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Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

787 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2001)
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towersfall

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a frothy white head sitting up top that soon dissipates into a virtually nothing. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Banana and clove linger while the malts and citrus attack the senses. Not bad smelling but it does have a slight funky smell to it.

Taste: A little more mellow and bitter than I originally expected it to be. Certainly malty, but not too sweet. The clove and banana are present with a slight zest of lemon.

Mouthfeel: A little light, but appropriate for the style. Needs to be rounded out a little more, but the carbonation is ace.

Drinkability: A good summer beer and is a good way for your friends to kick that stupid Blue Moon trend. This is one beer that you don't need an orange slice in.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 16:10:45 | More by towersfall
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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
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RupertRonco

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-11-2014 03:16:42 | More by RupertRonco
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hillind

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-10-2014 02:27:20 | More by hillind
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AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-09-2014 17:44:32 | More by AMarkle6524
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-08-2014 01:20:41 | More by PEIhop
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-07-2014 06:04:27 | More by Tiernan
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-06-2014 21:18:39 | More by Gagnonsux
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2014 19:50:05 | More by Yellolab2010
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JPowell712

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-06-2014 12:46:55 | More by JPowell712
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soxhammer16


4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-06-2014 00:25:00 | More by soxhammer16
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cpgregory


4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-04-2014 21:24:12 | More by cpgregory
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Dull straw yellow with a good amount of haze. Creamy white head settles into a thin wispy cap. Small dots of lacing.

S: Wheaty, whiff or citrus (orange), subtle peppery scent, doughy yeast. A little bland and muted.

T: Thin wheaty impression. Orange peel. Peppery coriander and black pepper. Oily and herbal hops punch through. A bit pithy too. Doughy yeast toward the back. Doughy and peppery finish with traces of pithy hops.

M: Light bodied. Creamy, wheaty feel. Light tingling carbonation. It does not feel full and frothy enough; it comes across a bit watery in the end.

O: Just an ok take on the style. There are no serious flaws, though the body could use some more substance. It just comes off as bland. A very middle of the pack offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 19:15:35 | More by ryan1788a5
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-03-2014 23:42:38 | More by Doomcifer
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-01-2014 19:11:13 | More by oglmcdgl
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours light golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of wheat malt, yeast, banana, citrus and spices. Body is medium and smooth. Wheat malt, spices, candy sugar, banana fill the mouth. Finish is medium, semi-dry.
Taste more like Hefe than Wit.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 19:13:24 | More by mikeg67
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-30-2014 15:11:34 | More by capuchinpilates
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. ENJOY BY: 09 MAY 2015.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy pale body with an almost non-existent head. Nice carbonation.

Smell: Sweet pale malt and tart/funky/sour aroma from the Belgian yeast.

Taste: Not overly sour nor tart. Sweet bready wheat malt. Nice flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with massive amounts of carbonation. Very refreshing!

Overall: One of the better Witbiers in my opinion as I am not a big fan of overly funky sour Belgian beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 17:00:29 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-27-2014 22:17:48 | More by cmq103
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-24-2014 20:27:34 | More by Tjmurray386
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New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-24-2014 02:16:54 | More by timmy2b
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-22-2014 21:51:25 | More by skubas86
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Skillz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-22-2014 18:54:42 | More by Skillz
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SlidersAce814

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-22-2014 17:28:29 | More by SlidersAce814
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Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.