Mad King's Weiss - Victory Brewing Company

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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 23
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 08-14-2002)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours hazy and is a gold-tinged yellow color with a white finger width head that fizzes away like a soda, leaving behind a fairly lifeless, barren surface. No lacing.

Smell - Primarily a citrus aroma with lesser notes of banana.

Taste - True to the nose, with a mild, lemon-like citrus flavor being the predominant character throughout. Banana is in there playing second fiddle, while hints of clove spice hit near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with a fizzy, bitey carbonation that's too aggressive for the style.

Overall - There are some styles that just can't handle a bit of experimentation - hefeweizen seems to be one of them. I like my hefes laid back and completely approachable; the strong citrus and bitey carbonation just doesn't do it for me. You can't put "A European-Style Wheat Ale" on the front of the label, then completely crap on the style by overhopping and overcarbonating. Sorry Victory, a rare miss from you here.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, earth, spice, fruit, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, grain, earth, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has solid aromas and flavors for an American take on the style.

Serving type: bottle.

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Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.