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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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Photo of Kolsch
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Zoso's Bar, Greensburg PA.

Appearance: typical Witbeer cloudiness, though not as cloudy as say Wittekerke. No head to speak of.

Smell: Citrus and some faint clove.

Taste: initial taste started out very nice. Tart with belgian spices and wheat. After the second and third sips, the taste started to become more one dimensional towards tart and bitter that become cloying. Would have preferred a touch more sweetness to overcome the bitterness.

Overall: not bad but would not want more than one of these. Leaves a bitter aftertaste sort of like an ex-wife.

Kolsch, Apr 26, 2009
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

cbgbslev, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Vlaminck, Jun 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jjd315, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

EigenBeer, Jul 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Sparger, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

fchicken, Apr 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

doof116, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Cdunk11, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Hoppytree, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

MJGTi, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of jhollick
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is seriously the palest beer I have ever senn, and that includes BMC and its bretheren. It was a pale yellow, and poured with little head. There was minimal lacing througout the beer, and a moderate amount of carbonation.

The smell was another story. It was a nice mix of aromas, with banana, citrus, apple, pepper, and the yeasts typical of the style. I could smell it all day and not get sick of it.

As it turns out, the smell was the high point of the beer for me. As expected based on the appearance of the pour, the mouthfeel was very watery; not impressive at all. The taste mirrored the mouthfeel somewhat. There is some decent stuff in there, but overall the flavor is lacking in both strength and quality. It was noticably watery going down, especially in the aftertaste. The mix of flavors before that were also pretty subdued. There just isn't a lot going on here.

Its drinkable and not offensive, but it is a very mediocre beer. I'm hoping that I got a bad batch, because I typically expect a lot more from Victory than this.

jhollick, Sep 03, 2006
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

micromaniac129, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

timmy2b, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Thedrizzle, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 23, 2011
3/5  rDev -18.7%

IAMTEAMPONY, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

joshlara, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

JCFinn, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of BigMike
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz bottle. Drink by date of April 15 2009.

Pours a cloudy apple juice color. Nice white head that disappears quickly.

A very citrus aroma with a spicyness to it.

Flavor is lemon/grapefruit and spice.

VEry crisp and refreshing. Highly carbonated.

This is an average witbier but a very refreshing summertime beer.

BigMike, Jul 09, 2008
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

larbush, Jul 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

JAHMUR, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of finepaws
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy pale straw color. At middle of pour I poured straight in, as I was getting no head. And never did. Just small lacing around edges. Didn't have much smell, maybe some grassy citurs? Clove? Not sure. Tasted very tangy, and peppery. I expected more citrus and spice. Mouthfeel was light and fresh, but still tart and tangy. Didn't like that tang much. For the style, I've had better. I'm no beer judge, but it didn't seem as good as other witbiers I've had. I'll still drink it, but not one of my top choices.

finepaws, Jul 16, 2005
Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.