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Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company

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965 Ratings

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 89
Gots: 30 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

DarthTremens, Nov 24, 2012
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mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

buzzy, Feb 21, 2014
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BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: poured into my Allagash wit glass, a huge sticky head is produced, filling the glass to the top with chunks clinging to the walls as it recedes a bit, very persistent with a rocky layer remaining on the surface, the beer is an opaquely hazy, dark amber-brown in color, a truly lovely beer

smell: immediately I encounter rich yeasty esters and dark sugars that bring to mind sweet banana bread, wheat malt gives a strong spicy counterpart to the toffee and caramel barleys, gentle clove spice, chocolate and spiced dark rum confections, grassy noble hops provide an excellent balance without interrupting the subtleties, so full of sweet and complex aromatics that it toes but never crosses the line into heavy territory

mouthfeel: delicate medium carbonation carried on a smooth medium-full body

taste: malts abound with a crisp and spicy wheat giving a nice counterpart to the sweet toffeelike barley, dark winter breads, fruity yeasts from start to finish, dark fruit sugars, just a touch of warming booze as it approaches room temperature, teases of chocolate towards the end, grassy noble hop flavor throughout, flavors linger long into the lightly chalky finish with a light-moderate bitterness

drinkability: exceptionally drinkable for an 8.7% beer

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blackie, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of minterro
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A & S: The smell is yeasty, fruity (tropical), slight breadyness in the glass and more so when poured into a glass. big fizzy tan head when poured, however the head settles down to more of a foamy texture (still pretty big even after sitting a bit). Translucent copper colored beer, with vigorous bubbles rising from the bottom. Bits of lacing hanging around near the top of the beer.

T & M: bananas, slight spiciness, cloves are fairly present. Good balance between sweet and bitterness. I feel like its pretty complex, I can’t really discern all the flavors enough to describe them. Very drinkable, medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O: I’m impressed. This beer was very enjoyable. For both taste and mouthfeel my 4’s are riding on the high end of the spectrum, so this beer probably should get a higher grade then I gave it. I would give this beer my full recommendation and I hope the other beers of this style live up to the expectation that this beer gave me.

minterro, Oct 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Durchfall, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ystazi, Saturday at 07:56 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jaemeno3, Mar 07, 2014
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ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
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JohnBender, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Re-reviewing in 2008. Got the fresh batch from the shelves at the Foodery in PA and am enjoying the hell out of it. Another that Victory needs to put year-round.

A: Wheat presence with plenty of haziness.

S: Fruity and coriander flavors. Smell is not exceptional but got a nice punch to it.

T: Banana yeast, delicious strong powerful banana yeast. Dark fruits let loose, with some fennel spice, coriander and clove. Exceptional

M: Comfortable and lasting bubbles. Chewy and creamy for a weizenbock, carries awesome texture.

T : Love the wheat in here, the alcohol catches up with you awfully fast. Complex and unique. This is the beer to sip on to welcome in the cooler weather.

marcpal, Nov 15, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

oceanpeak, Dec 24, 2013
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HollyHops, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Hazy orange in color with a thick, creamy foam head, about 2 fingers worth... There is a tiny bit of sediment floating around the glass... Very unfiltered looking.

S: I'm catching a lot of stuff here....Strong wheat notes, with berry like fruits, sweet yeast, maybe clove, banana and some green apple.... Lots going on.

T: Wheat is in the forefront of this, with a little added berry, yeast, banana and clove.. The aftertaste has a little spiciness and berries are left sitting on the palate... The sweetness of the fruit and spiciness is well balanced and quite nice, though!

M: Medium bodied.... carbonation is well balanced.. Surpising Crisp and clean being unfiltered....Very nice.

D: Very tasty brew and quite interestingly complex... a good mix of flavors here... Very drinkable even at this ABV..

This is my first Weizenbock, and it is great.... Will have to Try some other Victory Brews and more Weinzenbocks....

mralphabet, Apr 07, 2009
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scottDC, Aug 07, 2013
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nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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jculler82, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(best by Sept 1, 2011)

Another respectable, enjoyable take on a German style by Victory.

Dark tangerine hue with a hazy/unfiltered look with much sediment (yeast?) in suspension. A small uprising of head (3/4") at the start that checks out swiftly.

