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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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84
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1,324 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,324
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 20
Gots: 25 | 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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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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 20:06:03 | More by Fcip78
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2012 05:08:39 | More by chim52chim
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Another orange-tinted amber beer, with a minutes worth of sand-colored foam head and mediocre lacing.

S. Very light on the nose, just a faint caramel malt with a dash of floral and citric peel hopping. Could benefit from about 20% strength amplification.

T. Kind of generic compared to other marzens. Malty sweetness and a kiss of noble hopping, nothing particularly memorable stands out as special or unique in the flavor here.

M. Pleasant enough medium body but somewhat undercarbonated in texture again...

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 00:51:09 | More by WastingFreetime
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gloveman


3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-02-2012 21:05:13 | More by gloveman
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-02-2012 03:23:26 | More by Zachtheporter
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ohcomeonthatsfunny


1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

03-01-2012 15:57:09 | More by ohcomeonthatsfunny
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-24-2012 21:40:38 | More by HamGlade10
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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-22-2012 03:33:38 | More by cynical1027
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ChadT89

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-20-2012 01:25:40 | More by ChadT89
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-13-2012 07:34:49 | More by ithinkimasofa
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-11-2012 22:16:23 | More by Tyrawlings
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-11-2012 15:26:10 | More by JAHMUR
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bkaj21

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-08-2012 03:53:05 | More by bkaj21
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jeffjeff1

California

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up the other day at Travis AFB.

Appearance- amber color, thin head that goes away quickly

Smell- malt

Taste- big malt flavor up front

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- A pretty good beer, kinda average, nothing spectacular about it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 00:46:41 | More by jeffjeff1
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jtd335

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-05-2012 21:15:03 | More by jtd335
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-05-2012 20:16:34 | More by rydev24
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Nerdophile

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.1%

02-03-2012 22:36:54 | More by Nerdophile
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-03-2012 20:28:53 | More by muskiesman
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,324 ratings.