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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

321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 114
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%

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


Bierman9, May 12, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +14.7%

growler purchased at the brewery 2/20/05 at chili cook off

this is one of favorite types of beer and this is one of the best

I savored the growler over several days and was sad to see it empty

Thanks to Victory for such a great beer and a great chili fest

tgbljb, Feb 27, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

st9647v3, Saturday at 04:27 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

thatoneguymike, May 28, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

I had this at Victory. The beer pours a cloudy, darker golden color, with maybe a hint of orange to it. Some citrus in the bouquet, as well as some yeastiness. Good taste of wheat malts and some citrus. A lemon was supplied with it, but not squeezed, so the citrus was inherant. An excellent wheat!

Boto, May 24, 2003
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Gatordaddy, May 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

jbaker67, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

WDJersey, Mar 14, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +15.2%

Victory- Mad King's Weiss

10 year anniversary party.

Appearance- hazy cloudy yellow with a thcik white frothy head.
Smell- strong spices, clove and cinnimon with the usual banana scent.
Taste- bananas and clove. Strong, but smooth, sugary clove flavor. Like the chewing gum clove.
Mouthfeel- smooth and crisp. light, easy to drink.

Overall- my wife's favorite offering from Victory and 1 of the best Hefe's I've had. Good beer even on a cold Feb. night.

NJpadreFan, Feb 19, 2006
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%

Served from a growler purchased at the Victory brew-pub.

A cloudy, off yellow color with a small white head. It seems very bubbly. No lacing. No yeast particles.

Lots of bubble gum and bannana with some coriander. A very typical smell for the style.

A bannana type taste is up front, followed by some bubble gum flavor. Finishes with a peppery yeastsy taste.

A nice light mouthfeel.

Good drinkability. I tend to think that most Hefes are very drinkable.

Hojaminbag, Mar 01, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JohnK17, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

brez8791, Aug 04, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%

@ Victory

Hazy golden color under a thick pillow of white foam. Very pleasant hefeweizen aroma...clove, flowers, oranges, and some subtle wheat and biscuit. Bubblegum, clove, dried banana sweetness over saltines, wheat, and peppery spice. Good depth of flavor and aroma with a noticeable freshness - it's not just a simplistic banana and clove bomb. Medium bodied, smooth, and refreshing. A very enjoyable weissbier.

wedge, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

lupercmda, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Lovely85, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

2dogbrew, Jun 01, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

a: A lot of reviews called this cloudy. Did victory recently start filtering this? My growler pour was a perfectly clear golden color. It poured with a moderate sized head. I'm generally not picky about a beers appearance, but hefes are different and this just didn't look right.

s: All the usual suspects like banana phenols and cloves are here. A bit heavier on the spice than some, but I like it just fine.

t: The cloves at the end were stronger than I prefer, but the big banana flavors up front were very tasty.

m: Big and chewy, spot on for the style.

d: This was good, but its a bit bigger than it needs to be. I felt two glasses more than I thought I should. Also, is this filtered?

DIM, Feb 20, 2011
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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

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
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

kaelingirl, Jul 01, 2012
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.