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Winter Cheers | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.6/5
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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:
#37,864
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
738
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
171
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 738 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of madelf66
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a large foamy, bright white, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A fair, somewhat underwhelming aroma of wheat , fruit, and some spices.

T: Tasted of some of the typical hefeweizen fruits (banana, of course), a little bit of citrus (lemon), spices (coriander, cloves), a bit of wheat, and some malt as well. Certainly not a bad flavor, but it seems a little on the thin side. Not as vibrant as other hefeweizens, but decent enough.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, if a little watery finish. Light-bodied.

O: On the whole this is a drinkable beer, in spite of its flaws. Could have been better, though.

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

Photo of drews240
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Vetbidder
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another tasty brew from Victory. Very much a yeasty banana smell on the nose. What I really like about the taste is they didn't hop it up. I'm getting a very wheat beer taste the same on the lingering finish. Well carbonated. Good beer !

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Photo of akolb
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looked interesting. A strong winter Hefe. Nice yeasty banana aroma sets things off on the right foot. Also a bit of coriander and pepper. Almost has some saison and Tripel elements to the aroma. This beer has a truly prodigious head. Taste has wheat and mild coriander. Very well balanced. This is a very well done beer that's definately not a traditional Hefe, but is worth seeking out.

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of rawfish
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dewsby
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle into ale glass
Enjoy By: 23 March 2016
A clear golden color, good carbonation, a foamy 3-finger head from a somewhat aggressive pour. Coriander and citrus (lemon) stand out the most. Delightful brew that could cross over to Spring Cheers and even Summer Cheers. Purchased it in a 6-pack sampler. Hope the rest are as good as this one.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cultclassic89
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid bananas. Why go with anything else though when Live Oak Hefe exists on my store shelf.

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

Photo of bb-magic
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz. Bottle
Enjoy By: 23 Feb 2016

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear pale golden color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice two-finger creamy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, grassy, wheaty, with some banana/coriander notes. The taste is malty, yeasty, grassy, wheaty, nice banana/coriander notes. Medium body. Overall, a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of beergoot
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very pale yellow body; thick and rocky, foamy, sticky head. Pungent, spicy aroma with a touch of light fruit; watermelon. Honey and light caramel malt flavors; mildly toasted bread crusts; citrus notes; lemon. Medium-heavy body; creamy; crisp and dry finish.

A very flavorful, full-bodied yet easy drinking winter ale. I see this is a wheat ale and now many elements of the smell and taste fall into place. There is a hefeweizen quality to this beer and probably would be fine as a warm weather thirst quencher, too. Regardless, this is one fine beer.

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Photo of arthur220
4.85/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 738 ratings
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