Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev +1.9%
Part of the Victory summer mix pack.
Pours a murky golden yellow, with a small half inch head, and not a whole lot of lacing.
Smells like wheat, grainy malt, spices and Belgian yeast.
The taste is very similar, with strong, but not overly bitter, wheat flavor, the typical witbier spices- coriander, mainly, with orange and citrus flavors, with moderate Belgian yeast flavors- I like that it's not as strong as some other versions of the style.
Light bodied, almost airy, with a crisp, strongly carbonated mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
Witbiers will never be my favorite style, but this is a pretty solid version of one. Nothing crazy or outstanding, but just eminently drinkable and tasty.
07-23-2014 23:18:41 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
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
07-17-2014 06:35:24 | More by BEERMILER12
3.43/5 rDev -7%
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.
07-12-2014 04:04:21 | More by ThisWangsChung
Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 832 ratings.