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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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1,676 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,676
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 26
Gots: 133 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2002

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Ratings: 1,676 | Reviews: 731
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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/5/14. BB 12/24/14.

A: Pours a dark amber w 1/2" off-white head. Fades to a tiny ring. Steady slight carbonation.

S: Sweet. Big on the roast. Slight yeasy/breadiness. Roasty, yeasty, and sweet. Smells like a brown ale.

T: Roasty, slightly tart. Not too sweet. Sweet/tart arrival, dry across mid-palate; tart flash, then bitter finish.

M: Mid-weight. Seems light for the style. Slick, lots of carbonation.

O: Of my 4 Marzen this year (GLBC, Paulaner, Sam Adams, Victory), this is my least favorite, by far.

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMullet
2.94/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Herbal/hop taste. Overall too dry and smoky for my liking.

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ale_Dog
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burkbom23
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, this solid example of a festbier pours cloudy orange brown with a nominal off white head and decent lacing. Nose of biscuit, caramel malts, and some light bittering hops. Flavors are straight forward for the style. Rich caramel malts on all sides with a bready characteristic and light bittering hops to the rear. Smooth lightly coating mouth feel finishes wet with a light sweet aftertaste mingling with light hops. Very true to the style.

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of arizcards
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle from TW Arrowhead in late September for $1.99. Best by 12-11-14. TW received sticker was 9-11-14.

Beer poured amber with a head that fizzled immediately after the pour.

Nose is grainy with some hints of floral hops.

Taste is nutty and biscuit with a decent hop bite balance to reduce the sweetness level.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth yet decently carbonated.

Overall not a bad beer, glad I had the opportunity to try.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.