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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
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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Wheat beer all the way, but the spices do nothing to enhance the bland nature of the beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Quaker steak and lube, served chilled in a pint glass.

The color is golden with hazed appearance thin white head with a fine bead and spots of lace stick in a ring. The smell is very yeast dominant with a mild sulfuric and spice aroma with wheat and slight banana scent with a mild alcohol odor. The feel is very good with moderate spice and mild wheat sweetness and body with toasted texture and medium high carbonation with slightly dry finish.

The flavor of wheat is goodd with strong yeast flavor with weizen qualities adding spice taste and mild fruitiness with subtle pepper and gentle alcohol mid palate. The taste is pleasant yet warming with slight yeast and wheat toastiness continuing into the finish. This is a good strong wheat ale with very drinkable quality but something I don't want to drink a lot of.

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Freshly tapped 1/6 keg at my basement bar with three others on tap (Stone GoTo IPA, Flying Fish Oktoberfish and Harpoon UFO White). I bought this keg not knowing what to expect, as I never had this beer before. I have had plenty of Victory beers and they haven't disappointed my yet. This beer was poured into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass.

A: Golden off-yellow murkiness is the best way to describe it. Almost non-existent head with lively carbonated lacing that disappears quickly.

S: Wheat and citrus get my attention from the start. Hints of clove, light banana follow. Belgian yeast dominates though in a good way.

T: Belgian yeast and citrus, unlike any typical winter ale but I like it a lot. So many flavors going on at once. Fruity, with minimal banana as with your typical "hefe" style. Peppery spices and cloves with a hint of lemon tartness. Interesting to say the least.

M: Very creamy texture with the carbonation being spot on. Not to lively, but enough to wake up the tongue. A swirl of the glass brings out the booziness in this beer. A tad higher ABV than your normal "hefe" style, but aligned with your typical winter beers.

O: As I mentioned before, I haven't had a beer from Victory that I didn't enjoy. Make no mistake, this is not your typical winter beer. If you are a "hefe" fan, as am I, then I would suggest you give this a try. You always roll the dice by committing to a keg without having tasted the beer first. I believe I chose well though with this keg. Enjoy...

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Not bad but not a great effort from Victory. Too much pepper, not enough balancing yeast character. Rather biting on the finish. Citrus hop bite does not, to me, play well with the yeast character, washing out the banana elements.

Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.