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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,594 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,594
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 95 | 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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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid a medium dark amber with good Carbonation. The head is 1 finger 1 thick, off white and leaves some lace.

The smell is big caramel malt.

The taste follows, very nice light toasty caramel flavor.

The mouthfeel is good medium body but almost too much carbonation.

The drinkability is good, this beer war brewed to session. MK

MuenchenerKindl, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance is a nice copper and head is small and light.
Odor is light. Doesn't really have much. A little malty, but still pretty light.
Mouth feel is pretty good. It is a nice beer that is in the middle ground(not too heavy, not too light).
Taste is good. It is the best thing about this beer. It is very malty and low on hops. Taste is pretty balanced and has a hint of sweet or nutty. Finish is a little plain.

dexterk1, Dec 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

erialbill, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

illMurray, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kunstman, Oct 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Luweezy, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jsh420, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

MAUEX_MFA, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

buzzy, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

vwbus7, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

enelson, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

IdrinkGas, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ChipMurray, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Canada_Dan, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of fx20736
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought from Wegmans Calkins Rd on 9/28/14. Poured into a dimpled mug at fridge temp.

appearance: orange, no head or lacing.

aroma: sweet, rich, toasted caramel

taste: tasty toasted caramel with mild hops for balance

mouthfeel: a little flat

overall: tastes good. maybe this bottle was flat.

fx20736, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this beer because I wanted a great Fall brew, and I usually enjoy most of what Victory makes, so I thought this would be a winner. Well, I have to say its up there with one of my favorite Oktoberfest brews. WellI wouldnt really call it an Oktoberfest, but instead its a Marzen.
It poured a healthy reddish nut brown and smelled of toffee and molasses. Low carbonation but enough to be refreshing. It tastes great! Full of flavor with little after taste. It seems that Marzens dont really score to well on BA, understandably so as they really arent amazing beers in general. But comparing apples to apples, this stands out as a pretty good choice. I would buy again.

DrinkSlurm, Oct 06, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

FreshHawk, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

russwilliam, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Yellolab2010, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Joshuwutphilly, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bsm80x, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ryzo, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

calcnerd, Nov 22, 2013
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,594 ratings.