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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

InspectorBob, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mdfb79, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Vonhinx, Nov 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

sanitarium16, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

hattrick95, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of crwrunner
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy straw color with no head.

This smells kind of citrusy and a with a bit of grass.

The taste is a nice slight lemon with coriander and spice. A very we'll balanced beer. Also has a bit of dry mouthfeel.

The only thing lacking in this beer would be a good head to give off that pleasant aroma as a previous review mentioned.

crwrunner, Nov 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

TheBigBoy, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

YieldToNothing, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a clean and dry pint glass. Winter Cheers has a dirty lemonade look to it. Hazy from suspended yeast, it even has a thicker appeal. The head fell in no time, at all, with a spotty residue of tiny bubbles on the surface's center.

Wet wheat, coriander, clove, and hints of coconut water. Lightly citrusy with notes of orange peel and lemon peel. A head would really jumpstart this pleasant aroma.

Nice and spicy. Bitter, sweet, and a little tart. Citrus peel, white pepper, wheat malts, lemon, clove, and coriander. Hops add a nice extra citrus push. Alcohol makes a fitting appearance for a cold-season beer. Loads of spices, but it works for a festive winter wheat ale.

Has a bright bushy-tailed level of carbonation to simmer with a solid-bodied beer. Faintly sticky, but the finishing burn of tight bubbles makes up for that. It masks a slight mouth-glaze.

Really ties it all together. I feel good about this witbier (now, they're calling this a hefe).

thecheapies, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

DeutschesBier, Nov 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Rekrule, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Barnsley, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

NickSMpls, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of JMad
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours a cloudy pale yellow with a tall white head that ballooned over the rim of the glass.
The smell is sweet and lemony with some clove and banana.
It's taste has a slight tang with lots of wheat and lemon grass.
Feels light with moderate carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
Nice beer, not what I expected from a winter seasonal but it's good.

JMad, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JohnFatAss, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

tkdchampxi, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

George2744, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Straw colored with 2 fingers of white head that dissipates slowly. Slightly hazy and well carbonated.

Nose
Wheat, lemon zest, clove, sourdough and Fruity Pebbles.

Taste
Tangy wheat and sourdough bread. Lemon zest, clove and hints of Fruity Pebbles.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, crisp and creamy.

Overall
Simple and straight forward. Goes down easy at 6.7%.

justintcoons, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

cjgator3, Nov 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

athegreatest83, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

TheFightfan1, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

j1knapp, Nov 22, 2013
Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.