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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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442 Ratings
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 52 | 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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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of Joe_Duvel
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. To me it tastes like a cross between a Belgian pale ale and a Hefeweizen. I had it at a friends house and then looked all over for a six pack. When I couldn't find a six pack I went and bought a case. It's a great beer! Weihenstephaner Hefe Weisse is my favorite Hefeweizen and Duvel is my favorite strong Belgian pale ale. It's like if those two had a baby. I hope Victory decides to keep this on as a seasonal. I'll buy every year! Heck put it out year around!

Photo of AntA
4.8/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of beep71
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of RyanByorick
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +27%

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of J-Tee
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

I enoyed this beer. Reminds me of Weinstaphauner....which just became available in Tallahassee. Nice light banana and clove notes.

Photo of mskiddo
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of dcs1548
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.46/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
6.7% ABV, Enjoy by March 21 2014

A - Poured into a Bruery tulip, this beer looks exactly like the warm, friendly label portrays! Hazy pale yellow in color, Winter Cheers looks like a witbier, pouring with a tall white head that decorates the glass in chunky lacing as it slowly recedes.

S - Victory has crafted a unique amalgam from the very beginning as Winter Cheers has a forward aroma of citrusy hops that impart lemongrass which melds perfectly with a decent dose of clove and finish of fresh bubble gum Big League Chew! Grainy pale malt, soft wheat, and flaked oats provide this beer with a round and seductive appeal.

T - Hoppy citrus character leads the holiday cheer with melodies of lemon oil drizzled on the yeast's plentiful clove spiciness; bubble gum not far behind. Wheat's softness balances the pale grains for a smooth and playful base that acts as a springboard for the zestiness.

M - Winter Cheers' smooth and soft body provides the perfect entry, and finish, to this wheat beer that's laded with dry spice and citrus and a completely invisible alcohol level.

O - Victory Winter Cheers' label screams holiday cheer and while the beer itself (forgetting about the label) works as a holiday beer, this would be an exceptional summer beer as well! Bright citrus and glowing spicy notes swirl together above a smooth and drinkable body for a totally cohesive wheat beer that incorporates wonderfully clean German ingredients and drinkability with American ingenuity.

Photo of Dyeus
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +22.6%

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 Gatordaddy
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of DIM
4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, very pale straw color; pours with a lumpy, whipped cream like head.

My first whiff brings a sense of relief, this is not a holiday spice bomb. I smelled enticingly fresh citrus, sweet grains, and a delicate layer potpourri like spice. A bit more sweetness on the tongue than the smell suggested. Stewed banana and zesty citrus. The finish is sweet graininess and lightly peppery clove. The body is oddly thin, thinner than the average hefe anyway.

Overall this exceeded my expectations by far.

Photo of Naudan
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Floral - Very Tasty on tap. Not a strong hefeweizen taste. Be careful of the ABV.

Photo of mikefuski17
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of david18
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Just tried this. Great winter beer, that surprises the palate. This has spice notes that you would expect in a winter brew, but it is golden in color rather than dark. It is evident that this is a wheat beer after the first taste, but it is followed up by a hop profile that resembles a pale ale. All around a surprising, and delicious beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.