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:
#39,422
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
770
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Hazy golden with few carb bubbles. Thick, fairly bubbly off-white head. Fair lacing.
S- Subtle spice smell. Not overpowering.
T - Wheat undertones. Almost like a Heffe-lite. Banana.
F - Fairly smooth but has a biting aftertaste.
O - Pretty nice beer. A drinkable Heffe for me (most I've had in past were more wheat-strong).

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Photo of Juicyjay0731
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JC333
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FBarber
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden straw color. Thin white head dissipates quickly leaving some bubbly white foam on top of the beer.

Smell is very subtle and faint. Aromas of wheat, yeast, apple and pepper are noted.

Taste follows the nose with some wheat, yeast and pepper. Touch of hops presents some lemon, citrus, and apple notes. Lacks much in the way of the traditional hefe flavors here - no bubblegum, banana or clove. Its more in the line of a blonde belgian pale ale. There is a slight metallic flavor on the back.

Feel is actually alright for the style. Full bodied from the wheat. Prickly carbonation.

Overall this is not a great example of a hefe, but its a perfectly fine beer otherwise.

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3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pour in weizen glass
Pale golden color, hazy but,not as cloudy as expected from a heffe. Moderate fluffy near white head. Moderate carbonation
smells of mild yeast, some phenol, very light hop. Definitely a wheat brew.
taste- wheat beer with notes of lemon, no banana or bubblegum, lightly hoppy finish.
feel- well I believe I am used to a chewier heffe. Slightly fizzy, but not astringent.
over all... hummm... perhaps it's not a heffe, closer to a golden ale. and surprisingly to me, missing anything that would claim a winter title, be it a warmer, or winter seasonal. It is nice. missing spice that aren't directly yeast or hop related. Nice wheat beer, but not anything else.

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