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Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company

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838 Ratings

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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

JeffTheJuice, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

buckyp, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

crowsnest, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

bret717, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

RobertColianni, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

wafers, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Kanyon22
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%

Got this in Victory summer 12 pk. First off going in I knew this would be probably be the lest favorite brew in this pack for me, just not witbier guy. Anyways been awhile since reviewing but here goes.

A: Pours a clear watered down yellow, gold color beer with a tightly bubbled head. It didn't quite have that wheat beer head you usually get. Also being clear was a bit of a surprise. Further inspection indicates it also has stuff floating all threw the beer.

S: Green apples, wheat tang, citrus, mint herbal smell going on. Overall smells like apple cider.

T: Starts out yummy bubble gum, wheat and flows into the herbal citrus in the nose and ends with a bit of banana. The banana stay in the the back of the palate throughout, really coats your mouth.

M: A bit thin for style I'm partial to that wheat beer creaminess, i think filtering this took some of that away. I'm also enjoying the dryness this beer puts on your palate makes you drink it down wanting more.

O: A good witbier for sure here way better than I was expecting even for a company as well respected as Victory. The orange was subdued and coriander just didn't get it, was in the smell but wasn't in the taste, which probably helped this beer to my taste. Nice stab at a style that is my least favorite wheat style beer. Also glad it smelled like green apples but doesn't taste like it.

Kanyon22, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

TheNightwatchman, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of SteveB24
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

SteveB24, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

dbaraniak, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

IdrinkGas, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of IronLover
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

IronLover, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

audioserf, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

wonothesane42, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

JMUbrewz, Jun 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jjd315, May 31, 2014
3/5  rDev -18.7%

IAMTEAMPONY, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

FatBoyGotSwagger, May 30, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

wvsabbath, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mikefuski17, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Shandycan, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

zestar, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Coreynezy4, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

afsdan, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.