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Winter Cheers - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 53 | 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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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of sholland119
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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.

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2.4/5  rDev -33.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

Resiny aroma, grassy and citrusy, with a moderate wheat character. Flavor is wheat backbone, with citrus and clove dominating. Not your typical winter ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.84/5  rDev +7%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

victory gets a little guilty of being generic sometimes, or resting on the great beers they have already made, but who doesnt in this day and age? its nice to see them come back with a really cool winter seasonal here. they list it as a hefe, but for me it was like a creamy wheatwine, and i dug it hard. one of the best mouthfeels of the early winter beers so far this year, frothy and almost milk based, whipped and thick, perfect for cold weather. the wheat base is so fat, i mean stacked up, all kinds of body and texture, heaps of flavor, no tannins at all, no weirdness in the finish. yeast is kind of hard to pick, maybe hefe type, but lacking any of the clove side of the banana, and pretty light on the esters too. i get vanilla and cream with the wheat, like a dessert i want to have. its pretty sweet, but it finishes cleaner than it starts, and its incredibly satisfying, especially when its ice cold. i think these are the kinds of beers victory does best, and i am a huge fan of this one.

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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Orange peel, banana and clove on the nose with a suspicion of bacon. Pours hazy straw under a moussey 2” off-white foam cap that leaves clingy lace. Very creamy, spicy palate with citrus, banana and clove over white bread.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +7%

Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.