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:
1,453
Reviews:
743
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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144
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163
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Photo of puck1225
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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!

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeubTube
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

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

Perhaps the best weizenbock I've had the pleasure of partaking in thus far . . . Well, l'll have to revisit Aventinus soon. This pours a murky amber almost brown in color and produces a respectable marshmallow head as well. Feel is quite prickly, creamy, and soothing . . . pretty much what I expect for the style. Aromas are wheaty with dark fruits and flavors follow suit. Alcohol is present and noticable but doesn't detract from the overall craftmanship of this weizenbock.

Ok, just finished an Aventinus and I have to say that Moonglow can seriously hold its own !

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Photo of rawfish
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 terpdog
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walaguh
3.37/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsf14
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swierczt
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cleve1212
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OldManMetal
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moonglow is a hazy, very effervescent deep amber beer with a slight amount of yeast sediment and a large, creamy, ancient-ivory colored head that leaves nice, thick migratory swaths of fine-grained lacing. The nose is appropriately moderate in intensity: a properly-balanced blend of banana/clove spice, yeast and wheaty malt, topped by boozy overtones. The palate follows the nose: a nice blend of spices over a sweetish, slightly caramel wheat malt foundation with assertive, deep boozy notes and yeast on the back end. The malt flavors and the esters combine to produce a sweet, nuanced banana character that combines nicely with the alcohol, making it a part of the characteristic flavor of the beer rather than a detriment to it. The finish is pretty clean: there's just a bit of booze and wheat to be seen, both of which vanish quickly, leaving a hint of spice that lingers for a few minutes. The mouthfeel is a bit biggish for the light-medium body, and warming from the alcohol; the texture is expectedly creamy and very peppery from the fizzy carbonation. Very drinkable for the ABV- the alcohol is hidden in plain sight. (12 oz bottle, 286 days before best-by)

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Photo of MFMB
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Haybeerman
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Enjoy by Aug 13, 2015. So this is sampled on Oct. 23, 2015.

Even though it is beyond its expiration date it does have a handsome looking medium amber pour with a tremendous off-white head. Fluffy perhaps.

The aroma speaks to me with roasted malts, vague fruit, light spice, low hops, and toast.

The body is medium or better.

The taste brings out the fruit characters prior to any of those other esters I picked up min the aroma. Good malty character and little to no hop character. The way I enjoy this style.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brew_42
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh man, this was a good beer. Almost tailor made for my tastes.

Pours dark amber with some cloudiness. A white head that quickly dissipates and doesn't leave much lacing.

Smells- Banana bread, caramel, dark fruits, clove, and vanilla

Tastes, Big banana bread taste up front.with some spiciness, bubble gum, and brown sugar. A perfect amount of sweetness. One of the best tasting beers I have ever had. If you like sweeter beers with the bubblegum/banana taste, this one is right up there. The spiciness makes it a great fall beer too.

MF- Nice carbonation and a medium body.

Overall-Big fan of this beer. I think it is the perfect fall beer. Great blend of phenol sweetness and spiciness, Get some ASAP and enjoy on a cool night.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Gunk Haus in Highland NY

Look is deep brown with amber highlights.

Smell is rich peppery with lots of smooth roasted malt.

Taste is just how you would expect from the smell, sweet from the malt with a nice herbal slight peppery hop note.

Mouth feel is full and luscious.

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Photo of ppavlick
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this drink on tap at Hope & Olive restaurant in Greenfield, MA. The beer was served, I believe, in a 10 ounce glass.

The appearance of this beer was really great: reddish amber color with a thin, brown head, foamy lacing, and visibly murky. Excellent aromas of various fruits and spices. I picked up grapefruit, raisins, malts, breads, banana, and a light spice like cinnamon. This was a delicious drink that was hard to put down. It had a well-balanced sweetness with a mixture of flavors mirroring those aromas. In terms of mouthfeel, the beer had medium carbonation to a somewhat creamy textured drink. Overall, this heavy alcohol drink not only warmed me up from the cold evening, but it was an extremely enjoyable and sweet drink.

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Photo of acurtis
3.21/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,453 ratings.
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