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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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84
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1,323 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,323
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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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-21-2012 14:14:38 | More by jculler82
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shertz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Chalice. The temperature was 43 degrees. Best by Jan 13 08.

A- Very little head goes away to nothing on top. Pretty clear amber red with some bubbles rising towards top.

S- Floral hops with some biscuity malts in backround.

T- Floral hops quickly gives way to plums and sweet, bready malts. Real nice balance between the hops and malts. I really enjoy this immensely.

M- Fairly well carbonated but the bready malts give it a nice thickness.

D- Wow, I really enjoy this brew. I was surprised that it didn't get higher ratings. This is by far the best fall brew I have had this season.

Cheers Friends,
Scott

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2007 00:01:13 | More by shertz
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Jmerc23

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-22-2013 07:50:29 | More by Jmerc23
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guinb


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-14-2012 17:34:50 | More by guinb
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robdip9

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-11-2013 16:45:05 | More by robdip9
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-17-2011 00:51:05 | More by Burt
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cheah

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-07-2014 00:52:45 | More by cheah
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samibr

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-12-2013 20:25:10 | More by samibr
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

09-20-2012 20:27:32 | More by flyers1980
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BostonBrewins

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Crystal clear copper with a white head. Dissipates fairly quickly.

S - Very nice and strong aroma. Notes of caramel and brown sugar.

T - Alot of sweetness upfront, mostly caramelized sugar. Not overwhelmingly sweet though. Breadiness comes next. Silky smooth. Absolutely delicious.

M - Low to medium bodied with a fairly high carbonation level.

O - One of my favorite marzens, a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 01:17:14 | More by BostonBrewins
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-24-2012 23:12:08 | More by Dweedlebug
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-17-2013 17:59:04 | More by Jason1337
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

10-07-2013 18:58:58 | More by DeutschesBier
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BeerTaster727

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-31-2012 01:03:21 | More by BeerTaster727
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-09-2013 21:41:52 | More by BMan33
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-29-2013 01:51:39 | More by twenteone
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-22-2013 18:24:46 | More by tkdchampxi
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-15-2012 22:49:05 | More by ncworster
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-15-2012 23:56:48 | More by pearljam118
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

09-04-2012 20:55:09 | More by comfortablynirm
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant copper body topped by a creamy head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of hops. Taste is very smooth, with well balanced malt sweetness, roasted flavor, and bitterness. Mouthfeel is solid and smooth. Drinkability is very good. A very nice fest beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2003 04:37:30 | More by aaronh
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IOWA33

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-21-2013 20:07:29 | More by IOWA33
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Amalak

New York

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dull copper color that is crystal clear. There are tons of tiny bubbles with a limited head and no lacing. Nice malty scent.

This actually has a lovely rye taste to it. Nice and malty, a touch of caramel sweetness. Nice blend of flavors. This is a very smooth and refreshing beer. Nice carbonated tingle, but not heavy. Very complex and well-executed.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 20:15:02 | More by Amalak
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Fresh 2011 bottling.

A: Clear orange/copper colored body with a creamy, slightly off-white head. A moderate retention cap sticks around the entire time; however in traditional lager nature no real lace sticks around.

S: Sweet caramel, allspice, brown sugar, candy apple, toasted malts and some cereal. It does smell good and there are a lot of elements coming through but the style doesn't really allow for an overly aromatic nose.

T: Sweet dark grains, toasted malts, touches of honey and spice come through and last into mid-palate. A touch of floral hops and caramel are in the finish, with almost a quenching quality to the beer. It's extremely good and very flavorful, especially for a style some would argue is lacking in terms of flavor.

M: Bubbly and lively carbonation but not overly so giving it a medium body. It's very crisp and clean with a semi-dry finish.

In all honesty, this is one of the best Oktoberfests I've tasted. It has much more flavor than a majority of the American brewed (and even some German brewed) ones, with no off flavors. Easily one beer I will be stocking the fridge full of this fall.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 12:48:45 | More by ShanePB
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jreitman

California

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-amber in color with a persistent white head. Sweetness and floral hops most noticeable in the nose. Balance is great with the floral hop flavors, carbonation, and nutty/toffee malts blending very well together. A very finely crafted brew that I wish were available in my area.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2002 11:59:46 | More by jreitman
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.