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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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very good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 24
Gots: 23 | 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 fourstringer
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a capped 750 mL bottle into a glass tumbler. Moderate hand. No clear date, but barcode reads 30279-65922.

A: Hazy yellow body with a light orange tint. 1 finger of coarse, sudsy white head that quickly dissipates. Light lacing.

S: Sweet Belgian yeast. Wheat notes with touches of lemon, other citrus, coriander and vanilla. Candi sugar. Light grass and floral accents, especially as the head recedes. Banana.

T: Light spice from the yeast opens. Quickly yields to wheat-fueled sweetness and tartness. A noble-type hop bitterness slowly builds to close semi-dry. Light alcohol. Grassy hops linger in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Slightly oily with a somewhat misplaced heavy feeling on the palate.

O: Interesting amalgamation of styles that drinks damn nicely. Good wheat notes, good yeast strain and relatively assertive hopping for a hefe. I found it tasting better closer to the bottom of the bottle.


fourstringer, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

prototypic, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +3.1%

baklo, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance was a hazy straw, thick head of white foam, lots of carbonation visible in the beer itself.

Smell: lots of wheat, some belgian yeast. Very subtle floral notes.

Taste: wheat and belgian yeast upfront, some pine and floral flavor, and slightly metallic at the end.

Mouthfeel: smooth ay first, but then lots of carbonation and a chalky after feel become noticeable I a not overly pleasant way.

Overall. A solid effort by victory I the style, but im staying to think they should sick to what they do best- hoppy ales and pilsners.

SteveB24, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Rekrule, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Bstrickler
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bstrickler, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of crowsnest
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

crowsnest, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours like a classic hefe, lots of visible carbonation running up to the top of the glass. Huge 2.5 inch head crowds the top of the glass, leaving a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite yeasty, with some banana and wheat very evident.

The taste is similar. As it goes along, the taste becomes sligbtly metallic, but there's some nice wheat bitterness, some fruity yeast esters, most notably banana, with some clove as well. The label states they added more hops than the traditional hefe recipe calls for, I don't honestly notice it, tastes pretty traditionally hopped to me.

Light bodied, starts dry then ends with a very creamy mouthfeel. High carbonation.

Another great beer from Victory, they can do no wrong with anything, especially German styles.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice and hazy. Golden yellow with a good head and leaves a bit of lace. A bit of wheat grain on the nose with a good soft sweetness like a sugar cookie. Lemon citrus and a hint of banana. Clove and spice and a bit of funk from yeast. Lovely palate with a light creamy soft body. Mellow but has so much fruit. Lemon citrus, the banana and even something a bit tropical. Tart. Clove and spice laying out in the background. That malt is the star of this show with it's perfectly dry creaminess. A slightly bitter finish on this one and I don't see how you can ever have enough of it.


utopiajane, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of micromaniac129
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my gold rimmed Weinhenstephan wheat glass.
Looks like your standard wheat beer with the exception that it didn't form a tall dense head which is quite common in wheat beers.
The color was yellow gold and quite hazy. At the end of the pour and with a good swirl plenty of yeasty sediment.
It's quite carbonated but still, the head fades to a collar.

Aroma moves away from traditional scents of clove and banana. I get mor yeastiness and sweet bread maltiness.
Drinks well. And very refreshing. It's hoppy and sweet and tart, really good. Plenty of sweet malts. The use of Belgian yeast gives a different twist on the taste, and I like it.
It drinks smooth with a semi bitter finish but as it warms that fell turns flat.
This hefe can stand with the best of them and perfect for a Cape May summer.

micromaniac129, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of itchytasty
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

itchytasty, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

iheartpoopshoot, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

kmos27, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

monkeybeerbelly, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Zach136, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ThisWangsChung, Jun 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Joe_Duvel, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of kaufmaal
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

kaufmaal, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-wheat, banana, spice, little orange

T-wheat, banana, coriander, light orange, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-decent hefe, easy drinking, great summer beer

MDDMD, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JeffTheJuice, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ElijahRivera, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

2dogbrew, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

djrn2, May 31, 2014
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.