Moonglow Weizenbock | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

1,452 Ratings
Moonglow WeizenbockMoonglow Weizenbock

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Fall

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy caramel chock full of particulate matter. Fruity spiced aroma. The flavor is mostly cidery fruit notes with some caramel, clove and nutmeg. The fruit/caramel mix is great, the spice provides some bitter balance. Full, creamy, smooth body. Fruity finish. Interesting take on the style. Not the amped up hefe that Vitus is, not the dark, chocolaty take that is Aventinus. The caramel malt puts this somewhere in between. Darn good stuff, weizenbock fans rejoice.

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Photo of jaemeno3
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of GuttaMane138
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by Sep 24, 2010.

Pours copper/amber chunky, lots of sediment in perpetual suspension, with a small, quickly receding head that leaves a ring. Can see floaties at the top of the glass. Eventually goes flat.

Aroma is some dark fruit, prunes, pears, currants, raisins, caramel, some yeast, moderate strength.

Flavor is strong on prunes, figs, dark fruit, particularly the pits, caramel, toffee. Interesting.

Sticky mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation.

My first Weizen Bock, definitely like this better than a Hefe, need to try Aventinus...

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Photo of meathookjones
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out a cloudy sediment filled brownish bronze with a half inch of light tan head floating on top. No retention on the head as it quickly faded to a cap of bubbles leaving little lace. Aroma is quite fruity sweet with a good bit of spice in the mix. Very malty scent all around with caramel also in the mix. Taste starts of like sweet candy and caramel covered fruits. Notes of banana and a slight bitterness came through. This ended on a sweet and spicy note that lingered for a bit. The body was medium with a creamy feel and ample carbonation. Tasty brew here that I could definitely drink a few of. It goes down easy and shows no sign of the high abv.

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Photo of Giantspace
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Dougwillhike
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ybnorml
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A cloudy dark amber beer. Has a small beige head. The aroma has a slightly musty ripe banana character with a hint of clove in the background. The alcohol and the clove introduce themselves to the front of your tongue while the soft banana character takes over the middle. A nice light caramel malt note at the back of the throat precedes the tummy warming alcohol after effect.

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Photo of ATPete
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours an orange/reddish brown color with a big 2 finger white head, definitely looks filtered. Nice nose, one of the best from Victory ive ever had the pleasure of sniffing. Earthy wet wood/ash, peppery, spicy yeast, cloves, lots of sweet wet malts and cherry/dark stone fruit, banana, even some vanilla notes come through. Smokey flavor much like the nose, mildly big and very complex, but executed perfectly, very clean, great balance.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dasenebler
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy reddish amber with a few yeasties in there. Effervescent head dissipates to a ring pretty quickly.

Nice aroma of ripe fruit and clovey spice.

Flavor is quite good. Like a cranked-up dunkelweizen. This beer is sweet but there's a lot of complexity in the flavor to keep me coming back for consecutive sips. I get banana, herbal spice, estery yeast and juicy fruit all wrapped in a rich German malt/wheat profile. The alcohol is a bit noticeable on the finish, but overall I like the drinkability this strong wheat beer offers. Not heavy, yet interesting and satisfying. Nice.

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Photo of ramrod666
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of ALLISON01
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of aaronh
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A voluminous tan head tops this dark caramel colored beer. This loose layer of foam slowly fades to a moderate layer that persists for as long as there's beer in the glass. Banana and cloves wrapped in alcohol sweetness with a bread chaser greets the nose. The taste is surprisingly tart, similar to a berliner-weisse, but it has a thick, roasted background. Tartness fades to a smooth, refreshing sweetness mid-palate. The finish is somewhat clean, with a lingering roasted note and a touch of bitterness. There's a lot going on in this beer, and it seems like the beginning is at odds with the end, and all the flavors in between do is antagonize the whole situation. This is an enjoyable beer, but perhaps there's such a thing as too much complexity? That being said, I'd buy it again. I love wheat beers, and a weizenbock just goes good with fall weather.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the 12 oz. bottle. The color is amber, with a decent white head. The smell is very fruity. The taste is very sweet, with very fruity notes, and the wheat is somewhat noticable. Mouthfeel is very well-carbonated. As for drinkability, could have a few of these.

Mmm...weizenbock is a good style, and one that's sadly under-represented. A great seasonal, and one I'll hopefully have again.

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Photo of CreekyJarls
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Tballz420
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty murky brown colored brew. Small white head doesnt last long. Some fish-food floating around the bottom. Thick sweet malt scent with a nice wheat characteristic. Thick caramel malt front along with a solid wheat taste, a bit spicy from the high alcohol content. Very light floral hop. Medium bodied, very sharp on the tongue. A pretty solid beer.

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Photo of BigRedDog
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LutherBrau
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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Photo of Myotus
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of khaki foam that halves itself after 30 seconds. Has a peachy amber color with a moderate amount of cloudiness. There is a large amount of both small and medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is moderate and both thick and thin in various areas.
SMELL: Strong aromas of black cherries, figs, plums, bananas, and cloves entangle with moderate aromas of wheat, toasted malts, and alcohol.
TASTE: Initial taste is of mild black cherry, fig, and plum flavors. Mild toasted malt flavors instantaneously follow. Mild flavors of cloves, bananas, and wheat enter right after. Mild alcohol flavors enter lastly as clove, banana, and wheat flavors persist, but toasted malts grow slightly stronger and black cherry, fig, and plum flavors grow much stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down smooth and creamy. Finishes with a hint of dryness that you want to call crisp, but it's not quite at that level.
NOTE: My first of its style. I enjoyed this very well. As beer warmed, alcohol presence was not effected. A rare encounter for me.

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Photo of chcfan
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of edchicma
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa....To the Victor(y) belongs the spoils. I just may move to PA if they keep this up. This should be a kick ass beer at 8.7, but it is soooo smooth, I couldn't tell....Banana, citrus, tingly tongue were definitely there. The color was that of fresh pressed cider witha nice head. Mouthfeel was round and smooth with a hint of malt to impress in the drinkability category. This was the last single bottle on the shelf of my favorite packy....too bad...gotta remind them to order more!!!!

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Photo of ryanflc
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of fx20736
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

turbid medium-dark amber, white head, scraps of lacing . Rich honey and peaches aroma. Taste, banana bread,warming alcohol, touch of spice, rich nutty malt. My first Weizenbock. I love this one! Reminds me of an Old Ale.

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Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,452 ratings.
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