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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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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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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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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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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory- Moonglow Weizenbock

A- Beautiful hazy golden red with a thick creamy head.
S- Big clove, dried fruits (raisin, prune, fig), banana and wheat.
T- Big peppery clove and banana with prunes and figs.
M- Flavors burst through in the end. Alcohol present throughout.

Overall- A delicious and potent beer here. I would rate higher if the alc was less present but still quite good.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 20:42:37 | More by NJpadreFan
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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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shaebs99

New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First weizenbock, but I did purchase Aventinus at the same time so that will change soon.

I think I had this first one a bit too cold so I let it warm up a bit. As I did I was not disappointed

Pours a hazy orange brown with thin white head that leaves light lacing on the edges of the glass

Smells mostly of banana with estery alcohol notes and sweet malt.

Smooth and tasty. Wheat backed up by some sweetness. Banana flavor is at the center with some nice alcohol warmth.

I don't think I would drink a 6-pack of this, but I will continue to buy Moonglow. Really a nice change from a lot of hefe's I have been having. I think I will enjoy the style

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2007 04:41:04 | More by shaebs99
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

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

A: Rich red/brown body with a moderate tan head

S: Spicy banana blast upfront... this beer smells fairly sweet with a hint of alcohol.

T: A natural, fruity sweetness... bananas and apples are most noticable with a bit of caramel for balance... you feel the ABV but you certainly don't taste it

M: A full body is helped by lively carbonation

O: Very drinkable considering the malty sweetness and the high ABV.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2007 17:56:09 | More by callmemickey
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daubelbrew

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Aroma - starts off with big banana and a hint of clove spiciness, mellows to a malty sweet nutty banana combination - like liquid banana nut bread.

Pours a medium brown with a finger's width of light tan head. Head sticks around a while, leaving a bit of lacing on the glass.

Taste - fruity banana with some nuttiness in the flavour. Not a lot of phenols (clove). Has a malty sweet finish. Much more flavor as it warms up.

Body is lighter than expected but probably due to the effervescent carbonation. Again, body increases to a medium full body as it warms.

This is a yummy beer in the bottle (almost as good as it is on draft at the source) and is therefore dangerous at almost 9% abv.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2007 18:23:32 | More by daubelbrew
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Toddv29424

District of Columbia

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

This beer pours a moderately dark amber color with little to no head. The smell is big and wheaty, with very little hops or anything else. Its clearly a moderate malt used, but a darn lot of it. The taste is huge, and has three distinct stages: the first is light and effervescent, and reminds me of a light beer with flighty taste. About 20% into the taste a sizable wave of the medium malts creeps up from behind and surprises the back of the tongue. The final taste simply lingers after the titanic wave mentioned before, and sticks around for a long time. This beer does not dissapoint, but I wouldn't expect anything less from Victory. Well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2007 22:45:45 | More by Toddv29424
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techdiver

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a reddish brown with substantial head that dissipates slowly leaving a modest cap.

Sweet malt, banana, and dark fruit to the nose.

Caramel malt and molasses up front, fruit elements lead to slight bitterness in the finish.

Creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

Too drinkable, tasty stuff and watch the ABV. Not bad at all, but Aventinus is still better.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 03:42:50 | More by techdiver
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guinness33

New Jersey

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

Pours a nice hazy amber colour with a BIG off-white head that leaves a good amount of residue on the glass after settling down to a thick lace.

The aroma is a great blend of yeast, lemon, clove, banana and other spices as well. Balance all around and quite inviting.

The flavour starts with a sweet banana/spice blend and quickly moves into a yeasty flavour that brings in a bit of the lemon before moving back to a sharp, spicy finish. There's definitely more of a bread feel/flavour here than expected from the aroma notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with good carbonation and a slight slight hint of slickness.

This is a nice beer overall. Very well-done for the style and full of flavour and balance. Try it.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2007 04:06:41 | More by guinness33
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Mildly hazy copper color. Tan head. Decent retention and medium laciung.

Smell: Very yeasty and bready. Lots of draker fruits coming through such as plums. Lighter fruits such as banana, apricots, and lemon, also, come through. Lots of sugary malt. Very spiced.

Taste: Nice sugary malt provides a good backbone for the apricots, bananas, plums. A nice yeasty/bready undertone provides a good contrast to the fruitiness. A good amount of spice in the finish leaves you wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Medium body yet crisp mouthfeel. It is a little sticky on the tongue.

