Festbier - Victory Brewing Company
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1.83/5 rDev -50.5%
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.
01-03-2009 00:57:22 | More by jstilwell
2.1/5 rDev -43.2%
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.
10-08-2008 04:55:49 | More by ibashmuck
2.13/5 rDev -42.4%
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.
10-14-2008 03:13:43 | More by rushpatrick
2.35/5 rDev -36.5%
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.
03-27-2011 22:49:22 | More by Knapp85
2.4/5 rDev -35.1%
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.
10-06-2012 01:54:52 | More by Kooz
2.45/5 rDev -33.8%
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.
12-06-2002 08:56:32 | More by frank4sail
2.45/5 rDev -33.8%
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!!!
10-01-2007 23:13:53 | More by musicjustintime
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,345 ratings.