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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 This beer rocks! Murky, burnt orange brew. Medium-sized, frothy, lightly tanned head. Retains very well. Yeasty and spicy nose with lots of clove, banana, and apricot. Some black pepper and bubblegum too. The flavor is lightly tart and fruity. Nice malt presence. Also, some white wine and white raisin. Well-balanced by the tangy yeast and bitter hops. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish. I don't care much for wheat beers, but this one is a real winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Christmas comes early to Canton NY, formerly a beer wasteland as local beerstore has picked up full Victory line among other notable NY, PA and NE micros! Wow, first of this style I think I have ever had. Looks like fresh pressed apple cider, banana and pear nectar, alcohol well hidden. My guess is that the yeast is same as used in golden monkey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Dark amber,red color,small head,nice aroma sweet,and spicey with some definate fruit tones to it.The taste was fantastic fruity and spicey with some definate maltiness to it.The after taste was spicey and mildly fruity.This is a wonderful brew and i would highly recommend this one.It has a little of everything and the alcohol really is well hidden IMO I wouldn't drink this one in large amounts but it definately is worth sampling in a limited basis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Enjoy by Sep 11 04: Cloudy copper color with a thick dark tan head and a citrusy spiced wheat aroma. Body is sweet, caramely malty and has a lightly sour sticky warming finish. Earthy character has some fruity notes as well. Had a bad/soured bottle previously with expiration date of 3/6/03, but this bottle is much better. A very nice weizenbock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 2009: The more I drink this over the years, the less I like it. Unreastrained spiciness. Too hot. 2003 batch: Gee, this is horrible and it has gotten worse as time has gone on. Bad batch, I should think. Poured most of it out last night. My apologies to those I sent it to. Won’t touch ratings until I sample another batch of the 2003 release. 2002 batch:Weizenbocks are wonderful and of course this wonderful brewery produces a wonderful version. Huge spice, huge tropical fruit in the nose and mouth. Creamy, wonderful palate. A first-rate Weizenbock (though I rarely have bad ones). The only weakness is the strength of the head on this one. Still, top drawer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2003
SPices galor in the nose, banana, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, orange zest, touches of doughy yeast, fermenting fruit, alcohol, bandaid, and wheat. Burning sunset color with globs of yeast floating about but the tan head was too short lived, infact the apearance scor is shearly supported by the color. As it warms more of a bready malt comes out and helps to balance the dry zesty mouth feel. Almost like a saison in the mouth. Loots of citrus in the taste with cloves, minerals, banana bread, and dried fruits. Banana cloves, wheat in the finish were expected but was also pleasantly surprized by Mint and mellon hideing there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
1/3/03. A clear ruby amber with a moderate head that fades, leaving some lacing. Banana ester aroma with faint yeastiness. Wonderful sweet, malty flavor with some banana notes and a spicy aftertaste. Rich mouthfeel and warmth from alcohol (not obtrusive). Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5288) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Dark orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is spicy. A full-bodied Weizenbock. Fruity and spicy. Very nice flavors, bananas and cloves, orange and spice, citrus and malts. Well balanced, not only between malts and hops, but between tart and sweet. Very nice beer. No noticeable alcohol despite a 8.7% abv. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Mmmmmmmm. Dark ochre brown with a cream colored head. Opaque, with small chunks of suspended yeast. Smells slightly citric and sweet, with a bit of clove. Taste is initially sweet and fruity, and sours out pleasantly in the finish. Great effervescent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Pours a dark brown with a reddish haze. Strong head that recedes quickly. LOTS of sediment in the bottle. Turns the beer hazy brown. This is a very good thing. Smell citrus fruits and spice with a slight floral hoppiness to it. Does have a sourness to the inital taste but it disappears. Definite fruitness in this. Lemon and orange are dominant. Definitely unique. Recommended though.

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