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Sunrise Weiss - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 21
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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Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

InspectorBob, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thx to the good Vicree rep who laid a six of this on me at the end of the Penn Brewfest. Beer, beer, and more beer!

Poured with a thick, quick to disappear, white head. The label says, "Unfiltered", but it is an unneccesary designation once the beer has been poured. It is a pale lemon yellow color and so cloudy as to suggest rain at any moment. It had a big, fruity banana nose with an underlying current of spice. I really liked the tangy mouthfeel. The clove and banana esters seemed to be locked in a battle for dominance in my mouth. It is the spice, though, that lingers on the finish.

Last thoughts: I truly wish that I liked this style of beer. I was inspired to make today "Witbeer Wednesday" with a tip o'the wood to malty. I was put in mind of the time that I took my beloved uncle to an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Halfway through the meal, he remarks, "This would be great if I liked pancakes." Precisely my thinking today.

woodychandler, Jun 22, 2005
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

orangesol, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of weeare138
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy light gold with a 1 finger white head that fades into a mild white collar. Spotty lacing.
Smell is of wheat, banana, citrus, and spice.
Taste is of the above mentioned aromas with a sestiness and a slight yeasty breadiness.
Mouthfeel...fills the mouth and pops with carbonation and sweet and sour notes with yeasty breadiness.

weeare138, Sep 19, 2005
Photo of tempest
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meh, I don't know, it's very clean, but there doesn't seem to be much personality here. The aroma is mild with sweet wheat malt with a touch of banana cream. The flavor has a touch of lemon zest and white pepper, but the flavors are all too mellow. This is a 5.7% beer, the flavors need to be bigger.

tempest, Sep 29, 2007
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden with a slight haze. Pure white head. Smell is fresh and grassy, and quite clean. Slight banana and apple aromas. Taste is fairly similar with apple peel, banana and light spice up front and a creamy finish. Mouthfeel is spritzy and light and quite creamy for the style. Not very complex and light rather than deep flavors, but for all that it is a nice summer refresher and the creaminess is a nice change of pace.

Georgiabeer, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of akorsak
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hefe weizen my ass. This is, at best, a pale wheat ale. That is not a put down, just my take on the beer.

Appearance: The ale pours with a nice three finger head that lingers and is a slighty hazy color that is just a shade or two from BMC territory.

Smell: Wheat is the predominant aroma, providing a light aroma. There are some fruits there, say oranges.

Taste: The wheat provides a nice bitterness. There is little malt presence, so not many hops are needed for the ale.

Mouthfeel: The spritziness of the carbonation and light wheat flavors are very pleasing and refreshing. The beer also has a dryness that forces you to go back for more.

Drinkability: Although it is no hefe, I like it. This beer is good at quenching thirst, even with a 5.7% abv tag.

akorsak, Jul 01, 2006
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ejimhof, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A couple of pints from a fresh growler into a Victory glass.

A- sunrise looks like liquid honey with a nice mix of bright gold mixed with hazy orange. It looks gorgeous under some light, cant really see through it. A nice frothy white foam that fades leaving no lace.

S- A big blast of ripe bananers and spices mainly clove. Some wheat and yeast plus some earthy hops. A low dose of mild malts. Pretty much everything you need in a hefe.

T- The smell pretty much sums this up but this is one good tasting fresh hefe. Fresh ripe bananers straight off the vine. After that the spices come in with cloves up front. Than a small taste of sweet sugar or candy. This is backed by yeast and light malts.

M- A light bodied beer perfect for the summer. Sunrise has a nice carb going for it and that's fine by me, makes it much smoother than other versions i've had. A sweet aftertaste with more bananers.

D- At 5.7%% a few would suffice. I wish I would pick this up more often, but since hefe's are not my thing I thought a few would do. I would gladly pick up a case of this for a party, a excellent summer quaff.

BARFLYB, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Hazy golden in color. No lacing.
Aroma is of haystack, burlap sack.
The flavors of bubblegum, banana, even a bit of clove all dial in here. Also a slight lemony componant, no I did not have a lemon wedge in this beer, this flavor must be the hop.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.
A good, servicable hefeweizen here. Drinks easy enough. Reccommended.

Stinkypuss, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of ppoitras
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from santoslhalper as part of BIF 17. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3" white head above the clear light golden (yellow?) brew. Head fades slowly, fueled by furious bubbling, with plentiful bits of frothy lacing. Patience isn't one of my virtues, but I'll try not to be faulting here. Aroma is wheat and spices. Taste is wheat, cloves, and spices. Mouthfeel is nice and light, to style, and drinkability is quite pleasing as well. This one has summertime written all over it. But a thirst-quencher other times as well, for sure.

ppoitras, Feb 20, 2006
Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale style glass.

Super RACING carbonation cola bubbles from the bottom shoot out and hit a tiny bubble bath foam head that falls rather normally. Color is a dull cloudy lemon juice body.

Bouquet is strong. Classic estery mild fruit sense and chewy wheat, but a sweet almost creme brulle smell. Very clove spicy but also a sweet condensed milk also. Interesting I like it.

