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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
87
very good

333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 23
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of treehugger02010
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This came from a growler I bought at Victory Brewery and Restaurant in Downingtown, PA. I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a cloudy dark gold. The head is three fingers tall, white, great retention with lots of thin lacing.
Smell: The aromas are dominated by bananas, but also have orange and earthy notes.
Taste: The taste is overwhelmed by bananas and doesn't have much else dimension wise.
Mouthfeel: This beer had a crisp mouthfeel.
Drinkability: This is a drinkable beer.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Jun 03, 2009
Photo of edchicma
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler thanks to wyllder. Poured a light yellow with a small head. Smell had a strong wheat presenece. Taste was sweet on the front with a nice hop finish. Very smooth on the tongue. Mouthfeel was medium with a dry finish. Very easy on the palate...very drinkable.

edchicma, Oct 22, 2004
Photo of DIM
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

a: A lot of reviews called this cloudy. Did victory recently start filtering this? My growler pour was a perfectly clear golden color. It poured with a moderate sized head. I'm generally not picky about a beers appearance, but hefes are different and this just didn't look right.

s: All the usual suspects like banana phenols and cloves are here. A bit heavier on the spice than some, but I like it just fine.

t: The cloves at the end were stronger than I prefer, but the big banana flavors up front were very tasty.

m: Big and chewy, spot on for the style.

d: This was good, but its a bit bigger than it needs to be. I felt two glasses more than I thought I should. Also, is this filtered?

DIM, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of mophie
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the source in Downingtown, PA. Cloudy golden color, minimal head. Some slight banana aromas, but they were fairly muted, as were any other aromas. A little spiciness in the taste, but there was a sour aspect that was not quite what I wanted. It's possible my opinion of this beer was impacted by the previous pint of Storm King I had just finished, so I may come back and revise this review at a later date. All I know is I don't think I'll be ordering this one again anytime soon.

mophie, Nov 27, 2002
Photo of Bierman9
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a growler I picked up at the brewpub when I last visited (during Reading WWII Weekend 2012).

Poured some into a weissbier glass... It is rather clear, without the typical cloudiness usually found in the style. Color is a medium yellow-gold, with a steady stream of carbo present. Head was initially full and frothy, but it has ebbed to a thin, fine white layer, with little lace to speak of. Aroma has a little clove and bubblegum, though it is a touch on the mild side. The body is solid, and a touch of prickle alights on the tongue.

A bit of sweetness starts things off, with some dry, crackery notes present. There is some banana lurking, but also some added fruitiness leaning towards rindy lemon peel. Fairly hoppy for the style, with some subtle spiciness in the dry finish. Not bad...

Prosit!

3.69/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bierman9, May 12, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Downingtown, PA

A: thin head on a clear and bright but light gold colored body. thick lacing.

S: very fruity with mostly orange, banana and apple citrus.

T: Wheat and pale malt up front moving to a very herbal flavor finishing with a lightly sour citrus finish which lingers deep into the after taste.

M: high carbonation with light to medium body. Oily coasting the palate.

Overall: very drinkable but doesn't really stand out for the style which is typically not very exciting anyways.

kylehay2004, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with one finger of white cosmos top of a clear, golden body.  The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - spicy wheat and a bit of vanilla with some clove and soft malt in the background.

T - Thick malt up front with some pilsner like notes of honey.  Yeasty vanilla and bread character in the middle and a finish of musty hops and dry malt.

M - A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A very odd weisse beer with a hoppy character that is a bit out of place, if not entirely unexpected from Victory. 

nickfl, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Golden32
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Golden32, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

kneary13, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

JMS1512, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of prdstmnky
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled @ Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting

Initial pour into a Weizen glass yields a fairly clear, golden Hefe with a finger of quickly fading head leaving little lacing. A nice spiciness to the nose, along with yeast and some citrus. Taste is in line with the nose, adding in the typical banana / clove / bubblegum flavors the style is known for. Light carbonation and medium bodied, refreshing!

Never even heard of this until I saw it pop up on the growler station - seems it was bottled at one time but is strictly draught these days. A nice Hefe, nothing mind blowing or out of place.

prdstmnky, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

prototypic, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ChrisL24481, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jsh420, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jjd315, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Yellolab2010, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

crowsnest, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

JMUbrewz, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bfrailey, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

JohnK17, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Drknight, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DerekMorgan, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dbrauneis, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Maseitz, Mar 24, 2013
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.