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Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

906 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 81
Gots: 15 | 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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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A cloudy dark amber beer. Has a small beige head. The aroma has a slightly musty ripe banana character with a hint of clove in the background. The alcohol and the clove introduce themselves to the front of your tongue while the soft banana character takes over the middle. A nice light caramel malt note at the back of the throat precedes the tummy warming alcohol after effect.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 18:04:51 | More by ybnorml
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Anam Cara.

This (hefe)weizenbock poured a cloudy, caramel brown color with off-white foam that persisted. The smell was fruity with a good aroma of caramel and malt. The taste was malty with wheat and banana and caramel. There was a touch of a vinous flavor and overall fruitiness, and a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel was crisp with medium body and medium carbonation. The feel was a bit warming as well. This was a very nice weizenbock.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2004 21:46:05 | More by UncleJimbo
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served a nice hazy orange with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is loads of burnt caramel, clove and dried fruits. The beer is quite flavorful with loads of malt bite, fruit and molasses. The beer is medium bodied with somewhat well hidden alcohol. This is a very enjoyable weizenbock.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2009 20:03:05 | More by atsprings
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davidt

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a thin head. Predominately malt aroma with clove and nutmeg spices in the background. The malts predominate the taste with some banana and clove as well. There is a bit of spiciness in the after taste to round it out. Some tingling carbonation is also present.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 17:02:34 | More by davidt
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walleye

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to richlikebeer for this. poured cloudy orange, with a white head that didn’t last. aroma yeast, hops malts, lemon, a mild sourness. flavor lemon pops its head up first than got malt and hops a nice touch of alcohol, fruity. a nice way to start the drinking for New Years Eve.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 23:21:08 | More by walleye
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kzoobrew

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No best before date listed on this particular bottle. I am assuming it was this years release.

Moderate pour produces a very large four finger head.The french vanilla colored head has some staying power and leaves a good amount of broken lacing encompassing the glass. The body is truly beautiful. Different hues of red orange and amber glow when the glass is held to the light. The body is a bit hazy but that is expected for the style.

Heavily caramelized sugars and a warm spiciness fill the nostrils. Clove aroma transitions into a bit of subtle apple. Hints of banana and vanilla are tucked beneath. The heavy caramel and spice are really overpowering and a bit distracting. The aroma could use a bit more balance in the complexity but overall it is solid.

It takes a bit to sort out the flavors as the come across the tongue. The transition from subtle to dominate flavors happens quite quickly. Smooth caramel bready malt, banana and a light spiciness are a soft introduction on the the front of the palate. The intensity builds as beer beer travels back. The malt flavor becomes more earthy, more grainy on the mid palate. Apple and vanilla flavors also are opening up at this point. The back of the palate the flavor reaches its peak. Dark roasted wheat and heavily caramelized almost burnt sugar flavors dig into the taste buds. A significant, though still pleasant, booze bite hits as the beer travels down the throat.

Medium to full bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The texture is almost creamy on the tongue and the finish is a bit long.

Moonglow is a sipper. Very nice beer to drink after getting out of work on a rather cool gray fall evening. The alcohol is certainly evident but leaves a pleasant warmth behind. The transition of flavors allows you to savor each sip if you so choose. I do not think I need more than one of these and I do not think I need one too often, but one a cold Michigan night I will revisit this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 22:45:19 | More by kzoobrew
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aged 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Slow but full pour left sediment on the side and bottom of the bottle, with a good bit of suspended sediment in the pour. The body was orange-brown, hazy with a modest and mostly short-lived, bone-colored head. Fruity aroma with a hint of biscuits.
Flavorful, with plenty of dark fruits and caramel plus hints of molasses, brown sugar, and spices.
Higher ABV evident, in a mostly attractive fashion, in both the aroma and the flavor.
Feel: smooth; warm; low carbonation; medium+ body.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 23:41:16 | More by chinchill
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TheycallmeTim

New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an Aventinus glass.

A--Deep caramel hazy body, kind of reddish orange, with plenty of yeast swirling around in there. Fizzy cola head was considerable--three fingers--at first, but died almost instantly and left no skim or lacing.

S--Invitingly complex. Tangy lemon wheat undertones behind a blast of coaxed out esters: strong phenolic character, with some mentholated medicinal qualities, as well as a plummy thing in the middle. Smells sweet, herbal, and tangy.

T--Doesn't quite live up to the hype of the nose, but still not bad at all. The plums give way to an almost full on frontal assault of phenols, to provide a huge incense-tinged flavor profile. Lots of clove and cinnamon type things going on--very autumnal in that way. Unfortunately, these are all wrapped in an oily, buttery package that I don't really care for and hint at diacetyls. The yeast takes center stage until the end, when you catch a glint of that wheat bite that tugs at your nose at first. Finish is all grain--not just wheat but crackery barley as well. Just wish there was more dark fruit in this. Would have made it truly unique.

Mouthfeel was almost perfect. Carbonation was lively--bubbles shot up to the surface throughout the tasting, making the surface of the beer look like a puddle being rained on--but what did it for me was the chewiness. Loved it. Drinkability? Sure, but this is a pretty hot brew--at 8.7 you're not gonna down a sixer in a sitting. Or shouldn't, I don't think. But you might want to.

