Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Moonglow begins with a distinctly Belgian aroma: heavy on the banana and clove, with additional fruit and spice flavors such as orange, pineapple, and pepper lying just beneath, and supported by a thin thread of toasted grains.
On the tongue, the beer reminds me of nothing so much as a Unibroue: spicy, with bananas, cloves, pepper, and a peculiar wildness that I usually associate with Brettanomyces. In fact, had I not known otherwise, I would have sworn I was drinking a Fin Du Monde, or one of Unibroue's other offerings. Moonglow does have subtle differences, of course, appearing somehow wilder and more potent through a heavy vodka-like alcohol tinge at the end of the mouthful (though, at 8.7% ABV, Moonglow is roughly the same strength as a Fin Du Monde). This does not mean that the beer is somehow lesser, but it is wilder and stronger on the soft palate. The aftertaste is a strong alcohol-tinged continuation of the main mouthful, and lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation feels high, which adds to the peppery burning on the soft palate.
Overall, this is a good beer, though I do feel it could have been tamed slightly for drinkability and appeal. Still, the flavors are immensely pronounced, and the brew is refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2011 02:33:00 | More by jondeelee
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