Mad King's Weiss
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #77
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,800
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.91%
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
325
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 20, 2022
Added:
Aug 14, 2002
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  54
SCORE
87
Very Good
Mad King's WeissMad King's Weiss
Notes: Bavaria’s fabled Ludwig was said to be ‘mad’. The same might be said of us for approaching this German beer style with fistfuls of hops beyond the norm for this style and yeast from Belgium!

Composition
Malt: Imported two-row German malts, including wheat

Hops: Whole flower German hops

ABV: 6.2%

Flavor
High-powered with all German malts and the subtle, spicy complexity of our special yeast, Mad King's Weiss offers a quenching quality that can't be beat.
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Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by Icemann383 from New York

Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 2.6 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 2.74 by BlueJay2852 from Texas

Jul 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.91 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.72 by zbelair from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by scottdsmall from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by bryantan from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by _nickg_ from New Jersey

Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by StevenH from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by micropale from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by Tiernan from Texas

Feb 16, 2017
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Rated by Ryan_DelMastro from Massachusetts

2.06/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I think the batch that I had was infected.
Feb 05, 2017
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Reviewed by bmeehan from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
I figured a beer like this, which has a description hinting at fruit flavors, would be sweet. It's...not. It's quite bland overall and doesn't offer much to remember. A fine beer to drink, but really lacks character everywhere you'd look for it.
Jan 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Papagoose from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by cambabeer from New York

Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.7 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Prue from Maryland

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by rjd722 from Maryland

Jul 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by Hilarytheguy from Maryland

Jun 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky golden color.
The beer is very heavly carbonated, with a very foamy, frothy head, that lasted for quite a while.
The nose has banana notes to it.
The taste is got the standard banana feel to it that is in a wheat beer. it has a crisp aftertaste/feel to it. Delicious
Jun 06, 2016
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Rated by mikr from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pretty good but not really worth the 12 i paid nj liquor store
Jun 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.72 by Nmgreen from New York

May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by sgregory from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2015
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Reviewed by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I found this Hefeweizen to be a bit too hoppy / malty for my liking. I like hoppy beers, but not necessarily in Hefeweizens. If I'm drinking a Hefeweizen, I want lots of banana-clove flavor with a bit of yeasty funk. This Hefeweizen isn't awful, but I think I'm going to stick with the German stuff.
Nov 26, 2015
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Rated by ScottieWags01 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best German style Hefeweizen I've ever tried by an American Brewery. It's simply fantastic.
Nov 21, 2015
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The beer comes in a yellow gold color.

The aroma offers floral hops, orange peel, honey sweetness, a Belgian yeast quality.

The flavor follows with that wheat and honey sweetness throughout. Hints of banana and bubble gum. Crackery malts, with a light hop bitterness.
Nov 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by brauseboof from South Carolina

Oct 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy blonde color ale with a nice pure white foamy head. Aroma of light wheat malt with dry hoppy finish. Taste is a mix of wheat malt notes with light sweet notes offset by some dry non-descript hops notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but seems like this one is stuck between the classic weizen and the hoppyweizen and is not sure where to go at.
Oct 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Oct 17, 2015
Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 460 ratings