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Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

811 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | 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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Ratings: 811 | Reviews: 529 | Display Reviews Only:
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-01-2011 03:03:50 | More by PaBeerLover
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kegerator

Maryland

5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

perfectly done for this style.
pours a pale yellow with a bubbly 1 inch head that dissipates failry slowly and leaves a little lacing throughout.
smell was citrusy and spicy, slight pepper and clove notes.
taste was a hit of the spice up front that finished smooth and crisp at the end with hints of the citrus lingering.
very refreshing on a hot summer day. Score one for Victory again

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2005 16:01:56 | More by kegerator
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

01-22-2012 00:19:54 | More by mquinn919
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IPx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +35.5%

11-19-2011 06:56:06 | More by IPx
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-08-2011 23:55:07 | More by dwaz
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GuyNamedSid


4.83/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My very first time having Victory. I was impressed.

If you are a fan of the wheat ales or the dirty blondes, this is the one for you. Crisp & refreshing.

A very good brew for a novice to the beer drinking realm.

Overall: A great every day beer , must try!

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 01:33:33 | More by GuyNamedSid
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

05-19-2012 03:25:41 | More by ksiazewski
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SkipperDan

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

04-28-2012 15:46:02 | More by SkipperDan
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cixelsydima

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at home...Rather,it was!As of now,my dictionary lists Victory Whirlwind Wit as being synonmous with, SUMMER! Purchased this 1/6 keg 12 days ago,and,well..."where'd it go"? Damn,this is now my favorite summer brew.Velvety mouthfeel,beautiful 2 finger creamy head,slightly hazy appearance, subtle lemon,citrus flavors,very well balanced!....Homer Simpson's toes would be curled,his eyes rolled back,while exclaiming,....MMM,YUMMY!!!
Goes down too smoothly.Highly recommended.
Treat yourself right.
Go and get some.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2007 19:49:36 | More by cixelsydima
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wsouloa

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was my first Victory beer and I can definitely say I wasn't disappointed. The beer pours a hazy yellow color out of the bottle and the bottom of the bottle will usually have a good deal of yeast. The smell isn't that exciting but you can note a bit of a citrusy smell as well as a smell of spice. The taste of this beer, at least to me, is very hard to beat. It is a bit sour and full of citrus flavor. It is not a heavy beer and feels great on the tongue with its ample carbonation. As far as drinkability is concerned, this beer is one of the most drinkable you will find. I bought a six-pack a few weeks ago(along with a lot of other beers) and this time that I went back to my old reliable liquor store, I bought myself a whole case of it, something that I rarely do because I usually like to mix it up. Maybe one day I'll get sick of it but I highly doubt it. I can't wait to have these when summer comes along.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2004 14:42:52 | More by wsouloa
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, lemon-gold beer served with a fluffy white head. Head shows good retention and lacing. The aroma is a crisp coriander and wheat malt note, a touch of sweetness, and then nice cloves. The taste is a strong lemon, malt, and clove taste, reminiscent of Hoegaarden but taken to the next level. It is sweet and crisp, but then is slightly puckering on the finish. The mouthfeel is exceptionally creamy and feels like a much stronger, malty beer, but still refreshes. This beer is delicious and well balanced, making it a great summer refresher/session beer. Actually, the mouthfeel would take it well into the fall months. I've had this on tap and in bottles before, but I don't remember it being this good!

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2003 19:11:13 | More by aaronh
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rousee

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pretty solid witbier. Murky gold color, good carbonation and lace. Fruity wildflower combo on smell and taste. Very nice Belgian-ish complexity. This doesnt seem to sell too well--I have no idea why. For the style, this is almost the ideal example. Unfortunately, its not my favorite style. I think this is worth trying to use in a pancake batter with some morning bloodys.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2005 01:14:14 | More by rousee
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My last beer of the night!

A - Cloudy yellow in color. Sticky white head that's fluffy.
S - Citrus and wheat are the backbone with a slight bread.
T - Smooth. The flavors are equally represented as citrus and wheat followed by a bready taste that dulls away with little bitter. Yummy.
M - Crisp and clean
D - I may have to have this again since I lost the bottle for my label collection but I enjoyed this just as much as other offerings by Victory. Go golden monkey!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 07:43:13 | More by DrDemento456
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Boto

Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Victory. It is a fine, cloudy yellow-golden color in the glass. Decent white, fluffy head. There is a somewhat spicy aroma. The corriander comes through. Many flavors come to the taste buds. It is very rich and full. An excellent example of the style. Not quite up to Hoegaarden or the Allagash, but still superb!

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2003 17:13:46 | More by Boto
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hammer09

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured a cloudy, straw color with fine carbonation rising to the surface. Head development is moderate, yet dense.

