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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

311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 22
Gots: 20 | 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 ejimhof


2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

08-27-2012 02:10:15 | More by ejimhof
Photo of superspak


4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

07-20-2014 03:50:58 | More by superspak
Photo of Stinkypuss


4.28/5  rDev +10%

Victory Mad King's Weisse

Pours a bright unfiltered yellow, soapy white head and some lacing. Aromas of wheat malt, banana, clove, whole flower German hops with a grassy, lightly citric smell. In the taste, much like a standard hefeweizen with banana and clove notes, but alittle more lemony than banana, and with lots of herbal, noble hops chiming in with flavor and bitterness. Leafy, oily, mildly bitter Tettnang and Hersbucker like hops giving it a solid German fingerprint on the hop profile. Tea like, and going well with the bready and biscuity malt character. Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp and quenching. Overall, Victory has a way of nailing German styles, and this is no different. A nice hoppy hefeweizen that remains a go to when its available.

01-06-2012 04:52:24 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of smakawhat


3.85/5  rDev -1%

Poured on tap into a wheat ale glass at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC. Victory tap takeover as part of beer week!

A super creamy even white head of classic hefe style, sitting on a simple dull lemon body going to dull orange in places. Overall looks good and a solid simple hefeweizen.

A very closed nose with an exception of some mild clove and dry sense. Not very citrusy or lemon like either.

Taste is toast with a great classic creamy texture. Creamy banana and fruity in the mid palate, finishing with that cream and smoothness. Missing some of the clove spice left from the nose.

Overall the texture makes up for this, and it reminds me of their seasonal Sunrise beer with that same creamy feeling. However I prefer the Sunrise Weiss beer more so to this one.

08-17-2011 00:10:31 | More by smakawhat
Photo of PEIhop


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-10-2014 21:39:26 | More by PEIhop
Photo of rolltide8425


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2012 22:46:22 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of tobelerone


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2013 05:04:52 | More by tobelerone
Photo of xnicknj


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-07-2013 20:02:19 | More by xnicknj
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

A: Poured from a growler to a weizen glass. Had a pale yellow color and a hazy consistency. There was a big, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of wheat, bananas, and some spices.

T: Tasted of wheat, mixed with spices up front and bananas in the finish. A generally well balanced flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a super dry finish. Light-bodied.

D: One of the best, most drinkable hefeweizens you can find in the U.S.

06-27-2010 13:03:13 | More by avalon07
Photo of bluejacket74


4/5  rDev +2.8%

22 ounce bottle. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a 3-4 inch frothy white head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and yeasty, the brew smells like clove, lemon peel, bananas, wheat/bready malt and some grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a bit of pear and orange peel noticeable, along with a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth, easy to drink and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good brew, definitely worth picking up at $4.99 a bomber.

07-12-2014 21:17:48 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of OWSLEY069


4/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a hazy yellow color with a nice big white head. In the aroma, big dry banana, and just a small hint of spice. In the taste, dry banana, clove, and spices. A smooth and medium mouthfeel and a semi dry banana aftertaste. Good flavors of banana and spices, easy to drink and a good body.

09-10-2008 13:07:32 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of atrocity


3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-30-2014 19:20:50 | More by atrocity
Photo of barnzy78


3.61/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

07-26-2014 04:37:52 | More by barnzy78
Photo of Boone757


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-16-2013 23:29:05 | More by Boone757
Photo of francisweizen


4/5  rDev +2.8%

On-Tap at Victory. Dark yellow gold with a huge off-white head of foam that leaves excellent lacing. The aromas are very spicy and a little reminiscent of their golden monkey ale. I smell coriander, orange peel, and banana as well as some other spicy German yeast notes. The taste is spicy up front and yeasty in the middle with a lovely wheaty aftertaste as well. This is a very strange German hefe, that is more of a hefe wit mix than anything else. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the drinkability is nice. This sure is a unique offering from Victory.

11-01-2004 23:25:10 | More by francisweizen
Photo of Lare453


3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-22-2014 04:30:18 | More by Lare453
Photo of pathman


4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-14-2013 19:11:56 | More by pathman
Photo of IPAchris


3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-15-2014 13:12:55 | More by IPAchris
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac


4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-05-2014 22:28:30 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-26-2014 16:07:43 | More by Griffith
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-28-2014 02:23:45 | More by ColForbinBC
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%

Reviewed on 7/10/08. On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a cloudy light gold with a thick creamy head. Aroma dominated by spices (clove). Flavor also very spicy with some light bubblegum and banana. A decent hefe, perhaps a little TOO spicy for my liking, as the spices masked a lot of the flavor of the beer.
6/4/7/4/14 (3.5/5)

12-20-2008 18:26:57 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance –Served a hazy golden yellow colored brew with a one finger white head. The head had a pretty good retention and eventually faded to leave some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - The aroma was biggest of a biscuit and yeasty smell. Mixed with these aromas were some lighter notes of pepper, citrus, and some herbal hops. Rather standard in many respects for a weiss.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and sweeter citrus fruit flavor. A yeast cake flavor
quickly comes to the tongue. Soon after a banana and pepper flavor follow the yeast, bringing a more classic Weiss flavor to the brew. More toward the end of the taste a lemon citrus surges a bit and when combined with some flavors of a light grapefruit hop bring a yeasty, biscuity citrus flavor to the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was on the slightly thicker side for a weiss with a carbonation level that was very average.

Overall – Not bad. A pretty nice weiss with a bit more flavor and a better feel then most.

09-22-2012 18:17:56 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%

Sampled from a growler I picked up at the brewpub when I last visited (during Reading WWII Weekend 2012).

Poured some into a weissbier glass... It is rather clear, without the typical cloudiness usually found in the style. Color is a medium yellow-gold, with a steady stream of carbo present. Head was initially full and frothy, but it has ebbed to a thin, fine white layer, with little lace to speak of. Aroma has a little clove and bubblegum, though it is a touch on the mild side. The body is solid, and a touch of prickle alights on the tongue.

A bit of sweetness starts things off, with some dry, crackery notes present. There is some banana lurking, but also some added fruitiness leaning towards rindy lemon peel. Fairly hoppy for the style, with some subtle spiciness in the dry finish. Not bad...


3.69/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


05-12-2013 18:06:59 | More by Bierman9
Photo of jfcaa193


4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-30-2012 02:43:05 | More by jfcaa193
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.