Mad King's Weiss | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Mad King's WeissMad King's Weiss
BA SCORE
72.8%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 452 ratings
Mad King's WeissMad King's Weiss
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
Ranking:
#9,449
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
452
Liked:
329
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 452 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Curt3
4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dwarbi
4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
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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Photo of ChrisBowers
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
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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Photo of DanMolony
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of NJpadreFan
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Victory- Mad King's Weiss

10 year anniversary party.

Appearance- hazy cloudy yellow with a thcik white frothy head.
Smell- strong spices, clove and cinnimon with the usual banana scent.
Taste- bananas and clove. Strong, but smooth, sugary clove flavor. Like the chewing gum clove.
Mouthfeel- smooth and crisp. light, easy to drink.

Overall- my wife's favorite offering from Victory and 1 of the best Hefe's I've had. Good beer even on a cold Feb. night.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

growler purchased at the brewery 2/20/05 at chili cook off

this is one of favorite types of beer and this is one of the best

I savored the growler over several days and was sad to see it empty

Thanks to Victory for such a great beer and a great chili fest

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Photo of GlacierSapien
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious... the spicy belgian yeast gives this a nice finish... easy drinking and one of the better hefeweizen's I've ever had

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is such a very good beer. It was poured with a nice creamy head which had a lace which lasted for a while. The taste had a good hefe taste with considerable citrus flavors, but they did not overpower. Very, very drinkable. This beer shows us just how good a brewery Victory is. This beer has a depth and subtelty which one normally associates with European breweries. This is definitely a victory for your taste. I would highly recommend getting this hefe over the imports if you are at Ludwig's in Philly. You sacrifice no quality and you support local.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hilarytheguy
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all, if you ever have a chance to go to a Victory tasting GO! It was a great time, a sales rep. put it on at the Pittsburgh Deli in Shadyside. Appearance: Cloudy golden unfiltered wheat beer, leaves behind intricate fine lacing as the frothy white head disipates. Aroma: Touch of banana sharp sweetness from the malted wheat clove and vanilla swirls around in this concoctiobn, underneath all of the phenols and fruit comes a nice alcohol kick. Hefe at 6.2 abv maybe a little out of style guidelines but it's okay this one's Mad. Taste: Amazing alcohol infused you can feel it in the back of the throat, but the banana and clove with a kiss of vanilla do this beer right, wow what a nice beer. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied slightly sticky higher carbonation excellent wheat beer. Drinkability: Only complaint is that it's not bottled, in house at Victory only what a damn shame. I throughly enjoyed this beer our table finished a couple pitchers of it.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a sixtel into a tasting cup at a Victory tasting at Pittsburgh Deli. The color is a hazy gold, with a wispy white head. The smell is very strong clove with a slight bit of banana. The taste is very sweet, with a strong clove and just a hint of banana to it. Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, this is very refreshing and low in ABV, and I'd love to see it around here!

Well, I'm glad I got a change to drink this beer, as I know it's brewpub-only, but fortunately Victory brought it out here for a tasting (the reason I went). Quite good, and hopefully I can pester them enough to bring it out as a regular release!!

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Photo of corby112
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draft at Kraftwork on 2/17/11.

Pours a very hazy golden yellow banana color with golden yellow hues when held to a light and a half finger white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy, tart aroma with lots of zesty spice as well as some bready yeast and crisp citrus fruit. Hints of coriander, pepper, banana and lemon peel. The nose is pretty complex with lots of different characteristics bouncing off of one another. Nice and spicy but still has plenty of light, crisp citrus and yeast character.

Full bodied and very flavorful with an excellent balance of bread/yeast, citrus, light fruit and spice. The spice isn't overpowering with subtle pepper and coriander that compliments the citrus lemon peel and light banana flavor very nicely. The ABV of this beer isn't very high but it is well asked with little alcohol flavor, making this tasty beer extremely quaffable. Prominent banana and flavor which is a nice change for the style with the perfect spice, bread and citrus compliment.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer and it was much better than I anticipated. I can easily see this becoming one of my favorite Victory offerings. Recommended.

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Mad King's Weiss from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 72.8% out of 100 with 452 ratings
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