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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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1,323 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,323
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 20
Gots: 25 | 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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JerryOzog

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73%

07-28-2012 22:53:05 | More by JerryOzog
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kwarn


1/5  rDev -73%

09-23-2012 17:36:02 | More by kwarn
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mrmojoe

South Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

09-10-2013 22:04:25 | More by mrmojoe
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ohcomeonthatsfunny


1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

03-01-2012 15:57:09 | More by ohcomeonthatsfunny
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redfox405

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

09-09-2012 22:02:36 | More by redfox405
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

01-17-2012 18:57:13 | More by gafferjohn
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Bono09

New York

1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

12-21-2012 23:22:18 | More by Bono09
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harrylee773

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

09-06-2012 02:35:59 | More by harrylee773
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jstilwell

Massachusetts

1.83/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Let me first say that I am a fan of the Victory offerings...Not this one. Tasted like a nice Paulaner ruined by adding Water and corn syrup.

A: Medium Brown, Amber, very small quickly disappearing head, no lacing.

B: Not overwhelming, mild roasted malt, hazelnut

T: Blah, boring watery, not much flavor followed by slight bitterness. The aftertaste reminded me of diet Coke.

M: Water! Might quench thirst on a summer day, but this is an Octoberfest brew, right?

D: The highlight perhaps is they are drinkable, but who'd want to?, certainly not I.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 00:57:22 | More by jstilwell
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.9%

05-03-2013 16:25:47 | More by TheBigBoy
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JKelleyLBI

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.9%

11-16-2011 19:11:55 | More by JKelleyLBI
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felixljr

New York

2/5  rDev -45.9%

01-02-2012 23:40:48 | More by felixljr
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -45.9%

01-18-2012 23:38:34 | More by PrimScrewhead
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2/5  rDev -45.9%

11-17-2011 14:24:10 | More by BeerThursdays
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Beershack

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.9%

07-21-2014 21:55:39 | More by Beershack
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ibashmuck

Wisconsin

2.1/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured little to no head on an amber body. Smells were very sweet, malty, maple syrup, caramel and a touch of floral. Sadly, those did not translate over to taste, which was dominated by a distinct unappealing dusty and skunkiness. Overpowers anything else in there. Also remarkably flat for the style.

I'm guessing that I got a bad bottle. I hope I did, as otherwise this is big disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 04:55:49 | More by ibashmuck
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rushpatrick

Virginia

2.13/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

having enjoyed many victory beers in the past and many more oktoberfests, this beer proved to be a great dissapointment. The taste reminds me of a skunky cheap domestic lager. i would recomend not drinking this beer. I wrote the manufacturer an email as i was so offended by the taste and quality of this product.
it contained very to little head in a pour from bottle to tulip glass, color was a slight copper-amber tone. little to no taste but that of skunk. not much aftertaste, allowing for the posibilty to finish a glass; give a six-pack a few days. not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 03:13:43 | More by rushpatrick
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fbloise77

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

12-18-2012 00:07:12 | More by fbloise77
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

12-27-2013 04:42:19 | More by vinny21bal
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I like that fact that they wanted to create something for the Oktoberfest season but, I don't know if this beer really fits that perspective or not. It's more along the lines of a Pilsner than a Marzen. The flavors that Victory came up with her are most definitely German but I don't think that it was the best way to go in making this brew. It was also a little too weak for a beer in the fall season.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 22:49:22 | More by Knapp85
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Kooz

New York

2.4/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured to an amber color; good head.

Malty nose. Some spice. Nothing terribly special...

Spices in taste, and flavorful but too bitter. Not much about this I really like. It's flavors are robust but bitter, and the spices taste off.

Good body, but the spices linger too long and don't taste fresh--that's the best way to describe them. It's like Victory used expired dry spices.

Overall, I'm not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 01:54:52 | More by Kooz
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frank4sail

New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Musty malt/old sneaker smell. Crystal amber color. No lasting head at all. Sweet chewy malt flavor with a smidge of hops. Very dissapointing effort for one of my favorite breweries. The label says victory but the taste is not one of a victory product. Overly sweet, unbalenced, and no head retention at all. Like sweet syrup.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2002 08:56:32 | More by frank4sail
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musicjustintime

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm actually disappointed. I LOVE Victory's offerings...but this one is just WEIRD! Maybe I got a "bad bottle?!" (Don't think so though) Tastes kinda like dirt, with a little bit of old hops added. Not sure what this beer is... The worst Octoberfest I've ever had...so far, and I really hate to say it. Again, Victory is a wonderful brewery, and this is THE FIRST of theirs that I've had that I don't like. Maybe it's not me, 'cause my buddy DID say he's tried it, and hated it as well?!.... Sorry friends. I don't recommend this....unless you like a "dirty"-tasting Oct-fest. Sorry Victory friends. Cheers and SAAAALUTE my BA friends!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2007 23:13:53 | More by musicjustintime
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hepcat

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

09-23-2013 03:49:56 | More by hepcat
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Danflurry

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

12-28-2012 15:29:56 | More by Danflurry
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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.