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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Added by rebel1771 on 07-16-2002

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap in a pint glass at the Hooverville in Seattle.

Appearance: a nice yellow orange hue with a touch of haze and a finger of creamy white foam. Nice, but frankly it could be hazier -- a definitive quality in a weissbier.

Smell: slightly banana-ey and citrusy wheat aroma. Better than most pale wheat ales, but not quite on the order of a good German weiss.

Taste: decent flavor with some authentic weissbier notes. Citrus and wheat character are well-represented. Not quite an authentic hefeweizen, but not bad.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with a somewhat disappointing level of carbonation. Not insipid or anything, just nothing interesting happening here.

Overall: not a bad beer. Closer to an authentic weissbier than most pale wheat ales, I still don't know if I'd really classify this as an authentic German-style hefeweizen. Still, it's pretty tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown bottle; poured into a pilsener glass.

Pours a cloudy white-banana in color beneath a dense, frothy foam of a head that stands about a finger's length high. Patchy lacing with adequate strength.

Bright fruity esters: banana, apricot, orange, and lemon. Moderately must-filled malted wheat; but clean, in comparison to other Hefeweizens. A pleasant sweetness aided by tropical fruit and rum make for a rounded aroma.

Bright; somewhat artificial, citrus flavors up front: lemon, orange, green apple. The clove and pepper array of spices are intense and a little overpowering to the delicate, mild citrus flavors. Bland, malted wheat with phenolic flavors blend at mid-sip, prior to a robust, cutting carbonation. The finish is dry leading to a spicy aftertaste.

Light bodied; dry, with a bit of film on the palate. The carbonation is overwhelming; quite frankly, the flavors lose out as a result of the mouth-drying carbonation.

Pleasant appearance and aroma that are not backed by flavor or body. I know that I'm drinking this one out of season, but even in the summer heat I doubt that I could get past the carbonation or bland flavors to actually enjoy. I'll sample a different Hefeweizen next summer instead.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was excited to find this beer at a small market near my house, as I really haven’t had any of Victory’s lighter beers. Pours a cloudy, golden straw color with a light head. Smell is very inviting with the sweetness of a hefe and the spices of a tripel. The taste is just what you’d expect from a summer ale. Nicely spiced with a citrusy lemon flavor that goes great with the sunshine. Pretty homogenous throughout, with no real surprises anywhere in there. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both terrific.

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Victory Sunrise Weiss pours a yellor or light-orange color. It has a large and fizzy, white head that quickly dissipates. There are a ton of bubbles at the top of this beer.

Smells of wheat and oranges. A nice, fresh aroma.

Taste is light and dominated by citrus fruits. A bit of a hop bite at the back of the swallow. Not terribly balanced.

In the mouth V.S.W. is crisp and somewhat bitter. Highly carbonated.

This is a pretty drinkable and refreshing summer-type beer. Not spectacular but would be thirst quenching.

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