Although I've only tasted two domestic weizenbocks-this and GL Glockenspiel--this one is definitely my favorite. Kudos to Victory for hauling out a unique Fall seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 22:44:11 | More by TheycallmeTim
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Gmann

New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden brown color with a rather explosive off-white head that left some real nice curtain lacing on the side of the glass. The smell is of a good German wheat brew; banana and bubble gum and some nice spices. The flavor is much more subtle. The taste is of banana and bubble gum but is quickly followed by a big toasted malt presence. There is quite a balance by the sweet weizen phenols and bitter toasted malt. The feel is moderate and very well balanced; perhaps finishes just slightly bitter. This is a great brew. Good hefe qualities and a good malt presence.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2007 05:24:00 | More by Gmann
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DBoone

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Reddish brown very hazy color with plenty of floaties from the bottle conditioning. Light tan foamy head approximately 1 inch that slowly dissipates. Not a lot of carbonation noted.

Smells of wheat, banana, clove, and goodness, yeasty bread like odors.

Taste the banana, and clove, definitely plenty of wheat and spices in this one. Love the taste!

Coats the tongue and mouth and at the back of the throat you get the nice wheat bock flavor.

This is quite a nice drop that can be enjoyed year round in MHO. Try 2 or so in a session.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 01:09:31 | More by DBoone
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brownish color with a nice big fluffy off white head leaves no lace but still looks nice.

Aroma is malty some caramel mixed with light toffee fruity orange mixed with some banana and spice hints.

Taste is wheat malt with the caramel/toffee flavor present. Some citrus flavors mingling with the yeast, their are light cloves mixed with a peppery spice and grassy hops to finish. Overall very flavorable an enjoyable weizenbock.

Mouthfeel is a good medium, lots of malt big flavors and body.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable weizenbock. This bottle was about three months past best buy date and still quite tastey.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2005 16:12:41 | More by mntlover
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BWH3

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moonglow Weizenbock Victory Brewing Company
12 oz bottle in a Goblet at 45 F

Appearance: Copper cool beer with moderate haze. A small off white head with below average retention. Fairly still. Could be more brown in color, better head and retention are also a must to be among the best in this style. (3.0)

Smell: Banana, cloves, butterscotch, and bready malt scents combine to create a wonderful bouquet. The melanoidins and dark fruit aromas are notably absent. Moonglow lacks the sherry like alcohol flavors that develop as the beer is matured in the bottle. Not all weizenbocks have these flavors, so no demerits on this point. Very little alcohol in the nose. (4.0)

Taste: Sweet creamy initial taste made richer by the Munich and Vienna malts. Nice subtly sweet butterscotch and bread topped by banana esters that are not as prominent in the taste as in the scent. Overall, slightly sweet palate with very little wheat sharpness or tartness. Hops bitterness is soft almost to a fault as they do not balance the sweetness completely. Some gentle spiciness in the aftertaste is a nice touch. Alcohol warmth not very prominent and does not balance the sweetness. (4.0)

Mouthfeel: Average. Not enough carbonation, and the body is a bit on the light side. I am still disappointed about the head retention. (3.5)

Drinkability: Above average American example of this beer style. It may be more appropriate to label this one as a Dunkelweizen than the weizenbock. Very enjoyable drink and easily sessionable. (4.0)

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2007 22:13:46 | More by BWH3
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer is served in a 12 oz. bottle. Pours with a ruby red color and off-white head foams up quickly. The head also very quickly dissipates.
Strong bananas on the aroma, mixed with a general overall fruitiness. Mellow carbonation on the first sip, the fruitiness continues with even a touch of sour which is very nice in this beer.
Rather thick mouthfeel with a slightly viscous swallow. Leaving only a sweet caramel flavor in my mouth waiting for the next sip.
The bananas never leave my mouth either.
This is definitely a very nice beer from Victory and if you like wheat beers give it a try. There is a lot going on in this beer and you might pick up on something I have missed!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2003 02:53:20 | More by sulldaddy
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Murky caramel red with a very short-lived head and nothing in the way of lacing. All is forgiven with the first sniff, though. A nice balance of tangy and sweeter fruit aromas jump out of the glass. Plenty of yeast and wheat as well. Hits the tongue slippery smooth, with just a light hit of carbonation to keep things moving along. Loads of fruit- sweet apples, a squeeze of tangerine juice, a little banana. Cloves, brown sugar, a touch of peppery spiciness, a surprising dose of bitterness. Quite busy, but it comes together rather nicely.

Overall impression: The appearance rating drags it down, but this is an enjoyable beer I wouldn't hesitate to have again. Easy recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 00:21:26 | More by PDXHops
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Large 2/3 of the glass head. Dissipates to a rocky foam. Surprisingly little lace. The color is a dark amber, like maple syrup. Predictably cloudy, but with lots of yeasty beasties.

Sweet, sugary caramel aroma. The wheat is present but in the background.

