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Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

903 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 80
Gots: 13 | 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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Lnedrive14

Massachusetts

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

I just noticed that this beer is almost 9% - sorry for the vulgarity, but holy fuck! I would have thought around 6% - the alcohol is masked amazingly. I rather like this brew - chewy caramel, fruitiness, citrus, all the good stuff in there. Toss in a bit of alcohol and you are loving life. Lots of head and maybe a bit too much carbonation on the palate. Other than that, a fine brew,

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 03:19:29 | More by Lnedrive14
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wheelinshirt

Pennsylvania

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

12 ounce bottle poured into a flute, freshness date says best before august 2008, bottle conditioned, neat label art work as per usual from victory.

Ruddy brown hazy liquid with a nice finger and a half of head, yeast swirled into the glass (yummy yeasties). The smell was very strong with banana, medicinal phenols and maybe a little bubblegum. Taste is similar, balanced well with the alcohol and the yeast from the bottom of the bottle. Mouthfeel was good, creamy almost but still light. I think i could have three of these in a row, but probably no more. The alcohol and the strong flavor profile would get to me. Great beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 22:41:16 | More by wheelinshirt
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a glowing haze. There are pieces of unfiltered wheat that spread throughout the beer. The most amazing head I've ever seen on a beer yet. A perfect pour brings more than half a pint glass of head that fades down to a drinkable measure and laces the glass and I consume.
Smells of sweet wheat and dark fruits. The taste is the same and perfect blend of light malts and sweet fruits while some perfect bock flavors come through to even out with the citrus taste. Mouthfeel is flawless, it has the smoothest texture, goes down like water, the feeling only leaves me wanting more. Drinkablity follows as before, can't be beat. Get your hands on this!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 04:18:58 | More by nrpellegrini
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magnj

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like Hefe's, I like Dunkel's, I like Weizenbocks?

A - Deep Amber with Ruby and brown. Yeast sediment apparent and dark, head off white and fluffy dropping fast.

S - Dark fruit and mild spice, a little bigger than I (wrongly) expected.

T - A bit of spice up front followed by dark fruits, ends sweet and flavorful. Yeas has an obvious role, alcohol is apparent.

M/D - Full body, sticky lingering flavor. Drinkable for the style, but overall rough. Not a bad beer, not my style...not sure what to do with the other 5.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 03:10:10 | More by magnj
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PBoegel

New York

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

my only regrets are that I forget to buy a case of this beer when it shows up in my neck of the woods annually.

Poured into a Chimay goblet, a rusty red brew with decent clarity, some slight chill haze and an irish cream colored head.

The aromas are fresh pepper, clove, vanilla, raisiny, dried cherry and apricot. Some of the phenolics supress the aclohol that lifts off the top as it warms.

While I always find the aroma a little more reserved the taste is always a notch up with this beer. Lots of sharp spicey clove around sweet malt and some underlying banana and warmed pear.

effervescent and not cloying, the beer is extremely drinkable for its abv.

pairs well with a nice tender German Beef Roast garnished with pickles, onions and carrots over noodles.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2008 21:15:30 | More by PBoegel
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feelmefoam

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a DFH specialty glass.

Pours a reddish, nutty brown color that is murky and mysterious, filled with sediment snowing down from two fingers of beautiful cream-colored head, pockmarked with bubbles and carbonation. Leaves some really thick, foamy lacing on the glass.

The aroma is really pungent, I can smell it when I walk out of the room and back in. Lots of fruit, mainly ripening apples and some pear, coupled with a musty grain smell. A bit of spice in there as well. An interesting and subtly complex nose.

This is different than a lot of other wheat beers I've tried, but this is a "wheat bock" so it is bigger, thicker, and a bit fuller flavored. A dark, grainy wheat flavor that is blended with a slight nuttiness dominates the foreground of the flavor, followed by the apples and a pretty distinct banana flavor. Some spiciness present towards the end of the flavor that blends with a slight amount of bitterness as well. Complex and flavorful.

The medium body coupled with the moderate carbonation provides a smoothness in the beer that, coupled with the intricate flavors, masks the alcohol presence of the beer.

An intriguing combination of scent and flavor that provides an interesting alternative to the lighter, fruitier wheat beers I've had in the past. Drinkable, bar the 8.7% abv. Another very good offering from Victory, whose beers have only impressed me so far.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2009 03:00:22 | More by feelmefoam
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

3.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was up int the air about this wiezenbock. I love Aventinis and this was very different. I ad many good tastes like Banana and sweet plum, and was a litle spicy. BUT I really was not fond of the sour side to this beer, some have described it as sour apple and tart. I agree with both and couldn't find a place for that much tart in this beer. It reminded me of a sour ale I drank at Monk's in Philly, that was sour but was supposed to be.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2003 21:24:25 | More by OatmattStout
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-09-2014 01:26:14 | More by arlingtonjoe
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orsulacp

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass; it had a big light tan head that had good retention. Very murky deep copper color, I roused up the yeast and it looked very inviting swirling in the glass. It hits the nose with spicy cloves, caramel, apples, and some bananas. Really creamy, the cloves are first then it tastes kind of like a caramel apple, a mild apple flavor. Great mouthfeel, I like the creaminess. Some parts of this remind me of the Sunrise Weiss, the cloves and fruit flavors are dead on, and then add the rich malts and you get this fine brew

A note on the 2006 version: I had the bottle and wasn't too impressed the flavors were really suppressed. I already had a 1/6 on order so I had to get it; the taste difference was very noticeable. If you want to taste this beer at it's best get it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2005 02:17:54 | More by orsulacp
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lookrider

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-09-2013 19:08:54 | More by lookrider
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-01-2014 20:21:16 | More by canawler
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Litterbean

New York

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

Poured into my 500ml weizen glass, producing a cloudy, chalky, tan beer with a fluffy, creamy head. Yeast is swirled and poured in and forms a descending vortex to the bottom of the glass.

