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Mad King's Weiss - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 23
Gots: 30 | 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 JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

JohnK17, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of jsh420
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jsh420, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of brez8791
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

brez8791, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of DIM
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +3.4%

kaelingirl, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Zach136, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of lackenhauser
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale golden color-not quite an "off yellow". Small white head on top. Nice spicy aroma-somewhat cloveish and peppery. Crisp and clean tasting. A slight hint of hops. Lemony and citrus like flavors. Slight phenolic taste. Mild banana and clove notes. Very clean in the long run though nicely complex. Good body. Boy I could drink this all day. Light and crisp. I bet the 6.2% would catch up in a hurry. Very, very enjoyable.

lackenhauser, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Chugs13, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

micromaniac129, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jame515, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ThisWangsChung, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

oglmcdgl, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

bigfnjoe, Feb 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JohneHoodlum, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of jampics2
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jampics2, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of Oakenator
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Oakenator, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jgunther71, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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

MDDMD, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Lukass, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of blitheringidiot
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. VICTORY’s 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 d’etate: 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! Don’t 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. C’est vrai!

Biere est bonne. Content biere-ing mes BA amis.

blitheringidiot, May 26, 2004
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

lillitnn92, Tuesday at 06:25 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DerekMorgan, Jul 25, 2014
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.