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Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

838 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 17
Gots: 23 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

BillOettinger, Jul 20, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

BEERMILER12, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

AnitaBrewski, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Histic, Jul 13, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -7%
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.

ThisWangsChung, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

RupertRonco, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

hillind, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

cpgregory, Jul 04, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

ryan1788a5, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.