1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,473 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,473
Reviews: 712
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 61 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Festbier Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,473 | Reviews: 712 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jeff1973
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

jeff1973, Sunday at 12:59 AM
Photo of bkwhoppa66
3/5  rDev -18.7%

bkwhoppa66, Sunday at 12:45 AM
Photo of Steinberger
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

Steinberger, Saturday at 10:35 PM
Photo of rbail012
2.76/5  rDev -25.2%

rbail012, Saturday at 10:34 PM
Photo of jmw4437
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

jmw4437, Saturday at 10:29 PM
Photo of coffeeworm
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

coffeeworm, Saturday at 10:12 PM
Photo of delta490
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a beautiful deep and clear amber. A thin and fizzy white head dissipates quickly but a steady stream of carbonation leaves some bubbles at the top. The aroma is sweet and all I get is caramel. It's almost too sweet, bordering on candy. The taste has a much more refined caramel quality with a little nutty aspect and there's just a hint of earthy hops. A little thinner on the body but not off. A slight tickle from the carbonation. A decent example of the style.

delta490, Saturday at 09:07 PM
Photo of WOSean
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

WOSean, Saturday at 07:58 PM
Photo of BuzzFee
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BuzzFee, Saturday at 06:47 PM
Photo of stomioka
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

stomioka, Saturday at 05:34 PM
Photo of mspanos
4.5/5  rDev +22%

mspanos, Saturday at 02:26 AM
Photo of smb71481
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

smb71481, Saturday at 02:08 AM
Photo of rypkr
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

rypkr, Saturday at 01:03 AM
Photo of Jeff22
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Jeff22, Saturday at 12:41 AM
Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Lucular, Saturday at 12:16 AM
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

aztraz, Friday at 08:44 PM
Photo of Dave928
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%

Dave928, Friday at 06:13 PM
Photo of zero_signal
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

zero_signal, Friday at 04:54 PM
Photo of Dwkasper
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

A- foamy ivory white head, <1 finger, dark amber color

S- earthy, malty, slightly bready

T- biscuity, earthy, smooth, this beer was a littlemore bland to me compared to Ayinger.

M- light, smooth

O- nice. Overall I had never really been into Marzen/octoberfest beers until I went to a tasting. I tried 3 including Ayinger Oktober fest-marzen and firestone walker oaktoberfest. I felt that this was on the same level as firestone walker but not as good as Ayinger

Dwkasper, Friday at 11:55 AM
Photo of kuhndog
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

kuhndog, Friday at 01:57 AM
Photo of deonreds
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

deonreds, Friday at 01:42 AM
Photo of pep
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

pep, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of DIM
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Somewhat hazy coppery amber color; poured with a medium sized fizzy head.

Light toasty grains and they marginally outsized sugary quality. decent enough, but this lacks the depth and breadth of maltiness that I was hoping for. I expected a bit more from Victory.

DIM, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Kerrie, Sep 10, 2014
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,473 ratings.