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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.3%

10-23-2013 16:07:10 | More by mfunk9786
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-23-2013 00:02:28 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful pale golden almost a light peach color with suspended yeast floating through the body, big fine carbonation creamy smooth cloudy white head. Chunky uneven lacing settles as the head dwindles down to the collar. Aroma mild grassy character, citrus, bubblegum, and clove this is a classic German style hefeweizen with a bit more alcohol and a tad more body than an average hefe...they labeled it a celebratory winter wheat ale. Flavor is sharp with a citrus spice combo that is settled by a combination of the wheat and yeast characteristics, I'm not sure if this has spice additions...I'm willing to bet it's just ester heavy from the authentic German yeast strain and the high alcohol. Still quite tasty and smooth going down as long as you enjoy that sturdy carbonation that a true hefeweizen offers. The only mildly cloying aspect is that initial acidity between the sharp citrus/spice combo. Overall a beer that I'm glad I picked up a six to try versus splurging on the whole case that was available at a local wholesaler. This will be enjoyed throughout the winter months, and definitely a nice change of pace from the average overly spiced winter warmer/Christmas ale monotony.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:10:16 | More by WVbeergeek
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-21-2013 15:38:09 | More by brez8791
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-20-2013 21:37:37 | More by mikefuski17
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BB1313

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale golden; huge fluffy white head that sticks around and leaves awesome lacing and retention. The aromas are full of banana, bubblegum, and cloves. The yeast is prominent and there are some subtle spices. There's also some cherries in the mix. The flavors seem to really match the nose. Lots of banana. Lots of malts. It's not too spicy. Lots of bubblegum. Nice amount of sweet cherries. There's a bit of an earthiness to this one. There's an extremely subtle fruity bitterness to this one. The citra hops seem to take a backseat, which is okay considering the style. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's light, but has body to it. It's creamy and fluffy; active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's fun and easy to drink.

This is a nice beer from Victory. It's a nice change of pace compared to the usual spice bomb winter beers. It's not a mindblower, but it's very nice and enjoyable. Victory always makes solid interpretations of German styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 23:05:48 | More by BB1313
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-19-2013 22:41:59 | More by victory4me
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-14-2013 04:50:04 | More by rab53
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Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.