Sunrise Weiss | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Sunrise WeissSunrise Weiss

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Summer

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Ratings: 363 |  Reviews: 282
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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Innocentexile
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into weizen glass

A-Hazy pale yellow, surprise surprise. big and bubbly head that disappears quickly with little lacing

S-Citrus with a light hint of clove. faint but smells good

T/M-A big citrus taste at first, with a banana and bready finish. Yummy

O-Short and to the point, this is a good Weissbier, recommended

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of curasowa
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, yellow color with 1 finger of head that fades quickly and a lot of carbonation rising to the surface.

Aroma: Strong clove aroma over crisp wheat malt with a hint of banana.

Taste: Clean and refreshing with just a hint of spice. It starts out thin with the wheat malt taking center stage then gets spicier as it goes. It finishes with a lot of banana and touch of yeast that lingers a fair amount for a lighter beer.

The Rest: A solid, tasty wit; it checks all of the boxes of the style, and does it pretty well.

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Photo of drpimento
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MMmmmm goood beer. Served with a nice, thick, foamy, frothy off white head that lasts a while and good lacing. Color is an almost clear yellow amber and lots of bubble trails. Aroma is a divine blend of malt, banana, spices, bubblegum, yeast. Flavor is classic Bavarian Weisse - malt, citrus, yeast, bit of sweet tart. Body is very good although still a little soft and great carbonation. Finish is like flavor, of good length, clean and slow taper. Very good, session beer.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Thanks, Dyan.

A: Straw gold with a massive sea foam head. Retention is very good and there's lacing left on the glass.

S: Aromatic banana and spicy clove with wheat and a dash of bubblegum. I get some ripe apple. Smells nice.

T: Lightly spicy clove up front with a smooth bread and wheat malt profile. Banana melds with clove and a low bitterness. Finishes lightly spicy with lingering apple.

M: Medium in body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A good Hefeweizen. Perfect for a blistering summer day, though it's cool and early in the morning at this time.

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Photo of adamette
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. brown bottle that I bought as a single last week from Save-On in Mentor, Ohio for $1.52 into my “The Second City” Weizen glass. “Enjoy by May 20 2012” stamped ever so lightly on the front of the label.

A White meringue like head over a nice lemon yellow hazy body with several streams of bubbles rising up from below. I really like the look of this beer. 4.0

S Lemon carries into the smell with the light citrus notes along with some light wheat barley malt and very little hops if any. Nice, light smell and true to the style. 4.0

T Very solid tasting Weissbier with the light citrus and wheat barley predominating. Repeated sips reveal a tasty albeit thin tasting beer. 3.5

M Effervescent feel with the carbonation flowing about as one sips this beer. Overall the feel is light which is to style. 3.5

D/O Drinkability is quite high and overall this is a pleasantly done beer. 3.5

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Photo of schoolboy
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the end of my light beer weekend. Like the others, it is refreshing. There is little head, may be it should be warmer. But the color is nice and it is fairly clear. It's clean tasting.

I would buy this again if I were looking for a light summer wheat beer with a clean and easy taste. Otherwise, I would not seek it out.

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Photo of nezelrac
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into short (16oz) weiss glass

A - pale gold/straw yellow; pours with a nice fluffy head that quickly dissipates; no lacing, poor retention (though I might blame the glass for this)

S - lean wheat and phenolic nose; has a few edges; shows some tertiary tropical fruit - banana, guava, and some citrus;

T - follows nose pretty closely; has a honeyed aspect to the palate - still firm and refreshing; clipped in the middle; decent length showing some heat and spiciness;

M - firm, crisp and refreshing; lively but managed CO2

O - good summer beer and a fine example all around

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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sending this one, Dyan.

A: The beer pours a hazy light golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: Starts off with a nice aroma of clove and white pepper. There is a touch of nutmeg along with the sweet banana notes. Fairly sweet with some wheat, bread, and a fair amount of bubblegum.

T: The flavor has quite a bit of bubblegum to it along with a nice banana note. The clove flavor is a bit more subdued than I had hoped, but it is there, particularly on the finish. A bit too carbonated, unfortunately, which kills a bit of the malt flavor.

M: Light in body with a medium to high carbonation and a really crisp feeling on the tongue.

O: An easy to drink hefeweizen (as they should be). Could have used a bit more yeast contribution to it, but still alright.

