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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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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 aren’t 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
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
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 I’ve 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--it’s 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 don’t detect much in the way of hops here. Truly a flavorful beer, and an interesting experience. I’m not sure that it’s my everyday cup of tea, but its got the guts to step up and be counted. Well done!

3.6
Frank (4220) - 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. It’s 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
BückDich (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 f’in tasty.

3.9
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. It’s all here and I like it.

3.6
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
raymow (1700) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Very good. I didn’t 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.

3.6
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Pours orangeish-amber with a generous head. Fruity and yeasty aroma of a wheat beer. Nice flavor--you can pick out both the wheat beer and the bock. Slightly spicy finish, almost like a tripel. Decent stuff.

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YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Victory makes some great stuff. Among my favorites of many styles you will find one from Victory. This is a good one but not exceptional. Hazy orange/amber with a quickly gone head. Fruity aroma: banana, pear, whatever. Maybe baked banana bread. Spicy. Medium body and slightly thin texture. Good carbonation. Flavor was appealing. Notes of that banana bread, malt. Okay, I liked it.


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