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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

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 23
Gots: 22 | 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 ChainGangGuy
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Lightly clouded with a light hue of burnished gold. Smallish, white a head, a little fizzy. A few streams of active carbonation.

Smell: Subtly wheaty aroma, some grain, yeasty dough. Light clove bud, lemon peel, banana.

Taste: A taste of wheat with a doughy backdrop to it and a small, soft sugary element. The juice of one lemon with a little snap of acidity. Transient hints of clove, 'nana, and plain gum. Modestly hopped, a little herb and a low bitterness. Minor alcohol component. Wheaty and a bit spicy on the nicely drying, fairly effervescent finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. A small appreciable amount of heft from the malts, but doesn't approach the creamiest of the style.

Overall: A little less than traditional with the use of Belgian yeast, though, the beer really doesn't stray far at all and is enjoyable none-the-less.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Lovely85, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jl2414, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Brent16
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Brent16, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Dweedlebug
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Dweedlebug, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JMS1512, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of soulliard
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

soulliard, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A:Dark straw with a fizzy, alka-seltzer like head.

S: Getting a lot of cheap booze on the nose, reminiscent of very strong bubblegum. Corn grains.

M: On the fuller yet slicker body category. Good amount of carbonation and active effervescence. Manages to make a play at dry and fizzy.

T: Strong fruity esters. Lots of yeasty bubblegum and banana. Sweet malts tasting of copper pot distillation. Strong boozy notes, grain husk is prominent. Unrefined, but strong. Mor sour than expected with substantial phenol sweetness. Might have been a skunky btl, but there are better hefeweizens to experiment on next time.

orcrist_cleaver, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of AMarkle6524
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

AMarkle6524, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Beers_of_a_clown
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Beers_of_a_clown, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of J-Bones
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

J-Bones, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ajdemma, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of inkdemention
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

inkdemention, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of dacrza1
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE REVIEWED: July 27, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen ... OCCASION: another chain saw and tractor day in the yard--but a sweet reward...APPEARANCE: handsome three-finger snow-white head that stays thick and creamy for a duration; appropriate, unfiltered hazy golden yellow body with steady effervescence; lacing is inconsistent but observable ... AROMA: alluring yeast of banana and fragrant candy; malts are understated but provide a doughy hint with some licorice to boot--a bit more complex than the ordinary hefe... PALATE: active, impactful and reasonably bodied--more weight than a weizen--with a heavier aftertaste as well; an astringent, creamy combination that makes this thirst-quenching but substantial... TASTE: banana and pepper, with some sweet malts mixed in; some warmth too... OVERALL: worth a bomber's price, this beer is a bigger, somewhat bolder take on a refreshing style--like the Whirlwind with a little V Lager mixed with some nondescript spices that engages with strength...

dacrza1, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, but my 3yo son knocked over my glass spilling 12-14oz. Oh well.
L - persistent bubbly white head, highly carbonated hazed golden ale
S - fresh aroma with fruit, lemon zest, spicy yeast, biscuit, grass, wheat
T - lemongrass, biscuit, clovey yeast, faint bubble gum, pear, apple, wheat; very different but intriguing with every sip. Definitely a cross between a traditional German Hefeweizen and a Belgian ale
F - lighter body, but higher carbonation makes it feel fuller, finishes semi-dry and fairly clean
O - good, unique, and refreshing, but I don't think I'd buy it again. It was fun to try, but I wish I hadn't left my glass in an inopportune spot to get spilled.

barnzy78, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DerekMorgan, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

audioserf, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Std73, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

SHerninko, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Jacobob10
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a hefeweizen glass. Yellowish amber in color with a large, bubbly white head that disappears almost as fast as it appeared. No lacing present at all.

Very pleasing aroma with strong notes of bubble gum, pear, clove and banana.

Dry, spicy, and fruity. Carbonation is lively and fizzy in the beginning but fades out as you make your way through the whole beer. The Belgian yeast plays a huge role in this beer and causes it to fall somewhere in between a hefeweizen and tripel. But, a straight up hefeweizen this is definitely not.

Very interesting beer here. It's a combination of some of my favorite styles, but fails to overly impress in any single way. More body and head retention would really improve it. I recommend splitting it with another person instead of trying to navigate the whole bomber by yourself.

Jacobob10, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into weizen glass, best before 10/2/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon zest, banana, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, light bubblegum, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, banana, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, light bubblegum, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, banana, orange peel, pear, apple, clove, light pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, light bubblegum, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and hops flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale, malt, and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dbrauneis, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

GinaHMK, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

anhigdon, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TwelveOunces, Jul 17, 2014
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.