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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,385 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,385
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 22
Gots: 47 | 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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ScottieD

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-21-2013 01:31:18 | More by ScottieD
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid a medium dark amber with good Carbonation. The head is 1 finger 1 thick, off white and leaves some lace.

The smell is big caramel malt.

The taste follows, very nice light toasty caramel flavor.

The mouthfeel is good medium body but almost too much carbonation.

The drinkability is good, this beer war brewed to session. MK

12-08-2006 01:00:52 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-03-2013 19:07:00 | More by Kmlund
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

appearance is a nice copper and head is small and light.
Odor is light. Doesn't really have much. A little malty, but still pretty light.
Mouth feel is pretty good. It is a nice beer that is in the middle ground(not too heavy, not too light).
Taste is good. It is the best thing about this beer. It is very malty and low on hops. Taste is pretty balanced and has a hint of sweet or nutty. Finish is a little plain.

12-23-2011 23:54:30 | More by dexterk1
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-06-2013 00:27:24 | More by erialbill
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illMurray

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-04-2014 15:08:22 | More by illMurray
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-02-2012 01:25:23 | More by Kunstman
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-07-2013 18:00:25 | More by Luweezy
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-19-2014 05:03:17 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-10-2012 04:08:12 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-21-2014 01:39:56 | More by buzzy
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vwbus7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-14-2014 01:53:02 | More by vwbus7
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-10-2013 01:11:24 | More by enelson
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-19-2014 21:31:08 | More by IdrinkGas
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-06-2013 01:39:49 | More by ChipMurray
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-27-2013 01:08:57 | More by Canada_Dan
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

I bought this beer because I wanted a great Fall brew, and I usually enjoy most of what Victory makes, so I thought this would be a winner. Well, I have to say its up there with one of my favorite Oktoberfest brews. WellI wouldnt really call it an Oktoberfest, but instead its a Marzen.
It poured a healthy reddish nut brown and smelled of toffee and molasses. Low carbonation but enough to be refreshing. It tastes great! Full of flavor with little after taste. It seems that Marzens dont really score to well on BA, understandably so as they really arent amazing beers in general. But comparing apples to apples, this stands out as a pretty good choice. I would buy again.

10-06-2011 14:03:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-11-2013 15:52:34 | More by FreshHawk
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russwilliam

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-18-2014 00:34:40 | More by russwilliam
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-29-2014 19:44:53 | More by Yellolab2010
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Joshuwutphilly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-28-2013 22:59:12 | More by Joshuwutphilly
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bsm80x

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-22-2013 22:02:45 | More by bsm80x
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-22-2013 00:32:16 | More by calcnerd
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-18-2013 00:39:21 | More by BeerMeister8
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-20-2013 23:42:42 | More by ssimpson89
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,385 ratings.