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Whirlwind Witbier | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.69/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,383
Reviews:
541
Ratings:
939
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 939 |  Reviews: 541
Photo of wertschy
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BWED
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a willibecher.

A- Pale straw color, and hazy. Doesn't have that classic "white" color. White head is weak but hangs around okay.

S- Coriander. Sweet tang, almost like a gose. Straw/grain malt aroma.

T- Straw, a little coriander. Slightly sweet, but fairly bland.

M- Light body. A little snappy coriander spice lingers in the finish.

O- Okay. Not the best wit I've had.

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Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DASA10
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Valentno7
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joe1013
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdfb79
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 08/22/15 notes. 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellow color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of bananas, cloves, pepper, spice, wheat, bready malts, and dough. More flavor in the taste. Medium body and low carbonation, easy to drink.

Overall a nice beer, worth checking out for a BBQ.

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Photo of mbjb0720
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours cloudy orange tinted straw under a thin white foam film. S: The aroma has a little bread from the malt and clove from the yeast with a touch of citrus. T: Light malt, spice, citrus and orange round out the palate. F: Light and effervescent. O: A refreshing, spicy wit.

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Photo of wattersmike90
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smb71481
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rtm05002
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nctide
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'll start by saying this isn't my favorite style but it came in a great 12 variety pack with prima, kolsch, and summer love. The nose is a combination of lemon and a sweet flower, maybe a gardenia off in the distance. The taste is light on the typical wheat taste but it's there and tasty. This seems to be a well-executed wit really well suited for sitting on a patio on a hot day.

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Photo of TLA
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lambdon
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDork
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

6/29...pours hazy bright yellow with thick white foam. Soft citrus nose, wheat based aroma. Taste is clean, subtle orange lemon citrus. Some tart. Very mild bitter. Carbonated too.

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Photo of Cure_Tap
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reminds me a lot of Allagash White, beacuse they both have the same sort of flavor profile. Lies on the spicier end of the style, but it's mild, it doesn't beat you over the head. Banana, clove, coriander, and a little orange/lemon peel as well. If you're a fan of yeasty beers, this packs a nice little punch there as well. Very tasty, very drinkable, soft feel. Well worth a try.

 381 characters

Photo of VeganUndead
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Whirlwind Witbier from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 939 ratings
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