I'm going to do a few reviews tonight, the first is a seasonal brew from Victory, a PA brewery that puts out the very well-regarded Storm King imperial stout. I picked up their Whirlwind Witbier hoping to find a delicious but cheaper alternative to my beloved Allagash White. This ran me a modest $2.15 for one 12 oz bottle, so it at least meets the second criterion.
The beer pours a slightly hazy gold that's light on head. The head quickly dissipates. In my pic, I forgot to take the shot until after I'd taken a few sips, but there wasn't a whole lot of head.
I'll be honest, I didn't have very high expectations for this beer, but it smells pretty good. It has a nice, sweet smell of orange and coriander. The flavor lives up to the aroma. It's lightly sweet, wheaty, with some orange and light Belgian spices. It's not quite at spicy or yeasty as I'd like, but it's pretty solid. The mouthfeel is a little thin, and I'd have preferred it to have a little more head to it. I'll give it
. It's not as good as Allagash's white, but mostly because I miss having a little head on my beer. Still, I do love this style of beer for summer drinking, and it's a fair bit cheaper than Allagash, so I might be picking up a sixer or a case of this later.