Winter Cheers | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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.

Added by rab53 on 10-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,020
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
788
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
185
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 788 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sewercap
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky , cloudy yellowish color. Around a medium body with around the same carbonation.
Aroma was wheat,grain with clove,banana and a little spice
Taste was more wheat and grain but clove and banana show up. Spice is light and hard to describe specifically.
Had it on tap while out to eat and was very enjoyable

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Photo of jguzman718
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nass
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wow a winter german hefeweizen this sounds interesting let's see how it goes. Yep it does taste like a hefeweizen maybe not as good as your german hefeweizens but it's okay, although it does not mesh well with the other winter ales I had tonight. A German Hefeweizen is more of a spring/summer type of beer so I don't know what they were thinking with this beer. Cheers! B-

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Photo of MikeWard
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. enjoy by 3/9/19, so plenty fresh.

Slightly hazy light yellow body with a small white head that leaves some lacing. steady streams of carbonation.

Banana, cloves, and yeast on the nose.

Upon tasting, banana & yeast fight it out, while the cloves and any other fruit flavors are absent. the overall taste, which is odd, manages to be both flavorful yet completely uninspiring. weird.

Mouth slightly above medium, finish banana.

Overall, one of those beers which looks and smells much better than it tastes. Not a bad beer per se, but just doesn't grab you.

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Photo of izraelc
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good looking pour but falls a little flat. Tastes a little skunky. A lemon wedge might bring it around.

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Photo of Boba_Booey
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatheroftoomany
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear beer, almost the color of a coors light. Light and crisp. Smooth taste with a semi funky smell. Easy to drink with a smooth taste. Wouldn’t drink another one of these probably.

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Photo of lastmango
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle split with my brother-in-law. This is a solid hefeweizen. Aroma and taste is wheat, banana, and clove. Maybe a hint of bubblegum. For a winter spice beer this doesn't seem anything unusual for a hefeweizen.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into small chalice. No date.
Look is semi clear yellow. Smell typical Hefe banana notes. Taste was hoping for more spices for winter, but was fairly a hefe with a little spice. Feel is light. Overall I was expecting more spice but its a nice hefe.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Almost clear, pale golden color. Ridiculous head. Large, white & fluffy with great retention. Lacing was very good. Strong effervescence bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. If the lacing was a little better, this would rate a 5.

S---As advertised, banana & clove. Some tartness is apparent also.

T---Tastes like a proper hefeweizen. Banana backed by spiciness and clove. There's also the necessary wheat/bread flavor, although it's pretty far in the background.

F---Light & bubbly from the full carbonation. Quenching & refreshing. ABV is high for a hefe, but is not noticeable.

O---Excellent effort. I don't know what makes it a winter/celebratory beer, though. Other than the high ABV for a hefe, it's just a damn good hefeweizen. I wish I'd bought more.

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Photo of ALLMUCH
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
2.34/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lampro
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't have much wheat beer experience. This one is pleasant and drinkable. Fairly light flavors, low bitterness, but well balanced.

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Photo of tmryan21
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nunitn
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A solid hefe

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Photo of Bandi
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 788 ratings