Victory Wiesen - Victory Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -3.7%
On tap at the brewery.
Basically like the other wiesens, sweet caramel with wheat. You know, it's basically the wheat version of an Oktoberfest. Overall its sweet, with a sour wheat malt edge to it. There's also a bit, just a little, of hops, and overall this beer isn't too complex, but it's very drinkable.
10-22-2007 01:40:34 | More by tempest
4/5 rDev +7%
Much thanks to rotsaruch for introducing me to this beer when we met at Victory, and for the first pint. I had several pints and took a growler home. This is a wheat beer. It is not a Märzen / Oktoberfest style beer by any means. It is more like a traditional Kölsch though Victory calls it a harvest ale. Wiesen refers to meadows and that is appropriate as it is light and grassy and very refreshing with crisp wheat and dry effervescent hops. a very long lasting aftertaste and a magnificent soft dry astringent mouthfeel. The drinkability is amazing. I may put down another growler by my self this time. Drinkability is certainly the feature of this beer.
Hope this is helpful.
10-25-2007 19:08:54 | More by Phatz
3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
A: Golden with a small white head and minimal lacing.
S: Slightly husky but very clean.
T: Malty and grainy witha slight hop bitterness to keep the sweetness in balance.
M: Medium body, slightly creamy and nice carbination with a very clean finish.
D: Very good take on the modern day style Oktoberfest beer. It is easy to drink, balanced, and very clean.
11-09-2008 19:40:10 | More by Biscuit033
3.45/5 rDev -7.8%
Enjoyed at their recent Oktoberfest celebration.
Served as a clear golden colored beer with moderate white puffy head.
Smell is restrained with some light caramel notes present.
Taste is malty with a bit too much dry crispness present.
Finishes is more malt, but lieaves a not totally pleasant mouth sensation.
Not one of their better offering. I prefer their regular festbier.
10-14-2007 00:45:53 | More by tgbljb
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
Thanks to Phatz for sharing this w/ me at the Lancaster Brewer's Club meeting. My review is taken from notes I jotted and saved for later.
Poured cool into a pils glass.
A - An extremly clear and slightly darker than golden w/ a thin white head that disappears leaving a little lace.
S - Malty, sweet and grainy odor-wise w/ a kiss of wheat. Very appealing w/ a German malt essence in the nose.
M - A light body, semi-dry feel and grainy, yet smooth texture w/ a lightly hopped dry aspect and slightly sweet finish.
T - A toasty, wheat touch of malt w/ crisp and sweet tinges. An aspect of a Weiss as well as smooth lager-like yeast qualities. Slightly spiced, possibly a wheat influence again, herbal hop flavors carry over into a clean finish.
D - Very drinkable, yet light and smooth, a good choice for a session beer. The finish is very clean and this is a well made beer. Not sure about the Marzen tag, but it does seem to have a lager type clean malt profile and yeast that gently carries out its duty. This is easy to quaff and wheat tinged, very quaffable. I could drink a growler quickly I am sure.
10-26-2007 21:24:44 | More by Slatetank
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours a dark amber-brown with a beige head.
Nose has fruity malts, peppery yeast, spices and wheat.
Taste has dark wheat malts, herbal yeast, and citrus.
Crisp body is a bit thin in the finish, but drinks well.
A nice example of the style. Great session beer. Nice to see an American brewery attempting the great Oktoberfest. Keep up the good work Victory.
03-27-2010 20:47:05 | More by rye726
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
Shared with me by Phatz - Poured into a tulip
Appearance: This beer pours a transparent, golden color with plenty of carbonation that clings to the glass. There is very little white head and minimal lacing.
Smell: So far this beer looks and smells like a light wheat beer and not a Marzen or harvest ale.
Taste: The taste is strong with wheat flavor and has a metallic astringency. There are some grassy tones that create a freshness to the brew. This really is more like a Kolsch than an Oktoberfest. It displays very little semblence to what it is currently categorized as.
Mouthfeel: Thin and mildly alcoholic. Grassy and reasonably dry. This beer goes down easy.
Drinkability: Very good, as this is a spectacular style to session. I don't know why this is considered an Oktoberfest. Worth trying.
12-04-2007 12:41:52 | More by Risser09
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
Served on tap at the Victory brewery. I read about this new offering on Victory's website, and when I saw it on the board I had to give it a go.
Clear gold body with a nice foamy head. Great looking lace.
Aroma is clean, sweet, and cold. Hops are subtle and faint. A decent nose, though a bit muted and weak.
Flavor is of crisp hops, fresh bread, and a substantial citrus lemon element. A very good beer, and I think I can say I like this better than their standard Fest.
10-10-2007 00:03:01 | More by HugoGrim
3.28/5 rDev -12.3%
I bought a growler of this at the Victory Brewery and Restaurant in Downingtown, PA. I poured it into a flared pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear golden color. The head is strikingly white, two fingers tall, small to medium bubbles, ok retention and fine lacing.
Smell: The aromas are dominated by wheat and yeast. There is some citrus there.
Taste: The flavors are musty and some yeast notes adding some phenols.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is crisp.
Drinkability: This is a decent beer.
Don't drink and review.
04-26-2009 05:07:57 | More by treehugger02010
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
Wiesen is a declicate beer style and this was a delicate beer. When poured from a bottle into a pint glass it had a golden color. The aroma was sweet with hints of fresh flowers. The taste was light and refreshing with hints of flowers and honey. Overall, the beer was a light, refreshing experience.
11-06-2007 20:05:17 | More by RiekerStarBrew
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
On tap at Victory on 10/13/08.
A - Clear golden amber body with mild carbonation and about a finger of creamy white head that receded into a thin patchy ring of retention and yielded decent lacing.
S - Caramel malt paired with noble and floral hops. Some mild breadiness is present, and that's about it.
T - Like the aroma, lots of caramel malt comes out in the initial flavor. This is balanced by a nice amount of floral hops to keep the sweetness from becoming too overbearing. A bit of dark fruit with a faint raisin presence creeps into the mix.
M - Medium body with a light syrupy texture and moderate carbonation, resulting in a fairly crisp mouthfeel. Sweet on the palate. Finishes with a touch of hop bitterness, but quite mild overall.
D - Nice take on a Fest beer. This is pretty light on the sweetness overall and packs a decent floral hop bite.
10-14-2008 17:11:40 | More by ffejherb
Victory Wiesen from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.