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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,522 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,522
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 25
Gots: 77 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Turbo, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of JasonA
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

average ... thats what I got from this beer.

Pours a dark copper with little to no head. Almost a translucent carmel.

I dont get much from the smell. Some sweetness and a little spice. Not much there.

A little biting, may be due to the alcohol content. Tastes like the smell. Not a whole lot there. Wish there was more to talk about. Some sweet, no real hops. Little malty with some spice finish.

Average. Carbonation and bite may be a little more than desirable.

Overall I would rather move forward from this beer than drink it again. Not bad, simply not something worth coming back to.

JasonA, Mar 03, 2007
Photo of magictrokini
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear amber with a short head. Pleasant lager aroma; sweet caramel, straw, and corn. Taste is watery and flat for the style. Bread dough, metal, graham cracker, and corn. Wanted more and didn't get it. I am convicnced that marzens and me just do not go together.

magictrokini, Dec 16, 2008
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

deebo, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Thrasher
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber with full head that completely vanished. Aroma mostly of caramel malts. Victory has put forth a big sturdy malt base for this beer... and leaves it at that. No appetizing hop dryness, no traditional spiciness. Just a sweet syrup of a beer, hints of butter but cloying. Well-made but ho-hum, esp. for Victory. Drinkability low for a Fest, since the hops do not pull their weight in creating a dry tasty finish or spiciness. Not bad by any means, in fact those who don't warm to O'Fests might actually enjoy this especially if they roam around the dopplebock end of the spectrum. May also be good for cooking.

Thrasher, Nov 05, 2002
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

psuscott1, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Lanstrum, Oct 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Travcofarms, Dec 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

TrojanRB, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

VeganUndead, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jegross2, Nov 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

tabhill, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

NatsnSkinsDC, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Anonymous1, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of hopsputin
3/5  rDev -18.7%

a: a dark burnt amber orange color, with some mild hints of ruby red & purple. a .5 finger head that fades to just some thin bubbles on top (i've seen better heads)

s: smells of a rich earthy caramel. there is some juicy hops in here? aroma is dominated by sweet caramel malts

t: flavors are a little tough to pick up initially. it tastes like a mix of sweet malts and something fruity - mango? quite odd. finding it a little too tough to pick up flavors

m: medium mouthfeel, not much carbonation

o: was expecting more from Victory. this is a little disappointing (wishing i didn't have a 6 pack). märzens aren't the most complex to begin with, but this is has a distinct lack of flavor. appearance could use some work too

hopsputin, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Sparger, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

IPAchris, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

thatoneguymike, Oct 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ONN8, Oct 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ChadT89, Feb 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jonathaniler, Feb 02, 2012
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,522 ratings.