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Moonglow Weizenbock | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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:
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Added by taez555 on 12-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,825
Reviews:
746
Ratings:
1,463
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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Photo of CHickman
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Eleven Madison Park in NYC; pours hazy copper orange color with a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded very slowly and left very good lacing that stuck to the glass.

Smells of wheat, brown sugar, caramel, yeast, herbs, grains, earthy tones, floral hops and light spices; aroma is soft sweet and earthy, and quite nice.

Tastes of wheat, brown sugar, caramel, yeast, herbs, sweet malt, lightly toasted grains, earthy tones like peat moss or pine cone, floral hops, cinnamon and other light spices like pepper; sweet overall, it's refreshing and went down easy. Mild spices give it just enough sizzle for complexity and an identity.

Mouthfeel is light and creamy, with zesty carbonation, a medium body and a sweet grainy finish that's slightly funky from the yeast. Interesting and pretty drinkable, another fine mix of two styles that worked well together.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish brown in color with orangish hues on the edge of the glass and a deep haze. Poured with a short off white foam that reduced to sparce wisps. Wheat malt and ripe apple and banana aromas. (Hick, smooth feel. Sweet caramel and wheat malt flavors up front followed instantly by dark fruit and banana. Spicy herbal tangy flavor through the middle to the finish. Started to show a bit of boozy character at the finish as this warmed a bit. Very easy to to drink. Would certainly have this again.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep amber and brown body hint of orange. All colors come through depending on how the light is hitting it. Pours a good size of tan head which has settled to a nice thick alcohol ring around the glass.

Faint banana and heavy spice aromas from the yeast are most noticable. Cinnamon/sugar bread, alcohol notes, and chewy maltiness.

Spice flavor jumps on the palate right away and stays through the finish. Mild banana bread and toast. Creamy body with a nice dose of carbonation. Spices play the biggest role here which are quite enjoyable for the fall/winter seasons.

Take the label off this beer and I'd think I'm drinking a Weizenbock from Germany. True to style and executed very well. I've only had Ayinger Weizenbock, Aventinus, and Weihenstephaner Vitus as far as Weizenbocks go but this right on par with all of those. I do enjoy Vitus and Aventinus more, but this one is quite good.

[92/100]

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottle marked “best by Sept 2012”. Victory is a local brewery for me at about a one hour drive.

Poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier Signature glass.

Pours a thick two finger head, which reduces to a 1/8” cap. A thick “sticky” head which clings to the glass with each drink, yet minimal to no lacing, strange.
Deep amber color, very cloudy with lots of yeast. You really cannot see thru it.

Distinct yeast and banana nose, spicy, followed by rich sweet smelling malt. This pronounced aroma lasts through out the pour. Excellent!

Crisp entry on the palate of very distinct yeasty malt. The malt is quite rich and the spicy banana from the aroma comes along in the flavor. Very full mouth feel and medium sweet, but not overdone for the style. The lingering malt has a roasted quality to it. Excellent carbonation.

Long finish of yeast and malt, with some lingering sweetness.

A very enjoyable Weizen Bock. Delicious.
Perhaps just a little too sweet, but I am really nitpicking, the crisp acidity, excellent carbonation, and great spicy/yeasty/malt have what it takes to balance this brew.
Very, very easy to drink. Seems at its best on the colder side, say about 45 to 50 degrees max.
I recommend it, if you have the opportunity to try.
It’s not on the bottle, (something new for Victory?), but Victory’s web page states the ABV to be 8.7%, nowhere is this noticeable to me.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy reddish brown body with sediment floating.

The smell is fresh, perfectly ripe bananas, brown sugar, and cloves.

It's a tastey weizenbock, to be sure. Phenolic banana flavors, brown sugar, caramel, and a spiced chai tea.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with moderate carbonation.

This is the most flavorful I've had of the style and a very enjoyable beer. I'll definitely pick up some more of this next season.

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Moonglow Weizenbock from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,463 ratings
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