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Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

909 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 909
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 81
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 12-01-2001)
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guinb


4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-06-2012 16:43:02 | More by guinb
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mccorjf54

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

05-13-2012 17:52:38 | More by mccorjf54
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gleeky99

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-27-2012 01:11:35 | More by gleeky99
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1up

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

05-09-2013 04:37:14 | More by 1up
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jameyp

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

12-15-2012 17:12:17 | More by jameyp
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-07-2013 23:50:03 | More by WOLFGANG
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

11-30-2012 12:34:46 | More by Jason1337
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-16-2014 02:40:46 | More by afsdan
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whiskaudio

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-25-2012 11:27:50 | More by whiskaudio
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Murph

Arizona

4.72/5  rDev +16%

Pours a hazy light amber with a nice creamy head. The smell is wheat with a lot of yeast and some fruity undertones in there. Taste starts off with a nice wheat flavor that slowly turns to yeast then banana and finally into a slightly tart apple flavor. The tongue is left with a yeasty taste that leaves you wanting more. Very creamy and smooth and extremely drinkable. Damn this is one fine brew, but what else do I expect from my favorite East Coast brewery.

05-13-2002 14:32:11 | More by Murph
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jabergess

Georgia

4.72/5  rDev +16%

Served on tap in a 20 oz mug. Now who is driving me home?

Seriously, this is a great beer. There isn't a thing not to like. It has that fruity estery quality I associate with Belgians. It s color is that of a good scotch ale. You can tell there's alcohol in here - it's 8.7% but it isn't overpowering. Its head is fairly thin with just a slight ring as I drink it down. What else do you need to know? If you haven't had this one and its available, snap it up!

10-22-2010 04:17:02 | More by jabergess
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +15%

Lightly chilled and poured into a 0.5 L Weizen glass. A glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer pours out a lightly hazy reddish dark copper color with a 2" thick light tan head that slowly recedes leaving ring of foam and puffy hills of thick foam over the surface. Initially sipping leaves both a semi-circle of foam and some widespread patches and legs of foam. As the beer gets lower the sides of the glass are coated with patches of sticky foam and there is still a thin layer of foam over the liquid.

Smell: The aroma is of clove from the yeast and a nice basket of mixed fruit underneath. The malt is lightly sweet and mixed in there is some green apple or pear, a bit of banana and some raisins. There doesn't seem to be any alcohol present at all.

Taste: Some of the flavors are predicted from the nose, and the fruit flavors are all mingled in with a dose of spice. The fruits are green apple or pears along with raisins and banana. The spice is primarily clove and underneath the whole mélange is some dark caramel from the malt backbone. The whole creates and intriguing mix of sweet and sour notes that seem to take turns showing themselves. If the alcohol has an effect it may only be in the spiciness.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium to full-bodied and very soft and silky smooth with the long lasting gentle carbonation. The finish is moderately long and begins with sweetness from the malt and fruits but then trails off into some spice and then finishes with tartness mingled with hop bitterness.

Drinkability: This is a very drinkable beer. It is tasty enough that I could easily have a couple of these in an evening and I certainly will be returning to this beer again and again.

11-02-2009 01:15:10 | More by drtth
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

Pours a not quite clear copper amber with a two finger beige head that fades into nice sheet lacing. The label is one of the more attractive ones I've seen, and was imprinted with an "enjoy by Aug 20 04" date. Nose is complex, bananas, oranges, pineapples, toffee, cloves, and hints of Belgian yeasts. Crisp and well carbonated in the mouth, yet creamy and medium bodied. Taste is of toffee and caramel soaked in a fruit basket. Ruby red grapefruit, bananas, oranges, and pineapples. Carbonation keeps it all vibrant all the way to the end. No presence of alcohol is noted, in spite of the listed 8.7abv. This is an extraordinary brew from the folks at Victory. Very well crafted and pleasantly complex. Highly enjoyable.

01-09-2004 22:30:31 | More by merlin48
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to my tall beer glass. The liquid is a nice dark chocolate brown with nice carbonation. The head is quite nice, 2 fat fingers brown, fades real slow, leave good lace.

The smell is super, everything you would want and hope for in the style. Dark roasted wheat/malt to balance out the complex yeast flavors going on. I did not detect big alcohol in mine, the fruit and spice was definitely quite nice. Hints of lemon, plum, apricot, and green apple, with a noticeable bubble gum that coupled with the big grain was much more welcome then in a Bavarian Hefe. And that's just the smell!

