Saphir Weiss - Victory Brewing Company

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Saphir Weiss
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: akorsak on 06-20-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Harrisburg Brewers Fest.

A: The weissbier is a pale gold color, opaque from a cloudy haze that never settles down. A small head, less than a finger, never amounts to much.

S: The nose has a light wheat aroma that is punctuated by a bold earthy hop aroma. The bite of the hops is enough to cause a double take, such a light ale rarely supports this much bitterness.

T: The hoppiness of the ale is evident up front, earthy with herbal flavors. The wheat doesn't take a break, bringing a full flavor to the end of each sip. Mixing with the wheat is barley to create a cereal finish. I like the hops on the front end.

M: The mouthfeel is active, moving from hops to wheat and barley in a relatively short order. The saphir hops start things off with a bang.

D: Another beer that I had several glasses of, a pleasant citrus hop bite on a smooth wheat beer.

Photo of hopdog
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at he Victory Brew Pub (CBC Saphire Weiss).

Poured a lighter and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of spices, bananas, wheat, and sweaty. Tastes of the same spices, wheat and bananas. Some lacing was left on the glass.

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The tale of two beers... At the brew pub, had a tall glass - and I couldn't say enough about it - extremely refreshing and drinkable, smooth as all.... Bought a growler home to review, and a whole different story. Combining the scores of the two for the rating.

Pours very cloudy gray-yellow, with only faint lacing left from tiny head.

Smell is quite powerful for the style - lemon, orange juice, clove, and black pepper - in your face.

Taste is what suffered most for me via the growler pour - heavy black pepper dominates what little citrus and banana might be there. Almost reminded me of drinking in a thick, smokey bar.

Mouthfeel is sharp, biting, and dry. Not nearly as creamy as the one I had on draft at the bar.

Nuff said - drinkabilty was off the charts in the bar, and I couldn't have more than 1-2 at home.

Photo of Nickls
3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(From notes)

A - Cloudy light marigold color and poured with a thin white head; head dissipated quickly and no real lacing to speak of

S - Yeasty; bananas really come through; orange/citrus aromas; bit of clove in there as well

T - Banana flavor comes up first and dominates; light citrus flavors; yeastiness toward the end

M - Creamy is the word here; very light carbonation

D - OK, not as refreshing or tart as I would like for the style; and a tad sweeter than I like as well

Overall, not a terrible example of the style, but it seems like a miss.

Saphir Weiss from Victory Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.