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Mad King's Weiss - Victory Brewing Company

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Mad King's WeissMad King's Weiss

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BA SCORE
88
very good

265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 22
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 08-14-2002)
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Capital Ale House.

Hazy bright golden-yellow in color with an active, fizzy white head that is killed off by the slice of lemon wedge on the glass. LOTS of fruity esters in the nose, bannanas mostly. Clove and some citrus fruits in the background, along with a bit of bread dough. Flavor is crisp and fruity up front, with a yeasty aftertaste. Bannanas in the flavor, along with some peppery spice, coriander, maybe some orange peel? Very clean finish, with a good mouthfeel. Very drinkable and well-done.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2005 12:00:05 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Ianhockey91

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this one, pours out a nice hazy pale yellow color, wiht a white head. Had a semell of citrus, and bannanas. Tasted wonderful, vanilla citrus bannana clove they all hit the pallete at somepoint or another, and meld very well. The mouthfeel was wondeful too. I really wish they would bottle this.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2003 19:50:54 | More by Ianhockey91
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ithacabaron

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the brewery's tap to my german growler, and then in my glass about an hour later.

Appearence is very good for the style, a surprisingly bright yellow, deeply clouded, with a friendly, puffy head settled in the top of my weizen glass. So far, so good.

Aroma is clean, and subtle, with notes of bananas, vanilla cream soda, and just a little hint of lychee. Very cool and mild. Good stuff.

Taste is again, very mild, but spot-on. Bananas, fresh and a little green come across the palate first, with a cool, dissappearing finish. No lingerer, this brew. There is a surprising lack of clove notes here, but there is still a spiciness, brought by notes of coriander, allspice, and the like. Cloves...probably a bit, but not that featured. I'm sure they would deny it, but I wouldn't be shocked to learn that there are actual spices used in the brew.

Mouthfeel is smooth, highly yet softly carbonated, and frothy. Very good.

Drinkability is right up there as well. The mildness of this brew (despite the ABV) makes it a perfect sessioner.

A well done and nuanced version of a difficult style. I prefer the traditional versions from over the pond better, but the freshness of this makes a great case for picking up a growler (which I almost do every time I'm up there). Here Victory shows why they're a german brewery first, and everything else second. Prosit!

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2005 15:03:37 | More by ithacabaron
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. A clear apricot gold pour. Nose is stone fruits, orange citrus, light coriander and spice. More spice in the mouth, ground coriander. Orange, lemon. Highly balanced, creamy, sharp carbonation. Would like a bit less spice, but an excellent hefeweissen. Though not on this day, I've had this beside their Whirlwind Wit and Sunrise Weiss, and this seemed to me clearly the best.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2011 03:15:08 | More by JAXSON
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kaufmaal

Alabama

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice to see this and especially on one of those hot, muggy Alabama summer days. This one pours a slightly foggy and hazy gold with lots of tiny bubbles that keep the head steady at around 1/4". It has some sharp lemon scents to it, a bit of yeasty funk, some vanilla sweetness, too. The taste reminds me of lemon Archway cookies, buttery, too. The carbonation's a bit heavy right up front, but then it settles down. Very satisfying and refreshing. An extremely good American hefeweizen, and at a good price.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 01:54:16 | More by kaufmaal
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tuscadora Mill in Leesburg, VA.

Pours a very hazy pale straw with a one finger head that takes a long time to fade to a nice cap. The lacing is thick and sticky, leaving a nice sheet behind.

Smell; lots of cloves and wheat, with a little bit of bananas thrown in. There was a nice lemony citrus, as well as a touch of a peppery spiciness.

Taste; very nice wheat flavor right away, and then fades into the cloves, bananas and lemons. The spiciness that was in the aroma is there, it just took until the beer warmed up to come out. This was also a a little sweet in the finish.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and very smooth, and the drinkability was really good, as I had no problem consuming a couple of these during dinner.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2007 22:36:54 | More by RedHaze
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow in color with a nice white 1" head. Spotty lace develops on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of citrus and spice. The flavor can be described as quenching and slightly lip puckering as the citrus, banana, clove, bitterness, and a hint of pepper are big while the wheat tried to soften the tones down. Some hints of yeast were also detectable.