The taste is super. The fruit & malt work perfect. Banana Clove taste is in there and in excellent form not found in many Wheat Bocks. And the bubble gum note is just right, not up front or in the finish, What a great brew.

The mouthfeel is medium body, kind of thinish, could be bigger.

The drinkability of this brew is unsurpassed, for the style with big ABV this beer is fir for a king. Prosit und Zum Wohl. MK

10-12-2006 02:17:16 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

Pours a hazy ruby color with an off white head. Sediment floating around in the glass. Looks rather nice.

Oh wow, the smell is nutty and filled with banana, butter and clove. Wow I'm really loving the scent on this thing.

Thick and silky, rich and buttery. Not bad so far in the least. Big and chewy with a banana bread presence. Super creamy and rich too. Slight hop presence but I wish it was bigger to really give this beer some balls. Excellent though!

12-19-2011 04:11:29 | More by jtierney89
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Tolnik

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

Good head when poured into a pint glass and once it settles it becomes a good steady lacing. Darker amber coloration gives off a good winter time beer look. When smelling the beer it gives off a good malt and spice tickle for the senses. As a unfiltered beer it is a excellent mild malted spiced beer.

10-19-2008 21:42:00 | More by Tolnik
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

Off-white head that fades quickly producing some dense lacing. A dark, 'glowing' amber color with noticeable sediment and some floaters due to bottle conditioning.

A powerful banana, clove, and apple aroma. A sour hint accompanying these flavors as well.

Very tart apple, banana, clove, and pear flavors that are all very apparent. A very bold tasting beer! It's like biting into the best granny smith apple I've ever had. No bitterness with a smooth malty punch perfect for the style.

Very rich and full bodied weizenbock. A tartness that works well for the style.

It's such a treat to drink since there aren't many versions of this style out there. I'd be hapy to drink this whenever I get the chance, and I could easily put down one after the other with how good of a job Victory does in masking the astounding 8.7%abv.

07-06-2004 22:46:28 | More by NEhophead
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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

A- Thick tan head on a cloudy amber/copper body.
S- Big sweet caramel malts, some grass hops, standing out wheat aroma, and maybe some hints of dark fruits.
T- Nice big sweet caramel malts, hints of alcohol (pretty well hidden though for almost 9%) and toffee, grass and wheat flavors come through nicely. Leaves about a medium bitterness on the tongue. It is a very good weizen bock.
M-Full body low carbonation. Nice creamy feel to it.
D- I like this one a lot. When it gets released again I will have to try and get my hands on a 6-pack of this. One of the best Weizenbocks I have had.

05-28-2007 22:54:26 | More by BlindPig
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bigkahunas4

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: About a 1/2 finger gingerbread looking head - with some okay retention and lacing. Body is a lovely dark honey with mahogany accents. Lots of sediment floating around in this guy (whoops, didn't realize).

Smell: Nose is very malty, with notes of ginger, clove, and wheat toast.

Taste: A ton of malts up front in this one - lots of caramel and gingerbread flavors. Also notice some sweet sugar in this guy. The end has the slightest of hops to provide just the right balance from this one going over the top.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium bodied with some nice stickiness at the end.

Drinkability: Incredibly light and smooth, and had no idea the ABV was as high as it is until I was writing my review. A really light beer, but certainly warming. Alcohol is completely masked, and I would've put this in the mid 6's. This is one of my new favs.

11-06-2008 13:37:45 | More by bigkahunas4
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +13.8%

Appearance is amber-brown and really deep. Slightly cloudy with a great head and nice spider web lacing on the glass through consumption. Smell is malty sweet with molasses and maybe a hint of caramel. Taste is sweet with nice body and good depth of flavor. It has been a while since I last had this beer but very pleasantly surprised.

10-06-2012 21:52:58 | More by Oakenator
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.6/5  rDev +13%

Big cheers to GnomeKing for this

Pours a slightlty hazy amber/tea coior with a 3 fingers deep sand colored head. minimal lacing & zerohead retention. Really the only weakpoint for this outstanding beer

S: Bubblegum & choclate & hints of bandaids

T: Fruittyness, chocolate & bubblegum up front. Warming alcohol pepper & hints of brown sugar follow. Finishes bready, quenching, juicy & spicy (pepper & cinamon)& warming. Taste the weizen gives way to the bock as it warms

MF: Medim/heavy bodied with low carbonation & nicely balanced

Drinks very easy for the abv, a really nice weizen bock. I could session on this no problem

