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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
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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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.

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Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.