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Sunrise Weiss - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 23
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rebel1771 on 07-16-2002)
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

jilly425, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of beerman9
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Was at victory brewery for the first time and I love blue moon so I saw my uncle drinking a drink that looked orange like and tryed one..although not the same as blue moon it has a very good taste and is pretty fruity..which I like...overall was a awesome beer and if anyone lives near downingtown..def. go to victory..it is awesome atmosphere with good food!

beerman9, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of tgbljb
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a hazy light amber color with a large white puffy head to start that rapidly fell to a light covering. Smell is perfect with spicy, clovy, lemony textures. The taste is even better with a follow-through of the spiciness and cloviness and lemon. After taste is also excellent with with a mild dryness at the finish. I could drink this beer all the time (or a least once a day). The best hefe weizen I've ever had.

tgbljb, Jul 02, 2005
Photo of stingo
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was the first brew I tried at the Microbrew Expo. And what a brew it is! It poured a tawny yellow color with a good head, the nose with a promise of good things to come. Delivering on this promise, this weissbeer has a great light wheat taste, coupled with a smooth and agreeable finish. Very refreshing ideal summer drinking. One of the standouts (IMO) from the expo.

stingo, Jul 28, 2002
Photo of almychristopher
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

this beer pours a very hazy yellow with golden overtones, the very irregularly constructed head is a beautiful bright white that fades slowly to lace on the glass. the aroma is a very nice hefe smell with the spiciness and wheat malt coming through well with a lot of citrus at the back. the taste doesn't disapoint with the sweet malt and spice and citrus really coming together nicely with the low carbonation from the cask lending a certain creamy character to the mouthfeel. a very tasty beer.

almychristopher, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of sponberg
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow, with a thin yet persistent white head.

Starts out with a lemony, wheat-y nose. Dry, lemony, spicy (clovey) flavor, with a slightly bitter finish. Let it warm for just a few minutes, and the cloves and bananas emerge, but the lemony presence remains there throughout. On an absolute basis, it's not quite the beer that, say, Franziskaner is. On the right day (80+ degrees, sunny, sitting by the pool) though I'd rather have this brew - the citric tang combined with the hefeweiss flavors make it the nigh-on perfect summer brew. These guys do SUCH a brilliant job.

sponberg, Aug 11, 2002
Photo of finepaws
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I may have a new favorite Hefe. This one made me want to rate a beer, which I've been slack about for some time, but here goes. Victory does another great beer. This poured a pale yellow, almost straw. Big foamy head that went down some, but still maintained through the whole beer. This is a really pretty wheat beer. Only slightly cloudy. Smells like wheat,duh, bananas, and citrus. Tastes are all the same, with a bam! Citrus is very lemonish. Crisp, cool, and refreshing. It's got all the tastes that I love about german hefe, and this is American. Like I said in the begginning, Victory has a great seasonal summer beer! If you like hefe's you need to try this one.

finepaws, Jul 11, 2005
Photo of saintwarrick
4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The German's do it best, but it's always nice to see a homegrown hefe. This brewery has some great beers, so I'm expecting no less here.
Pours a clear gold, not as cloudy as your unfiltered hefe's. Decent head that thins down to a nice lace.
Aroma is nice and citrusy with a good biscuity malt in there as well. taste is lemony and fruity with some bubblegum and pepper backdrop, but not the banana that exists in its German brethren.
A nice American brew for the style. Eminently drinkable, refreshing, you can't go wrong in the summer months drinking this brew.

saintwarrick, Jun 19, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a clear light amber, yellow with a huge hite pillow like head, and tons of carbonation. Very lively aroma, lots of grains and cereal hints, with some subtle fruit like flavors mixed in. Bananas and apples were the most prominant. Taste was exhilirating. Such a lively, frothy and light flavor. Quite possibly the best warm weather beer I have ever tried. Flavor just exploded in your mouth and the lightness of it along with the remarkable carbonation are unmatched. This is now going to be summer beer of choice until or if something can uproute it. Really a phenomanal brew.

mikesgroove, May 22, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

ramrod666, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of pzrhsau
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Superior Milky head with a clouds golden color. Text book Hefeweizen. I just love seeing that collection of sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
S: Sweet Malty, wheat and bread.
T: Nice wheat malt flavor covers your tongue and you get a slight hint of a citrusy sweetness as well.
DM: Good carbonation, very nice and silky. Refreshing beer, great for summer.

pzrhsau, Jun 27, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the moment the first few drops of this beer hit the bottom of the glass I had a hunch this was going to be good. And in typical Victory fashion, the first taste did not dissappoint. Maybe it was the hearty, whole milk-like consistency when pouring...or maybe the rich cloudy gold color...or the exceptional aroma of banana & clove eminating and thick pillowy head. Outstanding mouthfeel and flavor as well. This one's a keeper for sure. Thanks Bill & Ron.

John, Jul 16, 2002
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

brokenbranches, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

StaindProject86, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

brendaniel, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of AlexJ
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky straw yellow in color with a big puffy white head that retains well and leaves little lace.

Wow, this is an American hefe?!? Big ripe banana aromas with zesty lemon, bubblegum sweet, wheaty grain, cloves, spice, and floral hops.

