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Sunrise Weiss - Victory Brewing Company

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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
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 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 callmemickey
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy yellow with a moderate white head.

S: Citrus, wheat and banana power forward

T: Lemon-Wheat standard for a hefeweizen with a hint of spice that adds some charm

M: Light and smooth.. goes down clean

O: Refreshing and drinkable when the weather is mild/warm

callmemickey, Oct 03, 2007
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 dgallina
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce brown bottle with hard-to-read label and no date.

Pours faintly cloudy yellow with a large soapy white head. Leaves good lace despite it's thinness. The nose is aggressively rough-and-tumble; a crazy (but inviting) mess of creamed wheat, lemon peel, cloves, earthy yeast,and banana. The flavor is all over the place as well. Begins with tart lemons, becomes mellower with a grainy yeast and wheat center, Finishes with sharp cloves and smoothening mushy banana notes. Body is light and a bit-over prickly; would benefit from more creaminess. A little on the brash side, but nice overall.

dgallina, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of dbatch
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle poured into a pint glass...

A: Pours a hazy yellow, with a light, fluffy white head. Good amount of carbonation in this one.

S: Citrus and banana smells are evident, wheaty and yeasty as well. A light bubblegum aroma is also in there.

T: Lemon and wheat flavors up front, followed by a nice clove taste, leaves a little tart, definitely a very good flavor.

M: Very light bodied, not much aftertaste, very smooth.

D: Definitely a summer beer, goes down easy.

dbatch, Sep 14, 2007
Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent & hazed straw color with 4+ fingers of pillowy eggshell-white head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Cloves, lemons & a little bubblegum

T: Lemons, white pepper, & lemon grass up front. Slight metallic & grapefruit & fruitty notes as this warms. Finishes tart with juicy fruit notes, coriander, & some grassy notes

MF: Light/medium bodied & sprtizy

Drinks too easy for the abv, a good hefe although not 100% true to the style, another winner from Victory, glad they are making their presence felt here in Colorado

russpowell, Sep 08, 2007
Photo of mvcramer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A nice surprise in this one. Got home from a wedding reception and wanted another beer. A friend of mine had brought this one back from Philly for me. Reminded me more of a witbier than a weissbier. Nice citrus notes but also had some floral notes as the beer warmed a bit - some rose-like aromas. Very pleasant. Poured with a nice wihte head with nice even lacing and high carbonation. Yellow color on this nice sweet summer beer. I really enjoyed it. Another good offering from the brewers at Victory.

mvcramer, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of kellyst
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Yellow and cloudy. Thin white head.

S: Citrusy and a whiff of banana.

T: Crisp and citrusy. Some banana and clove. Much lighter than most German hefeweizens that I've had. Nice, full bodied. A very refreshing, tasty summer beer.

D: Immensley high.

kellyst, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Translucent very light straw yellow body with uniform cloudiness. Pours with a huge creamy white head that slowly settles to 1 finger and has great retention. Some lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Lots of citrus upfront with a big peppery spice essence. Big yeasty and banana smell in the background.

T- Lots of peppery spice upfront with accents of citrus and bubblegum. Firm yeasty backbone. The finish is a combination of citrus and bitter hops and comes off a little bit acidic. Sweet bready yeast along with a residual spiciness linger. I just love this spiciness in a hefe.

M- High carbonation and sweet, smooth yeasty body with just the right amount of thickness.

D- This is a great job by Victory. Great interpretation of a German Hefe. This is a great and drinkable summer beer. Its too bad I didn't pick it up until after the release of all the Oktoberfests. Will stock up on plenty of this next year.

PittBeerGirl, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of Mdog
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow with a big head and good lacing.

Smell: Mostly yeasty, with a fair amount of citrus.

Taste: Lots of lemon tartness backed with wheat and a little clove.

Drinkability: I've had 4 in a very short time period, so I'd say it drinks very easily, very easy to session.

Victory makes some really good beers, this is a good hefe that is just excellent for these hot summer months. This is the first year it has been available in Minnesota as far as I know. Hopefully this means Moonglow Weizenbock makes it here this fall.

Mdog, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of williamherbert
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hazy, golden color. not a dull straw color, but a bright, sunny golden hue. Head goes away quickly. Looks "wet."

Serious wheat smell with a sweet -- almost sour -- orange peel smell. A hint of sweet perfume pungency. Summery.

Like a combination between a sweet, orangey Belgian white and a slighly bubbly Saison. Good balance of the two. Flavor is more harsh as it warms.

Feels fizzy and bubbly, like a Saison. Has a fizzy bite on the swallow, like ginger ale. It's a bubbly, heavily carbonated drink. Harsh.

williamherbert, Aug 14, 2007
Photo of phisig137
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very light cloudy golden color with a 1.5 finger head. Decent retention, but little left behind on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is mild, yet dominated by the clove esters from the yeast. Very clean tart wheat presence. Nice, but not great.

Flavor is better. Big banana esters up front, followed by a hint of bubblegum, and finishes with a pleasant mild tartness from the wheat. Extremely aggressive carbonation seem to hurt the mouthfeel on this a bit, making it almost sting the tonguw upon swallowing. Drinkability is pretty good.

Overall, not bad at all. That being said, this is not nearly as god as some of Victory's other wheat based beers (Mad King, MoonGlow) . I feel that less carbonation and a slightly higher ferment temperature could make this beer amazing. But in the end, for $8.99 a sixer, I enjoyed this beer, and will likely buy it again.

phisig137, Aug 06, 2007
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
Photo of objectivemonkey
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into a pint glass, pours a clear straw yellow with a nice inch plus white head, fizzy, lots of carbonation bubbling from the bottom, not much lacing though. The aroma is crisp and clean, bright citrus, with hints of clove, banana, the yeast playing a prominent role here. The taste is quite the same, a lemon grass hop with spices, cloves are there, not so much banana, more spices. The mouths is about medium, but seems fully, a good bit of carbonation, very refreshing. Lots of hops and a very pronounced yeast profile make this a memorable beer, and whats more is its a joy to drink, very nice.

objectivemonkey, Jul 27, 2007
Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazed and nearly white, a pearish appearance, going on green, nearly, with a puffy, active crown of foam above.

