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
Ratings:
726
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
166
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 726 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rawfish
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dewsby
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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 +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cultclassic89
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +5.9%
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 +31.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adam7m
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and a half of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is lively wheat, spices and lemon.
The taste mild fruit sweet tempered by lemon bitter.
The texture is crisp, but a bit too much carbonation.
It has great aroma and good flavor.

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Photo of reptile3141
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Phila International Airport, so possibly it was fresh. Pours a cloudy pale straw color, with a moderate white head. Initial impression is citrus, orange peel, grapefruit juice hops, banana, and a hint of clove and slight bitterness in the finish. Medium-thin mouthfeel. I couldn't consume a whole lot of this, but it's quite refreshing in moderation.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mpenske
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bob_Rhoades
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer. Drinks very light and refreshing. Lacking in the characteristic hefeweizen phenol/ester profile. Look is a pretty clear golden yellow with a pillowy white head, leaves considerable lacing. Nose is rather weak though smells of sweetness. No typical banana or clove on the nose or palate. Tastes sweet and mildly grainy. The body is somewhat remincient of whipped cream, very smooth and airy, though it feels full. In other words, the body is full though not dense, making it light.
Overall a good beer, I feel like Victory always nails it when it comes to making a light and approachable beer with incredible mouthfeel, though just felt it was somewhat lacking in other departments. Would drink again

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Photo of sammy806
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Winter Cheers from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.7 out of 5 based on 726 ratings.
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