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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A wheat ale, combining German wheat and barley malts, oats, torrified wheat and whole flower Tettnang and Citra hops, this fruity and warming holiday brew delivers a refreshing finish, with spicy hints of banana, clove and citrus.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-14-2013)
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-27-2014 16:36:47 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

I get it. Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises clove, light coriander, black pepper, cracked wheat, mild orange zest, and a hint of banana in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, the wheat and pepper taking firm precedence. A touch of soapiness worms its way through near the finish, but it doesn't cause much of a ruckus at all. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda crisp finish. Overall, a nice winter wheat, nothing to write home about, but I could drink another if given one.

08-26-2014 16:27:45 | More by TMoney2591
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-24-2014 21:33:52 | More by Nichols33
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Scott_Thomas

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

08-21-2014 11:30:20 | More by Scott_Thomas
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malfunxion

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

08-19-2014 03:56:01 | More by malfunxion
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-11-2014 15:35:45 | More by cardinals22
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ThE_MaD_HoPpEr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

08-07-2014 04:25:41 | More by ThE_MaD_HoPpEr
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-30-2014 21:57:30 | More by hozersr
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audioserf

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

07-25-2014 15:07:35 | More by audioserf
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-23-2014 00:18:52 | More by RRC03
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Radome

California

2.93/5  rDev -18.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a wine glass. Bought from bargain rack in June. Considering it is a holiday seasonal, the freshness seemed suspect (but the price was right).

A - Very pale straw color, just a bit milky looking but clear overall. No hint of the cloudiness that is typical for a hefeweizen. White head disappears almost immediately after pouring. While there, it is made of big bubbles and looks more like the foam on a soda than a beer. There are some dregs in the bottom of the bottle, but even after dumping those there is only the slightest hint of cloudiness. I'd never guess this was a hefe from the appearance.

S - Aromas are very faint. I get a low yeast and spice impression, but nothing I can specifically distinguish. The wheat does come through as a clean grainy note.

T - Wheat malt dominates, with a crisp, grainy note that might be Pilsner grain. Strong clove but no banana. Some other indistinct spices in the background. Hops bitterness is a bit harsh and "soapy"; low hops flavor is grassy. Dry finish.

M - Thin body. Low, prickly carbonation. Very low alcohol presence.

O - The admittedly aged sample I tried was a thin, slightly harsh, generic wheat beer. It most resembles a wit fermented with a non-traditional neutral yeast. I would not have guessed it was marketed as a strong, spiced hefeweizen.

07-19-2014 03:46:56 | More by Radome
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mskiddo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

07-18-2014 03:59:22 | More by mskiddo
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glass_house

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2014 19:00:05 | More by glass_house
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-12-2014 13:34:47 | More by pat_usher
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JPowell712

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +39.7%

06-25-2014 13:02:06 | More by JPowell712
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-30-2014 00:01:39 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-19-2014 14:55:32 | More by Shandycan
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-14-2014 02:00:13 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-14-2014 01:55:33 | More by nickfl
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-29-2014 15:40:08 | More by Coreynezy4
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-18-2014 00:26:16 | More by rorjets
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured into a hefe glass.

3.75 A: Murky dark yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a half finger of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Good spiciness in this, just like any good hefe. Clove and pepper are equally potent. Neutral wheat, yeasty breadiness. Smells damn good.

3.5 T: The taste is good, but the nose is better. Less clove and pepper, but still some. Neutral wheat. The yeastiness is more powerful than the other flavors. It's not bad, but doesn't stand out either.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good lively carbonation. Could be creamier.

3.5 D: It's okay, but doesn't stand out.

04-05-2014 17:23:17 | More by DavoleBomb
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-27-2014 00:46:58 | More by Seabass1964
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

03-25-2014 04:36:47 | More by brpendergast85
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-22-2014 18:01:54 | More by enelson
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Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.