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Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

832 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 832
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 16
Gots: 22 | 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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bjohnson

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +16.5%

A: Pours a golden straw color with a fizzy head. Slight retention on the sides. A bit hazy.
S: Lemon, orange peel, banana, sweet bubblegum aromas entice the senses.
T/M: Good banana notes intiailly. Grassy notes follow and fade away into a smooth refreshing finish. Slight lemony tart flavors are noticeable on the tip of the tongue. All flavors are subtle, but show up. Very easy drinking, smooth, and thirst quenching. Light body, but a bit creamy. Good level of carbonation makes this a session beer, and, dare I say possibly a lawn mower (of the highest quality of course).
D: Very tasty. I'd recommend this as a summer offering any day. Goes down very fast.

08-15-2006 22:06:34 | More by bjohnson
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oelergud

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +16.5%

Pale hazy straw body. Low retention and lace. White head mostly of small bubbles.
Sweet light grass, yeast and flowery scent.
Taste is sweet grass, yeast and hay. Mild sweet aftertaste with just abit of pepper and spice, very pleasant.
Light medium body with a prickly sensantion and some coating.
Very drinkable, one is not enough.

-Oelergud

07-01-2007 16:00:13 | More by oelergud
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +16.5%

Bought a sixer of Victory Whirlwind at Fairground Wines and Liquors in Connecticut.

A - A light honey color with a thin white head that quickly laces.

S- Light and faint, but pleasant.

T- This witbier is a little sweet and very smooth. It is a great wit for the Victory crew from Dowingtown, PA.

MF- I love how the Whirlwind feels as I bounce it about my mouth, traces of alcohol and vanilla, what a combo!

Drinkability - This is a very good beer and especially tasty in these warm summer months. Just had one with some chicken fajitas, the pairing worked well. Whirlwind gets two thumbs up from me.

08-02-2008 23:29:16 | More by mltobin
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mynie

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +16.5%

Cloudy weisen gold with a respectible, if short-lived, head.

Very nice smell. Rich wheatmalt with banana esters and cloves--all candy coated. Actually smells a lot more like a sweet Duvel than it does an average witbier.

Rich lemony wheatmalt upfront, big on the spice and banana. It gets a little tart near the middle and ends on a fizzy mixture of all flavors.

The great aroma and taste are enchaced by an excellent mouthfell that's alternately creamy and fizzy, making this a great warm weather brew that's suited equally for savoring and pounding.

08-30-2005 05:16:56 | More by mynie
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TCHopCraver

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +16%

Reviewed from notes on 7-26-10.

A: Yellowish-gold with no head of which to speak. The most important aspect to note is the crazy amount of tiny yeast chunks suspended in the body. In all, this is sort of a flat, hazy, and somewhat uninspired looking beer.

S: Spicy Belgian yeast is the dominant aroma. Banana, clove, coriander, cumin, and other sweeter spices abound. A bit of a cider character is also present. This is a bold Witbier bouquet.

T: Spicy-banana-clove-wheat. This is really very flavorful with a big presence. The clove and coriander spice notes sizzle on the sides of my mouth while the banana creaminess disperses over my tongue. Quite yummy.

M: This is an exciting MF with the spicy yeast as the main player. Whirlwind is light bodied with just the right amount of zesty kick on my palate.

D: I enjoyed this Witbier, which is usually not my favorite style. The spicy yeast character won me over and I would have another.

08-02-2010 22:14:37 | More by TCHopCraver
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +16%

The appearance was golden hazy yellow. I swirled the yeast around about midway through the pour because it was attached to the bottom of the bottle. This made it really hazy. Thick white head that dissipated pretty darn quick, not much lacing left when it was gone. The smell was spicy, perhaps cloves. The taste was spicy as well, again I got a clove taste right away. Some fruitiness in the background, a bit citrus like. Mouthfeel was a bit this for my taste. Too little body for me, but defiantly crisp. Perhaps if it wasn't 6 degrees outside right now I'd appreciate the light body and crispness more. Drinkability was good. As I said, I'm going to drink this again when it warms up and I'm not in winter stout drinking mode. All in all, an excellent Wit though.

01-10-2004 20:01:56 | More by Ieatlambfries
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.28/5  rDev +16%

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle with a slightly faded and battered label. Listed as Bottle-Conditioned and with ‘Enjoy By Aug 07 04’ on the bottom of the label. I may have just sneaked this one in!

Appearance: Extremely pale yellow golden color that has a slight hazed appearance. A finger thick white head forms from a fizzing mass, which depletes in thickness as time goes by to a thin whispy covering. Average carbonation, but nothing that causes any problems, its restrained conditioning adds to the overall Drinkability for me.