S - Citrus with a delicate spice aroma. Smell is definitely characteristic of a belgian-style ale with an underlying, somewhat grass-like odor. Overall, very pleasant.

T - Simply excellent. Mildly sweet with enough lemon/citrus to give this beer a slight tartness.

M - Very carbonated, crisp, and dry.

D - Exceptionally good, this beer is easy to drink and refreshing on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2007 15:27:17 | More by hammer09
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karst

Missouri

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My bottle from Springfield IL Friar Tuck has enjoy by Oct 25, '06.

Pours a chill hazed light golden/yellow with white head dimished by age.
Aroma is an inviting combination of coriander/bitter orange, bready wheat and Belgian yeast notes. So Good at 10 am on a late summer Saturday morning as I contemplate the yard word I need to do following the sever thunderstorm that brought down branches from my 100 Oak trees in the front yard. I sweep the deck of the leaves from the 15 minute marble size hail that preceeded the 2" down pour. The etch ring at the bottome of Samuel Adams "Ideal" glass brings up a cylinder of fine beading (reminding me of the bubble curtains used by baleen whales to herd krill into a dense column before the ascend - mouths agape - and breach the surface with a full mouth of crustaceans. I hunger for more of this amazing Belgian Wit and quaff a full mouth like the whales - the efferescence and citrus tingles my pallate like a million krill trapped in the baleen. The broom rests against the deck rail. The deck remains unswept as I let the joy of beer sweep away my desire to do any work.

Awesome mouthfeel is surpassed by an ultimate clean finish that would bring me back to this again for that quality.

Session beer? You Bet!

I yearn for a trip to Downington, PA for a freash pint from the source.
Maybe next year after the AHA Nationial conference in Cinncinatti, OH.

Beer is good - Victory brews some of the best!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 15:15:50 | More by karst
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IntriqKen

California

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale pale yellow with a two finger white head that melts quickly to fine lacing. Aggressive bubbling from the bottom of the glass continues to rise to the top.
Aroma is purely dry wheat malts, white pepper, and light, light banana or bubble gum.
Taste is definately a bready wheat with a little peppery bite on the end with the faintest of banana ester remaining on the tongue.
Very light and refreshing with a palette cleaning dryness in the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 20:27:20 | More by IntriqKen
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ZehrAlte

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

05-05-2013 14:18:49 | More by ZehrAlte
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matjack85

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22%

02-03-2013 00:59:22 | More by matjack85
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marcpal

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This one seemed to have some pretty subpar reviews setting my expectations low, but I loved every sip of it. Im not a big fan of Victory's biggest beers, but they knock another session beer out of the park - great outlook for this summer.

12oz bottle poured into hefe glass for the first night of breaking out the grill in 08.

A: Cloudy, sediment filled belgian looking yellow with an ample head and slight lacing. Not the prettiest start.

N: This is where things look up. Citrus and a boatload of creamy ripe bananas. A bit of coriander with some hop aromas. The yeast and the wheat smells really are resounding for such a pale looking 'belgian'.

T: Citrus lemon and a sting of spices, mostly coriander. The lemon and orange peel flavors come out as it warms up and this proves to be delicious. Sweet matched with wheat makes this a terrific one for the season and grilling.

M: Light bodied, spicy kick and an overall thin beer that goes down crisply.

D: Went superbly with grilled eggplant and grilled soft shell crab. This is one Im going to be having several of through the summer in the back yard. Thanks Victory.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 12:53:52 | More by marcpal
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NEDmiller

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +22%

04-18-2012 01:26:24 | More by NEDmiller
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

03-10-2012 16:42:30 | More by StaindProject86
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

07-21-2012 01:08:30 | More by GiantMidget
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came a semi-cloudy gold with a hint of peach to it. The head was just a thin collar.

Smells of fresh sour apple, coriander, bananas, lime, and gooseberries with a base of organic honey and fresh bread dough. This concoction of smells was both enticing and dizzying.

The coriander really comes through in the taste along with some raspberry, cantaloupe, plumb and peaches with a root of light and doughy ambiguous grains. There’s also a creamy, milky yeast that’s very earthy and pasty.

The mouth feel was medium bodied with a big swarm of carbonation that kinda got in the way.

This one’s tasty for sure on tap. Seek it out. The fruits in this one really steal the show.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2006 01:31:30 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cloudy yellow color with a short white head with some lace not a lot. aromas a lot better spicy with clove and pepper and lemon. peppery tasting up front wheat and tangy yeast hits you next ending with spice and clove great taste. lots of carbonation which just adds to the taste. only thing is could not get all the sediment off the bottom which i think would also have added a little more to it. just added to my list of good witbier.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 23:51:07 | More by billybob
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Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.