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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
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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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-06-2013 14:04:28 | More by RobertColianni
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-04-2013 14:08:57 | More by csmartin6
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy deep straw-golden color with tons of little carbonation bubbles streaming through the brew. Upon pouring there is a nice two finger thick and foamy white head that slowly fades over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is very Belgian like, with a big fruity smell, largest of banana but containing some lighter fruit smells of apricot and peach. Other traditional Belgian smells of yeast and wheat are there as well. Spice aromas of clove and coriander are quite strong but are also joined by some lighter aromas of peppercorn and a bit of grass. Overall a nice fruity, spiced and yeasty smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheaty and fruity flavor with lots of banana and yeast. Some spice is present upfront with a decent level of clove and coriander. The yeast gets more potent with the wheat fading a bit as the taste moves on. Like the yeast, the spice gets more potent as well, with the new arrival of some pepper. The fruit tastes increase as well as the flavor advances with the banana being joined by a little bit of a citrus and apricot. Toward the end some grassy and hay-like flavors come to the tongue producing a pleasant and balanced, witbier flavor with a lighter citrus flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are fantastic for the yeast and spice as well as the wheaty flavors of the brew making for a very nice easy drinking brew.

Overall – A rather tasty brew. While I see it really as a wit and really don’t see how it is a holiday beer (except for maybe the spice of Belgian flavors), it is very easy drinking and certainly one to grab and give a try.

11-04-2013 01:47:46 | More by Darkmagus82
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ptat

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2013 21:03:28 | More by ptat
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Kerne

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-03-2013 16:33:44 | More by Kerne
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-02-2013 23:47:32 | More by ChipMurray
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-02-2013 23:35:46 | More by 2dogbrew
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-02-2013 20:32:39 | More by woodchipper
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prototypic

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-02-2013 04:55:01 | More by prototypic
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Newkie

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-01-2013 00:06:44 | More by Newkie
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-31-2013 02:18:29 | More by BigMike
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2013 21:18:04 | More by JTomczak
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-27-2013 20:48:17 | More by mquinn919
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light straw yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy head, minor lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, , orange, lemon, banana, some pale malts. Yeasts, a little farmhouse/floral. Some added spices, Coriander? Lemon peel? Is this a summer beer?

Taste - Well, this new brew from victory starts out very tart with grapefruit, pineapple and lemon. Victory is very rooted in german style ales, and ingredients, so pale malts, yeasts are featured. Plenty of spices along with orange, banana, clove and coriander are noticeable. Some grapes and cherries come out near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets a lot of the malts, tart fruits and spices, where the palate gets more malts along with yeasts and spices. The aftertaste is a little tart/sour and bitter.

Overall - Not a bad beer, but hardly gives me a holiday/xmas feeling drinking it. If it was sweeter, and not as tart/bitter I would enjoy it a little more as a winter ale. Still, not bad, and worth a drink.

10-27-2013 18:50:32 | More by wvsabbath
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2013 01:07:22 | More by Morey
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-26-2013 20:08:10 | More by nyyfanatic213
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-26-2013 19:20:16 | More by IPAchris
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-26-2013 05:03:57 | More by BARFLYB
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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-26-2013 03:44:27 | More by mrp2323
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-26-2013 00:06:40 | More by Number3red
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-25-2013 13:52:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-25-2013 01:03:46 | More by JJStorm
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-25-2013 00:20:58 | More by whatname
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IPAIsaac

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-24-2013 03:16:40 | More by IPAIsaac
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mfunk9786

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.1%

10-23-2013 16:07:10 | More by mfunk9786
Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.