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Mad King's Weiss - Victory Brewing Company

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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 Bone53
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a two finger creamy off white head

Smell: Big spiced banana aromas with a sweet malt undertone.

Taste: Bold, fresh hefeweizen flavors. Banana and cloves play together nicely with an undertone of sweet malts, yeast, and hops

Mouthfeel: lighter body; Smooth with a moderately bitter finish

Overall: This is bolder tasting than most American wheat beers I've had which I appreciate. It has noticeably fresh hefe characteristics with a hoppy presence and a undertone of sweet malts. It's not your typical hefeweizen, however, I enjoyed it greatly on this summer afternoon. Cheers!

Bone53, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Sspeer1, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

oglmcdgl, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of fleurdelou
4/5  rDev +3.4%

fleurdelou, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of ChrisKayler
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

ChrisKayler, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

vermilcj, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +3.4%

ColForbinBC, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of bellb
3/5  rDev -22.5%

bellb, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of GuttaMane138
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

GuttaMane138, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Mikeluzzjr, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lukass, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev +3.4%

BigJim5021, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Weizen beers are not a style I go to very often but on hot days here in NC I do from time to time.Pours into a weizen glass a pale yellow color with not much haze,a thinner (for the style) white head atop,doesn't really have the look of a Bavarian wheat beer wich in Victory's defense it sorta isn't.Aromas of yeasty phenols and toasted cereal grain,there is some serious clove going on here.The flavors are dominated by the toasted grain with the phenols giving off some spice with hint of smoke,the feel is light and almost flat feeling wich doesn't fit the style.Kinda let down here I bought this thinking this was gonna be a hefe weizen with a bit of a punch but honestly.... not really.

oberon, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of rzamc46
4/5  rDev +3.4%

rzamc46, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of jsh420
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jsh420, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Lare453, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Prost!

fourstringer, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

prototypic, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

baklo, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
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
Photo of Rekrule
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Rekrule, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

crowsnest, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +3.4%
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.

Tremendous.

utopiajane, Jun 15, 2014
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.