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Moonglow Weizenbock - Victory Brewing Company

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Moonglow Weizenbock
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,199 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 97
Gots: 72 | 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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Photo of DrDietz
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 57md
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

Muddy copper. Nose is bready and that old familiar funk is also present. Nutty but not really getting the traditional banana notes. The finish is slightly cidery.

Photo of tvghost
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of SteveD082791
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dar482
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

The beer comes in a dark red orange.

The aroma is of roasted apples, ripe banana, clove, a hint of breadiness and nuts.

The flavor flavors of those fruit flavors, a medium plus theme of phenolic character. There's a touch of sweetness and breadiness, along with nuts.

The beer has high carbonation and tastes very much like a traditional German stalwarts in the style. A wonderful American attempt at the style.

Photo of StoutHunter
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Victory Brewing Company's Moonglow Weizenbock a couple weeks ago for $2.59 at Holiday Market. I've been wanting to try this beer for a while now since I'm a big fan of the style, but it wasn't till I stopped into Holiday Market that I finally found a bottle of it and I'm very interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage, enjoy by august 19th 2015. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label look ok, the design goes well with the name, but I don't think it's the most eye catching. It poured a nice caramel amber color that took on more of a ruby red color when held to the light with almost four fingers worth of very creamy tan head that died down a thin layer that stayed till the end it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This was a very good looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a with a very high amount of medium sweetness with a nice fruit aroma being the first to show up and it's a nice and even mixture of green apple and banana like aromas with no single aspect sticking out the most. Up next comes the malts which impart a wheat, bready, bread crust, sweet malt and lightly toasted aroma with a light nutty aroma showing up in the end along with some spices with cloves sticking out the most. This beer had a very nice aroma and it's just what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up this time and they impart the same malty aspects that they did in the aroma with no single aspect sticking out the most. Up next comes a light alcohol flavor that leads right into the fruits which impart the same banana and green apple aspects that they did in the aroma with the green apple seeming to stick out just a little more than the banana this time. Towards the end comes some spices and nutty flavors with a lighter amount of bitterness and some spices, green apple and wheat showing up in the aftertaste. This was a very nice tasting beer that's just what I expect from the style.

M- Smooth, pretty crisp, slightly prickly, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation that was right on the border of being highly carbonated. The mouthfeel was nice, but I wish it was a little creamy instead of being pretty crisp and slightly prickly.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and I thought it was a very nice example of the style, it had all the key aspects that I look for in the style with the carbonation being the only aspect that felt a little out of place. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, pretty crisp, slightly prickly, just a little filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think two would be my limit, anymore than that and i think the prickly carbonation would start to wear on me. What I like the most about this beer was the taste, aroma and appearance, they were all very nice and they worked really well with this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it wasn't bad, but I felt like the carbonation was a little too lively for the style. I would buy this beer again if I see it and I will for sure get some next year if shows up in my area. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the style, it does a good job at showing what the style all about and it's good example of a American made Weizenbock. All in all I was very happy with this beer, it did a good job at satisfying my urge for a good Weizenbock. It isn't my favorite of the style, but it is one of the better Victory beers I've had. Great job guys, this was one tasty Weizenbock, keep up the good work guys.

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BobMessina
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dd43
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky brown color. The head is very tall at three fingers high (and thanks to an idiotically aggressive pour) and off-white in shade. It has an impressively dense, foamy texture, along with some impressively annoying retention. A thick ring of lacing is left on the glass, which is nice considering that weizens tend to have minimal lace. (4.25)

Smell: Typical of the style, there is a massive amount of palpable wheat on the nose. And typical of many Victory offerings, it smells well-hopped for the style (but not so over-hopped as to ruin it). Its ester profile seems to have more clove than banana, as well. The latter two notes blend together very well. Letting it open up will reveal some sweeter, sugar-laden notes. I'm missing some of the delicate fruitness featured in the style benchmarks, but I enjoy the nose regardless. (3.5)

Taste: It opens up with a nice wheat flavor, slowly building into some clove flavor near the midtaste. In addition, it shows some caramel-laden notes on the back end reminding me of a dunkel somewhat. The hoppiness also on the back end is extremely subtle - there, and surprisingly noticeable, but balanced beautifully within the malt background.

Mouthfeel: While it's evidently a powerful beer, it's crisp and dry enough to go down as easily as the typical 4.5% weizen. On the other hand, it doesn't feel particularly rich, either. Still, it features a slight warming sensation going down the throat. Combined with its low carbonation, it manages to simultaneously be a winter warmer and an easy drinker at the same time. (3.5)

Overall: Vitus, this is not. What it is, however, is a tasty and dangerous weizenbock. You could genuinely crush it - and end up looking like a fool in the process. Naturally, I killed this one pretty quickly. Hey, it's not my fault this is such a good beer! (3.75)

3.7/5: Yet another rock-solid Victory beer

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Jacobob10
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A beauty out of the bottle.  Hazy due its unfiltered style, deep amber/ruby in color with some orange highlights, and a huge, frothy, long-lasting, light tan head that reaches up past the lip of the glass.  Patchy lacing on the sides of the glass as it goes down.  More subtle aroma than I was expecting, especially given it's ABV.  Still plently of banana and clove in the nose.  Flavor profile falls somewhere in between a hefeweizen, a dunkelweizen, and a bock.  Medium to full bodied and the alcohol is very well-hidden.

I've had a few outstanding beers from Victory lately and this is no exception.  No objections here if they want to make this available year-round.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've been craving a wezienbock lately, so this should be nice of a cold night. Not date on the bottle unfortunately, but picked this up recently.

Pours a huge over carbonated like fluffy fizzy 3 finger head that takes up half the glass, fades slowly and turns fluffy and pillowy with nice lacing, and a stream of bubbles rising in the hazy but mostly clear candy apple reddish slight orange colored beer.

Nose is mostly what I expected, some biscuit and toffee, caramel and brown sugar candied darker fruits, a little raisin like, lots of wheat, toasted darker brown like wheat, little fig paste, etc, but it has that under-attenuated before bottling like aroma that was taken over by yeast and it's gotten a bit yeasty and some phenolic alcohol bite, bit boozy in the aroma.

Taste brings more of the same, toasted brown wheat malts, a little orange zest in there somehow, with more candied fruits, fig paste, date, candied raisin, etc, with more sweet flavors, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, etc again, and pretty sweet but not overly. A mild toasted biscuit as well, with some chewy almost molasses like notes, and again that yeasty flavor from under attenuated then over bottle conditioned yeast, but at least it didn't erupt in the bottle surprisingly. Booze is fairly prevalent, a little fusel alcohol with a mild phenolic tone. Finish is drier surprisingly, more booze lingering, some candied dried darker fruits, darker wheat and biscuit, and candy but not sticky.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, little sticky syrupy, way too much carbonation.

Overall not bad, but just left too sweet in the bottle and yeast just took over, shouldn't be that old either, but at least it's not too sweet. Some candy was nice, darker dried candied fruits were nice, and the wheat was nice, just not the yeast and alcohol was a bit much. It was a nice sipper for a cold almost winter night but bit more than I expected. The somewhat dry finish was also a nice surprise, not as sticky sweet as I was expecting.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.7/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.