Drinkability: So drinkable. I would have never imagined the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 04:41:18 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Jmamay22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy dark amber/brown almost purple looking. Finger high head thins out to nothing, but a slim collar.

Smells of odd dark fruity flavors, wheat and a hint of alcohol. The nose is very intriguing. First sip reveals a banana caramel malty flavor. Some warmth and further sips reveal a greaty complexity with hints of apple and a slighlty spicy tangy flavor. Alcohol is extremely well hidden beneath the sweet banana spiciness.

Full mouthfeel and the carbonation is in its proper place. Drinkable despite the high abv, but I'm happy after one. A unique, but solid take on a weizenbock, which I may return to once the season cools and to pair with a nice slice of apple or pumpkin pie.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2007 00:47:32 | More by Jmamay22
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boelker62

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - virtually no head atop a deep copper body with a slight haze.

S - moderate malt nose and a lightly toasted bread hint. Hops were there in a simple floral basis. The yeasty notes on this one are basic, but definately presnt. Quite on style for all these scents. Considerably noticeable hints of nutmeg, and a bit of ginger.

T - initial tasting is mildly sweet and malty, with all the aromas mentioned above, poking through.

M - quite an oily texture in the light to medium body, an intersting feeling and accomplishment, IMO.

D - oh sure, yes it's nice. It will sneak up on you, about 8+%

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2007 13:52:35 | More by boelker62
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Riggsy

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle with "Enjoy by Sept. 12 07" printed on label.

Pours a cloudy orange/red with a thick tan head about 2 fingers high.

Aroma of bananas, wheat malt, dark fruit esters.

Flavors of tart wheat, banana, yeast, green apple and fig. No hop presence to speak of. Some alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Lingering malt on the tongue.

Ranks 1 beer on the drinkability index. Ok once in a while, not something I'll actively seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2007 00:16:15 | More by Riggsy
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a weizen glass, pours a cloudy, murky copper-orange amber, a bubbly sprizty head forming quickly and disappearing just as quick. The nose is decent, some vague fruits, banana and apple well past ripening, the yeast contributing a certain spicy character, sweetly malts in there too.

The taste is pretty solid, again the ripe apples and bananas coming right through, flanked by a light but adequate carbonation and yeasty spices that stick around and combine with tasty burps for a long, lingering aftertaste. The mouth is pretty full, actually very smooth and creamy, almost a little too thick. Can't say I've had too many of this style, but I do like my wheats, so perhaps I'll have to get into a German kick. As for this beer, can't say I've picked up everything here, but it sure is tasty. Props to MuenchenerKindl (I think) for this one!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2007 03:21:33 | More by objectivemonkey
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delicious

Vermont

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy chestnut body with a cream colored head that's thin for a wheat beer but spot on for a bock.
Dark-bready, malty nose with some hard banana cider.
Flavors of bananas are up front with spicy cloves and phenols. It's a thin mouthfeel, but the alcohol warmth is very pleasant and lends to the drinkability.
There's a lot going on with all the fruit, spice, and warmth, and all of it just makes me love this style even more.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2007 23:41:31 | More by delicious
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Medium brown with a little hint of maroon. Cloudy with a swirling yeast. 3 inch tan head, slow to fade, good lace

S-Carmel malt, yeast, wheat roasted grains, clove, banana.

T-Sweet carmel malt, clove, banana, coffee, pear, apple, mild green hops, quite complex. A nice wheat beer. Alcohol is quite hidden.

M-Creamy, medium body

D-not my thing, but I could probalby have a few

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2007 18:19:12 | More by jackorain
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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Thick tan head on a cloudy amber/copper body.
S- Big sweet caramel malts, some grass hops, standing out wheat aroma, and maybe some hints of dark fruits.
T- Nice big sweet caramel malts, hints of alcohol (pretty well hidden though for almost 9%) and toffee, grass and wheat flavors come through nicely. Leaves about a medium bitterness on the tongue. It is a very good weizen bock.
M-Full body low carbonation. Nice creamy feel to it.
D- I like this one a lot. When it gets released again I will have to try and get my hands on a 6-pack of this. One of the best Weizenbocks I have had.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2007 22:54:26 | More by BlindPig
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Reddish amber color, has a ring around the glass, but no lace. You can see the bits of fruit because it is unfiltered.

