Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company
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3.34/5 rDev -9.7%
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
3.66/5 rDev -1.1%
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
Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 800 ratings.