Moonglow Weizenbock
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Weizenbock
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.86%
Reviews:
749
Ratings:
729
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 15, 2020
Added:
Dec 01, 2001
Wants:
  157
Gots:
  167
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Rated: 4.66 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by Trueprinceofgotham from California

Sep 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Mpacheco13 from Delaware

Aug 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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
 
Rated: 4.12 by Zaktcc from Maryland

May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.45 by Zombiefeynman from Ohio

Apr 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.39 by Keepnitrl from Washington

Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by MMOSNN from North Carolina

Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.55 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Hoppsbabo from England

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Nov 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by TheGent from New Jersey

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by 24DMG from Pennsylvania

Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by tuowl74a from Pennsylvania

Nov 10, 2017
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Reviewed by muchos from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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
 
Rated: 4.21 by beatlefan56 from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Oct 10, 2017
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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
 
Rated: 4.54 by Shortbox81 from Washington

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by Prue from Maryland

Aug 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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
 
Rated: 3.67 by lastmango from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zach136 from Georgia

Apr 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by csnyder83 from Maryland

Apr 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by DMc8ride from California

Feb 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by DJ-Hophead from England

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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
 
Rated: 3.89 by Timtac from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2017
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Reviewed by goingbrokeonbeer from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%
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
 
Rated: 3.79 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Nov 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Nov 24, 2016
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Reviewed by DerAtomsmasher from Washington

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
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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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1478 ratings