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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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1,366 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,366
Reviews: 700
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 22
Gots: 38 | 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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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-15-2012 23:56:48 | More by pearljam118
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2012 17:06:43 | More by smutty33
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springville


3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-13-2012 22:08:27 | More by springville
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MrKennedy

Australia

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz bottle from Warners at the bay, poured into a Mikkeller tulip.

Light amber appearance with an off white foam that laces sporadically.

Smell is of sweet malt, not honey sweet, but just sweet malt in general with some small herbal note there as well early on.

Tastes clean, decisive and as you are led to expect with sweet malt the cornerstone. Some toffee as well.

Good medium body, nice oilyness to start with and then smooth out with a slight herbal bitterness at the end stops it becoming cloying.

Really nice, well executed. Not an overload of the senses, but what is there serves a good purpose. Hard to fault what Victory do, one of the more consistent breweries across styles.

05-13-2012 10:48:41 | More by MrKennedy
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InsuranceGuy

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-07-2012 20:13:17 | More by InsuranceGuy
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Bigtimmy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-01-2012 23:39:03 | More by Bigtimmy
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muddah37

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-27-2012 18:56:01 | More by muddah37
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Offa

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Copper amber, medium pale tan head soon thins to thin ring.

Aroma is toasty, caramelized barley, peppery resiny hop, hint of brown whole wheat bread dough, wood stain – a nice, full, but not complex Vienna style.

Taste is nice caramelly barley, toasty bread crust, woody-peppery hint, light bitterness. It’s very slightly on the sweet side. It is very good, enjoyable, solid, but simple and 2-dimensional .

04-26-2012 05:03:03 | More by Offa
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-18-2012 13:18:56 | More by yergermeister
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-14-2012 20:45:30 | More by KingBiscuit
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-13-2012 13:55:02 | More by whatname
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RicheeD

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-03-2012 01:32:31 | More by RicheeD
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gleeky99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-31-2012 01:10:12 | More by gleeky99
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-29-2012 19:58:17 | More by gleemonger
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Vpr5002


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-28-2012 18:24:28 | More by Vpr5002
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whiskaudio

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-25-2012 11:26:59 | More by whiskaudio
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-24-2012 23:12:08 | More by Dweedlebug
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-24-2012 18:44:41 | More by sweisel80
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danieelol

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a golden amber with OK head and lacing.

Nose is quite enjoyable. Yeast, earthy hops and sweet malt. Gritty, earthy toffee.

Taste is yeast dominated with a bit of the amber malt sweetness coming through, and gritty earthy toffee. Fruity, hoppy qualitites.

Mouthfeel is thin but appropriate for the style.

Overall quite a good beer, interesting somewhat Americanised take on an Oktoberfest.

03-18-2012 12:52:00 | More by danieelol
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deonreds

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-18-2012 06:13:48 | More by deonreds
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-12-2012 20:53:39 | More by UltimateLivewire
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-07-2012 02:34:13 | More by BugTownPub
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-04-2012 03:19:50 | More by richkrull
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2012 23:08:55 | More by Hanzo
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Victory's Festbeer is one of the better Marzen style beer available. Nice amount of malt, mouthfeel is pretty good. Marzens can be a little too light or way too much malt, but Festbeer is a perfect balance. Nice hop bitterness to cut some of maltyness.

03-03-2012 20:06:03 | More by Fcip78
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,366 ratings.