Mad King's Weiss - Victory Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +8.5%
Served on tap into a small pilsner glass
A- pours a hazy shade of gold with a one finger white head. I've seen cloudier looking hefeweizens, so this is a decent start
S- faint aroma of banana, but it's not too light. Lets you know it's there.
T- really strong taste of banana in this one. Not overwhelming though, but really tasty
M- a little on the thin side, but that's fine for the style
D- pretty good, though drinking it in February was a little weird...might be a little better during the summer, so it looks like I'm going to have to go to Victory again in a couple of months
02-27-2011 21:03:09 | More by bigfnjoe
3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a clear golden with fleeting ivory head.
Aroma is Belgian yeast, pear, and earthy, floral hops.
Pear, Belgian yeast, muted apple, and spicy clove form the flavor profile, which finishes slightly dry and crackery. Interesting. Truly a unique showcase of German and Belgian yeast.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.
Interesting juxtaposition of clean malt character and Belgian yeast character.
04-18-2014 01:05:12 | More by barczar
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
On tap at the Bier Markt. Enjoyed several pints of this gem over the course of an early evening.
The beer is a straw color with gold and pear colored highlights. There's a beautiful head and remarkable retention and lace. The beer is cloudy but doesn't have the haze and depth that the best German beers do.
Wheat dominates the smell and the phenolic spices from the yeast are a bit muted. While those esters aren't as prominent as I'd like, the beer still has a pleasant smell overall. Clove and banana become more apparent as it warms, and are joined by a touch of citrus.
The taste kicks things up two notches. This is a really great American Hefeweizen. The flavors of clove, banana and wheat are very well integrated without seeming too artificial. What I like the most about this beer is that it packs in a ton of flavor while avoiding the bubblegum tastes that so many American Hefe's take on this classic style flaunt.
The mouthfeel is characterized by lower carbonation and wheat creaminess that makes the light to medium body feel heavier than it is. Drinkability is excellent and I will happily sample this again if I run into it. A Hefe with class that shows mastery of the art of flavor nuances.
11-12-2010 21:17:22 | More by jampics2
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
Louis IVX would be proud. So the King is mad, and created a Weiss, eh? Mon Dieu! This is fresh from my growler filled up just days ago. Zut alors! Beautiful pour with a 2 white as the driven snow head cover that quickly slides into a scant coating while leaving lattice lace inside the glass. VICTORYs Weiss fills my gold rimmed 16 oz. Weeping Raddish Pilsner glass with a light golden haze and delicate infrequent bubbles escaping. Good looking unfiltered brew. Vive les Etats-Unis!
Scents of usual Weiss B & B [i.e. Bananas & Band-Aids.] A bit of yellow cake and cloves in the scent as well.
Garde' Marie Antoinette! Closely related taste in connection to the aroma. Fresh bananas, estery cloves, sourdough bread and mixed spices are all present. There is some additional flavor of celery and I swear, darn near a tomato could have been thrown in to this puppy for good measure.
Coupe detate: Not too much resistance in the feel. An easy going drinker, despite the complex aromas and flavors. VICTORY Mad King's is comfortable in the beer throne.
Last swigs: No need to chop a wedge de limon with the guillotine tonite, dear! Dont let this Weiss get too warm. She drops like a stone into average. The sizzle and flavor turn to flat and bland like Cinderella after midnight. A few healthy swirls breathe life into this Weiss, but overall, better sooner than later. Weiss could be an all night drinker if unfiltered wheats and Weiss beers are your cup of tea. As a matter of fact, I have been drinking these all night. Cest vrai!
Biere est bonne. Content biere-ing mes BA amis.
05-26-2004 05:06:27 | More by blitheringidiot
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
06-14-2014 11:33:19 | More by micromaniac129
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
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
3.58/5 rDev -8%
This is a kristallweiss, NOT a hefeweizen.
Arrives a clear, dark yellow with just a faint ring of white on a very full glass. Obviously not a hefe as there is no little yeasties floating here.
Smell is malt, banana, clove and citrus. A good balance achieved here. Complexity is a bit low though.
Taste is malt, tart, banana, clove, pepper and light hops. Well balanced as well.
Fairly full body with a tangy effervescence up front and a slightly cleansing finish. Alcohol makes an appearance after the swallow. Warming. All told, a good beer but nothing great. Hops crept into the aftertaste a bit excessively. And oddly, I got a huge case of hiccups drinking this, something that normally only happens when I drink soda (and then only at the beginning). Weird.
06-21-2012 14:58:17 | More by PorterLambic
4/5 rDev +2.8%
This is a very decent Hefe Weizen. Not to extreme on the bananas in the nose or the taste. Nice and full of flavor though. Its spicy with cloves and vanilla yet overrun by pears and citrus, all balanced it such a manor that nothing seems too extreme. It is simply easy drinking. Bravo - Victory.
Hope this is helpful.
01-23-2006 07:37:55 | More by Phatz
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
Light golden color with good carbonation and leaves impressive lacing on the glass. Smells of a typical Weiss bier - not too strong and with a hint of lemon. Fuller bodied taste than many Weiss biers with lemon and other spices present. This is a nice quality brew.
08-11-2012 22:06:21 | More by Oakenator
4.21/5 rDev +8.2%
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
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
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