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Victory Wiesen - Victory Brewing Company

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Victory Wiesen
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 5.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HugoGrim on 10-10-2007)
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Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Slatetank, Oct 26, 2007
Photo of tempest
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

tempest, Oct 22, 2007
Photo of ffejherb
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ffejherb, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of tgbljb
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

tgbljb, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of rye726
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

rye726, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of Phatz
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.
Cheers!

Phatz, Oct 25, 2007
Photo of Risser09
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Risser09, Dec 04, 2007
Photo of treehugger02010
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

treehugger02010, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of Biscuit033
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Biscuit033, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of HugoGrim
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

HugoGrim, Oct 10, 2007
Photo of jcjerabek
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

jcjerabek, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of RiekerStarBrew
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

RiekerStarBrew, Nov 06, 2007
Victory Wiesen from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.