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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,590 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,590
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2002)
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Photo of stella77artois
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Dark amber. Smallish head.

S - General hoppiness. Earthy aroma, small hints of of caramel and smoke.

T - Solid malt backbone. Slight amount of hoppy bitterness. I notice earthy hops. An ever so slight bit of smokiness. Solid malt backbone has elements of toasted wheat bread and earthiness.

D - Slightly thick. About how a Marzen should be. Definitely drinkable.

O - A solid Oktoberfest. I don't drink a lot of this style as so many seem similar to me, and there isn't much variation it seems. This is a solid Oktoberfest though. Somehwta complex, full of flavor and fairly easy to drink. I recommend it.

stella77artois, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

aklude, Yesterday at 06:36 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

ryanmcd, Yesterday at 01:30 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

fox227, Sunday at 10:27 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Bieniek30, Sunday at 06:15 PM
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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

dgaffney88, Sunday at 03:43 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

oriolesfan4, Sunday at 03:23 PM
Photo of Caveworm
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Festbier - Victory Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a seidel, this brew's got a 3 finger thick lumpy off white head with spottier lacing, and a clear medium-dark amber body.

I smell a fruity characteristic alongside the usual caramelized malt traits associated with the style of brew.

The taste is that of fruit and sweeter notes much more than roasted malt tastes. A very unique take on a marzen brew, at least in my opinion.

Mouthfeel here is clean and crisp. Nothing lingers with this beer.


Overall a 4 for Festbier - Victory Brewing Company. I might grab this again, but it wasn't anything to write home about.

Caveworm, Sunday at 06:40 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.28/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

CalebDouglas, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Tasted more like an altbier to me than an Oktoberfest, but I love me an altbier. Not bad, not my favorite Oktoberfest either.

everythingiszen, Oct 14, 2014
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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,590 ratings.