Sweet, then tart nose, loaded with citrus and spice...tons of orange and lemon, with that banana & clove kick in their, too....nice.

Very refreshing, a blast of flavor, bitter, tart, then sweet and smooth. Plenty more hops in this than your average German Weissbier. Tart from the citrus flavors in the hops, bitter a bit, then just refreshing and delicious.

Long, tart, citric, hoppy finish, medium bodied...

feloniousmonk, Jul 17, 2007
Photo of riversider76
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color,with a fluffy head that did not disappear. Nice lacing,and lots of bubbles. Aroma,is of fruit,and candy.Body is light,and carbonated. Taste is sweet,fruit,and candy with a little of a hop twist. Little bit of a differant taste for this style. Really good!

riversider76, Jul 15, 2007
Photo of Bitterbill
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Wilbur's Liquors in Ft Collins as part of a mixed 6 Pack.

This one pours from 12oz bottle(best by May 24 08) a hazy straw colour with a good head of foam. After a few minutes there's just some spotting of foam and it does have some lacing.

The smell has a strong nose of clove and banana and is nice.

The taste follows the nose with a heaping helping of both clove and banana with a good citric background. Further sips in and I'm getting some good yeast flavour that hits my palate very well and the finish has a nice bitter-sour twang to it. Great summertime brew!! Now *this* is a very tasty Hefe and I'd be more than pleased if this was available locally. I recommend it!

Bitterbill, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of khiasmus
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pale golden, cloudy, with two fingers of dense, light head that drops to a ring and leaves no lacing.

S- Tons of malt, coriander, orange peel, pepper, yeast, rose, white bread, honey. A nose to savor.

T- Initially malty with some honey notes, then getting overtaken by citrus, but not bitter. A slightly sour yeasty tinge comes next, and then the finish is that of bread and orange.. Quite enjoyable.

M- Medium body with carbonation so high that you feel like you're swallowing air. A smooth finish that's slightly dry.

D- An excellent warm weather beer, or to come home to after a hard day at the beach... cheers.

khiasmus, Jul 07, 2007
Photo of weasbri
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a significant head of foam. Continues to bubble throughout drinking.
Fairly spicy aroma, with cloves and wheat coming through most. A lemony zip comes through in the flavor, along with the cloves, and some banana in the back of the mouth. A bit yeasty going along with the wheat.
Nice refresher for a hot day.

weasbri, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of rowew
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, Enjoy by date printed on the label - it seems to be a year or so out.. seems a bit long for a weiss? Lots of description on the label.

Appearance: Pours with a great billowy white head, yellow with just a hint of orange, and some clouds in there.

Smell: Lots of fruit - some banana and a bit of citrus, and also a nice yeasty pepperiness.

Taste: Nice spicey and balanced by some great fruit flavors. Very drinkable, lots of wheat flavor in there too.

Overall impression: Great wheat beer - definitely one of the better American offerings. Great balance, highly highly drinkable.

rowew, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of jcdiflorio
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large bowled wheat glass from a 12oz. long necked brown bottle with a crimped on cap.
Hazy.pale yellow color with a tall.frothy white head that krackels away. Very good retention with nice lacing and chunky islands of froth.Lively looking with tiny bubbles tight knitted together racing from the sides of the glass.

Clean aroma,fresh bananna with a good clovey presence and a hint of citrus. Nice,pleasing aroma.

Strong clove tastes with a nice spicy tangyness and hints of bannana. Finishes with a dry spicyness and a citrus peel tang.

Light,slighty grainy texture.astringent with a nice tangy juicyness.
Very refreshing and enjoyable wheat beer. A good solid wheat,not overwhelming, would be a good starter wheat beer,could drink quite a few of these on a summer day.

jcdiflorio, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of arizcards
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as part of the May MicorBeerClub shipment received at the end of May.

Beer poured a cloudy straw color with a huge fluffy white head that is sustaining well. Nose is citrusy and wheaty. Taste is pretty much similar to the nose and is quite refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied and is highly carbonated. Drinkability is pretty good as this beer goes down quite easy on a 110 degree day!

arizcards, Jun 30, 2007
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Gold hazy color. Nice large head.

Smell: Oranges and lemon with yeasty overtones. Maybe some cloves.

Taste: Mild yeast with some nice fruit balance.

Mouthfeel: Light. Mild carbonation. Refreshing

Drinkability: A higher ABV hefe. Very refreshing. Good american version.

stereosforgeeks, Jun 25, 2007
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 MarkSCCOT
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a huge Hefe fan and have tried every German Hefe I have been able to get my hands on. Unfortunately so far I have been dissapointed by most American Hefes so far. I have been impressed with this brewerys other efforts so I was excited to try their Hefe.

A 12 oz bottle poured into my faithful weizen glass. A clear straw yellow with little cloudiness despite my best efforts to agitate the yeast. A robust head that quickly dissipates.

S. Crisp citrusly clove aroma. Very refreshing.

T. Not as robust as my favorite Hefe, Wiehenstephaner, but very good. Holds it's own with the crowd of it's German counterparts.

M. The carbonation is lighter than most Hefes but still a very good Hefe.

D. A great bridge beer. I would love to serve this at my July 4th barbecue. Definitely a great way to baptize BMC drinkers to good beer.

MarkSCCOT, Jun 16, 2007
Sunrise Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
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