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Whirlwind Witbier - Victory Brewing Company

Whirlwind WitbierWhirlwind Witbier

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740 Ratings

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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 740 | Reviews: 519 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Bighuge


4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer's a hazy glowing yellow color. Particles are in suspension. Very nice nose. Nice wheat malt aroma with spices like cinamon, nutmeg and corriander mixed in. The taste is excellent. I am starting to enjoy good wits more and more. Great wheat base. A little bit of a Belgian-like tanginess. Refreshing. Spiced to perfection. Very good Wit.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2002 22:14:52 | More by Bighuge
Photo of ElGuapo

New Jersey

2.6/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours yellow and a bit cloudy. this is a white beer with a kick. i did not have this with lemon to tone it down, and it was just not for me. i am not a huge white beer fan, but the hacker-pschorr was much better

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2002 10:00:11 | More by ElGuapo
Photo of IrishRedRock


3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Most weiss beers I have had are very similar, but this one tasted very unique. Looks like the others, cloudy and straw colored, but this one bit me. It had a yeasty spiciness that at first I didnt quite expect, but as it warmed and I had a few more sips it tasted quite good. A unique interpretation and definitely worth trying if you like these kind of beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2002 17:55:52 | More by IrishRedRock
Photo of Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dull, golden color, hazy, with a huge whipped-cream-like head. Head faded quickly, leaving a small layer, with no evidence of lace, though. Nose was mild, spicy, with citrus coming through. Fairly good body, with a touch of carbonation. That prickliness eased as the bier warmed. Some yeasty-spiciness in the flavor, with a predominance of citrus, like orange and lemon. A bit dry at the end. Not overly impressed at the start, but the flavor improved as the glass emptied. A fairly good refresher...

overall: 3.9
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


Serving type: bottle

06-08-2002 13:16:08 | More by Bierman9
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow body with slight carbonation. Hazy, unfiltered. White head of rapidly popping bubbles. Lemons and spice in the nose. Maybe some orange peel. Taste is very refreshing and light. Enough body that it is not beer flavored water. Spices enhance but do not dominate. Not a style I've had much experience with, but I think this is one of the top summer quenchers available. Victory continues to show it is one of the great breweries.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2002 22:37:42 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of beernut7


3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This witbier from Victory is not the best I have had, but it isn't too bad. The aroma and inital taste are a little more hoppy than any other wits I have experienced. Color is nice golden, head is fluffy white and mottled. Kind of sloppy finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2002 11:26:27 | More by beernut7
Photo of frank4sail

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pale orange color with much cloudyness. fruity nose. White head and lace. Sparklely feel with citrus yeast notes. Excellent summer beer. A keg of this will be on order for my brothers pre-wedding event the last weekend of june. Quality ..mmmm

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2002 15:38:22 | More by frank4sail
Photo of John

New York

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid representation of the Belgian wit style. Victory is one of the top US breweries and this is another excellent brew from Downingtown.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2001 12:51:20 | More by John
Photo of Todd


4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy (expected for an unfilterd, bottle condition ale) pale straw liquid with a pure white creamy head -- nice head retention too.

Smell: Spicy, clove aromas with some jerky/meaty smells way in the back.

Taste: Upfront, a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that immediately quells any thirst with a spicy and lemon puckering flavour. The beer's carbonation is tight and very active -- adding to the overall crispness. As everything calms down, husk tannins pull thru to create a bit of a dry palate, but the feel is soft throughout. Some grass and _extremely_ faint jerky-like flavours follow and linger into the aftertaste.

Notes: $8.99 a 6-pak in Massachusetts, and worth every damn penny. Whirlwind Witbier could hands-down become one of my favourite "gotta quench my monster thirst" beers. A prime example of a Belgian-style Witbier in all respects.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company
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