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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,521 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,521
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 25
Gots: 76 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Drew88, Sep 20, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

rlovitt, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jaredtp, Sep 19, 2014
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Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: This is one of the most crystal clear beers I have ever seen that is this dark. It’s a deep, dark amber, almost a Barleywine-like mahogany color. The head is off-white and about a half-inch thick to start. It stays strong for a minute, but it suddenly plummets and just becomes a patchy, wispy cover to the top of the beer. No lacing at all.

SMELL: A lot of bread on this one with a hint of caramel behind it.

TASTE: The caramel flavor, like this nose, is strong. A nice, rich, bready, yeasty flavor plays right alongside the caramel. There is also a nice little toastiness to the bread here.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and unlike many other beers, this one seems to go from dry to sweet, instead of the other way around. The sweet finish is what makes this beer feel like fall. It isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, maybe semi-sweet is a better term. The sparkle is fairly strong as well, making this a malty, yet refreshing beer.

OVERALL: This is an insanely drinkable beer. Although it could be construed by some as a rich beer, it just goes down so easy. This is what Marzen should taste like to me.

StoneTSR, Sep 19, 2014
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kcq101, Sep 18, 2014
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cdwil, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

This is my new favorite octoberfest. Had it poured from the bottle into a mug. The color is perfect, a reddish copper. The aroma and flavor are outstanding. It's a smoky mix of molasses and malt, capturing the flavor while avoiding the syrupy constitution of some other offerings of the genre. Love it.

MarkQ617, Sep 18, 2014
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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,521 ratings.