Mad King's Weiss | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by WVbeergeek on 08-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
448
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +27.6%
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.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.92/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have to agree with phillybeerdrinker on this one. The first time I had this beer in Pittsburgh, all I could think of, boy I wish they bottled this. I love a wheat that has a little more oomph to it. I recently got to try this again when visiting the brewpub. I has a great banana-clove aroma, hazing appearance, with a head that last forever. It is so drinkable, if anything too drinkable, could sneak up on you and definitely get you into trouble. As I've said before, Victory continues to put out great beers, and they have excellent quality control.

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4.9/5  rDev +25%

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4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a sample of this at Victory this past Mon (7/23) Took a Growler home based on that experience.

The beer pours a hazy luminescent amber with a pillowy white head. The aroma is wheat and clove with subtle underpinning of tropical fruit. The flavours are wheat, spice, citrus peel, banana, all balanced on one of the smoothest mouthfeel's you can imagine. As for the drinkability, I could have easily polished off the 64oz Growler myself If I didn't have to share. ;-)

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4.84/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Holy Presentation, Batman! It came in a tall Weiss glass, plus the head was like marshmallow Fluf, or Jack the Ripper's avatar. The color was a cloudy lemon-yellow with a lot of CO2 bubbles present. The nose had alemony zestiness, a peppery spiciness, and a yeasty mustiness. I wnet fruit-free and for Phatz, having fruit with this beer would have been a classic case of gilding the lily. The mouthfeel was thick and full, almost creamy. I got a lot of banana esters as well as black peppery spice in the mouth. The finish was yeast-driven mustiness, like opening a box full of pulp magazines, like mystery and detective fiction or comic books. I know that smell intimately and this definitely mimicked it.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a decent head, but it goes away quickly. Cloudy orange-yellow color. Hearty smells of heartland. Robust aroma. Heavy taste, but very crisp and clean in the mouth. Incredibly drinkable.
One of the best wheat beers I've had and another victory from Victory.

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4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is some tasty stuff! Definite apple cider notes to this one with just a bit of that weiss tingly bite at the end. Pours a foggy amber/yellow hue with a nice lingering head. I don't like it quite as much as the Whirlwind Wit on account of its sweetness, but it is still excellent and a far cry from the tasteless wheat beers many other brewers are churning out in the US. Has a lot of character and a very unique taste. Another great brew from Victory.

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Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.92 out of 5 based on 448 ratings.
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