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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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1,636 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,636
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 29
Gots: 111 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

random846, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

orangesol, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

t0rin0, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Hansford
4.51/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Guiness glass.

A: Beautiful shade of brownish red/copper. Not very dark, but you know that you are going to get a full taste. Thin head, off-white.

S: Malts, malts, malts. Faint scent of hops, but this thing is all malts on the nose.

T: You get a ton of sweet malts. As Victory always does, the malt is very well-balanced with a touch of hops. Perhaps a little dried fruit as well. Fantastic flavor here.

M: Unlike a lot of "Oktoberfest" beers, this is pretty crisp.

Overall, this is definitely one of my top 3 favorite beers out there, if not my favorite. I found this bottle in the basement, thinking that all of them from the case bought in September's case were gone. What a surprise! But it's always available at the brewery, thank god.

Hansford, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Phillyz, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Blanco
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of LloydXmas
3/5  rDev -18.5%

LloydXmas, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip style glass. I got about a finger of foam on a deeper brown beer.

Off the top I get a pretty good amount of malt. This smells just like fall. The lagering presence is really clean on this one. The flavoring is also pretty clean.

Overall, this makes for a very tasty version of an Oktoberfest bier. I will have to pick this up again in the fall.

ummswimmin, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

thomscottson, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

pengs68, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a copper color, produced a above average white head, nice retention and it left a nice amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of fresh baked bread and piney hops. Medium bodied, a foundation of toasted malt, caramel and a semi dry, bitter hop finish. Very nice session beer and nice example of a Oktoberfest beer.

GossageBrewery, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Skramer, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

BMan33, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

elchingen, Feb 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

beernads, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of dertyd
4.7/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle to a pint glass

A-rusty copper with lots of bubbles little head and no laceing

S-sweet malts,figs,dried fruit

T-sweet malts,figs,grassy citruss verry well ballanced

M-nice and crisp

Overall
A verry good beer from victory they haven't done me rong yet I will drink this one again

dertyd, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

DmanGTR, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jmdrpi, Jan 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

yossarian14, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BklynTerp, Jan 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

dc4three, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Budinetz, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

aorloski, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

NeoZaZ, Jan 15, 2013
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.