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RATINGS: 970   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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3.5
   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 (4082) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Hazy copper color with light head. Nose of wheat & bananas, sweet malts & tasty floral hops. Tastes warm & spicy, lightly bitter with a fruity wheat tail. A bit too bitter but overall fin tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Slightly hazy amber body with abundant carbonation and a fading off-white head. Strong clove-like esters in the aroma plus rich maltiness of caramel and molasses. Also has peppery, yeasty notes. Interesting and unusual rich earthy malt flavor. Includes elements of dark bread crusts, more clove, mild phenols, a hint of chocolate, and yeast. Medium fruity acidity. Significant hop presence. Its all here and I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Orange-copper, with a filmy head and little worm like lace on the glass. Musky aromas. There is a hint of banana and clove. The hops are citrus along the lines of a sweet lemon. Nice caramel malts and some wheat. A touch of alcohol. Flavors contain more malts than the aroma. Caramel mostly. Citrus, grassy and earthy hops. Lemons and oranges. Alcohol comes through. Malty body finishes bitter and wheaty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1514) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Very good. I didnt know what to expect with this one but I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. Cloudy reddish-brown appearance, fruity, sweet aroma and flavor along the lines of a Belgian brew.


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