Moonglow Weizenbock
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #8
Ranked #4,854
4.07 | pDev: 10.81%
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color and murky in complexion. There's a fingernail of brown around three quarters of the rim and covering a third of the top. The aroma is of dark, syrupy sweet wheat and faint bubblegum and banana. I'm tasting dark wheat and a bit of sweet, overripe banana. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy sweet.

Jul 28, 2018
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stevoj from Idaho

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good weizen bock, medium amber with thin head. Heavy malt masks the wheat backbone of this. Lacks the head of a real German weizen, but mouthfeel and overall body are pretty good. Medium weight winter warmer.

Jun 20, 2018
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Hoppsbabo from England

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

A fishy smell before it hits the mouth. Decent. Bitter but not hoppy. Caramel and syrup. Quite zingy. Fruity aftertaste. It's an American bigger, bolder take on the style. Has a lovely chilli chocolate quality, weirdly. Decent.

Dec 06, 2017
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muchos from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L. Clear amber to brown with a short slightly off-white head which doesn't hang out long and drops to a foamy film.
S. Dark wheat bread, plums, dates, raisins, peppery clove spice.
T. Flavors work well together. Spicy, like cloves. Sweet, like molasses or dark sweetened bread, banana fried in dark brown sugar, dark fruits with some spice and only a hint of bitter toward the end. 8.7% abv is only slightly warming in the aftertaste.
F. Medium body, medium carbonation.
O. Very nice fall weather beer. Cheers ! !

Oct 26, 2017
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark amber color. Aroma is a boozy mix of ripe and dried fruit as well as malt and yeast. Taste was plums,fruit,malt and yeast. A very complex beer ,nice feel, a lot going on but it's all good. The abv is evident but not off putting

Sep 17, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a weizen glass. The appearance was a hazy bronzed orange color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving less than slim messy lacing. The smell had a sweet dark fruits to gentle spice rolling into each other nicely. Light sweet bready notes balance nicely. The taste wraps together the spice with the breadiness, sweet yet gentle clove. There’s no aftertaste but it does have a slight gentle sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable aspect to it. Carbonation seemed okay for the style but may have died a bit too since it’s an old bottle. Overall, pretty nice weizenbock that I'd have again.

Jul 04, 2017
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DJ-Hophead from England

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle, Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours cloudy amber with a medium white foamy head. Medium carbonation Nice lacing. Aroma - bready/yeasty forefront, ripen fruits, light banana esters. Taste - mouthfeel similar to the aroma, yeasty notes, ripened fruits, slight tart feel, light crisp bitter finish. Solid Bavarian style Weissen Bock

Feb 08, 2017
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goingbrokeonbeer from South Carolina

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

Color is a burnt Amber with a one finger head that subsides rather quickly. Smell is caramel, banana, and some bready malt. Taste is the same but with a bit of alcohol. A nice change of pace from all the IPAs and stouts.

Jan 14, 2017
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DerAtomsmasher from Washington

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle from a shop in Gresham, OR. Past the sell-by date, for what it's worth.

I haven't had this beer in maybe 10 years. Doesn't seem to be that popular of a style with American brewers.

This is sort of a fruitier, more apple-y, tropical fruit-forward take on the style, which, for me, begins and ends with Aventinus. Guess I answered my own pondering.

Nov 21, 2016
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kemoarps from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep amber with hints of orange and a minimal head. Decent little crown and skim remains.

Nose is all bright pear and loads of bruised banana and some alcohol.

Flavour follows the same framwork leaning more heavily on the banana with caramel sweetness mixed in as well and an undeniable alcohol presence. Finish lingers with yeast and banana. Overall it comes across rich and textured despite a limited range of specific flavours to my tongue.
Slick body with decent filament of carbonation, but definitely a lot of alcohol to be found.

I do not have much experience with weizenbocks, so I can't really compare, but this is an intriguing beverage on its own right, even if it falls outside of my normal wheelhouse. Thanks to @TongoRad for sending this along as part of that big ol' box of NBS BIF#4 MWK goodness!

Nov 19, 2016
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Silke_Neryn from Sweden

3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The lackluster head and retention doesn't inspire much confidence.

Smells like caramelized banana wheat bread dipped in alcohol.

Indeed, the taste is much too sweet, the alcohol far too pronounced.

The weizenbock - like all german wheat beers - is a tender style, that is all about finding the right balance.

This is a very american take on a european concept. And, as is so often the case in these situations, bigger is not better.

Oct 17, 2016
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice orange-reddish amber color with a finger of light tan head. Banana and bready malts in the aroma, with a mustiness behind. Sweet tasting with green fruit notes, a medicinal twang and a strong banana bread characteristic, with a touch of boozy alcohol behind. There's almost like a dry bakers cocoa thing going on here, too. Thick, almost chewy mouthfeel. I'm not a fan of the musty aroma, and the head here was subpar, but the taste and mouthfeel in this one are really excellent.

Sep 30, 2016
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bmeehan from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a really nice beer to look at and to smell. I got hit with caramel notes right away and it's got a nice malty taste, but it doesn't linger. It's nice, and then it kind of fades away. Good beer, but didn't knock my socks off because it feels kind of temporary.

Sep 12, 2016
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fscottkey from New York

3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] Beer is a dark bronze to brown sugar color. It has a full finger of off white of head with medium bubbles. The bottle lists the ABV (8.7%) and there is a best by date of (08/13/2016)

S: [3.50] Peat, earthy notes, root vegetable scents.

T: [3.50] Burnt caramel, apple notes, oak, tannins.

M: [3.75] This has above medium body almost a little syrupy at times. The carbonation is pronounced and snappy. No lingering feel.