Mouthfeel was crisp at the start and finish. The citrus and spices lingered briefly on the tongue after swallowing. Nicely drinkable and thirst quenching too.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2004 21:22:12 | More by Gavage
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Louis IVX would be proud. So the King is mad, and created a Weiss, eh? Mon Dieu! This is fresh from my growler filled up just days ago. Zut alors! Beautiful pour with a 2” white as the driven snow head cover that quickly slides into a scant coating while leaving lattice lace inside the glass. VICTORY’s Weiss fills my gold rimmed 16 oz. Weeping Raddish Pilsner glass with a light golden haze and delicate infrequent bubbles escaping. Good looking unfiltered brew. Vive les Etats-Unis!

Scents of usual Weiss B & B [i.e. Bananas & Band-Aids.] A bit of yellow cake and cloves in the scent as well.

Garde' Marie Antoinette! Closely related taste in connection to the aroma. Fresh bananas, estery cloves, sourdough bread and mixed spices are all present. There is some additional flavor of celery and I swear, darn near a tomato could have been thrown in to this puppy for good measure.

Coupe d’etate: Not too much resistance in the feel. An easy going drinker, despite the complex aromas and flavors. VICTORY Mad King's is comfortable in the beer throne.

Last swigs: No need to chop a wedge de limon with the guillotine tonite, dear! Don’t let this Weiss get too warm. She drops like a stone into average. The sizzle and flavor turn to flat and bland like Cinderella after midnight. A few healthy swirls breathe life into this Weiss, but overall, better sooner than later. Weiss could be an all night drinker if unfiltered wheats and Weiss beers are your cup of tea. As a matter of fact, I have been drinking these all night. C’est vrai!

Biere est bonne. Content biere-ing mes BA amis.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2004 05:06:27 | More by blitheringidiot
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Jarod

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this one from the tap at Victory Brew. It came to me a slightly cloudy gold/yellow color. The head was a beautiful white color that was full and the lace was decently present as it stretched on the sides of the glass. The aromas that were coming out of the glass were some ripe bananas, wheat grains, slight cloves and some citrus hops. The flavors that danced in my mouth were subtle but refreshing. I tasted hints of slight bananas, cloves, yeast, wheat and a little citrus hop bite at the end. Not an overpowering beer when it comes flavors because they meld so well together, the brewers definitely have a firm grasp on flavors and beer. Refreshing and simply great. I can’t wait until the summer so that I can reach for this and quench my thirst.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2003 13:22:13 | More by Jarod
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale yellow in color with a heavy haze. Poured with a huge, frothy, white foam that reduced to a healthy white cap. Grainy wheat aromas are dominant with sweet banana, yeast, lemon zest, and light spicy notes. Medium bodied with assertive, tangy carbonation. Spicy, peppery hop flavors from the start that peak with a tangy, crisp bite in the middle and slowly taper to the end. Sweet banana flavors follow the crisp bite in the middle followed by lemon zest to the finish. Sturdy, grainy, wheat malt backbone throughout. A robust, flavorful hefeweizen that was crisp and refreshing at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 02:34:14 | More by IronLover
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

05-26-2014 14:40:17 | More by Janeinma
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

02-25-2013 00:20:42 | More by cclark67789
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

02-26-2014 16:07:43 | More by Griffith
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

06-24-2014 21:53:54 | More by BigJim5021
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-01-2014 20:15:31 | More by mikefuski17
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

12-01-2011 03:06:05 | More by PaBeerLover
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

11-24-2012 05:54:07 | More by DarthTremens
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

07-15-2013 02:07:07 | More by PhillyStyle
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

06-30-2014 20:08:12 | More by fleurdelou
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

11-10-2012 21:22:03 | More by Chugs13
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

11-03-2013 17:13:34 | More by HattedClassic
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Chegui

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2014 22:18:20 | More by Chegui
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

07-14-2013 19:11:56 | More by pathman
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very decent Hefe Weizen. Not to extreme on the bananas in the nose or the taste. Nice and full of flavor though. Its spicy with cloves and vanilla yet overrun by pears and citrus, all balanced it such a manor that nothing seems too extreme. It is simply easy drinking. Bravo - Victory.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2006 07:37:55 | More by Phatz
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angeepangie

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 01:01:22 | More by angeepangie
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.