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Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

805 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 16
Gots: 18 | 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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SteveB24

New York

3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance; color is a very light, very clear amber. pours a half inch of foam that quickly dissipates. lots of scattered carbonation evident within the beer.

smell; orange juice, wheat, yeast, coriander.

taste;blood orange, wheat, yeast, faint spice

mouthfeel; light body, medium carbonation, juiciness which is then followed by an unpleasant chalkiness, not sure if that comes from wheat or yeast particles.

overall; this could have been a truly great wheat beer. but the chalkiness in the mouthfeel really ruins the experience. i wish i could say it's worth trying anyways but i really don't think it is. really a shame.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 02:46:07 | More by SteveB24
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-10-2014 18:03:11 | More by dbaraniak
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-09-2014 03:23:55 | More by IdrinkGas
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw yellow in color with a heavy haze. Poured with a thick white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Wheat malt, bubble gum, yeast and unripened banana aromas with hints of mint and floral hops. Medium bodied, with a smooth oily feel down the middle, and light tangy, slightly subdued carbonation on the edges.Wheat malt and light lemon flavors up front with tangy pepper flavors through the middle turning yeasty toward the end. Finished cleanly with a light bready and yeasty aftertaste. Refreshing and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 20:19:45 | More by IronLover
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audioserf

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-06-2014 21:59:31 | More by audioserf
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-06-2014 16:23:39 | More by wonothesane42
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-02-2014 21:15:54 | More by JMUbrewz
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-31-2014 13:37:26 | More by jjd315
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-31-2014 13:20:21 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-30-2014 20:32:05 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light straw yellow with a thick, foamy 1 inch head. Nice sticky lacing.

Smell - Lemon, wheat, pilsner-ish bitter malt notes. Orange, Grapes, some Belgian yeasts and spices.

Taste - A old classic, re-released in victorys new summer sampler pack. First sip brings some light wheat with orange, lemon and Belgian yeast sweetness. Grapes, some cherries and faint wheat at the finish.

Motuhfeel - Very light, wheat and citric fruits coat the tongue. Palate gets Belgian yeasts, more wheat and grassy notes. Aftertaste is very light, wheat and a little watery.

Overall - A decent wit with some Belgian flavors. A little too light and bland for its own good. A think a little more hop kick, and more floral fruits could relaly kick this up a notch. Nice to drink again but this just reminds me why victory maybe stopped making this annually.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 00:53:45 | More by wvsabbath
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-25-2014 18:38:08 | More by mikefuski17
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-19-2014 15:05:00 | More by Shandycan
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-05-2014 08:45:53 | More by zestar
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-01-2014 20:43:09 | More by Coreynezy4
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-16-2014 02:47:09 | More by afsdan
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-26-2014 16:07:10 | More by Griffith
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-21-2014 01:43:13 | More by buzzy
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mac1988psu

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-18-2014 02:48:12 | More by mac1988psu
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Alex5

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-10-2013 05:51:13 | More by Alex5
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-06-2013 00:15:22 | More by NonicPanic
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

We pour a brew of pale straw into our Bell’s Weizen glasses. It holds a hearty two finger head of white, well-retained bubbles, showing great retention. Thick shelves of lacing are left as it slowly fizzes away. No haze is noted, but tiny flecks of sediment are present throughout. Carbonation appears to be mild, but with fat bubbles rising to the top. The aroma gives bright zest of lemon and orange flesh and rind, with bright clovey phenols, chalky wheatiness, black pepper and cinnamon spice, light banana ester sweetness, rubbery bite, gingerbread warmth, sourdough and pumpernickel breadiness, authentic coconut milk, black licorice, fresh mint leaf, and vanilla wafer. Our first impression is that there is nice spice to the flavoring, but the beer is otherwise rather light and fluffy. As we sip, the taste begins with stark Belgian yeastiness, white and pale malt base, clove and cinnamon spiciness, chlorine chemical bite, sugared orange slices, sesame seed, green tea, mustard and fennel seed, and lemon wipes. The middle peaks with fresh squeezed lemon juice, white sugar, sloppy wet wheatiness, raw pine cones, aluminum metallics, cooked caramel sweetness, continued orange zest, phenolic plastics, margarita-tequila lime, and musk. Cinnamon and clovey spice, plastics, eucalyptus, chamomile tea herbals, wheaty breadiness, arugula, walnut oils, cork, herbal floral hops, bright lemon juiciness, and penicillin chemicals. The aftertaste breathes of wet and cold wheat, sweat, salt water taffy, dusty mineral, ginger and garlic powders, lure rubbers, cloying sweetness of iced banana bread, breakfast tea tannins, lemon wedges, tinny metallics, white sugar, and pink cotton candy. The body is light, and the carbonation is light. Each sip gives decent cream and froth, with lesser slurp, smack, or cleanliness to its finishing pop. The mouth is watered and cooled, being left wet, with no real puck, chalk, or astringency. The abv is appropriate, and the beer glugs back easily.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is its aroma. Here things are kept in check with warmth of spice and heartiness of grain. These are lost a bit through the flavor, however, with things lightening up a touch too much, becoming diluted and lost amongst the wetness of the wheatiness. The spice base laid down through the aromatics is thus lost and depreciated. Otherwise, for a light sipper of a Wit, this guy goes back smooth, ultimately making it easy to appreciate. While this is not our new favorite Victory offering, it does the style well, and will sit against most of its competitors.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 02:00:39 | More by TheBrewo
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-21-2013 18:51:47 | More by InspectorBob
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sammyt728

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-20-2013 01:13:23 | More by sammyt728
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

10-14-2013 11:56:37 | More by micromaniac129
Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.