Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Victory Brewing Company Winter Cheers - a celebratory wheat ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Victory Brewing Company Winter Cheers - a celebratory wheat ale. I picked this bottle up at The Wine Club in San Jose (here). They have a small craft beer section, but they have an incredible selection.  If you're anywhere near The Wine Club go visit them and tell 'em I sent you!

From the Victory Brewing Company website: “Winter weather may drive us indoors but cannot dampen our spirits when hearth, home and hops meet in jubilation. Hoisted high in its golden glory, Winter Cheers lives up to its name, fueling festive times and chasing winter’s chill. Glowing and glimmering, frothy and shimmering, our celebratory wheat ale features luscious fruity and spicy notes, making it a perfect brew to brighten spirits even on the deepest of nights.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy light golden color with a large white head and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Banana, sweet wheat, clove, citrus and coriander.
Taste: Wheat and bready malts, citrus, banana, clove, coriander and a touch of sweetness.
Overall: Nicely balanced, Victory Brewing Company Winter Cheers is nicely drinkable.  This 6.7% ABV offering drank more like a Belgian Wit than a Hefeweizen to me, but perhaps that was the goal.  Either way, for fans of either style, if you enjoy a nice wheat beer with some citrusy and spicy notes you’ll dig this one.


Mark Harvey

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