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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,318 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,318
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | 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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NoProblem

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-14-2012 01:43:34 | More by NoProblem
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-07-2012 01:28:15 | More by Mat_Rampson
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-10-2013 19:19:08 | More by VonZipper
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-22-2013 15:28:07 | More by MSandahl23
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-17-2012 00:05:34 | More by GeoffreyM
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-12-2012 04:35:21 | More by OldTime
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-20-2014 22:19:39 | More by paulys55
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DoubleJ

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I nead a break from packing. How about a marzen? On to the beer:

A low forming semi-fuzzy looking head forms on top of this brilliant amber orange colored beer. Lots of bubbles are racing through the clean body. If only the heead retention were better. The nose brings out a modest maltiness. The malt reminds me of a pumpkin aroma, a brush of husky malt and hay.

This is a pleasant tastng O-fest. The maltiness is there, providing big doughy flavors and a reminder of pumpkin. Lighly whipped with caramel and nutmeg notes. There's a little kick of alcohol that I find as the beer dries. It's a highly carbonated beer, which can work depending on style, here it is pushing the limits. The body weight is alright, and it drinks well.

Not all O-fest beers are created equal, and Victory Fstbier is one of the better domestic examples I've had. This is one to try during the fall.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 06:52:07 | More by DoubleJ
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Mbennett

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-13-2013 02:07:50 | More by Mbennett
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-21-2013 02:15:39 | More by podes
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micropale

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-01-2013 19:59:42 | More by micropale
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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-23-2013 17:29:36 | More by lsummers
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MatthewPlus

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2013 14:56:48 | More by MatthewPlus
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ajdemma

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-12-2013 21:27:32 | More by ajdemma
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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DmanGTR

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-31-2013 22:17:47 | More by DmanGTR
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trbergman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance - Pours a rich reddish copper with one finger of off-white head that fades quickly.

Smell - Has a nice bready, earthy aroma; perhaps a bit floral.

Taste - Pleasant maltiness, tastes of toast and a bit of citrus, balanced with earthy, slightly spicy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light and refreshing.

Drinkability - This category should probably be weighted more heavily for Oktoberfests, since sessionability is the point. Anyway, this beer is true to style: good flavor, but not overpowering, not overwhelming with alcohol, and refreshing. I wouldn't mind having a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 03:21:28 | More by trbergman
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2012 17:59:40 | More by hockeyfighter19
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.