The flavor is much like the aroma--sweet, but not coy. Light wheat. The body appears thick with the below average level of carbonation. The power of the swallow dies quickly in the aftertaste. Warm alcohol presence as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 00:26:06 | More by smcolw
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured to a deep bronze color with very little head. The aroma was an interesting combo of sweetness, fruits, and some yeast. This had a big malty flavor, with fruitiness and bitterness blending well together. The malt is thick on the tongue, and then a sour sensation kicks in. Thicker bodied and little carbonation caused the head to disappear quickly. One of these is enough in a sitting, but very tasty. The high alcohol level is fairly noticeable too.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2003 15:55:20 | More by Gavage
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MacDomer

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Poured a warm looking cloudy/hazy brown with rust colored edges. Pretty good head - easy two finger on the pour. Bunch of random floaties here, including a few bigger ones.

S - Great nose - very fruity with tons of berries, ripe bananas, apple cider, and some sweet malt. Bready yeast. Alcohol esters.

T - Berries and yeast take front stage here. Roasted sweet malts, hints of caramel and brown sugar as well. Fruity and sweet. Tasty.

M - This beer is pretty creamy and smooth. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

D - Alcohol is pretty well hidden but is there. Pretty fruity. I think I would top out at two before having to move to something else, and that might be a bit much.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 04:56:43 | More by MacDomer
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mzwolinski

California

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, darkish amber in color, with a thin, even head and a tart, fruity aroma. The flavor is sour in a tropical-fruit sort of way, with some definite spicy notes. Medium-full boided and a bit sweet, with a gently dry finish. I wasn't overly impressed, but got the impression this would be a nice beer on an Autumn evening. I was shocked to see the ABV on this beer is 8.9%. It doesn't show at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2003 06:20:17 | More by mzwolinski
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Elimination

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a nice find out here, victory is a little rare.

Pours a bright brown, vibrant with a little bit of thick head. Large amount of unfiltered yeast in the bottle that flowed into the glass, oh well.

Smell is slight fruit banana, strong sweetness that is brown sugar, a little bit of fig.

Taste is a bit of ester, the brown sugar comes through a bit to. Has a nice alcohol bite that burns a little bit going down.

Mouth is a bit thick, syrupy really, not chewy at all but leaves a film.

Drink is great, ive been really getting into lagers and bocks lately and this is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 21:06:31 | More by Elimination
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ohoove

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- beautiful copper colorw/ a stunningfrothy cap and spotty lacing
S-rusty water-grape bubble yum and mac intosh apples ,and banana
M- medium weight, coats and covers well
T - dominated by sweet maltsand spicy undertones along with the fruit collage
This baby is not for beer cheeries, complex and mellow, with a slew of aromas and tastes- a treat for sure. A wheat with personality.
Get up and get some!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2007 00:00:56 | More by ohoove
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Slynger

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep, hazy, rubied-oranged-amber, with a big cap of fluffy light khaki.

The nose delivers red apple, loads of bananas, and some spicy clovely alcohol.

Nice flavor. Ruby apples drizzled with a bit of caramel, bananas and clove, lots of wheaty yeastiness. Nice, hugely soft and fluffy carb, medium full. This deceptive bastard really hides the alcohol in the flavor.

Very nice brew. Supremely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 00:33:33 | More by Slynger
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice hazy reddiah,amber color. Killer aroma of malt-sort of banana like esters. Slight alcohol bite. Big malty flavor-phenolic,clove like. Nice residual sweetness. Very full bodied-the phenolic and clove highlights are actually very smooth in the finish-not astringent like some weizens I have had. Extremely smooth. I do knock down its drinkability a tad but only because wheat beers arent my thing though this could start a whole new trend. Another great beer from Victory-man I need to get to Downington PA for a peek!!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2004 23:33:32 | More by lackenhauser
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DaggerEyes

New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured a hazy copper with a two finger off white head that settled to a thing surface film. Super sticky with delicate lacing.

A tad bit funky and earthy with super sweet banana and clove tones

Clove banana taste with a bitter hop bite, alchohol is present, not over powering but you know it's there

Creamy medium bodied, nice finish

this was a good beer, but I doubt I could drink more then one in a session

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2007 22:09:46 | More by DaggerEyes
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trbergman

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a hazy dark auburn with a full inch of tan, rocky head.

S - Banana, clove, raisin, crusty bread, caramel.

T - Lots of yeasty goodness with clove being more upfront than banana. Also has highlights of raisin and caramel.

M - Soft, creamy, and full.

D - A decent American take on the style, though no match for the Germans.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 03:31:04 | More by trbergman
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bs870621345

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best by Aug 11, 2012

Pours a hazy amber color with nice head and pretty good lacing. Nice collar forms as the head recedes.

Smells like spice, fruits, alcohol, and herbs. Like a fruitcake or potpourri.

Taste opens with the fruits and an earthy tone, moving into the spiced and fruit flavors. Finishes with the spice and a bit of lingering sweetness. Not cloying, but it definitely lingers a bit.

Mouthfeel is flat feeling and a little thin. Not what I expected.

Overall, its pretty good, nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 22:32:34 | More by bs870621345
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