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Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with an enjoy by date of May 2012 printed on the label.

Pours yellow-orange in color with a slight haze. Substantial amount of carbonation bubbles rushing up towards a fluffy white head that stands about a forth of an inch tall after several minutes.

Smell is somewhat fruity with hints of sourdough and wheat coming through as well. Very clean finish on the aroma.

Carbonation delivers a blow to the kisser right of the bat. Once the palate recovers, the familiar fruity flavors start to make themselves known. Clove, lemon, apricot, and a touch of cumin. Wheat helps to smooth things out on the back end.

Thin to medium bodied with an agressive carbonation. Maybe just a touch too agressive (even for the style).

This is an enjoyable summer beer for sure, but the carbonated kick cuts down on the drinkability a bit in my opinion.

Morey's Bottom Line: Been waiting to try this for a while. Definitely good, but I've had better examples of the style.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was yet another beer that I picked up at Joe Canal's in Woodbridge a few weeks back. If this was half as good as the Summer Love, then I'd be satisfied with a bottle of this during the dog days of August. From the moment I poured it out and beheld the golden, cloudy hue and the hordes of bubbles racing towards the top of the glass, I knew that this beer was another winner in Victory's portfolio.

The pour to this was wonderful, with a bright and cloudy golden hue and a decent head to match. Because this wasn't that thick a beer, there wasn't much lacing but the carbonation that I mentioned before lasted throughout my whole session, going well with the taste of the beer. There was lots of straw and grass to the taste with banana and clove underneath that. The back was a bit sour and also had just a bit of lemon rind in it. All of this was nearly enough to cancel out the wheat, but the mouthfeel still felt pretty balanced.

As for the alcohol, there wasn't much of a taste of that here and it would be easy to have a few in a session. While this isn't the best Hefeweizen out there, this is another solid offering from Victory and a great addition to their lineup of beers. It's not as easygoing as others that I've had, but it's fitting for the late summer and worth a try for anyone who loves lighter beers with some body to them.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not exactly a hefeweizen...Umm....I mean at the time of this review this is the #30 hefeweizen on the best of best of lists. yay!

Beer is yellow and mostly clear, oops, thin white head, small bubbles, oops, and some lacing, low carboantion (oops).

The aroma is mildly yeasty (oops) and grainy (oops). It doesn't smell bad but this is suppose to be a hefeweizen right?

Beer is medium in body and sweet on the front and finishes a little dry with a mildly grainy aftertaste. I'm tired and kind of sick of this beer. game over.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale style glass.

Super RACING carbonation cola bubbles from the bottom shoot out and hit a tiny bubble bath foam head that falls rather normally. Color is a dull cloudy lemon juice body.

Bouquet is strong. Classic estery mild fruit sense and chewy wheat, but a sweet almost creme brulle smell. Very clove spicy but also a sweet condensed milk also. Interesting I like it.

Taste brings classic Hefe flavor of sharp clove and creamy texture that is sweet tasting on the finish. Nice carbonation that gives just some gas but nothing overpowering that diminishes the palate. The feel is a great mix of cream and fizz pop.

Overall pretty solid, a unique tasting Hefeweizen I like this sweet angle that it has. Well done.

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Photo of jsanford
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a Victory Tulip.

A - Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin white head that leaves a slight ring and haze.
S - Big wheat aromas, lots of banana and clove with a touch of sweet bubblegum.
T - Follows the nose nicely, the clove really starts to pop in the finish as this warms up slightly. Nice and balanced.
M - Crisp, with a medium-thin body and sharp carbonation.
O - Incredibly drinkable, this was a great Summer session beer that disappeared quickly!

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass

A- Poured a clear very pale straw yellow color with a one finger soapy head. Tons of carbonation streaming up.

S- Banana, bubblegum, and yeast

T- Lots of Banana and bubblegum, some clove, yeast, very strong mineral taste,

M- Smooth, prickly carbonation

O- A pretty good wheat beer with dominant bubblegum and banana notes. Does not look like a hefeweizen I have ever seen, they advertise it as a bavarian style wheat ale. Looks like a kristallweizen. Had this on tap at the Winking Lizard last month and decided to pick up a six pack. Not quite as good as it was on tap, but a pretty good beer.

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Sunrise Weiss from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.92 out of 5 based on 363 ratings.
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