Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Victory Brewing Co. - Moonglow Weizenbock

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a fluted glass

Moonglow Weizenbock pours a yeast-speckled auburn with the warmth of an orangey glow. The consistency is extremely cloudy with a big chunky yeast suspension. The head is a modest off-white, fluffy while it lasts, but with minimal retention. There's massive apple cider on the nose with a significant clove spiciness and bready wheat malts.

The beer is very sweet and alcoholic up front with a phenolic ester attack. Mild banana and a bready edge primarily define the beer, but the flavor seems fairly mellow overall. There's a clear spiciness, but it doesn't seem to lift the depth of flavor to any significant extent. Alcohol is strong throughout the body of the beer and produces a boozy finish with a warm chest feeling.

Final Verdict: B-

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