Victory Winter Cheers
Reactions and Insights
I did not realize this was a Hefeweizen while I was drinking it. You would think I would have, what with the picture of two clinking Hefeweizens on the label.
I couldn’t quite make sense of what was weird about it — it had a bunch of Christmas elements (malt, cloves, sweetness) but it didn’t taste like a normal Christmas brew. Everyone on Beer Advocate is mentioning a banana taste. I drank it yesterday and want to be able to say that I tasted bananas, but I can’t remember bananas.
Would I drink a case of it?
OK, but would I drink a six-pack of it?
Nah. This was one of my least favorite, actually, and I was surprised because I usually like everything from Victory. I’d give it another shot, though.
Did it contribute to my holiday spirit?
Mmmm… it did a little, because I kept seeing the phrase “Winter Cheers” whenever I reached for it.
I like it! It’s got a satisfying looseness about it. The illustration style (better image here) reminds me a little of Garfield with its dark brown outlines and soft radial gradients. 8/10