smell - Very spicey aroma here.

taste - Almost like a barleywine with a fruit taste. More of a spicey taste I think. Not sure what kind of fruits I am tasting here.

mouthfeel - On the light side, not much carbination here.

drinkability - Ver interesting, malty, fruity, and sweet. I enjoyed this. a Nice sipper I think.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2007 00:06:14 | More by auxiliary
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

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

I purchased this at Gullifty's in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Appearance: It poured a deep, dark brown, almost black body with a huge light brown head. The head had great retention and left much lacing.
Smell: The smell was awsome, very sweet and like flexabull said, candied.
Taste: Similar to the smell, only more complex and pilled on.
Mouthfeel: Very thick and very very smooth, wonderful mouthfeel.
Drinkability: One of the better beers Victory makes.
Don't drink and review.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2007 13:26:42 | More by treehugger02010
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flexabull

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color, cloudy, and with a weak head.

Aromas, are sweet, nutty, and candied.

Flavors are sweet and nutty just like the aromas. It's a full flavored beer, that is thick, and has a very nice mouthfeel. There is a crisp and a bright fruity like character on the finish... fruit is almost like baked apples.

A nice overall beer. Surprisingly easy drink, even with the high 8.7% abv.

Thanks for the bottle nlmartin!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 03:17:03 | More by flexabull
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a *good* weizenbock with an amazing smell! Poured a cloudy reddish brown like rusty rain water poured from an old pipe. Slightly off-white head vanished in 20 seconds leaving a ring of frost around the liquid's edges. Smell was colossal banana and toasted grain; like smelling banana bread dough! Absolutely fantastic. Taste was a slightly above average, and even with an above average taste, after the incredible smell, even 3.5 was a bit disappointing! Taste was a bit sweet with a bit of spice. Finished mildly sour. Reminded me of a half-dozen or so other weizenbocks. Mouthfeel seemed pretty average for the style being neither remarkable nor offensive. Drinkability was quite nice. I could see making it through two or three of these throughout to course of the evening. At nearly 9%, the alcohol is concealed very well indeed. Thanks to Aprilluvsbeer for this one! Glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 02:49:44 | More by SilentSabre
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Rudgers73

New York

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. I was sure to swirl the last little bit around before pouring it as I read on the label that it was unfiltered. This is my first Weizenbock, so I'm not sure what to expect...

It pours a murky, dark reddish brown with a decent caramel head that dissipates into a thin film. It smells of tart fruits and alcohol with caramel undertones that balance it out. The taste is really interesting. It's like a doppelbock with fruit in it. Rich malty caramel with a tart, almost sour cherry taste right on top. I think the sharpness of the fruit covers the alcohol taste as it is barely noticeable. This is a nice beer. As I continue drinking it starts leaving a nutty aftertaste.

Victory is such a cool brewery, I'll have to go someday.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2007 01:23:51 | More by Rudgers73
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 ozer to a pint glass. I looked and looked but never found a "best by" or "bottled on" date anywhere. Thanks, todd1.

A: Murky reddish brown pour with very little head. Quite a lot of noisy, fizzing carbonation forming a very thin ring around the rim. Unfiltered wheat isn't a 'pretty' beer & this is no exception. However the lack of any head or lace and a generally silty murkiness give it a generous '3'.

S: Sweet and malty with a sugary smell of raisins, plums and cherries. Another whiff brings out a yeastiness, with some banana & cloves, and even a little woody bourbon. Smells are similar to a few Belgian Strong ales, a nice compliment of fruitiness, yeast and malted grain.

T: Hmmm...after a killer smell, the taste is less than superb to begin with. First sip had a sourness and ocean-like brininess that really threw me off. Second taste was lightly of oysters - weird, is this an old bottle? Then a change occurred and the flavors evolved to a much sweeter melding of caramel, cocoa powder and wheat, with subtle nuances of clove and banana. This one redeemed itself, but still I could never entirely shake those first couple sips...

M: Fizzy, substantially carbonated mouthfeel. Enough alcohol warmth with a grainy stickiness to boot, but neither over the top.

D: Good enough to have again, but not ranking with the best of the German weizenbocks IMO. I have one more bottle, so it'll be interesting to see if the same 'ocean' flavors are there in that one...worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 20:56:47 | More by msubulldog25
Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.