Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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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Photo of FickleBeast
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear yellow color with a huge three finger head of billowing foam that rises above the sides of the glass and holds. Aroma is spicy, with clove and phenolic notes.

First sip is a nice rush of wheat malt flavor punctuated by a spicy phenolic aftertaste. I'm not picking up the more subtle notes of citrus and banana - this tastes more band-aidy to my palate.

An interesting change of pace winter beer, but not one of my personal favorites.

Photo of GFD400
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jcattey
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
2.35/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle with a BB date stamp of March 2015.

A gentle pour still created an oversized head that came over the top even though nearly half of the beer remained in the bottle.

The aroma is spicy and yeasty with hints of bananas and more than a hint of cloves, as well as some less pleasant notes. The flavor is similar but more fruity with a clear citrus aspect. Spicy aftertaste. Poor balance.

O: contaminated batch? Perhaps, but even giving this some benefit of the doubt it's certainly among the poorest offerings from Victory. Probably a DNF.

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wrecknut
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkQ617
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this poured into a weizen glass. Pours fairly clear for a wheat, but not too bad. Yellowish golden color. The taste is filled with bananas and cloves. Carbonation is intense for a wheat, but the color and mouthfeel are more than made up for by the flavor.

Photo of pkjorgy
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fantalek
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Valentno7
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grodd87
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gaddabble
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MidloRapid
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirsteve42
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOSean
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hp2skater
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

EBD 2/19/15. Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden with some flocculation. World Class head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of tropical hops, with a lemon rind note, over light biscuit. Quite nice elements of banana and clove are also evident and become predominate as it warms and the head finally dissipates (which took about 12 minutes). Light medium body with a slick texture that approaches oily. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a prickly finish. The flavor profile is World Class - intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a burst of very slightly bitter clove, tropical fruit and slowly fades to a pepper note in the middle over a light biscuit sweetness with just a hint of hop bitterness. As the finish begins, banana is evident and a lemon like tartness puckers the tongue. It finishes a bit dry and is slightly crisp. This is a very flavorful Hefe. Victory hit this one outta da park.

Photo of RyanByorick
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Nordbier
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of bmeehan
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

I think I like this more than most winter beers because it's a hefeweizen and not a typical winter lager that falls in the middle of things.

Photo of gillagorilla
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Pours a beautiful thick, frothy head that was 3 fingers long. Cloudy blonde color that left no lacing or collar.
S: Beautiful clove characteristics with some overripe banana.
T: Deliciously wheaty with lots of banana and cloves
M: Only the slightest felt carbonation.
O: Delicious and deserving of a much higher rating.

Photo of SteveLimoncello
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.