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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Deep amber and a little hazy but not as hazy as many wheats. Medium light tan head and decent lacing. Malty, fruity aroma. Nice roasted malt flavor with some hops and fruity sweetness of apples and citrus zest. I thought the mouthfeel was a bit thin but it was a tasty brew all the same.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2004
NIce pour. Very fruity in flavor. So much going on in this beer, I cant put it into words...well, that and Im lazy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Copper in color, aromas of banana immediately present followed by spice. I always had Aventinus alone at the top, but this one ranks right up there with it. Nice medium mouthfeel, spices and malt hide the high alcohol exceptionally. How can this be almost 9%!! Super finish as the spice lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Pours a small golden amber hue with a small slight-off-white head with somewhat decent lacing. Aromas of butter, popcorn, and malt. Flavor is very very malty and buttery almost like buttered popcorn??? Alcohol is barely noticable with flavors of butter, roasted malts, a little toffee, banana, a little spice. Very unique...I havent had any weizenbocks in my time as a an alcoholic, I mean drinker, but this is the most unique lager based brew that I have had. Fairly bitter finishm yet very addicting. mmmmm....I kinda like this a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Hazy dark amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of wheat, banana and cloves. Flavor of wheat, cloves, citrus and a quite bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Creamy head, light crimson color. Aroma is alcoholic and malty. Taste was totally off. Very sour, no discernable wheat. Very tangy and tart. Im thinking this was a bad bottle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2004
This is more like Belgian tripel than some Belgian Tripels.Spiced fruit,like those sliced red things they pit on your plate with a hot turkey sandwich.Clove,cinnamon cherries and sweet malt.Flavors arent quite as sharp as I was hoping,I mean if the taste matched the aromas I would have been really impressed.Comes up a little short.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 18, 2004
Ruby amber body, slightly cloudy. Some glowing gold colors. Head is big, and cherry-vanilla colored. Smells of wheat , clove and cherry malt. Taste is sweet and spicy with lots of clove and more cherries and plums. Almost a little too sweet actually. Aftertaste is clove and fruity malt. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle --Mar 10 2005--Thanks willblake! Pours a cloudy tan/leather color with a decent head that vanishes while your back is turned, leaving just a hint of a foam ring behind. The nose on this beer may be the most interesting Ive sampled this past year or so--very involved with wheat wang, apples, pears, and maybe clove and nutmeg as well. The mouthfeel is fuller than I would expect, but I guess for a beer with 8.7% ABV going for it, the mouthfeel is to be expected--its the lighter color that kind of throws me off. The flavor explodes with all kinds of stuff--banana, pears, nutmeg and clove to be sure, but I get a clear sense of salt water taffy from it. I also get just a decent level of acidity that helps this beer from being cloyingly sweet, since I dont detect much in the way of hops here. Truly a flavorful beer, and an interesting experience. Im not sure that its my everyday cup of tea, but its got the guts to step up and be counted. Well done!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (4046) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Of all the phenolic Bavarian wheat syles, weizenbock is the only one I can really get into--and this is no exception. Its a hazy orange-brown with a dissapointing lack of head. The nose is soft with bananas, clove and just a touch of citrus and alcohol. Big fruity wheat body and maybe slightly undercarbonated. A suprisingly firm dose of bitterness in the finish for the style (though this is hardly a bitter beer by any standard). Very tasty.


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