Sweet smell with a funky tang to it. A little citrus, a little malt. A tad doughy and musky and some faint alcohol in there as well. Quite accurate aroma, though a bit weak (lack of head to blame?).

The alcohol is startlingly muted in the taste, though you feel a slight warmth in the finish. Strong, though you wouldn't know it. A fair degree of dark fruitiness - cherry and/or maybe peach. The malt presence is medium-light. I'd say I could be fooled into believing this is a German import!

Clean, slick, and silky feel with a touch of chewiness. Some minute sticky tang from the fruit left behind. Doesn't sit heavy overall and it finishes moderately dry, though far from parching. Everything - flavor and feel - drops off rather early.

This is an extremely drinkable beer. I could easily have two or three of these in one session. Would love to try this along side some good German grub.

Bouleboubier, Dec 06, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

wonothesane42, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy dark amber with a fair head. Smells nicely of banana and some spice as well as some sweet malt. The taste is similar, but with an added layer of hoppy bitterness that joins the lush banana, clove, and other yeast notes. Nice deep flavors with just enough residual sweetness. Very smooth in the mouth, and the alcohol is exceptionally well hidden. A pleasure.

Georgiabeer, Sep 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

msanborn, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of becktone
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 1-20-10

Eye: Nice head formation and retention, it definitely has some serious staying power. In color the head is dirty off white and is foamy in appearance, steady at about 3/4 of a finger. Body is insanely clear and is a red shade of copper. Once the yeast is into the glass the body becomes much less transparent and turns to a muddied red-iron-mud-brown. Head goes from foamy to frothy, gaining some creaminess. This is a great looking beer. Head also becomes larger and thicker.

Nose: Definitely some spice as the label suggests. Earthy spice, subtle hints at must. Fruit phenols come through, bananas and alcohol are there, under the clove phenols. Aroma is absolutely wonderful.

Tongue: Spice and dark fruit on the palate, bananas and clove follow. Real maltiness is here, hitting right upfront before any of the yeast characteristics. Yeast and wheat are huge here, both play a big role in the flavor of this brew. They add weight to the body of this beer. As afore mentioned some dark fruits do come out with the banana. Spice is huge though. Big malt is behind the yeast here, sweet notes from it support the dark fruit and other phenols, especially the spice.

edit: As I get farther into the glass with each swallow I get more fruitiness. Not necessarily a specific fuit, but the character of fruit. I'm not talking about fruit beers....It has the same quality right before the finish as a raspberry wheat I made some years ago. Its not acidity, perhaps some kind of tannin? I'm not sure, but its there...beers that use real fruit always have it, some more than others...yet this is not a fruit beer...Its gotta be from the yeast.

Feel and Drinkability: This beer has a weighty feeling to it, primarily because of the yeast being mixed in with the beer...Easy to drink. It would be perfect in the autumn as the label suggests...autumn or spring it is perfect for either season. Carbonation is light and airy in feeling, in numbers...its about medium...tiny and delicate. All in all though this is a light feeling beer, but merits weight...due to the yeast, at least thats my guess. This is definitely one to pick up and drink when in season. Give it a go. Another great beer from Victory! I can see this as a perfect beer for fall, watching leaves fall chilling out ouside with some close friends.

becktone, Feb 21, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let's go to work. 12 ounce bottle going into an Eisenbahn Weizenbock glass, on to the beer:

It looks and sounds really carbonated. It pours perfectly in my glass. Dark orange/brown color, a head the forms big and retains very well on top. Leaves a few splatches of lacing. There is some banana's foster in the aroma, plus a big whiff of sharp alcohol. Less booze and more banana's foster as it warms.

Oh yeah, it tastes like a winner! Moonglow is full-flavored. Spiced apple/banana combinationm working the palate at first. It hints cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. A light feel of fusel alcohol grabs attention. Despite the latter, the overall flavor is working wonders. The only chink in the armor is the high carbonation in the begining, but given some time, mellows out to a medium carbonated, medium-heavy bodied beverage. Bread crust and dry apple chips cling on in the aftertaste.

Victory scores a victory with their weizenbock. It is delicious, and it is warming. The best domestic weizenbock I've tasted.

DoubleJ, Dec 31, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

churchillps, Sep 01, 2014
Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.