O: [3.50] This beer is hard to pin down. The flavor is pretty unique and I had a hard time with descriptors to cover it. It comes across a little like a Wee Heavy. Simlar feel and some similar flavors. For 8.7% there is NO hint of alcohol in the beer. It is easy to drink. I am indifferent on this beer. I would not seek it out but I would drink it again if offered.

Jul 22, 2016
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trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass:

Look: Pours an amber color with a head that quickly dissipates. Very little to no lacing present.

Smell: Heavy notes of banana, maybe some dark fruit, clove, malty.

Taste: Lots of banana present along with clove, malts, wheat. This beer might be more fitting in the fall on a cool autumn day.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This type of beer is not my style but wanted to try due to high rating. I haven't had many weizenbocks so not sure how this rating stacks up against others of this style out there. I would give this beer other shot maybe after trying some others of this style to see how it stacks up.

Apr 26, 2016
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE: April 22, 2016... OCCASION: Cavs up 3-0, Joey's first tee ball game, and a better end to the school day than expected... GLASSWARE: Schneider's Weisen pokal... APPEARANCE: the glass divides into a robust copper body that houses a lazy effervescence and a thick, craggy, resistant white head that pillows nicely... AROMA: fragrant, earthy spiciness suggests hops, though the main aroma is an astringent vapor that says 8.7% up front... banana and clove, yes... PALATE: slick, medium-bodied, vibrant body that leaves a tingling at the throat... the aftertaste lingers, but pleasantly so... TASTE: banana and clove, with the bread and toast of a malt-forward beer... enough fruitiness--apple, plum--to complicate the profile...slightly acidic and sweet--challenging to nail down, but enjoyable in its weight and strength... OVERALL: another victory for Victory--an autumn glory that rises in the spring, and shows enough complexity to encourage the next sip... BIG but balanced and packaged in a palatable way...

Apr 23, 2016
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hman43 from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: It is amber that is slightly on the dark side. It has a moussy, tan head. It is hazy and cloudy.

Look: It has aromas of bread, plums, and a bit of vanilla. It also has an alcohol aroma. As it warms, the aroma of banana and raisins become evident.

Taste; It has rich, bread malt flavors with a spicy, clove element. There is moderate wheat flavors and banana. There is a faint tart bite with a sherry like quality that adds to the overall complexity of the beer.

Feel: It has a medium full body. There is a pleasant warming sensation. It also is highly carbonated.

Overall: This is a wheat and malt rich beer with a spicy, but slightly tart kick to it. It has strong alcohol warming with a sherry like quality that is enhanced by the flavors of plums, raisins and bananas.

Mar 31, 2016
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oldn00b from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy light amber, thin head forms and recedes.

Nose is big on banana and spice but not much else.

Flavor is more complex than anticipate - really bright flavors of banana, clove, allspice with a bit of funk. Really nice and a great balance - the higher ABV really helps bring it all together with a bit of warmth and a nice sweet aspect.

Feel is right on, it's very much a nicely carbonated, light, clean finish. Would definitely have again, one of the best things I can remember having from Victory.

Jan 20, 2016
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KYGunner from Kentucky

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

This is a very interesting and complex beer with some diverging flavors. The flavors seem to meld well and doesn't distinguish between sections of the palate. I get clove, bubblegum, smoky grain, wheat, caramel, woodsy spice, Apple's, yeast and even a nutty barley.

Jan 08, 2016
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jopezu from Georgia

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

pours a hazy amber with a medium head. nose; big notes of toasted bread rind, caramel & dark fruit juice. taste; toasted malt, brown sugar, sweet apple, hops, light fig, light banana, with clove & nutty notes on the end. lightly spicy (cinnamon) and oaky aftertaste. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. not my favorite style, but i can see this making a great fall drink.

Jan 05, 2016
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Furlinator from California

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours from the bottle dark amber with a 1/2 head that settles to a thin film and ring on top. Smells like bready grains and banana. Taste is sweet malt, wheat and banana. A nice example of the style.

Dec 05, 2015
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Back_in_the_Saddle from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a bit more darker than expected through an almost burnt brown color. There was a three finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within a good minute. Clingy lacing stuck all around the glass.
The smell started off with some banana esters, some caramel malts, light clove, light toast, light cherry, and cinnamon. Nice, a bit different from the style.
The taste was sweet and spicy through the combination of the previously mentioned flavors. Caramel malts show a bit more presence in the flavor and then lead into the aftertaste and the finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium in body with the caramel malts coming back to grab a light stickiness on my tongue - I don't mind it, but it is a bit different.
Overall, well, its a nice weizenbock for the most part, but I think I'd rather stick to Vitus.

Nov 22, 2015
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11/6...draft. Reddish brown with white creamy lacing foam. Fruity aromas, dark fruits. Cherry fruit flavor, bready, toasty. Caramels galore. Nice hop bite at the close, bringing everything together. Solid.

Nov 21, 2015
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puck1225 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer! Poured from a bottle into a jar pint. Beautiful thick and creamy off white head, good lacing. Wonderful smell of bananas and spice. Cinnamon, dark fruit, banana bread, an excellent fall beer! Looking forward to more!

Nov 15, 2015
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in mid October for $2.99. Best before 8/19/2015. Received at TW on 8-13-15.

Beer poured brown with a nice white head that has some major hang time.

Nose is sweet, dark fruits and bananas are noted.

Taste is dark fruit, sour apple, and some banana.

Feel is medium to full bodied and smooth.

Overall a delicious beer. Love the authentic Bavaria yeast strain. Grab this if you like the style, i know i will in the future!

Nov 08, 2015
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