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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerfinder1 (47) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
one of my faverites, the next best thing to the Aventinus. Great flavor.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2001
Awesome. Fruity and yeasty aroma, dark cloudy light brown color. Fruity, apple and citrus tastes with a distinct malty finish. A new beer for my top ten.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - NOV 28, 2001
This stuff is excellent. Typical wheat beer profile highliting the banana and clove undertones in the taste and aroma. Silky smooth mouthfeel, and dangerously drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. The label has a nice description and a freshness date. Appearance: Deep rich crimson highlights flow through a deep amber body with a slight haze. This is topped by a light beige colored and tightly packed head. The tall stiff foam hangs on well and makes lots of slick lacing on the glass. Smell: There are deep sweet fruity and bready notes with notes of wheat, banana bread with walnuts and over-ripe banana peel. Taste/Palate: The flavor matches the nose with a light dusting Dutch cocoa, fruity banana, dried apricots and a mild touch of hop spice. It also has a sweet and mellow abv warmth. The full body has a smooth creamy texture with plenty of soft carbonation. Notes: Outstanding!!!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BenDoshin (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2011
This beer comes on my fall camping trip every year. The wonderfully rich flavors really come out as the beer warms up a bit. That warming belt of alcohol is really welcome outside on a cold Autumn.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
An outstanding interpretation of a wheat bock. Theo’s pupils have learned well.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
WOW, great wheat. The 8.7 ABV is tastless. Its very fruity, and ohh so tasty

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2004
This was a fantastic beer. It poured a nice cloudy reddish brown with a very bubbly head. The aroma was a variety of fruitiness and spiciness, and the taste was very similar. This is a great beer to relax with in the late summer or early fall and one that I highly recommend.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
This is a unique German beer style, that is a wheat bock. This style of beer is very similar to dunkle hefeweizen, in that it is an ale, it is brewed with a significant portion of wheat malt, along with some dark malts, and it is bottle conditioned. The yeast strain used in this beer, is the Weihenstaphan strain, which is used in brewing classic Bavarian hefeweizen. Where it differs is that it has the alcohol strength of a bock beer, around 7-8% abv. Moonglow pour to a murky deep caramel color with a huge, thick, rocky head, and a very lively carbonation. The nose is superb on this beer. Aromas of clove, banana, and ripe fruit marry with sweet malt aroma, and peppery waves of alcohol. The palate is very complex with just layers of flavor. Sweet malt, a touch of caramel, pear, perhaps, some melon, and subtle hints of spice all slide over the tongue. This beer finishes with more good malt flavors up front, then ends with that classic spicy clove/bubble gum yeast character that is signature of the Weihenstaphan strain. This is an outstanding domestic example of a classic German beer style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OdinUSMC (7) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007 does not count
Amazing! I’ve never had a beer that made me reconsider my entire view of beer. This one is a worldbeater. If this beer was a naval warship this would be a battleship with 15 inch guns (if size of gun was proportional to amazing depth of taste) with at least two feet of steel armor (if armor was equal to wide array of aromatic delights) and at the helm was a brazen pirate captain (standing for spicy sweetness that clouds the alcohol...and has an eye patch). Overall a fantastic beer with the best description ever, sometimes i read it to kids around a campfire.


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