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Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

908 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 81
Gots: 16 | 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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farrago

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge head of airy, creamy off-white foam, easily three fingers at the height, fine enough to fizzle off swiftly and evenly, hardly any dimpling, any lacing slides off the glass sides with ease. Fat, glowing amber orange although translucently opaque you can see lots of fun little particles floating about inside. Spiced orange peels, orange pekoe tea, cloves all up in the nose, apricots and touch of banana, sodabread, curiously the scents never get as sweet as you first expect, however, by the same token minimal wheat presence. Full-bodied, spreads its ample heft across the tongue and even the slight prickle from the carbonation isn't getting it out of the beanbag chair. More orange, tangerine citrus, large presence. The wheat more noticeable due to overall dry texture, even in the face of apricot, peach, apple, fig fruit and clove, cinnamon spice. Honey and caramelized brown sugar there is judicious proportion. Perhaps counter-intuitively the dryness helps extend the finish. Good shit.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 06:10:38 | More by farrago
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argock

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass

A: Plenty of wheaty residue to enjoy in this rusty-brown brew. Moderately thick head with lots of lace.

S: Lots of bananas, clove, and phenols reminiscent of a sweet cough syrup are there.

T: Wheat and caramelly malts melt into a bitter phenolic dominating center with a fruity sweet finish.

M: Extremely smooth and full-bodied with a strong but not overwhelming alcohol presence.

D: Delicious flavors wrapped around an extremely smooth feel make for an exceptional fall or winter beer from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 05:31:45 | More by argock
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-09-2014 01:40:22 | More by Durandal_777
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Enjoy by Aug. 20, 2004" on label.

Murky looking deep brown-orange appearance. Nice creamy, tight beige head. Retention is better than average and lace is spotty. Nose is pretty nice. Banana and vanilla mix nicely with pepper, clove and lemon. The taste is very pleasant. Thick, but satisfying sweetness. Light notes of vanilla and pepper. Phenolic characteristics as well. Banana esters and some yeasty breadiness. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and the body is damn near full. I like this one.

Thanks for the nice Wheat Bock Murph.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2004 04:44:00 | More by Bighuge
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-08-2012 18:35:07 | More by rolltide8425
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XenonX

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-29-2012 01:21:29 | More by XenonX
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Irrationalist

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2012 21:00:06 | More by Irrationalist
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bkaj21

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-08-2012 03:53:11 | More by bkaj21
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 03:41:50 | More by victory4me
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-28-2014 02:17:02 | More by Barnsley
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csurowiec

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-27-2012 22:39:07 | More by csurowiec
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akajimmyd

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Amber to brown, excellent carbonation action. Pale tan head that retains well.

Smell – Mild smoky or toasted scent, hints of fruit.

Taste – Banana, other fruits ranging from overripe to slightly sour. Didn’t really taste the alcohol until it warmed a little, not a defining characteristic.

Mouthfeel – Full body. Good, even carbonation. Some tarty sweetness, smoky aftertaste.

Drinkability – Simply very tasty, but also very complex; this is a real beer, it had turned me on to the style and those like it.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2005 04:47:47 | More by akajimmyd
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belm001

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2014 20:07:09 | More by belm001
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-07-2013 16:06:59 | More by DeutschesBier
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teak

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-06-2013 04:14:56 | More by teak
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-30-2013 05:12:31 | More by Giantspace
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artistsatwork

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had 2 of these from brewers Bill and Ron and went looking for fun.

The cat and dog both ran away.
Lucky I know where they sleep.
They will wish they had one too.
Don't report me to the ASPCA.
Beer brews love.

A seasonal beer to look forward to acquiring each year from Downingtown's best.

This is the best of Victory's weiss offerings.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2006 22:54:08 | More by artistsatwork
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper with lively bubbles of carbonation and a dense, foamy off white head that patiently dissolves leaving sticky lacing behind.

Massive aroma of wheat and fruits as the beer opens followed by spices and sweet malt also as the beer warms.

Excellent flavor consisting of sweet caramel malt, spices, hearty yeast, and dark fruits, which are well balanced and traditional for the style.

This brew offers generous carbonation and a medium body with quite a pleasant palate and balance.

