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Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

905 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 905
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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: So here I am listening to the sounds of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" imbibing upon one of the most appealing to the eye weizen bocks in existence, well the Moonglow of the deep amber mahogany body with a ruby brown tinted massive head leaving complete webs of lacing around my glass just reminds me of that glowing amber moon that sometimes mysteriously appears in the sky. Aroma: Where do I start, banana sauteed in a light pear liqueur and the presence of the wheat malt along with the magnificent tones of the yest born bliss. The alcohol nose isn't overbearing but blended across a spectrum of fruity yet musty tones of paradise, this beer has to be one of the most enticing aromatic creations ever to come across my path. Taste: Even as it warms the sharp wheat based malt sweetness mixed perfectly with the alcoholic tone fruits such as pear, banana, and mild apple tones over a brown sugar base arise and soar over the palate oh "come a little bit closer hear what I have to say", "just like children sleeping we could dream this night away", "but there's a full moon rising, let's go dancing in the light". Wow, this is an experience whoever samples this beer must pop in some Neil Young it's awesome together. Mouthfeel: Slight sense of chiunkiness to it medium to full bodied luscious wheat ale, a must try for all German style beer lovers, props go out to Bill and Ron on this one muchas gracias guys for creating not just a sessionn of exotic ale sipping, but one that will be emblazoned in my memory as one of the most skillfully constructed good times I have shared with true art. Drinkability: Well, I don't even know what the ABV of this beer is but I can tell you that after one I am feeling on another level of relaxation and at peace with the world. We all need that push to get us through the day, and to picture an evening with my own family someday and a night cap in the form of a Moonglow each day will be more blissful than the next.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2003 19:00:46 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-20-2013 18:48:16 | More by Slatetank
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark orange color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, yet fruity wheat scent that is sweet and slightly malty. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth wheaty flavor that goes down easy and finishes thick and warm. It has excellent clove and banana flavors, but with a darker feel. It has a wonderful fruity aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine weizenbock. It has good flavor and aroma; an excellent drinker.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2004 20:03:52 | More by WesWes
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to djrn2 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of caramel malt with quite a bit of clove and banana mixed in. The flavor has some additional notes. I get a lot of caramel and toffee, as well as some cloves, pepper and spices. There is also a little bit of banana as well as some alcohol. Medium, full mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 02:41:41 | More by Mora2000
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-15-2011 01:45:03 | More by oline73
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mactrail

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong, strange perfumey smell and flavor is the first encounter. Big German esters and a Hefeweizen taste topped off by a dollop of hops. Quite spicy, but also grainy and cereal tastes. Some of the bitterness tastes like it's from some process other than hops.

No date on this bottle. Yeasty chunks in the bottom of the glass. I wonder if it's been around a while. I'm sure I've liked this better a year or two ago.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 03:08:16 | More by mactrail
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Enjoy by Sept. 15, 07". Poured into an Aventinus Weizenbock glass.

Caramel-colored with a thin off-white head that becomes a swirling patch.

The smell is spicy (clove), banana and a tropical fruit blend. Peppery alohol. Some caramel.

The taste is spicy and fruity. Spices and alcohol give it a jump-start kick with banana, tropical fruits and bubblegum following. Sweet caramel in the back. Alcohol comes across loud and clear, but acts in more of a supportive, rather than masking, fashion.

Almost full-bodied, sharp. Sweetness and alcohol stick around, as does some of the spiciness.

Just a tad astringent, but good enough for slow sipping. Aromatic with a nice, spiced fruit taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2007 23:26:22 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-01-2011 20:13:53 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Halcyondays

California

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy orange brown with a poofy off-white fizzy head with good retention. Mild lace.

S: Banana bread which is a hallmark of the style, light hints of citrus.

T: Bananas, some burnt brown sugar. Clove finish, with some medicinal character and noticable ethanol heat in the finish. Cinnamon and winter bread spice come out as the beer warms.

M: Smooth and creamy, full-bodied, spicy.

D: A very good example of the style with classic weizenbock flavours. A little too much heat on the back end and the fact I'd like a little darker flavour overall are really my only qualms. This is well made and could easily pass for a German version.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 23:19:56 | More by Halcyondays
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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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GClarkage

California

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/09/05- Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with a best by date stamped on the front label. Poured into my Aventinus glass.

Appearance- Caramel brown colored pour, nice larger inch plus head and decent lacing.

Smell- Nice and sweet caramel malt scent. Spices including clove, pepper and a bit of banana fruityness.

Taste- Nice! Very much like Aventinus, maybe a touch more sweet. Not quite as much banana flavor, but it is there. Nice work with the clove and the peppery spices.

Mouthfeel- A touch thick and creamy. Average carbonation.

Drinkability- Super easy to drink. Actually tries and comes close to giving Aventinus a run for it's money. Buy one if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2005 16:45:56 | More by GClarkage
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a coudy dark orange/amber color with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a massive frothy off white head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap.

Yeasty aroma with lots of bread, sweet caramel/chocolate, ripe banana citrus peel and spicy clove.