Right up front there is the unmistakable aroma of bananas. Ripe, delicious, overpowering bananas. Then there is the grainy wheat following right behind. Pulling them all together is the chalky yeast which is pleasant and inviting. Alcohol smell is well hidden, although there is a good amount in this brew.

First sip you are bombarded with juicy fruit flavors, like bananas, plums, and some grape-like vinous flavors. The yeast adds a distinct character as well, as does the overall warm malty wheat characters. Very clean tasting, crisp and refreshing as hell. The alcohol is also very well hidden in the taste, so this bad boy could sneak up on the uninformed. A delicious beer, back to front, one of the best I've had of any style.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2005 01:09:20 | More by Litterbean
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

2.38/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Dark copper color. Fizzy tan head fades away in an instant.

S- Nearly no detectable smell whatsoever. Faint oxidized old fruit, like moldy grapes, rotten apple.

T- Nearly flavorless. Sweet one dimensional malt alone.

M, D- Medium body, but so utterly uninspiring, so lacking in character & pleasure that drinkability is hindered seriously.

What went wrong here? The sample was fresh. In comparison to the available world class weizenbocks out there, why bother?

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 23:02:35 | More by WhiteOak
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-20-2013 20:55:13 | More by ipas-for-life
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-22-2011 20:52:16 | More by gcare02
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-24-2012 05:52:58 | More by DarthTremens
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cooch69

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really deep amber and with a fair bit of mahagoney hue. No head, just a patchy film on top.

Nose of sweet apple cider, spices mostly cloves, raw sugar cane, and a bit of a caramel maltiness.

I've had this beer around the end of last year and I must say that it did lose it's vibe a bit. Not nearly as much fruitiness and vibrancy as it once had.

As for this bottle there is mainly apple and pear. Fair bit of spicing for a Weizenbock includes mostly cloves and a bit of cinnamon bark. Pretty sweet up front as it leads into a dry finish.

This beer is still good, but much better fresh. At least I got to get my Weizenbock fever out of the way because I probably won't see this again until Fall.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 05:16:20 | More by cooch69
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cld253

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-17-2011 01:57:03 | More by cld253
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color of this beer is simply amazing. When I poured it into my Aventinus glass, it was glowing like the setting sun. Had to pour roughly to get that hefe head going and then it settled rapidly without even leaving a thin film on top. Aroma is that typical of a Dunkle Weizen with wheatish, apple like aromas. What surprised me is the sourness of this beer. It reminded me of drinking a sour belgian brown ale. There were some cherry flavors mixing with apple, plum, and slight chocolate notes. Could have used a little more sweet chocolate flavors to balance out the sourness. Mouthfeel was smooth and slippery. An interesting beer that I couldn't get my mind around, but not the best example of a Weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2003 18:37:59 | More by Longstaff
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bigbeerdrinka

Germany

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

Poured a dark copper brown with an offwhite/ light chocolate head. Head pours 1/4 of an inch thick and the yeasties can definetly be seen throughout the beer.

Smell: Notes of grapes, wheat, and some other dark fruits. Some tones of alcohol present.

Tastes: hits up front with a nice smooth wheat flavor, following some grape notes and actually gets a bit sour towards the end. A hint of alcohol hits towards the end of this beer along with some nice spices.

Mouthfeel: This beer is medium bodied with a well balance of flavors. Feels good in the mouth overall

Drinkability: Very drinkable for a weizenbock. Alcohol is very subdued and good overall mixing of malts, spices, and hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2004 16:45:51 | More by bigbeerdrinka
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coalcracker

Pennsylvania

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

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark gold with billowy head that lasts forever and a day.
Smell: Malty sweet with hints of spice and dark fruit.
Taste: Malty is the operational word- wheat stands out in a big way with a good dose of spice (pepper, nutmeg) and with a substantial wash of those sweet dark fruits again. Not too sweet as to be cloying. Alcohol warmth experienced towards the end- though the alcohol is fairly well-hidden throughout.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and on the thick side, ala a good weizenbock
Overall- Great effort here. Tasty and a good late autum/early winter brew IMO.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 23:04:02 | More by coalcracker
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-22-2012 01:21:29 | More by ncworster
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a cloudy dark amber with a tan head. Had to be patient with the pour and wait for the beautiful dense head to fade a bit. Not much lacing left behind. Scents are mainly fruity - orange peel and lemon - with a little wheat as well. The smell could use a little more oomph though. There's a lot going on in the taste - it combines the flavors of a wit with a hefeweizen - and boy is it good! Banana and bread give a bubble gum-like sweetness, and a twinge of lemon gives a perfect amount of tartness. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, though carbonation is high. This is one of the best wheat beers I've had. Victory has a winner.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 05:09:46 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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dmarch

Pennsylvania

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

Hazy dark amber in color with a thin white head. Aroma is very fruity with lots of cloves. The taste is very very powerful. Strong plum taste as well as some clove and bananna. The 8.7% is obvious, but it very enjoyable and warming. Personally, I think the best Victories are the seasonals. All the more reason to stop by often.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2003 22:41:26 | More by dmarch
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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
Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.