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Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

916 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 916
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 82
Gots: 17 | 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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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-24-2013 04:14:34 | More by TheBigBoy
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2013 03:07:17 | More by Alex5
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-02-2013 03:18:45 | More by tkdchampxi
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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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ejeitner

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-10-2013 03:51:19 | More by ejeitner
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%

32 oz. growler filled several days ago, poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours rich copper brown. A slight, loose head dissipates almost immediately, leaving streaks of very fine lace across the top. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is an apricot orange/red and a bit opaque. Nice legs from the sugars slip quickly on the sides of the glass.

S - Someone's making caramel apples. Rich toasted malts, caramel sugars, and a bit of toffee. Juicy, ripe fruit comes along. Bananas ready for pie. A spritz of Granny Smith apple juice. Ripe, soft pear. Lots of esters riding in. The ABV wafts into the nose, but discreetly. As it warms, the fruits get darker, suggesting dates and figs, and the malts step forward with a touch a orange rind.

T - The taste profile is noticeably darker than the nose. Big toasted malts support dark fruit, like raisins, with a bit of a spice bite along the lines of cracked white pepper and clove. Relegated to the background now, the caramel tastes darker and the toffee's a bit overdone; there's also hints of dark brown sugar. The ABV is a player, too, demanding attention. A sipping beer. Could be mistaken for a Belgium dark if it weren't for all the caramel malt in the nose, and even then it's close.

M - Leaning toward the smooth side, there's not much carbonation left, but with this style, that's quite alright. Medium body, with integrated components. Structure is soft and on the plush side, and lets the ABV push its way onto the tongue. Finish lingers, but in the background, and is surprisingly on the dry side, with the spice characteristics defining it rather than sugars. 3.5

O - A souped-up Dunkel, this beer begs to be aged in bourbon barrels. Some big Dunkels leave quite a bit of sugar around, but not this one. Over time, the spice from the yeast takes over the finish and prevents the cloying that makes many a one-glass option. Towards the end of the growler, a sense of cinnamon emerged. Barrel aging would sand this down a bit and make the sugars more complex. A late fall beer, I can see this pairing well with pumpkin pie, paired against its spice and real whipped cream. Or with a rubbed-and-grilled pork roast and sauerkraut. In any case, this is a beer constructed to be drunk slowly and matched with food and/or a cigar with body. 3.75

11-02-2013 13:46:54 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 916 ratings.