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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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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice and dark. Looks like a full, very wheaty beer. I can smell it without even getting my nose too close to the glass. Smells like a great hefeweizen, complete with the citrusy character. Not something I expected, and a pleasant surprise.

Taste is more alcoholic than I expected. Almost barleywine-esque. Nutty and sweet with some syrupy characteristics.

The mouthfeel is fantastic. So smooth, creamy, and with relatively low carbonation. And completely full bodied as well.

A great beer! Possibly my favorite by Victory. Its basically a wheat beer for the winter.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 22:23:28 | More by chOAKbarrell
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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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eberkman

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a wondrous, hazy ruby hue that almost appears purple at certain angles. Creamy, lustrous tan head that lingers appealingly leaving rings of lacings as it goes. Almost the milky, silky consistency of the head on a good stout from the cask. The smell is of faint sugary malt with some alcoholic medicinal qualities. The taste is of candied sugar and ripe plums giving way to the medicinal taste of alcohol finishing with an ever-so-subtle bite of hoppiness. Good, medium bodied brew -- not to heavy, not too light -- crisp enough to enjoy at just about any time. May be a little strong to be a session brew, but a great one to relax with and linger over while watching a game that you're not that interested in.

A definite winner.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2007 01:28:54 | More by eberkman
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 16:24:18 | More by tubbnik
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TheJollyHop

California

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured amber brown into a tulip glass with two fingers of head that fades quickly. Smells similar to a saison with its yeasty, spiciness. A whiff of orange is noticeable as well.

Definite toasted malt upfront with a yeasty tang. Small surge of bitterness leaving behind a sweet aftertaste and dry finish. Possibly some banana phenol scents as well.

The beer is medium carbonated and chewy, and it drinks very well with its crisp taste.

Very enjoyable malt bomb and a nice departure for those who can't seem to ever get enough of their hop fix.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 23:06:35 | More by TheJollyHop
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micropale

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-01-2013 20:03:13 | More by micropale
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

11-17-2012 08:21:40 | More by chim52chim
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Xul

California

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

A: Pours a hazy amber/copper with a billowing three finger off-white (well short of being called beige, but definitely not white) head. Excellent retention on the head.

S: A well-integrated mixtures of smells - banana, cloves, some yeasty notes, a subtle spiciness that's distinct from the cloves, and a wheat base.

T: Heavier banana than the smell indicates, but that's a positive. A wave of spice and cloves hits right after the bananas, followed by some wheat and green apples. Circles back to banana on the finish with a bit of caramelized characteristic to it.

M: Very smooth and creamy with moderate to high carbonation, prickles the tongue on the way down.

D: ABV is dangerously well hidden, but the beer is definitely a bit big for its style. Not hard to get down, but definitely not as sessionable as some of its peers.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 05:29:26 | More by Xul
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok, I have had this beer since the fall when I picked up a case of this at Raystown Beverage in Huntingdon, Pa. This has been the sole survivor to see how this beer aged.

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Even with an extremely gentle pour the head on this beer was huge. It was several inches high and lingered for a long time leaving beautiful lacing all over the glass. I could only fit about 2/3 on the first amount of the pour. The color is hazy amber orange/brown with a ton of sediment.

S: Very fruity esters in the nose. Smells like a mixture or raisins and flowers. Reminiscent of a La Fin Du Monde.

T: Delicious. The beer is spiced rather well. The raisin/fruity flavors pull through with a slight sour/bitterness. The higher level of alcohol has a warming effect on the palate and throat.

M: The mouthfeel on this one is perfect. Creamy and warm, and extremely effervescent (maybe that could be perceived as a downfall).

O: This is certainly one of my favorite beers. I am not sure if aging it for months helped it or detracted from it. This is an extremely drinkable beer and the taste just sends me over the top. Victory rarely lets me down.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 14:32:42 | More by jifigz
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KevieJames

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-06-2012 18:31:52 | More by KevieJames
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to IrishRedRock for this brew. A very welcomed surprise.

A rare beer that I find the bottle just as satisfying as from the tap. One of the finest American beers on the market and well worth the money you'll pay for it.

Nothing I can write could possibly do this beer justice. If you see it buy it, you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2005 03:28:31 | More by fdrich29
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BirdFlu

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

smells of wheat and spice, a distinct spice i cant put my finger on, its sort of unplesant.. pours a deep auburn hue with thin white head and a noticeable amount of sediment, which I guess can affect how you ay feel about it, the color is nice though .. tastes very very spicey, all spicey wheat, sort of similar to say a tripel's spice not very pleasant to the extent that Im wondering if something is wrong with this bottle I have.. mouth has a very crisp, biting carbonation and a light to moderate body, probably the best part of the beer.. drink well, I will ahve to try it again to see if wsomething was wrong with this version I had
but its flavor is sort of abrasive and I do not find the spice pleasant, by no means is it like any bock ive had, seems more like a tripel, had to drainpour and get a bigfoot to get the taste out of my mouth

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 05:27:45 | More by BirdFlu
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HiroProtagonist

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at weefishheads' Beer Night--Jan 17, 2004. The beer was a very hazy red-orange, with scattered patches of foam, rather than actual head forming in my smallish sample. The smell was somewhat yeasty and musty, with attractive granny smith apple and banana aromatics. The taste was lovely...a tart zip start joined by soft malts, with tartness and banana in the lingering finish. Extremely tasty and full flavored with refreshing crispness. The medium body and carbonation of the beer matched the set of flavors well. Moonglow was very enjoyable and satisfying. Big thanks to weefishheads for making this beer available for tasting!

