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Moonglow Weizenbock by Victory Brewing Company
8.70 % ABV

Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 8 17 4 9 2010
Old Review
Gotta give a shout out to my man Lum for throwing this in a care package for me. I had never heard of this one, but its a Weizenbock and I am always happy to oblige. Served it up in my Weihenstephan Weizen glass.

A: Well the pour is a fantastic start. Pours a very hazy (so hazy and cloudy), brown color that has a nice orange hue to it when it encounters some light. The head is a big and foamy white. Pretty damned good retention and the lacing is actually pretty damned sticky. This beer looks awesome.

S: Smell is a bit of a let down. Lots of yeast in the nose but I am not getting a whole bunch more out it. Got some earthiness to it with a touch of citrus in there. Not much else to note.

T: Where the nose falters the taste makes up for it. Really nice yeasty goodness making this bready and slightly sweet. Within the complimentary flavors you will find some caramel, vanilla, citrus goodness (orange and lemon), and some sweet crackery tastiness. This is friggin good.

M: Medium to full in body that is so very creamy. I mean creamy. This really sticks to the palate and coats throughly. Carbonation is medium and makes the beer actually pretty damned quenching. I was shocked to see this had an 8.7 ABV because there is no hint of this at all in the taste or the feel. Damn good.

D: So yeah, I was not expecting too much from this beer and I was foolish for doing so. This beer is actually pretty damned good. Victory has my respect. Lum has yet again sent me a great brew. I don't think he has sent me a beer I wasn't fond of or wanted more. This beer is actually top notch as just a brew and also for the style. Just fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 12-08-2008 07:03:34

Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by tavernjef on 01/01/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 8 16 4 7 2009
Super nice concentrated color, looks like a solid glass of dark caramel, some yellowness peaks around the edges, a thin loose tannish head emerged that didn't last and the lacing is very minimal. Aroma is super tangy of fruity citrus, ripe melon, orange peels, mango, peach, dulled grapes, quite a fruit juice effect in the aroma, underlaying sweet malts and musty yeast, notes of ethanol. Taste is a lip smacking attack of tangy dullish citrusy fruits, mostly orange peels and peach skins with some mango and light banana mixed in. Pretty sweet and quickly tangy, malty, twingy with notes of raw orange peels coming through late in the finish as it drys out somewhat and keeping a sweetly souring, almost puckering tang. Feel is a bit thin at first but begins to fill in as it goes and drys out some in the finish. Sneaky alcohol hits your head after half the glass. A pretty decent brew, the tangyness is pretty high with a overall orange peel effect throughout its character. I can see where some would like this, but I don't think I'd try this again, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered either. I'm kinda torn with this one, I want to like it cuz Victory makes some fantastic brews, but something with this beer keeps me from thoroughly enjoying it.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 0
I have been drinking this stuff like mad for months now figured it was time to review it.

A moderate pour reveals a cloudy, murky cider like color, with a copious amount of particulate floating/suspended within the brew. Two fingers of fluffy stained ivory colored head rises quickly, struts its stuff, and recedes to a cap of no less than one quarter of an inch. A quick swirl will match the height of the original cap - and then some.
Lacing is most impressive.

Aroma is sweet and yeasty, very bread-like. Wheat and brown sugar, with some soft fig-like notes slowly mingle themselves in. Almost a graham cracker like aroma. Just a small twist each of orange and lemon rind - for some balance.

Taste follows the nose very well. Strong bready tastes - again with the graham cracker, mixed with freshly baked banana bread. Love the wheat, love the yeast. Sweet sugars, both candy and brown sugar. Slight citrusy twang towards the finish, along with a hint at tobacco.

Medium, leaning towards full in body, smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel - yet crisp with a moderate dryness at the finish. Carbonation tingles the tongue, and lends itself perfectly to this style. Slight warming sensation - but doesn't come across as boozy.

I absolutely love this stuff. Truly a most rewarding beer, quite possibly my favorite Victory offering to date. Easily drinkable, easily sippable. Watch the ABV - it will catch up to you after a few...
Gotta love Weizenbocks , and this one is right up there with some of the best.
A Must Try.

Served In: Snifter

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 0
A - Pours a murky amber/brown colored body. Tons of sediment. Tan head starts at about one and a half inches, but reduces to a film on the surface within a minute.

S - Light wheat and wet hay. Sweet caramel malt with a touch of toffee. Bits of clove and banana.

T - Much the same as the smell, with big sweet caramel malts being the biggest flavor present. Also here is a touch of dark fruit, possibly with some cherry. Wheat. Super light clove.

M - Medium bodied and smooth.

D - Nice beer in a style not too many breweries take a shot at. Recommended.

Served In: Pint Glass

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