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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,639 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,639
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 29
Gots: 113 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

I'm not a big fan of the style because it tends to tilt toward malt and I'm a hop lover. This beer is definitely malt forward, but there is enough hop balance to make it interesting to me. I probably wouldn't seek it out again. This was part of a flight for me.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

This pours with a cloudy yet bright amber hue and a tidy close knit head. The nose is quite malty with a sweet grain, barley, roasted nut and biscuity aroma. The flavors emulate the nose with a more toasted tone. The malts are kilned and toasty with a prominent pecan. Very smooth lager but the flavors of an ale.

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3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

Deep amber color with a small white head. Poor retention. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Flavor was lacking that dry, bready, Oktoberfest profile. Chalky mouthfeel. I'm usually a fan of Victory but this was a miss for me. I would recommend most German and some other American versions of the style over this one.

Jacobob10, Oct 24, 2014
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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.