The flavor is even better! Massive banana, pink bubblegum, and lemon flavors on the fore, with notes of slick wheat, spicey cloves, very German tasting yeast, and soft floral hops. Almost a Witte like character due to the balance of sweet and tart flavors.

Medium bodied with a juicey creamy mouthfeel with plenty of fine, tickling carbonation. This is the best American hefe I have ever had. I gave a sip to a German friend who just returned from a visit htere, including Erdinger. He was very impressed as well.

AlexJ, Jul 07, 2005
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4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a cloudy light orange/yellow with a massive white head that melts slowly to a sticky white lacing.
Aroma is faintly clove, banana, biscuits, and white pepper. Maybe a hint of apple.
Taste is wonderfully light and refreshing....smooth apple, banana, cloves....soft wheat with a sharp pepper bite on the swallow.
Mouthfeel is full...especially for this style.
VERY drinkable....drying afterwards making you want another and another and another.
Thanks, Ev.

IntriqKen, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of sulldaddy
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this brew at the pub in Downingtown.
Served chilled in a fluted glass. Bright white fluffy head present on serving.
Color is a cloudy gold with some sediment.
Aroma is lemony, bready, and bananas. First sip reveals a fine yet bitey carbonationand fairly lite body.
Super head retention.
Flavor is similar to nose, fruity, banana, and some lemon hits, maybe some cloves in there too, but I have trouble smelling that sometimes.
Beer is very smooth and easy to drink, perfect for a warm July Friday afternoon.

sulldaddy, Aug 06, 2004
Photo of dmarch
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy golden color. Aroma is citrusy with a hint of banana. Taste is of spices and citrus fruits. Excellent mouthfeel and drinkability. Quite refreshing after a days work in the hot summer weather. Maybe I won't enjoy this beer so much if it was winter, but right now it's 95 degrees outside and this is what I needed.

dmarch, Jun 27, 2003
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4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy yellow with a tall creamy white head.

Aroma - Smells just like a banana nut muffin to me.

Palate - Light fizzy carbonation.

Flavor - Semi sweet banana flavors up front with a clove taste in the middle that ends with a nice banana and citrus finish.

Final thoughts - Very nice brew from Victory.

praufs01, Apr 14, 2008
Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour into a 0.4 liter pokal yields a two-inch white head that reduces to a solid rocky meringue over a cloudy light orange-amber body. Lovely beer.

Smell is bright and crisp, apples, pears, white grapes, sweet cookie-dough, plums, and lots of citrus. This smells (and looks) so refreshing and fruity. Hints of coriander. Great smell.

Taste is loads of clove and coriander over a nice smooth citrus-and-malt base. Peppery spicey crispness. Nice fruity finish. What a delightful surprise!

Mouthfeel is crisp and tingly.

Drinkability is smooth, crisp and easy.

Overall -- WOWOW. What a surprise. I had no idea. This is right up there with some of the best German Hefeweizens. The only thing that keeps it from equalling Kulmbacher Kapuziner or Weihenstephaner is the lack of the bubblegum flavor. Otherwise, a really good H-W. Get some.

ColoradoBobs, Aug 05, 2007
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4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic wheat brew from the gang at Victory Brewing Company. This cloudy as all hell version of a weissbier was rather yellow to almost an orange in hue. The head was tall and rocky, to be sure. Aromas of citrus and bananas whaft through my brain, speaking to me of things to come. Very refreshing on the palate, this Bier has a solid punch, thanks from the citrus. Good character, and highly, highly drinkable.

Zum wohl!

goindownsouth, Jul 15, 2004
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4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Well yes I can't lie I have an ongoing relationship with Victory that's clear and yes I'm not one of those craft brewing lover's who hate wheat beers. In this case I found a great representation of the American brewed hefeweizen quite the rare creation if you ask me. It appears a clouded golden hue that is reminiscient of one of the most promising hefeweizens with a large cloudy white head that leaves behind thick bands of lacing. Aroma contains thick billowing layers of banana and vanilla that could go on all day in my nostrils with a sharp wheat citrus toned quality about it, let's just say it's damn good. Taste consists of soft marshmellow, banana, and vanilla phenols strongly brought on by yeast characteristics along with more sharp wheat characteristics and citrus notes. Mouthfeel has an effervescent highly carbonated champagne mouthfeel very much like the best of the best German brewed hefeweizens I love it. Drinkability is over and over again one of my favorite domestic versions of this style bring more on thanks Bill C. and Ron B. good guys believe me I know.

WVbeergeek, Jun 22, 2006
Photo of Gavage
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a pale yellow color with plenty of visible carbonation bubbles. The head was two fingers thick, and some spotty lacing developed. The aroma was of wheat, banana, clove, and citrus. The flavor followed the nose, as the banana, clove, lemon, and general spiciness were nicely balanced with some light bitterness and grainy wheat.

Mouthfeel was very crisp at the start and finish, and the finish was also slightly dry and refreshing. Superb drinkability, as several of these can be enoyed in a single session. One of my more favorite hefe's on the market today.

Gavage, Oct 30, 2005
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Sunrise Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.