This Weizenbock has a lot to offer with great layers of flavor, crisp & refreshing, with high drinkability. Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 23:54:51 | More by CHADMC3
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glid02

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a chestnut brown color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of bananas, grainy brown sugar, clove, and hints of green apple. As it warms a robust dark wheat aroma shows up and the banana aromas strengthen.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth dark wheat flavors up front with a surprising amount of body team up with green apples and bananas. Midway through the sip a good hit of clove comes out and segues into a smooth crisp and sweet ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It has a smooth thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this was a very smooth beer with tons of complexities and popping flavors. Well worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2009 01:23:12 | More by glid02
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IntriqKen

California

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark orange/amber with a mild amber head that melts quickly to nothing.
Aroma is ripe banana and rich, rich carmel with an alcohol finish.
Taste is again the rich carmel...sweet, slightly burnt, and delicious. Ripe banana, rich dark fruit, and alcohol. Slight medicinal alcohol or herb finish. Wonderful.
Mouthfeel is rich and full.
Aftertaste of sweet carmel and ripe banana with an alcohol warming. Nothing cloying...just sweet and warm.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 21:32:13 | More by IntriqKen
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plfahey

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Amber-red in color with brilliant clarity. Moderate very light tan head with decent retention.

Aroma-Ripe bananas, cloves, very light bubblegum, some raisins and prunes, with malt notes of caramel, toffee, bread crusts, and chocolate.

Flavor-Sweet up front, with banana bread, chocolate, bread crusts, toffee, and caramel. Medium clove note. Alcohol comes through and dries out the finish, with dark molasses, anise, and clove notes lingering on into aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-Medium full body, moderate to moderately high carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.

This is a damn good weizenbock, one of my favorites. I could drink a ton of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 01:11:06 | More by plfahey
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jcalabre

California

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Originally sampled from bottle on 4 November 2002. This beer was a pleasant surprise. Victory is very hard to get in my area, so when I noticed this seasonal I picked up a couple of bottles. What a nice flavor. Beautiful slightly cloudy amber color, w/ a hint of sweetness on the palate. Excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2003 13:47:29 | More by jcalabre
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 2/8/11

Enjoy by Sept 1st, 2011

Amber brown in color with a rusted hue. The head was slow to develop, eventually hitting about a finger's worth though it didn't last long. Skimy retention & hardly any lace; neither last. The first pour was fairly clear; the second, murky & rife with sediment.

Toasty wheat & tangy fruit aromas. Ripe, borderline tart apple, overtones of dark berries, nips of pineapple juice (oh yeah?) & subtle notions of banana. Subtle yeast spiciness. Earthiness reminiscent of dates. Really start to meld & come together as it warms up.

Hmm, tastes pretty good. I like that the wheat takes precedence over fruit aspects. While there is an inherent juiciness, dark fruit notions act more as soft accents to the toasted wheat than they do as distinct, outright flavors. Mild hop nudge, too. Finishes pretty dry with a spicy, peppery bent. Maybe spot of brown sugar hidden in there.

Medium bodied with the aforementioned juicy feel of sorts. Carbonation seems comfortably in the medium range; it suits the beer.

A fine beer that's plenty enjoyable. I wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 06:05:50 | More by Ryan011235
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ATPete

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours an orange/reddish brown color with a big 2 finger white head, definitely looks filtered. Nice nose, one of the best from Victory ive ever had the pleasure of sniffing. Earthy wet wood/ash, peppery, spicy yeast, cloves, lots of sweet wet malts and cherry/dark stone fruit, banana, even some vanilla notes come through. Smokey flavor much like the nose, mildly big and very complex, but executed perfectly, very clean, great balance.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 15:23:22 | More by ATPete
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shaebs99

New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First weizenbock, but I did purchase Aventinus at the same time so that will change soon.

I think I had this first one a bit too cold so I let it warm up a bit. As I did I was not disappointed

Pours a hazy orange brown with thin white head that leaves light lacing on the edges of the glass

Smells mostly of banana with estery alcohol notes and sweet malt.

Smooth and tasty. Wheat backed up by some sweetness. Banana flavor is at the center with some nice alcohol warmth.

I don't think I would drink a 6-pack of this, but I will continue to buy Moonglow. Really a nice change from a lot of hefe's I have been having. I think I will enjoy the style

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2007 04:41:04 | More by shaebs99
Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company
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