Taste brings classic Hefe flavor of sharp clove and creamy texture that is sweet tasting on the finish. Nice carbonation that gives just some gas but nothing overpowering that diminishes the palate. The feel is a great mix of cream and fizz pop.

Overall pretty solid, a unique tasting Hefeweizen I like this sweet angle that it has. Well done.

smakawhat, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +2%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of plaid75
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a four finger foamy head. There was excellent retention and sticky lacing.

The smell was rich with banana and clove. A substantial wheaty backbone as well.

The taste was a very spicy biscuity adventure. Excellent yeast presence and a minor lemony aftertaste. This was a very authentic hefe flavor.

The mouthfeel was excellent. Light and refreshing, as a hefe should be. Dry finish.

This is an excellent American version of the hefe. One of the best ones yet.

plaid75, Jun 10, 2006
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lemon/orange color with some cloudiness and a nice frothy white head.

S: Sour lemons and oranges on nose along with light bread notes.

T: Nice lemon bread flavor, tart citrusy hops and a good yeasty touch with a clean palate throughout.

M: Fizzy mouthful from lots of carbonation, perhaps a tad much per style.

D: Nice summer beer, moderate per style, with a zesty lemony tang, and light bananas make a decent summer brew.

beerthulhu, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

sendbeer, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Viggo
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hooked up courtesy of aprilluvsbeer for BC2! Thanks April!

Uncaps with a loud pop, pours a hazy straw yellow, some gold highlights, thick white head forms, laces well, good retention. Smell is weissbier, strong banana clove, some bread, wheat, balanced, but pretty regular for the style. Taste is slightly sour, banana, clove and pepper, caramel, vanilla, bready, tartness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. I know its a weissbier but I found the carbonation a touch too high. The sour/tartness was a nice touch, whether intentional or not. Makes it very refreshing. Thanks April!

Viggo, Apr 30, 2007
Photo of DrJay
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy straw yellow with a large, fizzy, bright white head. Some lace and fair head retention. Yeasty and bready aroma with a strong clove component and a bit of honey. The flavour is about the same, finishing with mild spiciness and a hint of lemony citrus. Moderately high carbonation composed of large, fizzy bubbles. The body's a bit thin, leaving it somewhat dull on the palate, but there's some creaminess that balances things out. Some dryness in the finish. Highly drinkable, this would be great in the summer. Thanks northyorksammy!

DrJay, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of HopHead84
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/5/11

Thanks, Dyan.

A: Straw gold with a massive sea foam head. Retention is very good and there's lacing left on the glass.

S: Aromatic banana and spicy clove with wheat and a dash of bubblegum. I get some ripe apple. Smells nice.

T: Lightly spicy clove up front with a smooth bread and wheat malt profile. Banana melds with clove and a low bitterness. Finishes lightly spicy with lingering apple.

M: Medium in body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A good Hefeweizen. Perfect for a blistering summer day, though it's cool and early in the morning at this time.

HopHead84, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of Tone
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of yeast, clove, citrus (banana), wheat, slight hop, and sweet malt. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and sharp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, citrus (banana), slight hop, and slight wheat. Overall, good body, blend, complexity, and drinkability.

Tone, Dec 15, 2009
Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this courtesy of daryk77 - much obliged!

Pours a cloudy lemon-yellow color with a huge two-finger white head that slowly dissipates into a thin pancake on top, leaving light lacing.

Smells of banana mostly, but with a solid backbone of grassy wheat and lemon zest. Floral hops also make their way out every now and then.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The banana flavors aren't as large in the flavor profile, instead giving equal weight to the lemon zest, with hints of grassiness in the background. Ending has just the tiniest amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good thickness with soft carbonation that makes it go down smoothly.

Drinkability is very good. I downed one of these fast, and when the weather gets hotter I could see myself having a whole lot more than one.

Overall this is another above average beer from Victory. The amount of flavor present and how well they mesh just barely keep this from being a great beer. Still, it's very good and worth a shot.

glid02, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of Brad007
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden white color with a two-finger head into my glass. Looks about right for the style but is actually closer to a witbier color.

Aroma is full of clove and slight banana as well. Wheat is also prominent as it should be. Very good.

Taste is slightly chewy with a good dollop of clove in the mouth. Full of flavor here. Just a slight hint of banana.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering clove. Nothing harsh. Refreshing.

Very good example and wonderful for a hot day. Victory knows their stuff with this style.

Brad007, Jun 15, 2010
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There was a huge head on top which fizzed out quickly. The beer was golden yellow and clear. The lack of haze was strange for this style of beer.

Smelled and tasted all right, pretty good yeast and wheat combination. Not bad, I'd have it again.

TurdFurgison, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: yellow/straw and hazy, fluffy white head that laces

smell: yeasty, citrus, lemons, bananas. Standard but pleasant aromas

taste: bananas, orange, lemon peel, slight bread taste. Quite enjoyable

mouthfeel: light, nice carbonation, refreshing hefe brew

drinkability: goes down easy, feels great on the tongue, quite tasty

purchased these at brawleys in charlotte, would certainly buy again when looking for a refreshing session beer.

dirtylou, Aug 17, 2005
Sunrise Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.