1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

Not Rated.
FestbierFestbier

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

1,327 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,327
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 21
Gots: 27 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,327 | Reviews: 695 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kkipple:
Photo of kkipple
kkipple

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Good 'n clear. Bold amber-orange with a little fizz and a smallish toasted tan head. Retention is just ok. No lacing here.

S. Fine grainy and sweet malt profile. Crisp lager bite, nice reserved caramel sugars, the slightest touch of bittering hops. Not complex, but it shouldn't be. Very clean, very well put together. Impressive.

T, M. Taste follows - this is a very good Marzen. Slightly nutty and grainy malt sweetness conjures up visions of chill autumn afternoons spent in treehouses. The hops provide some balance and earthy notes. The finish is long and mildly sweet with a starchy, bready and nearly pumpkin quality. Very clean and well-nigh flawless, extremelly sessionable. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and fine-tuned for gulping. A six pack of this would die fast in the right hands... perhaps yours?

D. Very high if you like this sort of thing. Would go great with meaty and starchy dishes like bratwurst or a Shepard's pie.

Festbier is an above-average Marzen and one of the better American examples I've had. Recommended for those of us who can't afford a trip to Munich. This is good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 19:27:37 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
Photo of KathrynD
KathrynD

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2014 23:06:34 | More by KathrynD
Photo of hozersr
hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-30-2014 21:31:13 | More by hozersr
Photo of AlphaWolfrey
AlphaWolfrey


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-26-2014 18:37:23 | More by AlphaWolfrey
Photo of audioserf
audioserf

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-25-2014 15:05:39 | More by audioserf
Photo of Beershack
Beershack

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.9%

07-21-2014 21:55:39 | More by Beershack
Photo of hoptician
hoptician

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-20-2014 03:49:06 | More by hoptician
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-19-2014 05:03:17 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of PTEdelman
PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2014 00:26:21 | More by PTEdelman
Photo of vwbus7
vwbus7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2014 01:53:02 | More by vwbus7
Photo of jzlyo
jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-08-2014 21:17:33 | More by jzlyo
Photo of cheah
cheah

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-07-2014 00:52:45 | More by cheah
Photo of Jmbbabson
Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-02-2014 00:42:34 | More by Jmbbabson
Photo of oglmcdgl
oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-01-2014 13:38:33 | More by oglmcdgl
Photo of psdriscoll
psdriscoll

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-01-2014 11:54:41 | More by psdriscoll
Photo of SlidersAce814
SlidersAce814

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-28-2014 20:54:51 | More by SlidersAce814
Photo of Tjmurray386
Tjmurray386


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-24-2014 20:26:39 | More by Tjmurray386
Photo of Soup27
Soup27

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-22-2014 15:43:44 | More by Soup27
Photo of thestoutmaster
thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2014 21:15:33 | More by thestoutmaster
Photo of 52P48
52P48

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-12-2014 21:32:30 | More by 52P48
Photo of crowsnest
crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-12-2014 20:39:35 | More by crowsnest
Photo of Shandycan
Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-19-2014 14:56:53 | More by Shandycan
Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-18-2014 18:42:29 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
Photo of WiserBud
WiserBud

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-07-2014 23:50:43 | More by WiserBud
Photo of MikeWard
MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-06-2014 13:36:24 | More by MikeWard
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,327 ratings.