Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by JimsArcade:
3.85/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dispensed from a tap to a 12 oz. glass, the white-colored head of the Whirlwind Wit is remarkably big: three fingers initially reduced to one finger by the time I get to drink it. It is cloudy and orange-yellow in color, typical for the style.
In the nose, the aroma is spicy with hints of orange zest and banana. The banana becomes more evident when the aroma is brought into the mouth, in addition to a very crisp sensation.
It is rather rich on the first sip. The maltiness offers hints of citrus and apple. Surprisingly, the carbonation becomes more pronounced as the beer warms mid-glass. It actually becomes more refreshing as I drink it. It finishes clean and slightly sweeter.
Serving type: on-tap
04-10-2004 04:15:28 | More by JimsArcade
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Enjoy By: 09 MAY 2015
A: Pours a very lightly cloudy yellow color with almost no head that dies down to nearly nothing
S: Some nice banana and clove notes up front with a definite Belgian yeast influence. Some fruitiness under that, as well as the wheat malts with a bit of bubblegum sweetness
T: Starts off with the banana and clove, Belgian yeast, and fruitiness. The wheat comes through mid-way, along with the bubblegum sweetness. Finishes with lingering bubblegum notes and spices
M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: A nice American witbier that is very drinkable and great in the summer. Great part of the new summer mixed 12-pack. This and Summer Love alone make the pack worth picking up
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 06:35:24 | More by BEERMILER12
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clearish straw color, a bit too clear for my witbier preferences, actually. The head is a finger high, with a white shade. Retention isn't very good, but some webs of lacing are left on the glass.
S: There's a good amount of spicing here - lots of coriander, but not quite enough for it come off like a can of Underwood deviled ham. I'm also picking up some notes of orange peel and wheat. Basically, a typical witbier. Luckily all three elements come together fairly well.
T: Spices (read: coriander) hits the palate first. This quickly fades away, revealing some orange peel, cream, lemon, and wheat on the back end. It's simple, sure, but it's a freakin' witbier. It doesn't need six billion notes running around every which way.
M: It does the one thing a witbier should do more than anything: go down effortlessly. This manages to be soft (if a bit too astringent finishing) and dry all at the same time. Carbonation is on the lower side, as well.
O: Nothing here sets the world on fire - it's just a solid witbier that's so easy to kill. Actually, it's a bit more effortless than a lot of other wits. I could easily down two or three bottles of this on a hot day.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 04:04:21 | More by ThisWangsChung
Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
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