perpetuitas (29) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - SEP 21, 2015
I love their accurate version of the style. A bit bolder than traditional but not much.
Bready aromas with subtle malty nuttiness and fruitcake and a head that lingers nicely leaving intense lacing along the sides as you quaff this tasty beverage. beerfinder1 (49) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
one of my faverites, the next best thing to the Aventinus. Great flavor.
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. 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. 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.
BenDoshin (17) - 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. fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
An outstanding interpretation of a wheat bock. Theo’s pupils have learned well. slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
WOW, great wheat. The 8.7 ABV is tastless. Its very fruity, and ohh so tasty 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. TheBeerLover (1027) - 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.