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2004 23:27:57 | More by HiroProtagonist
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gpcollen1

Connecticut

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

Pours a murky orange brown into an Imperial Pint. Head rises a bit but quickly settles to a silent ring around this brew. Aroma is slightly citric with a waft of alcohol and hints of banana and spice.

Taste follows the nose for sure. Slightly rich and hoppy but the wheat undertones shine through here and there. Orangy spice and tangy banana dance around as this one goes down. Lively carbonation washes the tongue here and there.

This one is pretty good and drinkable. The alcohol lets it be known but does not oeverpower the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2007 22:36:26 | More by gpcollen1
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Jesstyr

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one caught me by suprise. served in blue moon glass - perhaps the wrong choice, but didn't hinder the experience. Served with lobster.

A: dark amber with excellent lacing and significant head that isn't overly thick.

S: I get a good bit of caramel in this and sugar.

T: Very dynamic, lots of good stuff her. Medium body, chocolate, cherry and other dark fruits.

M/D: A decent amount of lingering alcohol and lift carbonation. Very smooth, could have a nice session of this paired with cheese or a good meal.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 00:59:05 | More by Jesstyr
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

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

Moonglow is a beautiful, modestly effervescent brown brew with an orange-ish glow at the bottom and hints of red hues throughout. A lot of yeast in suspension. A soapy light beige head sits atop and plans on going nowhere.

Smell is so pronounced: pineapple & tropical fruits, booze, under-ripe banana. Floral. Treated wood. Much going on.

The taste is exceedingly bright up front and then turns down to toasty notes, wood and booze. Alcohol lingers while accompanied by moderately aggressive phenols. I sense hop flavors in the middle pushing their way through, but they're hard to really discern amidst the myriad of things going on with this brew.

Bottom line, it's a spicy, yeasty, fruity and lively beer with a little bit of heat and a mildly dry finish. Well played. I'll continue sipping & enjoying this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 01:18:20 | More by DerekP
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BadBadger

New York

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

This is a very nice wheat beer. It pours a tantalizing hazy color. Just what one would hope for from an unfiltered wheat beer. The head was massive, even with a gentle pouring. The smell was very nice, a rather fruity and malty mixture. The taste was enjoyable, with fuity and malt undertones. Certainly a fine beer to be searched out and enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2005 14:46:07 | More by BadBadger
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

11-13-2012 17:22:13 | More by CurtFromHershey
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-26-2011 17:38:18 | More by kmwilson76
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Dubbercody

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled Aug 25, 2005.

This smells like cloves and sweet bananas, tastes like spice bread. Really pretty beer, the lack of filtration gives a nice orange clody hue.

Tastes great, although heavier than I was expecting, a fine bock.

Wow, I can feel the heat in my stomach from the ABV on this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 05:25:54 | More by Dubbercody
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Bubba83

California

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass at around 50 degrees. The body is a nice amber brown color, but holy cow a LOT of yeasty bits are circling around the glass. These yeasty bits are large and a bit unappealing. The head is offwhite and 2 finger widths tall with a good retention and not much lacing.

I smell a hell of a lot of clove in the nose, along with some black pepper, faint tropical fruit, and banana. Maybe some coconut underneath it all too. An earthiness is present along with the more vibrant aromas.

Truckloads of banana are up front in the taste department, with some pineapple, guava, and mango accentuating it. Tastes almost like a nice hawaiian mixed drink. After the fruity flavors pass, a distinctly clove and black pepper spice take over, and in the end there are some earthy tones with hints of orange.

Quite spritzy in nature, very lively. Consistency is perfect, head texture is brilliant. Well done.

Overall I really enjoyed this one. I have to wonder if every bottle has this much yeast cake or not. I tried to pour it pretty slow but it was no use. Other than the appearance this beer receives quite high marks from me. Seek it out!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 08:06:43 | More by Bubba83
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haddon

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty copper with a frothy head. Head doesn't last and almost no lacing

Smells of bananas, esters, wheat, plums and spice

Yeast, banana, caramel, malts, dark berries

Medium body with a complex rich and almost creamy feel on the palate. Nice.

This is a good beer and very drinkable. Was not expecting the complexity and depth it brings. Will drink again soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 03:56:01 | More by haddon
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macster

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Aug. 2006. Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a thin, light tan head which fades out quickly. Candy-like aromas of Juicy Fruit gum, caramel covered apples and ripe banana are noted with mild fresh yeast and hot dinner rolls lurking in he background. Pleasant, full, round mouthfeel with just the right amount of tingly carbonation for the style. Taste is sweet, reminiscent of banana-nut bread, caramel apple, crystal malts, fresh yeast and mild spices. Finishes with the slightest presence of hop bitterness to tame any cloyishness. 8.7% ABV is non-detectable; very smooth and stealth. Could easily polish off a few of these in one session A well done domestic reproduction of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2007 06:43:22 | More by macster
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-22-2012 15:31:34 | More by bhir
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longpondbeerman

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a murky reddish amber with very little cascading and a thin dark blonde head. The aroma is tart and gingery with evidence of banana esters, and the taste is sweeter than I expected after the initial sudden burst of tanginess. There's a lot of carbonation in this weizen bock so I feel it all the way down the my throat. The aftertaste is rather sticky.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2003 22:26:19 | More by longpondbeerman
Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.