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RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
This dark amber wheat beer features fruity and spicy aromas galore. Significant strength underlies the pleasant citric appeal of this bock beer. Redolent with the flavors of harvest fruit, Moonglow typifies the traditional weizenbock-style so thoroughly enjoyed throughout Bavaria. Left unfiltered, its unique yeast strain gives Moonglow a radiance all its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Wow, what color IS that? Amber-brown-orange-gold, and it glows even without much light. Really interesting, and the tan large-grained lacy blown-insulation head just sits there and goes "Come on, come and get it". Intense-looking beer; it kind of broods in the glass. Nose is clove, tropical fruit, pipe tobacco, bacon -- again, a lot of intense scents broken up only by the fruit. Citric but not sweet on the tongue; a continued undercurrent of smoky bitterness and weighty umami keep it very present. So glad it’s not filtered; it would be a crime to filter this beer. Finish is long and, again, smoky. Great fall beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9349) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of banana, toasted nuts and clove. Flavour is about the same, with banana and toasted malt. Dry and drinkable, but not the most complex. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Enjoy by: 19 Aug 2015. Pours a hazy kind of darker orange amber color. Big khaki head fills the pint glass to the rim, before slowly subsiding to a pretty respectable amount. Leaves good, thicker lace. Kind of spicy nose, hefe yeast, german wheat. Kind of toasty. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, light to moderate carbonation. Light slick texture. Moderate bitter, moderate sweet taste. Alcohol works pretty well, not very noticeable at all. Nice lightly spicy finish. Pretty solid weizenbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clarkdvm (279) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Draft in fl. Pleasant aroma_ hard to place. Not a fruity wheat by any means. Almost taste like a tripel. Sweet but heavy. Copper haze with appropriate head. Much better than expected. Actually, great

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Aroma is bananas and root beer. Pours brown/yellow like an arnold palmer with a nice hazy thick body and a big white head. Taste follows the nose with root beer and banana with light wheat and clove notes. Very cheap tasting interpretation of this style. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McBeastie (16) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours a nice, hazy, dark copper. Thin head doesn’t immediately remind me of a German beer. Smells great though. Banana, clove, citrus and wheat that is also present in the taste, however there is an astringency on the finish that is off putting. Sweet malts dominate. It’s decent, but not one I’d revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4493) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On draft at Snallygaster 2014 in D.C. Pours a hazy reddish amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavors of caramel. Crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1598) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper color, cloudy, thin tan head. Strong banana clove aroma, lots of carbonation, flavorful finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1925) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a hazy light brown with off-white head and plenty of it. Caramel, citrus, and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours a hazy light brown color with a large, creamy, canvas colored head. Notes of banana, milk chocolate, earth, clove, and herbs. Silky mouthfeel with well hidden alcohol.

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