Winter Cheers | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#39,464
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
770
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 770 |  Reviews: 144
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

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

Photo of iHuff86
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerma
2.02/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

gross too strong

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

This was poured into a weizen glass. I couldn’t find a date on it, but after tasting and smelling, I figured it was okay to continue on. The appearance was a nice looking somewhat hazy yellow to orange color with a three finger white foamy head that hung around for a good two minutes before gracefully dieing into the glass. The lacing is spotty and somewhat clingy. The aroma smelled just like a real hefeweizen, nice banana esters with a gentle rolling spicy clove accompanied by a light wheaty/breadiness. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined intricately yet subtly. There’s no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice little kick of wheat bite on the back end. Overall, I dig it as a hefeweizen, good for the style but I don’t get the extra "winter" spices that’s supposedly in there.

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Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stpracer
4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. Not a big winter beer fan but this one ticks all the check boxes for me
Lighter flavor with banana hints almost a summer type beer.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrJuengling
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

L: Slightly hazy, mostly clear deep gold with a fluffy white head. Very retention, with some spotty lacing.

S: Green banana, clove, hay, pineapple, orange peel, lemon, white grape, pear, warm doughy malt.

T: Green apple skin, lemon oil, pear, banana, cracker, doughy malt, hay, orange peel, clove.

F: Medium. Moderately carbonated. Finishes lightly dry, with some oils sticking in the mouth.

O: An enjoyable hoppy hefeweizen. I'd happily recommend to someone as an alternative to dark winter beers.

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Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of erk0607
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark golden body with white head of medium bubbles that lingers
Smell: Apple, pear, orange, clove, earthy funk, almost a bit medicinial
Taste: More traditional wheatbeer like, with banana and clove, followed by the tanginess of citrus and other fresh fruits. Zesty. Also some earthiness from the smell carrying over from the hops.
Feel: Heavy and thick, foams up nicely, goes down slick. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: At first sniff it was somewhat nasty smelling, but after it offgassed (maybe?) or I got used to the smell, it's not quite as bad. Interesting holiday beer considering the bright fruit flavor instead of the traditional dark spices.

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Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of anthony-s
2.54/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 770 ratings