Heavily carbonated up front with a lot of zest clove spice followed by a full yeasty/bready body with plenty of ripe banan and citrus pell and a tart dry finish. Clove is prominent but the darker caramel/choclate malt notes as well as the citrus and banana notes balance things out very nicely. The slight tart finish is what really separates this beer and makes it very flavorful. It lingers after the end of each sip and leaves me salivating for more. I have to stop myself from pounding this so I can fully enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 07:26:42 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a caramel color with a 1 finger off white head. Some spotty lacing is left behind.
Smell is of banana, wheat, caramel, and chocolate.
Taste is of the same aromas that has been watered down slightly.
Mouthfeel is fizzy, full bodied, and sweet.
Drinkability is good. I'm a big fan of the style and I like Victory's version.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2005 21:22:23 | More by weeare138
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Unfiltered, hazy copper/orange pour with a thick, fluffy cream head with burgundy highlights. Excellent retention and thick webs of lacing. Fruity and spicy, but not overly complex or potent. Ripe apple and clove, yeasty, mild alcohol. Full bodied, high carbonation, very pleasant with a rich, flavorful sweet aftertaste with a mild alcohol presence. Flavor would be scored higher if not for a slightly medicinal taste that lingers stronger in the finish as the beer warms up. Otherwise, flavor follows the nose, more fruity than spicy, banana and apple with clove and corriander spices in midbody for balance. Another excellent Victory beer, I want to like this more, but I don't like the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 02:51:15 | More by yourefragile
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle from Abe's Cold Beer. My first impression is that it'd be mighty hard to tell this apart from Schneider's Weizenbock. Upfront it has a big, sweet bready character with spiced fig notes. There are also light touches of black licorice and banana in the flavor, while the aroma is less rich. Still, the smell is quite nice, with more focus on the clove and banana yeast character you also get in hefeweizens. Quite a tasty weizenbock, full-flavored and a great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 23:55:13 | More by tempest
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint glass served at the Batdorf in Annville, PA.

A: The weizenbock is a muddy auburn color, equal parts thick orange and brown. No head to speak of, although that seems to be par for the course at the 'dorf.

S: The nose is wheaty, fully of banana and clove esters and a solid rush of boozy warmth. Breadiness from the malt mixes with the esters to good effect.

T: Even when the weizenbock is cold, the esters stand out. Fruity, bubblegum and clove with banana for good measure, flavors abound. The wheat flavor lacks the light tartness that more delicate weizens show off but that abrasive strength is a nice substitute. Bready malts, the barley aspect, drive the thickness of the ale and provide a dry counterpoint to the esters.

M: Every now and then, I detected a metallic flavor. It was fleeting and may have jhust been my imagination. The weizenbier is robust, flavorful and fortified.

D: A winter warmer indeed, this one will keep you comfy at night. A stand-out weizenbock.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2008 13:57:58 | More by akorsak
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Billolick

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, enjoy by date of Aug 20 04. Pours light almond, cloudy, with almost purpleish hues. Minimal head, minimal lace left.Tiny bubble sheen thing going on. Nose of raisins and rum. mmm, yummy. Flavors of tart apples, plums ,raisins, almost vinious. Medium body, tartness prominant. also yeasty notes and flavorings. 8.7% noted and appreciated. Not an everyday beer, but well crafted and interesting. Anybody need a night cap?

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2004 00:12:51 | More by Billolick
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan of Bock's, but Victory has yet to let me down. Pours an orange/amber color. Lots of sediment in this one, pretty good size head. This beer smells amazing. tons of dark fruit aromas. Medium bodied, pretty good mouthfeel. Definite alcohol taste in this one, lots of plum and clove flavors come through. A bit too strong for my liking, and not a huge fan of the estery style... but a nice sipper beer for dinner. above average beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 22:36:30 | More by oriolesfan4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured with a rapidly disappearing off-white/tan head. The beer itself was a very cloudy orange color. The nose was the all-too familiar banana esters. I really liked the mouthfeel, which had a pleasant thickness to it. The finish had a really good spiciness, but not one of cloves, more like black pepper. There was also a sweetness in the mouth, but not of bananas or fruit, but instead, caramel. In fact, as it warmed, I began to taste notes of honey. There really was not a sweet aftertaste, instead it seemed almost dry, if that is possible. Definitely a candidate for a session beer and one that I could drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2005 19:27:55 | More by woodychandler
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-15-2011 22:09:09 | More by orangesol
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-Dark orangish brown with a thin head of big bubbles. Body has a nice dense haze with a light carbonation

S- bready malt with pronounced banana and just a hint of clove.

T- a Belgian candy flavor with a hint of cloves and a nice maltyness with a bit of wheat. I bit of a tart flavor at the end with a yeasty finish. a hint of alcohol warmth but no hops noted.

M- A medium body with a bit of a fuzziness. No real heat from the alcohol.

D- This is a ok brew. It doesn't have the malt characters that I was looking for and it wasn't as complex as some of the other commercial examples I've had. A nice drink but I will try some other weizenbocks.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2005 02:35:15 | More by rhoadsrage
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer demands a careful pour or you will be greeted by flakes of reasonably sized brown yeast in your glass which is quite unsightly compared to the normal clear amber color. This beer is really all about the yeast. Nose is full of clove, bubblegum, banana and a bit of malt. Taste is yeasty with clove and it has a warming dry finish that is minorly bitter but mostly spicey. Slight citrus hop character in the front as it warms. Light feel and carb.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 19:44:44 | More by stakem
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-21-2013 18:50:52 | More by InspectorBob
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Texas Arizona in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy dark amber in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation and some reddish brown highlights. The beer has a finger thick creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet toffee malts with some lighter hints of banana and clove. There is also a light amount of yeast presence.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of malts with some toffee and dark fruit sweetness. This is over the top of some spiciness - clove and banana - as well as some yeastiness. Light amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with light amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Fairly easy to drink considering the ABV - which is well hidden in this brew. There is a nice complexity and balance to the flavor making this one quite enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2013 04:38:27 | More by dbrauneis
Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.