Mad King's Weiss - Victory Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
06-07-2014 01:54:16 | More by kaufmaal
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
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
06-04-2014 20:54:02 | More by MDDMD
4/5 rDev +2.6%
When "Storm King" hit the market, it took the beer scene... well- by storm. So now the Victory brewers do similarly with traditional German wheat beer. The Mad King version exercises the same sense of quality but does so with a softer palate, which leaves much to be explored.
Supple sweetness of sugar cookie and bread dough reach the nose and early palate with its yeasty undertow. Beautifully malty with sweet grain, cereal and cookie confectioner's delight. With a gentle weave of fruit, the early palate delivers elements of lemon, green apple, under-ripened orange and an almost banana/ papaya melon sense.
The middle fades into a soothing creamy-dry but citrusy tangy character. Those near banana flavors rise to greet spices of clove, white pepper, dried orange peels, alligator pepper and vanilla. That round smoothness give the fruity and spicy center a lot to celebrate.
Deliciously, the bready beer is a stark reflection of its dense gold color and its frothy persistent froth. Its final impressions are of vanilla, mint and tea. Mild earthiness fuses with vinous acidity for a perfectly balanced taste to the bready-sweet texture and taste that grounds the beer. Its a beautiful and all-occasion beer!
05-30-2014 06:52:53 | More by BEERchitect
4.21/5 rDev +7.9%
A: Pours a lightly hazed straw yellow color with 2+ fingers of head that fades down to a creamy cap
S: Clove and banana right up front, with some yeast presence and other lightly spicy and fruity notes. Standard hefe notes
T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the yeasty notes, banana, and clove. Goes into some lightly spicy notes accompanied by a nice fruitiness. Wheat more prevalent in the finish
M: Light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation
O: A great example of an American-made hefe. Classic banana and clove steal the show and make for a very refreshing brew. Definitely recommended
05-27-2014 06:44:04 | More by BEERMILER12
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
Lighter yellow in colour. Tall, spritzy head.
The nose begins with Belgian yeasts and mild funk alongside crisp wheat. As you draw in the scent, the yeast becomes more complex with notes of sweet banana and a little clove.
The taste has a nice blending of this beer's characteristics throughout. The toasty wheat malt is dominant, complimented with a slight citrusy bitterness from the hops and notes of banana, clove, and must from the yeast. Starts a little more crisp and bitter, and finishes with warming balance of malt and yeast flavours that are on the slightly sweet but savory side.
The mouthfeel is light and toward the heavier side. A little spritzy but smooth.
Nice beer overall, but a little lacking in complexity of flavour.
05-18-2014 02:38:12 | More by Ian_B
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.