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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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1,462 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,462
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 58 | 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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Uniobrew31, Sep 07, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

Stofko1992, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Rick778, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

poorbuthappy, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dpgoblejr, Sep 07, 2014
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
Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a dark and rusty amber orange, like a mushy wet pile of leaves.

Earthy, piney, cinnamon, and buttery rolls.

Tastes like fall (I overuse this phrase though), cinnamon, buttery malts, and some pine.

Mouthfeel is malty and frothy and very nice fall brew.

Overall, not the greatest Oktoberfest brew, but worth downing a sixer or two.

larryarms847, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Shaymus
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Shaymus, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Svendozen
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Svendozen, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Leiermann
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Leiermann, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Ksoden1186
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

While I love Victory's Prima Pils and Hop Devil, this was a disappointment. Overall, an unbalanced beer that I wouldn't pick up again. If you are looking for an easy-drinking Octoberfest, there are better options out there.

Ksoden1186, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GreenMind, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

BeerShman, Sep 06, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

smithj4, Sep 05, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -10.6%

Evil_Pidde, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%

gonzo000, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Ben7773, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

markdrinksbeer, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Horbar, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of BoilerMo
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

I might have gotten a bad 6er because we had this at Octoberfest night for beer club and somehting was off in the aroma and the taste was much harsh (hoppy not malty), might have gone skunky on us?

BoilerMo, Sep 03, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

tclipse, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.81/5  rDev -23.8%

Bottle DD 24 Dec 14 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of malt
Head small (<1 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing none
Body medium orange, chill haze
Flavor of malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 3, Flavor 2.75, Palate 2.75, Overall 2.8125. Final weighted score: 2.8125.
Chill haze and tiny head/no lacing detract from appearance. The malt overpowers the hops resulting in an unbalanced brew. Carbonation is just a little too lively, bordering on aggressive.

Ozzylizard, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

jbfarris, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

AMarkle6524, Sep 02, 2014
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.