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RATINGS: 976   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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3.7
   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 (4165) - 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 (1597) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Bottle: Lasting beige head on a medium amber cloudy body. Clove yeast, banana, plum fruit, and floral hop in the initial aroma. grainy wheat malt & a little caramel and bready malt follows. Well balanced w/ wheat malt up front in the flavor, some clove and earthy hop flavors in the finish. Malt is also toasty, but it seems to be missing the banana in the flavor. Medium body, higher carbonation, well hidden alcohol; smooth. A decent WB, but not outstanding.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
butchaleman (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2004 does not count
A nice aroma with some clove notes and alot of fruit an almost plum nose. the body was rich and full to style the alochol was hidden and smooth. although not an Aventinus this does qualify for a little brother. I was impressed but I need more alot more in weisenbock.


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