @ oak tree buy rite, edison nj

a schwarze weiss.. kind of like a black hockey player, not something you see everyday. this flip top pops just like their hefe but thankfully doesn't explode out of the top of the bottle like that one. still, the carbonation is very active. the head is identical to the heffe (big, white, soapy looking).. and acts much the same (dissapates at a good clip, good lacing). nice dark brown hue and light does pass through, some ruby highlights throughout, no noticiable carbonation. it looks solid but not great.

oh my yum... some nice smoke notes, dark roasted coffee and chocolate, toasted malts are the star, this is straightforward but very upfront.. great smell here.

taste etc...
like a good schwarze this looks heavy but frinks light to medium.. this almost reminds me of a weizenbock, this has the tell tale bannana tones but the roasted flavor rounds it out to a new level.. man this is tasty! the carbonation is prickly but smooth, when the second half of the bottle is dumped in the clarity goes down and a slight lemony flavor from the yeast enters the fray making this a really interesting beer. I could drink this all day.

this has everything I personally like ina beer:
a) great drinkability
b) lots of interesting flavors
c) not too gassy
d) lots of roast/toast flavors

"yessir, I think I like it" - mr horse

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Photo of frazbri
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse poured caramel in color. The body was clear and topped by a very tall white head. The aroma contained cloves, cinnamon, and bananas. Flavor had sweet and spicy with cloves being the most noticed. Body was medium-light with fairly high carbonation.

I had visions of Captain Morgan spiced rum while drinking this. It wasn't sickly sweet, but still it had some comparable flavors.

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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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Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse from Private Landbrauerei Scheuerer
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