Moonglow Weizenbock | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Moonglow WeizenbockMoonglow Weizenbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by taez555 on 12-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,451
Reviews:
742
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
163
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Lucular
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of jtw21
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of classixIII
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cts309
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of varian7
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeliBal
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TurboBrew
2.47/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of fscottkey
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wamba
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipdabear
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdamSteve
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of adriansm
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty wheat beer. Full of flavour, nutty, rich.
No real head.
A lot more of an ale feel to it compared to most wheat beers.

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Photo of trygelski1
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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...

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Photo of cambabeer
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
2.29/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,451 ratings.
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