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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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448 Ratings
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 56 | 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 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 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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +33.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of TastyFoodAndDrink
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Victory Winter Cheers pours a golden-yellow color with hints of little chunks of debris floating throughout. The bubbles are tight and plentiful, and propel the debris around the glass in big swirling patterns. The head is a nice thick white color that holds strong at about a centimeter. On the nose there’s a bready smell that’s complemented cloves, nutmeg, and banana notes. There’s a nice amount of lemon and citrus in there with a bit of honey. On the palate it gives off a nice brightness to a light body, with a degree of smoothing being provided by the smoothness of the bubbles. Flavors of clove, nutmeg, and spice come through on the top with banana and lemon backing up the fruit. Funny notes of bubblegum, light herbs, and a certain degree of wheat beer funk are all bouncing around. The ending is drying, slightly bitter, and a pop of lemon pith and wheat.

Photo of Jullipalover
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

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Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.