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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,467 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,467
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 58 | 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 +1.6%

nhirsch04, Sep 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Dbot, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Acubflem, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

paulish, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

JDoogle, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Uniobrew31, Sep 07, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

Stofko1992, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Rick778, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

poorbuthappy, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dpgoblejr, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
3/5  rDev -18.7%

a: a dark burnt amber orange color, with some mild hints of ruby red & purple. a .5 finger head that fades to just some thin bubbles on top (i've seen better heads)

s: smells of a rich earthy caramel. there is some juicy hops in here? aroma is dominated by sweet caramel malts

t: flavors are a little tough to pick up initially. it tastes like a mix of sweet malts and something fruity - mango? quite odd. finding it a little too tough to pick up flavors

m: medium mouthfeel, not much carbonation

o: was expecting more from Victory. this is a little disappointing (wishing i didn't have a 6 pack). märzens aren't the most complex to begin with, but this is has a distinct lack of flavor. appearance could use some work too

hopsputin, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a dark and rusty amber orange, like a mushy wet pile of leaves.

Earthy, piney, cinnamon, and buttery rolls.

Tastes like fall (I overuse this phrase though), cinnamon, buttery malts, and some pine.

Mouthfeel is malty and frothy and very nice fall brew.

Overall, not the greatest Oktoberfest brew, but worth downing a sixer or two.

larryarms847, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Shaymus, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Svendozen, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Leiermann, Sep 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

While I love Victory's Prima Pils and Hop Devil, this was a disappointment. Overall, an unbalanced beer that I wouldn't pick up again. If you are looking for an easy-drinking Octoberfest, there are better options out there.

Ksoden1186, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GreenMind, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

BeerShman, Sep 06, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

smithj4, Sep 05, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -10.6%

Evil_Pidde, Sep 05, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -9.8%

gonzo000, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Ben7773, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

markdrinksbeer, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Horbar, Sep 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

I might have gotten a bad 6er because we had this at Octoberfest night for beer club and somehting was off in the aroma and the taste was much harsh (hoppy not malty), might have gone skunky on us?

BoilerMo, Sep 03, 2014
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,467 ratings.