12-14-2006 04:47:17 | More by russpowell
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Star80

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +13%

Pours a deep ruddy brown with a tan head. There is no sediment in the bottom of my bottle. The smell is of dark fruit, spice, and some esters, like banana, and vanilla. Not quite as complex smelling as I recall Aventinus, but would love to try neck and neck. The taste, is outstanding and extraordinarily complex. Sort of a symphony of deep, complex (did I mention this brew is complex?), dark fruits, and more and more esters, some phenols. You know, all the buzzwords and tagwards apply on this beer. Little or no alcohol in the nose or the tastebuds, could perhaps be why last spring I drank four or five of these last spring and I was hammered, and cause they go down so well! I must say, I tried this last srping as noticed the flavor of this beer has changed over the years, and I must say it has improved. It is far more spicey, and less soapy than when I first ever tried it. I almost think it is near carbon copy of Aventinus, but perhaps better cause I get it fresher. Another Victory in the beer world....

09-28-2010 23:45:55 | More by Star80
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +13%

Picked this up last week up in Totowa...seeing that I've never had this before and it seemed quite alluring a beer. After taking a few sips of this, it's obvious that this is more than alluring. It's pretty amazing! I'm not quite sure how to review this since it's unlike anything I've ever had, but here goes nothing!

For starters, I loved the pour and look of this. A rich, purple mahogany hue filed my pint glass up with a thick head and lacing that is slowly falling down my glass as I take each sip. Make no mistake - this is complex. Plum, banana, bubblegum, clove, grass, and wheat are here with a very strong alcohol backbone to tie them all together. Is it overpowering? Yes, it is. Is it complex? Indeed, that is the case as well. Does this work? Absoutely! This has the mouthfeel of a saison with complexity and taste of a lambic with the fullness of a wheat beer. For someone desperately hanging onto the summer like me, it doesn't get any better than this.

There's no doubt that the 8.70% ABV of this beer can be felt not too long after the first mouthfuls of this go down. No matter. Out of all the beers I've tried from Victory, this is my favorite; and that's saying a lot cosidering they have some pretty impressive offerings in their portfolio. This is amazingly complex, harmonious, and has the aftertaste on the level of a fine champagne. If you want to celebrate the fall and wish to get away from the Marzens and Octoberfests, this is your beer. Cheers to victory for upping the ante on the Weizenbock style!

10-12-2008 09:15:51 | More by JerzDevl2000
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matjack85

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +12.5%

I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's liquor store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $2.19. The label has a blurb about the beer along the left side as well as an "enjoy before date" of June 19, 2010 stamped on it. The Victory Brewing web site says this beer is only available in September and October and this is already January, so I must have gotten one of the last bottles from the 2009 batch.

The beer poured a cloudy copper color that turned to more of a light caramel shade when held to the light. It made a 2-finger light tan head that lasted awhile and left lacing that can best be described as slippery. It makes lace, but instead of sticking to the glass, it quickly slides back into the liquid.

The smell is wonderful. I was expecting the traditional banana and clove aroma, but instead I got more of an apricot smell instead of banana. The clove was still there and joining it was sweet caramel malt and lots of wheat. I loved it.

The taste did not disappoint either. There is no doubt that this is a wheat beer. The wheat flavor is the main attraction but there is also a great supporting cast. I still get that apricot presence but there are some other dark fruits and citrus flavors in here that give it even more tart and fruity character. Some caramel sweetness gives it some additional body and a touch of spicy hops make for a great finish.

Even with all those flavors, this beer remains medium bodied and refreshing due in part to its high carbonation.

I guess all those flavors hide the 8.7% abv because I didn't notice the alcohol at all. Maybe it accented the spices a bit but that's all. Now that I've tried this, I wish I had seen more than the 1 bottle on the shelf, I could see myself enjoying a bunch of these.

01-15-2010 06:00:12 | More by matjack85
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maek228

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +12.5%

Appearance: A burnt orange, almost caramel in appearance. A beautiful pale brown head arose quicly fell into a half a finger dome that hung around the long haul.

Smell: Like a chai latte spice mixed with pumpkin spice....imagine that. Wheat is apparent in the scent..the smell is divine.

Taste: What a delightful contradiciton. The power of a bock and the smoothness of a hefeweizen. Yeast, esthers, tart fruit, and autumn spice ride a wave of tight carbonation. It comes on creamy, yet refreshing, strong, yet delicate. Unbelievable.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth.

Drinkability: So drinkable.

09-27-2005 05:04:40 | More by maek228
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