Nose: Thick lemony wheat’s, lime tartness with a sharp tangy nose. Light yeast feel with some fresh baked dough in the back end. Nice!

Taste: Soft ‘wit’ starts with an astringent lemon feel right throughout the experience. Sweet wheat feel, but balanced with some sharp lime acidity and a hint of Belgium wit yeast. This has a lovely refreshing body, clean inviting tastes and very drinkable. Lots of lemon.

Mouthfeel: Just perfect, completely right for the style, sharp, tart and smooth with some citric acidity that sits nicely in a talcum soft wheat body.

Drinkability: Did I just drink this 12 ounce bottle in about 3 minutes? Geez, guess so.

Overall: A damn fine Belgium Witbier, just what you would expect from the masters at Victory.

A Whirlwind Cheers to BigHuge for this sample!

08-16-2004 05:04:40 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +16%

Pour starts cloudy golden. Large fluffy head. Then the clouds go away leaving some floaties. Head settles to a light collar.

Aroma is fruity and sweet. More than a hint of cream corn. Seems a bit chalky too. Could be me. The downside is the corn-ness.

The corn does not come through in the taste, which is a tad lemony and persimmon. Softly toasted biscuit with sweet breadiness. An orange like twang and the carbonation gives it a refreshing crispness. Bite lasts a bit longer than usual, and I like it.

Very drinkable. Good hot summer day.

07-26-2010 07:04:11 | More by Mebuzzard
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Halcyondays

California

4.28/5  rDev +16%

12 oz. bottle, a new beer from Victory, let's try it, great label,

A: Pours a cloudy light yellow, with a pretty thick head at first, not long lasting, no lacing.

S: Heavy citrus - lemon, tangerine, in addition, pasta, malt, and coriander.

T: Definite striking of orange on the first sip, just a quick bite of it. Then the beer gets spicier, coriander comes out, and the beer ends in an interesting off-lemon spice flavour that I can't quite put my finger on, this is a damn tasty wit.

M: Crisp, with a good carbonation character that is not too biting, a character in other wits which can take away from the overall enjoyment of the ale, light-bodied and refreshing.

D: Quite a good witibier, easy to drink and tasty, one of the better American ones that I have had.

05-12-2008 02:22:04 | More by Halcyondays
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-01-2012 21:57:33 | More by aszatk01
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Betajeff

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-18-2014 02:32:09 | More by Betajeff
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turtlemead


4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-02-2012 05:20:11 | More by turtlemead
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perennialpursuit

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-22-2012 00:52:19 | More by perennialpursuit
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Leftfield00

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-30-2012 19:39:26 | More by Leftfield00
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Bigtimmy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-01-2012 23:43:57 | More by Bigtimmy
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dwarbi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

The beer is a very, very light yellow - almost white. There's no head to speak of. Smells fantastic. Spicy and lemon scented, like a good white. Tastes chewy. A very nice wit.. clean, of course. Not too complex, but simple and too the point. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

07-04-2003 14:19:24 | More by dwarbi
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Ty1erC

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

*12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.*

a: the beer is a pale yellow/gold color with some haziness caused by the bottle's sediment becoming suspended. good retention, little lacing.

s: this stuff smells of summertime (unfortunately it's january as i write this). wheat, lemon, spice... a very clean smelling ale.

t: it tastes of sweet, bready malt and citrus.

m: light, effervescent, slightly dry.

d: this beer goes down quickly. i'll buy it again when the weather becomes more conducive to witbier enjoyment.

01-05-2011 01:20:56 | More by Ty1erC
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Tank77

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-12-2012 01:40:43 | More by Tank77
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-30-2014 00:16:52 | More by hockeyfighter19
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-16-2014 07:57:10 | More by RobertColianni
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AutoCANE


4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-03-2012 03:58:45 | More by AutoCANE
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-02-2012 01:54:46 | More by ncworster
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gigoat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-22-2012 19:26:38 | More by gigoat
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Sunn

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-24-2014 04:48:56 | More by Sunn
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t00sl0w

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%

A- yellow/pale gold, finger head that dissipates and leaves nice lacing

S- grassy, wheaty

t- wheaty, tad bit of hops.

m/d- mouthfeel was carbonated at first, but after it sits it becomes smoother. easy to drink, and stays that way when it warms up.

i like this beer, i have become partial to witbiers lately. i would recommend it for a hot day, or for when lounging and you want something simple yet enjoyable.

07-05-2010 20:24:28 | More by t00sl0w
Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 832 ratings.